Today in 1968

By The Associated Press On Nov. 5, 1968, Republican Richard M. Nixon won the presidency, defeating Democratic Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and American Independent candidate George C. Wallace. On this date: In 1605, the "Gunpowder Plot" failed as Guy Fawkes was seized before he could ...

Expand, don’t restrict voters’ access to polls

By LEE HAMILTON There are times when I’m convinced the progress of this country can be measured through our ballot laws. Think about it. Over the course of our history, we’ve expanded the franchise from the sole preserve of white male property owners to most all citizens 18 and ...

Bible digest

“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;” (Romans 1:28 AKJV) When people leave God out of their lives they go stupid. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of ...


We want to THANK The Express community newspaper for publishing notices of the Lamar Lighthouse CAMP Tabernacle Fund spaghetti dinner in the Calendar of Events, Around the Town, and church sections. Our community events are a daily item in The Express and many local organizations benefit from ...

Citizenship 101

By RALPH DOTTERER JR. Do you think the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing was a good litmus test for where this nation stands politically? Others might also see the confirmation hearing as another test, one that pits the rights of an individual vs. the rights of the overall ...

Bible digest

“Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.” (Romans 1:25 AKJV) There is only One who is worthy to be worshipped and that is God.


“Safety and comfort comes with complacency, and that’s never a good place to be working from.” — Elijah Wood “Children are not in a position to assess risk and safety; it must be done for them, and it must be done carefully.” — Siri Hustvedt

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“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,” (Romans 1:22 AKJV) We live in such a day. It is sad to watch.

The triumph of bigotry

The mark of Cain is stamped upon our foreheads. Across the centuries, our brother Abel was lain in blood which we drew, and shed tears we caused by forgetting Thy love. Forgive us, Lord, for the curse we falsely attributed to their name as Jews. Forgive us for crucifying Thee a second time in ...

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“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;” (Romans 1:18 AKJV) Because God is holy He must judge sin.

Straight talk: Do your duty and fear no one

I thought that the title of this column was fitting since it will be the last one I write as executive director of the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission (PFBC). In case you have not heard, I will be retiring on Nov. 2, 2018, after a 38-year career to spend time enjoying Penns waters, ...

Bible digest

“The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.” (Psalms 9:17 AKJV) God judges people and nations. Think it over.

Americans support parks and prefer political candidates who do, too

By TIM HERD So much of what constitutes the appeal and livability of our communities is our direct connection to our parks, public spaces, and our natural and cultural assets. Their facilities and features build a strong and resilient infrastructure. Their recreational opportunities ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. We want to THANK The Express community newspaper for publishing notices of the Lamar Lighthouse CAMP Tabernacle Fund spaghetti dinner in the Calendar of Events, Around ...

Bible digest

“I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.” (Psalms 3:5 AKJV) You can sleep good when you know you are in God’s hands. “For you are not a God that has pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with you.” (Psalms 5:4 AKJV) God will never condone sin or evil.

Quote of the Day

One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say. — Bryant H. McGill, American author

Bible digest

“Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honor is humility.” (Proverbs 18:12 AKJV) Pride destroys. Humility rewards.

There’s a new normal in our politics

On election night election analysts try to make sense of the results, put them in some sort of context, and describe whatever patterns and forces have produced electoral outcomes. Good luck following that script in 2018. Indeed, the 2018 election is not following any normal midterm script. ...

Sears, Kmart closings show changing priorities

It’s the ranks of businesses that felt like bedrock but are washing away under our feet. Recently, Sears Holdings Corp. announced another long list of closings across the country. Of those, 13 are in Pennsylvania, and three are Kmarts in the Greater Pittsburgh area: New Kensington, ...

Bible digest

“The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runs into it, and is safe.” (Proverbs 18:10 AKJV) Don’t run away from God. Run to Him. He will give you the strength you need.