Columns

Your electric grid: Innovation is an absolute imperative

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower” is an often-repeated quote attributed to Apple founder Steve Jobs. But how is this playing out and helping to create the grid of the future? Innovation requires all of us to make honest and, at times, difficult assessments of ...

YOU HAVE THE POWER

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. If you would like to make a nomination for our weekly Saturday morning round of “Applause” for someone or some group for doing something special, send your ...

Bible digest

“Because your loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise you. Thus will I bless you while I live: I will lift up my hands in your name.” (Psalms 63:3-4 AKJV) When we praise God we are fulfilling our God given purpose.

Dear Annie: Holiday spending

Editor’s Note: Annie Lane is off this week. The following column was originally published in October 2016. ——— Dear Annie: Christmas used to be a time that I enjoyed. I have always enjoyed spending time with siblings and cousins who live in other cities and catching up with them. ...

Donald, Nancy, Chuck and sausage

Before we get into all the liberal media hysteria over the government shutdown and the southern border, and Donald, Nancy and Chuck hissing at one another while avoiding a workable compromise sitting right in front of their noses, a word about sausage-making. Yes. Sausage-making. Because ...

In Washington, D.C.

- U.S. Rep. Tom Marino (R), 1020 Commerce Park Drive, Suit 1A, Williamsport, Pa., 17701. Phone: 570-322-3965. Website: https://marino.house.gov. - U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson (R), Suite 101, 3555 Benner Pike, Bellefonte, Pa. 16823. Phone: 814-827-3985. Website: thompson.house.gov - Sen. ...

Dear Annie: Should opposites attract?

Editor’s Note: Annie Lane is off this week. The following column was originally published in October 2016. Dear Annie: I am a soon-to-be divorced man who has suffered a great deal of pain after the collapse of my lengthy marriage. After enduring the dissolution of multiple post-separation ...

Letters to our boys

(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, ...

Placing the blame for suicide

By DIANE DIMOND If 2019 stays on trend, more than 47,000 Americans will kill themselves this year. Their loved ones will, understandably, be consumed with grief. But some of them will then go on to try and affix outside blame for the death. Many of them will hire a lawyer and file a ...

Does cow’s milk make strong bones … or weak ones?

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I read that cow’s milk weakens the bones. Is that true? — A.H. ANSWER: The preponderance of the evidence is that dairy intake — like cow’s milk, yogurt and cheese — increases bone strength and reduces fracture risk. However, there is not the ...

Dear Annie

Editor’s Note: Annie Lane is off this week. The following column was originally published in October 2016. ——— Dear Annie: I recently went on vacation with my mom, stepdad and siblings. We went to the river where my stepdad has been going for about 30 years. Everyone else in the ...

Keystone Central School Board

- Charles Rosamilia, crosamil@kcsd.k12.pa.us - Debbie Smith, dsmith@kcsd.k12.pa.us - Tracy Smith, tsmith2@kcsd.k12.pa.us - Wayne Koch, wkoch@kcsd.k12.pa.us - Roger Elling, relling@kcsd.k12.pa.us - Billie J. Rupert, brupert@kcsd.k12.pa.us - Eric Probert, eprobert@kcsd.k12.pa.us - ...

Quotes of the Day

Sometimes problems don’t require a solution to solve them; instead they require maturity to outgrow them. - Steve Maraboli We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. - Albert Einstein

Bible digest

“Labor not to be rich: Cease from your own wisdom. Will you set your eyes on that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.” (Proverbs 23:4-5 AKJV) Money will not last forever. Put your faith in God. “You will keep him in perfect ...

Sister’s communication has changed

Dear Annie: I am writing to ask your opinion about the change in my sister’s behavior toward me. I have two sisters, and the one I am speaking of is my elder sister, “Ruth.” Ruth has always been envious of my younger sister and me and resented the close relationship I had with our ...

Point: Open the government

We who follow immigration policy closely know that the wall is a dumb idea. Closing much of the government over it is dumber still. Why is the wall a dumb idea? It would be expensive. It’d be unsightly. It’d be environmentally destructive. More to this point, it’d be ...

Counterpoint: Border wall is necessary

Profligate politicians have never met a multibillion-dollar infrastructure project they didn't like -- except when it comes to President Donald Trump's border wall. Think about it. Boston's Big Dig black hole, the nation's most expensive highway project, burned through $25 billion and was ...

Choosing the road less travelled

By ROB WONDERLING I have traveled many roads throughout our Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania offers plenty of scenic routes with stunning vistas, historic villages, and modern cities and towns. Pennsylvania roads, much like our own lives, offers plenty of twists and turns. ...

Bible digest

“And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest on me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9 AKJV) Trust God. He will give you the strength you need.

Dear Annie: Family member makes it all about him

Dear Annie: At the family gatherings on my spouse’s side, my brother-in-law “Albert” wants to loudly dominate any conversation by either talking about his life or showing his “great” knowledge and opinions on other subjects. He rarely inquires about how anyone else is or shows much ...