Opinion

Faith isn’t hard

Letters to the editor

JEREMY BENTHAM Williamsport I read a well-intended, April 20 letter to the editor from Tammy Walker entitled, “Life.” The letter contained the message that “faith isn’t easy.” With all due respect, faith is really easy. Faith is simply the belief in something that you have no ...

Why the center cannot hold

Columns

For months, the American press, aghast at Donald Trump's presidency, has been predicting a "blue wave" — voters sweeping Republicans out office and instead electing a massive number of Democrats. There's no question that Democrats and progressives despise Trump and are motivated to vote. ...

Gov. Wolf should sign opioid abuse prevention bill

Editorials

Earlier this year, Gov. Tom Wolf issued a disaster declaration over the opioid crisis that is ravaging communities throughout Pennsylvania. His declaration followed the General Assembly’s action in passing 13 different bills to combat this crisis. The Legislature has made fighting this ...

Town Hall meetings

Letters to the editor

MIKE HUNT DuBoistown I read the April 14 letter to the editor by Ms. Suzanne Nyman, who said U.S. Rep. Tom Marino does not hold Town Hall meetings due to all the political discord. Duh, what do you think democracy is? Would you prefer totalitarianism?

Bible digest

Columns

“You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain.” (Deuteronomy 5:11 AKJV). God is holy. His name is holy. Treat the Lord with respect.

Broken promises

Letters to the editor

ROBERT COLTRANE Woolrich I have been following political contests ever since age 21, way back when John Kennedy ran for President. I have noticed since then that, when running for office, Democrats always promised if elected to do what “We the People” wanted them to do. So I always ...

Cutting regulations is pennywise, pound foolish

Letters to the editor

ADRIANA PENA State College An interesting detail in the Trump tower An interesting detail in the Trump tower fire: the building had no fire sprinklers, so a small fire—just a minor incident—became a four-alarm fire that killed a man, and injured six firefighters. Laws were once ...

Ethics-challenged EPA leader

Letters to the editor

BOB POTTER Boalsburg In 1952, Republican presidential candidate Dwight Eisenhower promised an administration that was “as clean as a hound’s tooth.” Ike would roll over in his grave if he knew the current state of his party and the country he loved. The ethics stench coming from the ...

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. We will bring the letters to you occasionally, thanks to the efforts of Fred and Anna Snyder, who ...

Getting back in the loop

Columns

Dear Annie: My husband passed away seven years ago from complications from Alzheimer’s disease. We had very dear friends whom we went everywhere with — church, movies, plays, vacations. The husband of my friend also had Alzheimer’s, and he passed away a year and a half later. The two of ...

Putting safeguards in place for welder

Columns

Dear Dr.Roach: I am a 35-year-old female welder. I am very fit and live a healthy lifestyle, but I worry about the effects of all the things I am exposed to at work (heavy industrial) and how to monitor them. I do not have a family doctor, and must rely on walk-in clinics. Are there certain ...

Social media spreads fake bodies, fake news

Editorials

By FROMA HARROP Phony "news" stories aren't the only toxic content being spread on social media these days. Bad people are pitching digitally touched-up rear ends and modified thighs as real, dismaying teens and young women unable to attain what's being sold as perfection. Public anger at ...

Applause, Applause!

Letters to the editor

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. We wish to thank the person or people who purchased our dinner on Friday, April 13, at the Variety Buffet. THANK YOU very much. — Clyde and Wilda Glossner The ...

Growth opportunities

Letters to the editor

SEAN KRIEGER Lock Haven In response to Mr. Merle Harnish’s letter to The Express published Wednesday, April 18, entitled, “Change is inevitable, progress is optional,” I ponder the same thing. Are Lock Haven and Clinton County progressing or just changing? In 2009, when our ...

Important election

Letters to the editor

WILLIAM L. EMICK Barbours Gun owners, if Democrats take control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 6, 2018, others like Mayor Harriet Rosenthal will be coming to your home for a donation ... your guns. She and the village board in Deerfield, Ill.,, passed this totalitarian, ...

‘MAGA’

Letters to the editor

JOHN YOUNG Williamsport Donald Trump’s campaign slogan was, “Make America Great Again.” Does making the country “Great Again” include hiring EPA director Scott Pruitt, who unashamedly spends taxpayer dollars to employ excess security guards, rent bullet-proof cars, travel ...

Nestle Waters refocuses factory location search

Letters to the editor

ERIC ANDREUS Breinigsville, Pa. In January, when Nestle Waters announced our search for a location to build a new $50 million bottling facility, I met with community leaders about the feasibility of using a local water source. Over the past several months, I have had the opportunity to ...

Trapping cats

Letters to the editor

JENNIFER QUIGGLE Lock Haven To the person who trapped cats in Dunnstown last week: I am helping a friend who is trying to locate her cat. You trapped at least two personal cats and at least one was neutered. I have been trying to get information regarding who might have been trapping but ...