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Time for Dems to push back on radicals

Outsize attention has been paid to outlier Democrats making outrageous remarks. They are a small handful of House Democrats, though you’d never know it, given all their headlines. The dominant names — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Ilhan Omar of ...

Bible digest

“Blessed is the man that trusts in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreads out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat comes, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall ...

Dear Annie: Husband prioritizes grown kids over wife

Dear Annie: My husband and I both have adult kids from our prior lives. Thank goodness my loving and independent children were raised and taught in a manner emphasizing that you honor your spouse first and everyone else is in line (depending upon the situation, of course). Recently, his ...

Pa. Gov. Wolf’s budget rhetoric meets reality

By NATHAN BENEFIELD Last year, nearly 50 of our neighbors fled Pennsylvania every day. They moved to growing states like Texas, Florida, and North Carolina, seeking opportunity. Meanwhile, we literally can’t pay businesses enough to come here. Recall that Amazon rejected $5 billion in ...

Bible digest

“Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer every man.” (Colossians 4:6 AKJV) Oh how we need to be reminded about our speech. May our words be a blessing to others.

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, ...

Dear Annie: Son is with the wrong woman

Dear Annie: My 25-year-old son, “Andy,” has been dating “Cassie” for a year and a half. Andy is the kind of guy whom everybody loves, from 2-year-olds to 100-year-olds. Cassie only has a couple of friends and has a terrible reputation. Nobody has anything nice to say about ...

Splenda use won’t set up consumer for diabetes

DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a 75-year-old man in good health and not obese (my BMI is around 20-21). I like coffee, and drink four or five cups a day. But I like it with a packet of Splenda, and the same thing goes for my breakfast cereal. Am I setting myself up for diabetes? — D.G.D. ANSWER: ...

Today in history

By The Associated Press On Feb. 18, 2001, auto racing star Dale Earnhardt Sr. died in a crash at the Daytona 500; he was 49. On this date: In 1546, Martin Luther, leader of the Protestant Reformation in Germany, died in Eisleben. In 1861, Jefferson Davis was sworn in as provisional ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. The family of Charles Kuntz would like to THANK the entire staff at UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven, the staff at Haven Skilled Rehab and Dr. Adrojas office for the ...

Bible digest

“Behold, you trust in lying words, that cannot profit.” (Jeremiah 7:8 AKJV) There are a lot of lies that are destroying lives. Read the Bible and you will find the truth. “If you then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sits on the right hand of ...

They represent you

g State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-76), 570-748-5480; 18 E. Main St., Suite 2, Lock Haven. Email: sborowicz@pahousegop.com. g State Rep. Garth Everett (R-84), 570-546-2084, or email: geverett@pahousegop.com g State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-171), 814-355-1300, or ...

MAKING LIFE BETTER: Making a budget part of your New Year’s resolution

The number one New Year’s Resolution is to “Get Healthy,” including losing weight and getting fit. How about trying to get financially healthy for this new year? What is financial health? Financial health is a term used to describe one’s personal financial situation. There are many ...

Dear Annie: Not the right gift

Dear Annie: With Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day coming soon, I would like to make a suggestion to children who send gift cards to their mothers or fathers. For Christmas, I received almost $400 in gift cards to clothing stores. I am very thankful and appreciative of these gifts, but I ...

The ghost tales of Henry Shoemaker

Every February, I find an excuse to work in something by Henry Shoemaker. It’s his birthday — Shoemaker was born on Feb. 24, 1870. I think Shoemaker himself would have liked that — It’s a fitting tribute. In a way, I feel as if I’m somewhat following in the man’s footsteps. ...

Trump has accomplished much in two years

Don't let Democrats fool you; the state of the union is strong. If you watched President Donald Trump deliver his annual State of the Union address this week, you can see why the left and its mouthpieces in media lob nonstop insults against him and trash-talk his administration. It's to create ...

Do we really need so many foreign technology workers?

Americans don't usually think of technical professionals as "guest workers," yet at any one time, there are more than a half-million foreigners holding tech jobs in the U.S. They are here thanks to the H-1B visa program. H-1B, so the official spiel goes, addresses an alleged shortage of ...

Bible digest

“Thus said the LORD, Stand you in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and you shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.” (Jeremiah 6:16 AKJV) We may not need the good old days but we sure need the good old ...

Dear Annie: Stuff, stuff and more stuff

Dear Annie: Can hoarding be cured? If not, I’ve reached the end of my rope. My dear wife of more than 30 years, who does not work outside the home, has filled up our attic, two rented storage spaces and one bedroom with so much useless stuff that you cannot walk into any of them. Our own ...

Your relationship may be better than you think; find the knot

By GARY LEWANDOWSKI JR. There’s an old saying, “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” In other words, before you give up, take matters into your own hands and try a little harder. As a psychology researcher, I believe this adage applies to ...