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Dear Annie: The importance of communication

Dear Annie: I am extremely disappointed and saddened by your advice to “Sad in Wisconsin,” whose son’s family does not acknowledge the gifts “Sad in Wisconsin” gives. The writer answered his own question, believing he should express his feelings to his son. All you had to do was ...

Pa. failure to oversee cyber charter schools has consequences

The majority of cyber charter schools in the state are operating with expired charters. This is the latest black mark in a history of “reform” in the state designed to expand educational choices but, despite some bright spots, has been marked by large-scale indifference and neglect from the ...

Shutdown hit wall of truth evasion

By FROMA HARROP It's hard to count the half-truths, warped symbolism and abuse of logic that plunged our country into a government shutdown. Sure, blatant lies will do it, but these other players are worse because they are sneaky. Now, President Trump's reason for the shutdown, a ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. I am writing to THANK Lock Haven area residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Because of the generosity of ...

Bible digest

“So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11 AKJV) Keep sharing the Word of God. It will not be in vain. “Nevertheless let every one ...

All the king’s trains

I have my friend Zach Kreamer to thank for this one. It was a little busy at the Ross Library last night. (No matter what day you are reading this, it was a little busy at the Ross Library last night.) But Zach still found the time to mention it. Zach, a co-worker, commented that his sister ...

Dear Annie: Husband isolates and abuses

Dear Annie: I have been married to the same man for almost 40 years. We have two beautiful children, who have happy lives and their own careers and families. My husband is highly successful and respected in his profession. He has some wonderful qualities. For example, he’s hardworking and a ...

MAKING LIFE BETTER: Rethink your drink for 2019!

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight, unfortunately by the middle of January many people have given up on their efforts. This happens for many reasons, but often because we “bite off more than we can chew” so to speak when it comes to making changes. The best ...

Happenings from the Heisey

By JOANNE BOWES Our free Second Sunday programs begin on Feb. 12 at the Poorman Gallery, 2 to 4 p.m. Each month throughout 2019 we will highlight items from our collection as a reflection of the history of our county. Come learn about the traditions and the “secret language” of fans, ...

Dear Annie: Hats off!

Dear Annie: A few months back, I mentioned to my husband that I wish the style of men in suits and hats would come back. He came home a few days later in a little felt hat, which I have to admit looked good on him. Last week, we went out to dinner, and I told him that my grandfather always ...

Legalizing marijuana in Pennsylvania: A too familiar script

By G. Terry Madonna AND Michael L. Young It wasn’t surprising when Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf recently suggested it was time for the state to take a “serious” and “honest” look at the legalization of recreational marijuana. Earlier he had opined that the time was not quite ...

Bible digest

“See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5:15-16 AKJV) Give your best for the Lord today. You may not have tomorrow.

Dear Annie: Who should pay for dates?

Dear Annie: Have things changed since I was dating, which was a long time ago? Does the male still pick up the check, or is the female also paying sometimes? My grandson is starting to date, and my daughter has told him that the female should sometimes pay. I was brought up with the custom that ...

Fulfulling the ‘Spirit of America’

By ED FEULNER Our country has changed in many dramatic ways since it was founded almost 250 years ago. But some things never change. An innate love of freedom is perhaps our most obvious characteristic, but another is our can-do spirit. Americans, by and large, don’t sit back and bemoan ...

Dirty Water

By RALPH DOTTERER JR. The word trilogy is sometimes used by the movie industry to link together three different movies. All three movies would share a number of unifying factors. The word free, used in conjunction with elections, press and speech or expression, are all separate tenants. ...

All not in the family

Dear Annie: My husband of two years was divorced from his ex six years ago. They had no children. The divorce was the result of infidelity on his part. When we began to date, he was very upfront with me about his dysfunctional marriage and about how his infidelity was the result of his being ...

Nasal irrigation can soothe inflamed sinuses

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm asking this question for my sister. Is it safe to use a nasal rinse solution when one has a sinus infection with green phlegm? She also sufferers from a deviated septum, dysfunctional Eustachian tubes and vestibular disorder with vertigo and ...

‘Aliens’ menaced Scranton in 1969

BY ERIN L. NISSLEY AP Newsroom If you grew up in Northeast Pennsylvania, you're likely familiar with the UFO sighting in Carbondale back in 1974. But you might not be familiar with another group of "Aliens" in South Scranton just five years prior. Investigators busted six members of a ...

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, ...

How government can help Pa. prosper

By Rob Shearer As Pennsylvania’s employers and business owners, we regularly think long-term. Whether expanding our companies, hiring new workers, planning capital investments, or responding to economic downturns, we base decisions not simply on immediate benefits or drawbacks but on ...