Editorials

Trail projects bring exciting possibilities, opportunities

Building a new rail-trail from Castanea all the way to the vaunted Pine Creek Rail Trail at Jersey Shore. Building a walkway connecting the Jay Street Bridge to Riverview Park. Building a boat launch and even a river walk along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River at Renovo. Building ...

They’re working on the road for you so be careful

It is ironic that the men and women holding flags and stop signs to keep us safe while we drive through highway work zones are in more peril than we are. It is true, however. Accidents in work zones claim scores of lives each year. Many of them are the people repaving our roads, ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. A very special THANK-YOU to Kevin Rauch for attending our Kettle Creek Hose Co. #1 annual banquet and for wonderful front page coverage of our beloved chief, Barry ...

Sign up, clean up

The snow is gone (hopefully), revealing the beautiful landscape of Central Pennsylvania. But there are scars all around. We’re talking about trash. Trash that people discard from their vehicles along the roads of our region. They’re polluters. They’re also law-breakers. So ...

Be careful of what you say, where you say it

Foreign spies and criminals in Washington, D.C., are using devices that can intercept cellphone calls and text messages from users who are completedly unaware, the U.S. government has revealed. The Department of Homeland Security made the admission recently in answer to a request by ...

Fragmented U.S. privacy rules leave large loopholes for Facebook, others

By FLORIAN SCHAUB University of Michigan Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Congressional testimony discussed ways to keep people’s online data private, which I’m interested in as a privacy scholar. Facebook and other U.S. companies already follow more comprehensive privacy laws in ...

The little hospital that can

Bucktail Medical Center in South Renovo surely can be called the little hospital that can. BMC, serving rural Western Clinton County and surrounding mountain communities, emerged from bankruptcy in late March following several years of paying off debt. Looks like CEO Tim Reeves used a ...

Your privacy in this digital world

Here we go again. Facebook critics are up in arms, outraged over the idea that their personal information might have been mishandled by the U.K.-based company Cambridge Analytica, Facebook or both. It's as if people are surprised that digital information is shared or outright sold to other ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. When I lost a good job, she held me up. She gave me peace of mind to go find a new job. At the same time, she and her brothers and sisters were dealing with the loss ...

Trump taxes news readers

When President Donald Trump recently imposed unwise tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, he at least had the support of domestic steel and aluminum producers. But prior to the those tariffs, when Trump unwisely slapped unwarranted tariffs on newsprint imported from Canada, he did so ...

Standing room only

By ROSE and DAN REEDER Lock Haven For those of you following the Gerrymandering issue, we have an update. Dan and I were able to attend the Senate State Government Committee Hearing in Harrisburg for SB22 and three related bills. You may have noticed that we are totally committed in our ...

Patients overpay for prescriptions 23% of the time

By SYDNEY LUPKIN Kaiser Health News As a health economist, Karen Van Nuys had heard that it’s sometimes cheaper to pay cash at the pharmacy counter than to put down your insurance card and pay a copay. So one day, she asked her pharmacist how much her prescription would cost if she ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. The Wayne Township Recreation Committee wishes to THANK the following for their continued support of our annual Easter Egg Hunt: Wayne Township Board of Supervisors, ...

We should require universal public service

At a time when our society is coming unglued by political correctness, I ask myself, “What the hell has happened to this country?” What has happened to the “great melting pot?” Years ago, immigrants came to this country from Germany, Italy, China, England and many more. Those ...

We’re not ready for driverless cars

ne of those “self-driving” cars struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Ariz., this past Sunday. She was crossing the street with her bike when she was struck by the vehicle, which was traveling at about 40 miles per hour. Police said the vehicle, with a human in the driver’s seat but ...

It’s time to end the free pass for Facebook

Even in the Wild West of online marketing, legitimate enterprises ask consumers to opt in or out of sharing their data. But now, reporting by The Guardian and The New York Times reveals how online social media enterprises like Facebook leave open yawning back doors for marketers to obtain ...

Dairy’s future requires new ways of thinking

Like many of you, what is happening now in our dairy industry has me concerned, but I have faith that the strength and enduring spirit of our agriculture industry — especially our dairy sector-will see us through this crisis. As the recent economic impact analysis of Pennsylvania’s ...

Note left in school threatening harm a wake-up call

The threat to cause harm at Jersey Shore Area High School by an as-yet unknown student or students should ring loud and clear to all school authorities that anything can happen at any time. The district is appropriately ramping up security at schools in the district, and notably partnering ...

What good are new laws if they’re not enforced?

High school students in Florida demanding that Congress enact laws to protect them against mass murder should also keep informed of the killer’s behavior and lack of action against him prior to his evil deed. Indeed, they should demand that existing safeguards be used, not ignored. Since ...