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They represent you

- State Rep. Mike Hanna (D-76), 570-748-5480; or email: mhanna@pahouse.net - State Rep. Garth Everett (R-84), 570-546-2084, or email: geverett@pahousegop.com - State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-171), 814-355-1300, or email: kbenning@pahousegop.com - State Sen. Joseph Scarnati (R-25), ...

Islands of good

In a generation too-often ridden with sadness and anxiety, I make it my personal duty to find happiness within each day. Reading through recently published letters, opinion pieces and news, the common focus seems to be on discontent: Politics divide, people betray, words hurt, and happiness ...

Can the U.S. census ask if you’re a citizen?

By JONATHAN ENTIN For the first time in decades, the 2020 census will include a question asking whether or not each counted person is a citizen. When U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross directed that the 2020 census include that question, he claimed that it was necessary to allow the ...

The alternative to dying

In recent years I’ve watched good friends walk the valley of battling cancer. Somewhat slowly they went through the process of fighting for their lives. Finally, one day it was over and they died. I sat with one dear friend in his home months before he died and he asked, “Why ...

Bible digest

“The eyes of all wait on you; and you give them their meat in due season. You open your hand, and satisfy the desire of every living thing.” (Psalms 145:15-16 AKJV) God is the Provider. Let’s be sure to give Him the thanks He deserves.

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 ...

Where are her feathers?

We found out that Elizabeth Warren is part Native American. A question now needs to be answered: Why does anyone care? I certainly don’t. Elizabeth Warren is a U.s. senator from Massachusetts and was a school teacher, homemaker and law professor. She authored books with Teresa ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I own a small service business. We have a business phone number, but I also have a cellphone number. The latter is on my business card, and it is obviously the way people prefer to communicate. My problem is that customers don’t hesitate to call me or text me at any hour of the ...

Turmeric works for reader’s pain — except for the side effects

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I was having lots of arthritis pain in my neck and feet last summer. Someone recommended turmeric supplements to help. I started taking 600 mg twice a day. The pain slowly subsided. Needless to say, I was ecstatic. I took it for about a month, then I ...

Today in history

By The Associated Press On Oct. 22, 1979, the U.S. government allowed the deposed Shah of Iran to travel to New York for medical treatment - a decision that precipitated the Iran hostage crisis. On this date: In 1746, Princeton University was first chartered as the College of New ...

Postal Service essential to economy

U.S. Postal workers delivered an important message recently when they protested against a budding Trump administrative initiative to privatize the federal agency. Members of the Pennsylvania congressional delegation should hear that message and join a broad, bipartisan effort in Congress to ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. The Cedar Heights BIC Church Teen Sunday School Class and Youth Group give a big APPLAUSE to Murray Motors for their kindness and generosity in helping with our car ...

Magistrates don’t deserve advantage

Pennsylvania lawmakers were wrong in approving a bill giving incumbent district judges an unfair advantage when seeking re-election. As with challengers, an incumbent should be required to collect voter signatures on petitions for the right to have his or her name appear on ballots. When ...

Bible digest

“He that has knowledge spares his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.” (Proverbs 17:27 AKJV) Don’t talk it to death. Walk the walk and our actions will truly speak the message that needs to be heard. “And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on ...

YOU HAVE THE POWER

Nominate a person or group for our weekly Saturday morning round of “Applause” for doing something special. Send your nomination to the editor through our Virtual Newsroom at www.lockhaven.com and click on “Submit News.”

Bible digest

“Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yes, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.” (Psalms 144:15 AKJV) Real joy comes in knowing and serving the Lord.

Bible digest

“And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands all men every where to repent: Because he has appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he has ordained; whereof he has given assurance to all men, in that he has raised him from the ...

Haley’s comet has a long tale

Seated next to President Trump in the Oval Office last week, Nikki Haley did not look like a woman who had tortured herself over whether to resign as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. On television at least, she looked like someone who has a much better deal coming her way early next ...

A clear conflict in Congress

Occasionally, members of Congress become ensnared in technicalities in ethics rules. Some have been criticized officially for potential conflicts of interest involving personal businesses that might be affected by bills upon which the lawmakers vote. What about measures providing billions ...