WNEP TV’s Mike Stevens has been traveling the Pennsylvania Road for 30 years.

In all that time, Mike has never lost sight of the original goal of the Pennsylvania Road assignment: to travel the back roads and country lanes of northeastern and central Pennsylvania in search of interesting people doing interesting things.

The Pennsylvania Road has taken WNEP viewers to meet folks who whittle, carve, saw, fiddle, play, collect, draw, build and otherwise do things that Mike thinks TV 16’s viewers ought to know about.

In addition to his travels, Mike is also host of the Home and Backyard Show Saturday morning at 900 and contributes to the Pennsylvania Outdoor Life program seen Sunday nights. He is a frequent guest speaker at church, civic and charitable functions in the WNEP coverage area. He also writes essay pieces that appear in area magazines as well and enjoys taking the photographs that accompany some of his stories. He has published four books under the “Life in the Slow Lane” title.

Recent Articles
  • Lackawanna County History Preserved

    Mike Stevens is On The Pennsylvania Road in Lackawanna County for a look at a unique exhibition. It features photos of municipalities in the county and it takes us back 100 years.

  • A Bat Maker in Bradford County

    You can hear the crack of the bat in Arizona and Florida as Major League Baseball players are at spring training getting ready for a new season. Mike Stevens takes us on a trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road to 2004. We meet a bat maker from Bradford County whose ash bats have been used in the World Series.

  • Chock Full of Nuts and Bolts

    Mike Stevens visits a gentleman who uses ordinary nuts and bolts for his art.  His ability to create such intricate detail using the metal pieces will wow you.

  • Winter On It’s Way to a New Home

    Many people have been waiting for winter to head out — at least many of us have. Mike Steven’s finds some evidence in this week’s Photolink Library that winter is on it’s way to a new home.

  • Remembering the Past of Shickshinny

    Mike Stevens is On The Pennsylvania Road in Luzerne County for a look back at a town’s history, for it is there, he says, we can learn something about the here and now.

  • In Pike County, The Ice was Nice

    Seventeen years ago, Mike Stevens headed to Pike County. The weather was cold that February — much, much colder than it is this year. Mike found ice is nice as we head Back Down the Pennsylvania Road.

  • A More ‘February-like’ PhotoLink Library

    Mike Stevens decided to let the PhotoLink Library fill back up with photos this week. And given the incredibly warm temperatures, he felt it was the perfect time to show us some viewer photos a little more February-like. This icy, chilly Photo Link Library is from this very week two years ago.

  • The Nuts and Bolts of Sculpture

    Mike Stevens takes us On The Pennsylvania Road to Luzerne County.  He has found a man who, you might rightly say, never throws anything away!

  • A Snowy Presidents Day

    We enjoyed a pretty mild Presidents Day and the weekend was downright warm, but that was not the case on Presidents Day back in 2003. More than two feet of snow fell across much of our area. Mike Stevens took a tour of a snow-covered Wayne County as we head Back Down The Pennsylvania Road.

  • Mike Stevens Unique Photographers Finds

    Mike Stevens checks in with a gentleman from Wayne County who came across an amazing collection of photographers glass plates that are more than 100 years old.

  • Drops of Winter Color

    Winter splendor is most often in shades of black and white. But Mike Stevens says some drops of color can be found in the PhotoLink Library.

  • Icy Treat on the Pennsylvania Road

    Put aside your cares and concerns over winter and take a few minutes to actually enjoy it. We’re joining Mike Stevens in Luzerne County for a rare wintertime treat found On The Pennsylvania Road.