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“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you: not as the world gives, give I to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27 AKJV) Are you looking for peace? Look to Jesus.

Midterms and the Keystone State

POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED By TERRY MADONNA and MICHAEL YOUNG Twenty three. That number has been seared into the brains of political observers dissecting the crucial 2018 congressional midterms. It is the number of House seats Democrats must win to gain control of the House of Representatives. ...

Chart a new course

I respected Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain. I loved him as a war hero and a fellow American who served his country in an astounding way. Few people in our country will ever accomplish all that McCain accomplished in his life. He served his country in the military, suffered as a prisoner of ...

Bible digest

“If you love me, keep my commandments.” (John 14:15 AKJV) It can’t be any plainer than this. If we love Jesus, we will follow Him.

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), ...

Bible digest

“The ear that hears the reproof of life stays among the wise. He that refuses instruction despises his own soul: but he that hears reproof gets understanding.” (Proverbs 15:31-32 AKJV) Take time to listen even to criticism. It will serve us well in the long run.

Renew commitment to keeping Pa. clean, green and growing

By ANDY LOZA These written remarks were presented to the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee on Aug. 16 in Harrisburg. Thank you for the opportunity to provide testimony today regarding Growing Greener. With over half the current members of the State House being elected since ...

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“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6 AKJV) There is only one way to Heaven and that way is Jesus.

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'A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.'

For most U.S. workers, real wages have barely budged

By DREW DeSILVER www.Pew.org On the face of it, these should be heady times for American workers. U.S. unemployment is as low as it’s been in nearly two decades (3.9 percent as of July) and the nation’s private-sector employers have been adding jobs for 101 straight months — 19.5 ...

Reforms have been working

For almost two weeks now, a pall of suffering, disbelief, anger and betrayal has fallen upon Pennsylvania and far beyond. While the 40th Statewide Grand Jury report finally validated the suffering of countless victims of sexual abuse by members of the clergy, sadly, far too many victims and ...

When composting goes too far

Dear Annie: I read your column daily, but this is my first time writing to you. My issue is with our adjacent neighbors. They have two small dogs. The man picks up the dog waste and puts it in a pile at the edge of our property. When they moved in a year and a half ago, I observed that he was ...

To your good health

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: You have mentioned diseases of the blood marrow in the column before, but what does the bone marrow actually do? — T.S.B. ANSWER: The main job of the bone marrow is to produce the different blood cells: red blood cells to carry oxygen; white blood ...

The opioid lawsuit circus

Money-grabbing politicians looking to cover the whopping costs of the opioid crisis are filing more than a thousand lawsuits against the prescription painkiller industry. That's like suing the fast-food industry to pay all the societal costs of obesity. It's a shakedown. Last week, New ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. On Aug. 10 and 11, the 1968 graduating class from Lock Haven and Immaculate Conception high schools celebrated their 50th class reunion. The planning committee deserves ...

New safe drinking water fee hike in effect

The Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board published notice of final Safe Drinking Water regulation changes and fee increases in the Aug. 18 edition fo Pennsylvania Bulletin (Page 4974). The final fees will generate approximately $7.5 million annually and will account for nearly 50 percent ...

Bible digest

“The LORD is far from the wicked: but he hears the prayer of the righteous.” (Proverbs 15:29 AKJV) Is God close to you? “A new commandment I give to you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this shall all men know that you are my ...

Loving America

Somehow rooted in the deep divisions currently tearing America apart is the question as to who loves American more? Those on the left-wing side of the debate will say that the dream of immigration to the U.S., universal health insurance and taxation of the rich will contribute to the ...

Bible digest

“Your word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” (Psalms 119:11 AKJV) Memorize Bible verses. They will help you in the time of temptation.

In Harrisburg

- 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), ...