Editorials

letter about Oprah’s speech

In response to Mr. Cohick’s letter about Oprah’s speech LINDSEY HANCOCK Philadelphia I am a white female. I’m a woman in her late 20s. I live in the City of Philadelphia but I was raised in Avis and Lock Haven by my divorced parents. I had a moderate hippie for a mother and a ...

We need more than talking just points

We need more than talking just points MIRANDA MILLER State College I lived near Howard for a while before moving to State College because I couldn’t find work in Clinton County. My parents got The Express when I was a kid so I still check it out online quite often. Curious, it ...

The cost of doing nothin

The cost of doing nothing JOSEPH KRUG Portage I recently tuned into the evening news, only to learn that area deer hunters successfully organized a “shout down” of the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC)’s plan to harvest 40 deer for a Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) study. I ...

The wall

The wall KEN DAUBER Cogan Station The whole time the genius was running for president, all we heard was “build the wall.” Who’s going to pay for it? Mexico, he said. My how things change. Now it’s “build the wall” and who’s going to pay for it? We are. He says he has a ...

Tax Max

Tax Max PAUL RINKER Montoursville I’ve just been looking at the Pennsylvania governor’s budget proposal and I’m disheartened to see that Wolf still hasn’t got a good idea how the economy works. Don’t get me wrong, I did see some things I liked, but there are a couple of things ...

The Super Bowl

DOROTHY WOLFE Lock Haven What an awful half-time show!

Wake up, Black America

Wake up, Black America ROBERT PRYOR Jersey Shore Concerning President Trump’s state of the union address. The obvious failure of the Washington Democrats to stand and honor the parents of the two black teenage daughters killed by MS13 was shameful and insulting to America. This ...

School board, teachers, staff must forge new relationships

Unionized teachers’ rejection of a two-year pay freeze in the Keystone Central School District simply affirms something we already know: Teachers don’t trust the administration-school board, and the relationship between the two has been sour for quite some time. In its two-part response ...

Real life has no safe spaces

In Everytown, USA, the local fire department exists to put out fires; it doesn't exist to extinguish residents' uncomfortable feelings. The same notion should apply to colleges and universities throughout the nation —as they exist to educate students, not to protect their delicate feelings ...

Why the global stock market crash doesn’t really matter

By JAY ZAGORSKY The Ohio State University Stocks, which only recently were practically hitting a new record every other day, suddenly seem to be in free fall. Global stock markets plunged on Feb. 5, continuing the already precipitous decline from the week before. The Dow Jones industrial ...

This is our humble abode

Dear Annie: I’m hoping you can settle a little disagreement between my 16-year-old daughter and me. The two of us live together in a modest home, which I am proud of. It is nothing special, but I work hard to keep it neat and organized. When we have company, I am very welcoming and ask our ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. I wish to thank my family for my surprised 60th birthday party Jan. 20, 2018. THANK YOU Larry, Deb, Nancy, Kathy, Dennis, Dave, Nathan, Karen, Eli and Kyper. The cake ...

Come on, Congress: Quit kicking the immigration can down the road

Perhaps some voters will be fooled by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s “coup” early this week. Thoughtful Americans will not. After a weekend “government shutdown,” the Senate voted to approve a spending bill that got all federal agencies back up and running. Until Feb. ...

Demolition of ravaged building right thing to do

Kudos to Lock Haven City Council for moving forward with demolition of the fire-ravaged eyesore and very dangerous former Heilig-Meyers building on Bellefonte Avenue downtown. It won’t be cheap... tearing down this sprawling, gutted building. We’ve heard an estimate of $125,000, and ...

Let an independent citizens’ panel decide congressional maps

Democrats are applauding the Democratic-controlled state Supreme Court’s split decision that Pennsylvania must redraw its 18 congressional districts because they are unfair to voters. Republicans in the Legislature are outraged over the court’s decision because it conceivably voids the ...

Our kids need you

Clinton County may not have a $200,000 budget and four to six paid staff members in its Big Brothers Big Sisters program to qualify as a nationally-accredited service, but the needs of its kids are just as important. In fact, perhaps those needs are even greater here because there are fewer ...

Lock Haven’s high poverty rate: Behind the numbers

Lock Haven is on a much-publicized list it does not want to be on. Again — a year later — Lock Haven is ranked as the No. 2 “poorest” town in Pennsylvania. Yes, as PennLive.com (Harrisburg Patriot News) posted this week, “poverty is prevalent in Pennsylvania.” It’s prevalent ...

New KC leader must show transparency

rustration abounds over the financial mess in which the Keystone Central School District finds itself. A projected $10 million budget deficit for 2018-2019 coming just after multiple new employee union contracts were signed, a Pre-K program begun with a bunch of hires, and significant ...

A wish list for 2018 and more

Change. Some like it, some don’t. It all depends on whether it’s good or bad. We certainly do not have a crystal ball to foresee what will come to our region in 2018. Sure, there are things we know about, but it also doesn’t hurt to speculate. If you’ve already read our ...