Columns

Point …… Counterpoint – The Issue: Immigration

One of the rules of our politics is that it's permissible to accuse the Trump administration of anything, and the claim that it "lost" 1,475 migrant children fits the bill. It has lit up social media and made the debate over a new Trump policy of "zero tolerance" at the border even more ...

The dirt on colonoscopies

If you haven't had a colonoscopy, you're not missing much, except a chance to save your life. Colon and rectal cancer rates are soaring among young and middle-aged adults. In response to the alarming data, last week the American Cancer Society called for screening beginning at age 45, ...

Bible digest

“I tell you, No: but, except you repent, you shall all likewise perish.” (Luke 13:3 AKJV) When we turn to Jesus we must by necessity turn away from sin. We must repent of sin.

Behavior when getting a Lyft

Dear Annie: About a month ago, a truck with an attached trailer lost control while on the highway and smashed into my sedan. Luckily, everyone was OK. However, my car is currently in the shop for major repairs. I’m working through some fear of driving, and I didn’t want to pay the insurance ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. The Southern Clinton County YHEC (Youth Hunter Education Challenge) would like to give a round of APPLAUSE and a big thank-you to the following businesses and ...

End White House visits for sports champions

By SCOTT RASMUSSEN One of this past week's silliest news "controversies" swirled around the Philadelphia Eagles' cancelled visit to the White House. Pundits on the right were offended that many players refused the honor of a White House invitation just because they don't like the ...

Bible digest

“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” (Luke 12:34 AKJV) Our spending habits tell the story of our hearts. What is important to you? “Be you therefore ready also: for the Son of man comes at an hour when you think not.” (Luke 12:40 AKJV) Are you ready? ...

And the sign says: For madmen only

By RALPH DOTTERER JR. I grew up in an era of the black, rotary dial phones, with party lines. Yes we used to pick up the phone quietly, to see if someone was already talking on the phone. This was not the ideal situation, to have a private conversation. Now many of us have cell ...

Tumultuous dairy industry contributes to tough choices

By SHEN WU TAN, The (Altoona) Mirror EVERETT, Pa. (AP) — Sunrise Farm is a small dairy farm of 115 cows nestled in the rolling grass hills of Everett, Pa., parallel to Clear Ridge Road. It has been in Stephen Bennett Sr.’s family for nearly a century, ever since his grandfather ...

Bible digest

“And he said to them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses.” (Luke 12:15 AKJV) God is what matters, not things.

In Washington, D.C.

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

Know the telltale signs of a scam

It may be June, but there are still taxpayers who filed late and are waiting for a response from the Internal Revenue service. Because of this, summertime tends to be a period when thieves increase their scam attempts. They try to get people to disclose personal information like Social ...

Where are the Children’s Days?

By LAURA HOLLIS Here we are, wedged between Mother's Day and Father's Day, and I am thinking about that question that young children often ask around this time of year: "How come there's no 'children's day'?" Parents invariably respond with some version of, "Because every day is 'children's ...

Bible digest

“Also I say to you, Whoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God: But he that denies me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.” (Luke 12:8-9 AKJV) Real believers in Jesus are glad to share Jesus with others.

Pennsylvania’s primary problem

Donald Trump is right. Elections in the United States are fixed. But he is wrong about how they are fixed, who is doing the fixing, and what it is doing to our democracy. Trump seems to believe that millions of illegal voters are stuffing our national ballot boxes with illicit votes. ...

A better way to reduce student loan debt

Everyone knows there's no such thing as a free lunch — let alone a free college education, something Sen. Bernie Sanders champions regularly. Realists know that a so-called free college education for millions of students would mean that taxpayers would foot the bill and the massive tab ...

Stormy Daniels news coverage

TRINITY WERSTLER Coudersport Recently, I encountered a news article from Vox condemning Fox News for not talking enough about Stormy Daniels in comparison to other leading news organizations. I personally find so many things wrong with this scenario. Firstly, a news station like Fox, ...

Parents in decline

Dear Annie. My octogenarian parents recently visited my family for two weeks. They stayed in our house for the duration of their stay. My three sons are all preteens and were very excited to spend time with their grandparents. My husband and I are always a bit more anxious to have them stay. My ...

What’s missing most

WES WALDRON Trout Run In my senior years I often find myself thinking about how the world around me has changed from when I was a youth growing up in a small town. Like many from that period of time there are things that I miss, like nickel soft drinks, penny candy, and twenty-cent movies. ...

Caught between Scylla and Charybdis

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am asking for a restatement/clarification of your position on flu shots for those who have had autoimmune disorders. I am a 69-year-old male who suffered an attack of Guillain-Barre syndrome in 1973. I have residual neurological and muscular damage, ...