Opinion

The real midlife crisis confronting many Americans

Columns

By FRANK J. INFURNA The way my mom imagined it, midlife was going to be great: counting down days until retirement, spending winters in Florida and checking off destinations on her bucket list. But it hasn’t turned out that way. Instead of more time spent in Florida, she’s still stuck ...

Be vigilante about hate crimes no matter where they occur

Editorials

We are absolutely disgusted by the recent hateful vandalism at The Fallon Hotel in downtown Lock Haven. We hope city police are treating this despicable act whereby the criminals invoked the Nazi symbol and included other evil words as a hate crime. We know hate crimes usually involve ...

Bible Digest

Columns

“For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy to all them that call on you.” (Psalms 86:5 AKJV) God will forgive. Repent of sin and turn to Him.

Brain drain and the polarization of America

Columns

By RACHEL SHEFFIELD And SCOTT WINSHIP Are we more divided as a nation today than we were before? Our new research within the Joint Economic Committee’s Social Capital Project suggests that we are. The findings indicate that Americans are more frequently dividing themselves ...

Wow the senses with salsa

Columns

There are a lot of reasons to like summer, not the least being the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables available. Corn, tomatoes, squash, peppers, melons, berries - and the list goes on. With all these tasty options it’s easy to combine a few to create dishes that exemplify the essence of ...

Dear Annie: Jumping from job to job

Columns

Dear Annie: I’m freshly moved out of my parents’ house. It’s a really exciting time for me! I’m gaining so much long-awaited independence. I’m thrilled to have this opportunity for self-growth and exploration. I live with a few friends, too, which is an awesome bonus. But what I’m ...

Mom worries over blood-thinner-taking son’s head bump

Columns

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: My 32-year-old son is on Xarelto for a deep vein thrombosis for about two months now. I was with him when he hit his head hard on the door hatch of his SUV two days ago. He has no symptoms, but I am still so concerned. He is in a hotel room for the week ...

Bible Digest

Columns

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 “And he spoke a parable to them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;” (Luke 18:1 AKJV) Don’t give up. Keep praying. God is listening.

We need to speak out against the unspeakable

Letters to the editor

AMY ERSHLER Loganton On July 13 I opened The Express newspaper showing vandalism at the Fallon Hotel. As with all vandalism, it was sad. But as a Jewish American, proud of both heritages, I felt demoralized and shaken and angry when I saw the words “Kill the Jews” and ...

Rated ‘T’ for teens: Every cat who wants a home, should have one

Columns

By Taylor Shaffer A person having a cat isn’t a rare occurrence. Most cats are domesticated and with loving families. That isn’t always the case though. As I’ve been told by multiple people in the Clinton County area, we have a problem. This problem is wild cats, also known as, “feral ...

Fallon House vandalism

Letters to the editor

ELSA E. WINCH Lock Haven It is unfortunate, and more importantly, disturbing, that I find myself writing about an antisemitic incident that happened in Lock Haven, at the Fallon House. Surely, I am not alone. I am one member of Lock Haven’s Jewish population. I also belong to Temple ...

A veto most immoral

Columns

Were Betsy Ross to return to life she would undoubtedly be astounded to find herself one of the most talked about historical figures over the recent Independence Day holiday. She owes it all to an attention-starved washed up former NFL quarterback and a shoe company without a soul. Former ...

American values

Letters to the editor

MARK RALSTON Centre Hall On July 14, President Trump tweeted, “Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” referring to four, non-white female American legislators, three of whom were born in America and one of whom is a ...

Boiling like a tea kettle

Columns

Dear Annie: I am a grandmother who is seeking your advice about my married granddaughter. Her father is my son. Her parents divorced when the children were quite small. My son was awarded custody of my granddaughter and her brother. We did our best to provide help to our son and the children. ...

Sen. Corman, do your job

Letters to the editor

MARY BRUCE SERENE State College Our state senator, Jake Corman, is receiving well-deserved criticism for his recent rant on the Pennsylvania Senate Floor in Harrisburg. In my opinion his behavior was repugnant and embarrassing. Corman may have been technically correct in asking Lt. ...

Gene mutation won’t stop potential plasma donation

Columns

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: When my mother discovered she has a factor V mutation, everyone in the family decided to be tested as a precaution. This is a hereditary item, which I am sure you know. It was determined that I carry the gene. I am 65. I have had no issues, and it probably ...

Bible Digest

Columns

“And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.” (Luke 17:15-16 AKJV) The happiest and most fulfilled people are grateful people. Be thankful and you will ...

Letters to our boys

Columns

(Editor’s Note: This is another installment of The Express’ “Letter to Our Boys,” written during World War II to let “our boys” know what was happening back in their home towns. The Express will bring the letters to you occasionally, thanks to the efforts of Fred and Anna Snyder, ...

As goes Pa., so goes the 2020 election

Columns

While Democrats wade through a marathon of intra-party debates, the national punditocracy is increasingly asking two urgent questions about the impending 2020 presidential contest: Can President Trump win Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin again? And can he win a second term without those ...

There are different forms of bipolar

Columns

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: Is it possible for a person to reach the age of 70 and just now be diagnosed with bipolar disorder? Are there degrees of impairment, like with autism — some worse than others? — C.S. ANSWER: The hallmark of bipolar disease is mania. “Mania” has ...