Columns

Workshop on Sayers Dam water levels should elicit strong public turnout

A plan to conduct a feasibility study to see if adjusting the seasonal water levels in Foster Joseph Sayers Dam will improve the downstream environment is not sitting well with residents and property owners at Howard. But that should be of no surprise to anyone, especially the study’s ...

Not fair!

This time, the President told the truth. The health care bill passed by Fifth District U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson and other House Republicans was mean. So were the fat and skinny bills repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and almost ...

President Trump’s proposed immigration reforms would empower the individual

Immigration policy is like dating policy: It sets boundaries for how one expects to be treated. Western countries have been in an unspoken competition to come across as the least uptight about immigration. Meanwhile, countries that take a hard-line approach to immigration are viewed like a ...

Socialism’s failures and the war against Donald Trump

I am increasingly of the opinion that the basis for the inflamed, visceral hatred of President Donald Trump in some quarters is neither his occasional vulgarity, nor his propensity to toss out "un-presidential" insults, nor the "misogyny" and "sexism" that the left pretends to see in his every ...

Information on snake bites

This is in response to The Express “Our View” of Aug. 5 entitled, “Two snake bites in a week beg the question: Do we have enough antivenom?” Antivenom (Antivenin - CroFab) is indeed expensive; the dose we at Bucktail Medical Center in South Renovo ordered most recently cost $2,575 ...

Sanctions against Russia take us closer to war

Last week, Congress passed a bill approving sanctions against Russia. The political class never seems short on making foolish decisions that hurt the United States. One must dig deep to figure out the actual reasoning behind passing the bill. Bellicose politicians, along with the corporate ...

Fatal drug overdoses here: The bad news and the good news

The bad news: Clinton County saw a 100-percent increase in drug overdose deaths in 2016 compared to 2015. The good news: There have been no fatal drug overdoses inside of Clinton County thus ar in 2017, the coroner said. These numbers are also the latest from a U.S. Drug Enforcement ...

Kayaking: Fatal or fun … it’s up to the user

By Commissioner G. Warren Elliott and Col. Corey Britcher Kayaks are being sold at more locations and lower prices than in years past, with additional styles and options available as the sport grows in popularity. At the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), we are glad to see ...

Summer turns vehicles into death chambers

Why does this keep happening? Surely, people know by now how dangerous it is to leave a child in the car in the summertime! It can be deadly, yet it keeps happening year after year. Consider this my annual reminder to never ever leave a child alone in an enclosed vehicle, no matter the time ...

Who owns the border death truck tragedy? Mexico

Florida truck driver James Matthew Bradley isn't the mastermind of the human smuggling ring that led to the grisly deaths of 10 illegal immigrants in his rig, which authorities found at a San Antonio Walmart over a week ago. He's just a cog in the machine. Bradley may now face the death ...

The Clinton County Farm Bureau: What’s it all about?

The Clinton County Farm Bureau is a grassroots organization and a leader for the agriculture industry. It advances the economic and educational interests of its members through advocacy before government and relationship building, while offering high-value programs and services to sustain ...

Prevent a death and save a life

I am a senior at Central Mountain High School at Mill Hall. As a senior, one of my requirements for graduation is hosting or sponsoring a senior project. My project is titled, “Prevent a Death, Save a Life.” I created a two-step project in hopes of touching more people with ...

The Donald Trump impeachment referendum

By G. Terry Madonna And Michael L. Young His critics’ call for removal grows more strident each day. His poll approval rating (at 36 percent) in one recent major poll has plummeted to an historical low this early in his tenure. A recent Monmouth University survey reported that 41 ...

Clinton County CleanScapes has another successful cleanup

The Clinton County CleanScapes (CCC) Advisory Board Members and project director would like to publicly share our gratitude to the 2017 event sponsors ($100-1,000+) and CCC’s annual members ($5-99) who financially supported the July 22 Bald Eagle Creek tire “hunt.” From the silt ...

Clean energy is our future

Among the nations of the world, we are alone. Not as a beacon of light or hope, but as a shining example of what happens when ideology trumps science and good sense. Our government is one of only two countries, the other being Syria, that disputes the well-established scientific fact that ...

Air Force has dug into the equivalent of trench warfare

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — It is said that America's armed forces have been stressed by 16 years of constant warfare, the longest such in the nation's history. For the Air Force, however, the high tempo of combat operations began 26 years ago, with enforcement of the no-fly zone in Iraq after ...

Fight over health care shows Congress, Washington their worst

The story of health care policy this week, this month and for the last decade (at least) has been a tale of partisan folly. But fear not, this isn't another earnest pundit's lament for the vital center to emerge, phoenix-like, to form a governing coalition of moderates in both parties. ...

Guiding your children in the age of Trump

"You could be president some day." As recently as last year, this is what we told America's children. We said this to encourage them to banish those inner voices of doubt and imagine themselves at their fullest potential. See yourself in our first black president, and feel the obstacles ...

Raising Pa.’s minimum wage will boost business

By JOHN TRAYNOR Pennsylvania’s minimum wage is stuck in the past and that’s bad for business. Set at $7.25 an hour since 2009, Pennsylvania’s minimum wage is lower than all six of our neighboring states. Our state minimum wage, which amounts to just $15,080 a year for full-time work, ...