Opinion

Thank you, Lock Haven community

Letters to the editor

MAJOR SHARON CUPP Lock Haven The Salvation Army of Lock Haven would once again like to THANK the Lock Haven Community for helping us again this Christmas season to provide a Christmas for 394 families, children, and shut-ins this year. First of all, thank you to Walmart, Denny’s, ...

Our kids need you

Editorials

Clinton County may not have a $200,000 budget and four to six paid staff members in its Big Brothers Big Sisters program to qualify as a nationally-accredited service, but the needs of its kids are just as important. In fact, perhaps those needs are even greater here because there are fewer ...

It’s not about politics, it’s about people

Letters to the editor

TOM BRYERTON JR. Lamar I recently read Wade Jodun is running for Congress. Full disclosure: I’m a Republican. I don’t know much about Wade’s politics, but I do know Wade. I first met Wade in 1994 when he started volunteering for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. At the time, he ...

Can you afford them?

Letters to the editor

SHIRLEY MOORE McElhattan In response to Mr. Weldon Cohick’s Jan. 12 letter to the editor in The Express, “A border wall is insane,” I ask that you give serious thought to a question or two. Where are you going to put them, Mr. Cohick? Followed by, are you prepared to feed, clothe ...

Lock Haven’s high poverty rate: Behind the numbers

Editorials

Lock Haven is on a much-publicized list it does not want to be on. Again — a year later — Lock Haven is ranked as the No. 2 “poorest” town in Pennsylvania. Yes, as PennLive.com (Harrisburg Patriot News) posted this week, “poverty is prevalent in Pennsylvania.” It’s prevalent ...

Genius president

Letters to the editor

KENNY DAUBER Cogan Station After reading a recent article about Frederick Douglass, I remembered that our self-proclaimed “genius president” told us that “Frederick Douglass is doing really good things.” I’m sure somebody told the genius that Frederick Douglass died in 1895. ...

Climate deniers have reason to retract

Letters to the editor

KAREN ELIAS Lock Haven It’s certainly possible that David Rothbard and Craig Rucker, the climate deniers who authored an op-od piece published in The Express on Jan. 12 entitled, “Climate skeptics have reasons to question manmade global warming,” are nice people, maybe with a dog and ...

Lights of Love

Letters to the editor

BARBARA E. SCHMOUDER Jersey Shore On Dec. 24, 2017 - Christmas Eve - we lit the “Lights of Love” at Veterans Park in Jersey Shore. This was the 10th year for event. The proceeds from the event went to the Jersey Shore Library. In the past, funds raised have gone to the local ...

Fund CHIP!

Letters to the editor

LEIGH-ANNE CONGDON Mill Hall In Pennsylvania, over 180,000 children rely on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for their health coverage. CHIP’s funding expired this past September, and our dysfunctional Congress has failed time and again to reauthorize the program even ...

Why doesn’t Pa. have a ban on gifts?

Letters to the editor

LEO KNEPPER Harrisburg In late 2014 and early 2015, five current and former members of the General Assembly were charged with bribery and other charges related to their acceptance of cash “gifts” from a lobbyist. Despite a flurry of legislation at the time to ban cash gifts, it never ...

An alternative to Glenn Thompson

Letters to the editor

BRUCIE SERENE State College Our government is supposed to be “Of the people, for the people and by the people.” Pennsylvania 5th District U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson believes he works “of, for and by” the billionaire owners of big corporations. Thompson does not listen to people ...

Concerned

Letters to the editor

YVONNE C. WEAVER Loganton For some years now, I have been very concerned with the deteriorating, abandoned property owned by the City of Lock Haven that is situated in Greene Township on the Pine Loganton Road. It is an eyesore, but more than that it is a public hazard and quite unsafe. ...

Demeaning

Letters to the editor

JAY D. MYERS Hughesville I don’t know why our President insists on using demeaning nicknames. Crooked Hil-liar-y, Lyin’ Ted, Crazy Bernie, Pocahontas, Little Marco, and now Dicky Durbin. I would have a lot more respect for President Ronald McDonald Trumpski if he stopped using ...

You have a choice in 2018

Letters to the editor

LASSIE MACDONALD State College It’s 2018. Do you know where your congressman’s brain is? Unfortunately, it appears to be in the same place as Donald Trump’s. According to the website www.fivethirtyeight.com, U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson of the 5th Congressional District has supported ...

Is our president racist?

Letters to the editor

DEB MCNAMARA Union Dale John Adams, second President of the United States, in a letter to his wife, Abigail, dated Nov. 2, 1800, on moving into the White House: “May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof.” Now, we have come to live in a reality where you actually need ...

Thoughts on the death of community

Columns

On a recent evening, as I was driving home, I saw a man walking on the side of the road. It was cold and getting dark, and the thought crossed my mind to stop and ask him if he needed a ride. After all, I was driving in the direction he was walking. Shortly after that thought, though, my ...

Suggestion for President Trump

Letters to the editor

RAY HARTMAN Williamsport Three things the President should do immediately: 1. Move the embassy in Libya to Benghazi. 2. Make Hillary the secretary of state. 3. Make Tim Mannello the ambassador to Libya. If it doesn’t work, what difference would it make?

Retiring

Letters to the editor

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville Yet another Republican congressman has announced his retirement from public office and is not seeking re-election in 2018. Pundits on the left are gloating that the climate is unfavorable in 2018 for Republican candidates. On the surfac, that sounds like it is ...

Hiring practices

Letters to the editor

DEMAR JOHNSON Williamsport There is no doubt that the local labor market leaves a lot to be desired for local businesses and employers. The opioid crisis and other factors have diminished the labor market, not just here but around the country. With that being said, there are still ...

Same-sex sleepovers may not be as innocent as they sound

Columns

Dear Annie: I have a situation at my home that I really don’t know how to deal with. We have a blended family, with an 18-year-old daughter and two boys. My stepdaughter is a senior in high school and just let her mother know she likes girls, even though she has a boyfriend. We ...