Editorials

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. On behalf of our son, Steve, a husband, father and brother who was in a bad accident last week and was flown to UPMC Pittsburgh, we and his wife, Julie, want to THANK ...

What would we do without our farmers?

Congratulations to the Schrack family for Schrack Farm Resources LP of Loganton being named the 2018 Innovative Dairy Farmer of the year. It’s a national honor. (Page A1, The Express, March 5, 2018) Given right here in Clinton County. Jim and Lisa Harbach and Kevin Schrack, Lisa’s ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. Dear Friends and Community, I would like to express my GRATITUDE for your support and assistance with my Hurricane Harvey relief project. It was definitely a great ...

We respectfully disagree

Readers are asking us why they haven’t seen articles or photos from all the forums with Lock Haven University’s candidates for its new president. Four candidates were chosen and came to campus this past week to speak with students, faculty, administrators and alumni. On Feb. 28, The ...

Tax refund scam alert

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) warns taxpayers of a new twist on an old scam. Criminals are depositing fraudulent tax refunds into individuals’ actual bank accounts, then attempting to reclaim the refund from the taxpayers. Here are the basic steps criminals follow to carry out ...

So many missed signals

We doubt any reasonable person, regardless of beliefs on Americans’ Second Amendment rights, would argue about the significance of a single number involving Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old who massacred 17 people at a Florida high school. The number is 39. It is the number of times Broward ...

And then this …

U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., apparently thinks that the massacre of 17 people in Florida was good opportunity to take a political jab. During a radio interview last week, Tenney said this: “... it’s interesting that so many of these people that commit mass murders end up being ...

About Billy Graham

It is not going too far to conclude that the Rev. Billy Graham, who died Feb. 21 at age 99, was unrivaled in his field during our time. It happened that his chosen life’s work was winning converts to Christianity. It mattered not to Graham, a Southern Baptist, whether people agreed with ...

No face to Facebook

Simply put: You cannot trust what you read and see on Facebook. Sure, there are legitimate users, and the platform is very important to families and friends who use it to keep in touch, or to re-acquaint themselves. We wish that was all it was used for. But this social media behemoth is ...

Mike Hanna will leave a legacy of true public service

great guy. That’s what we think of Michael K. Hanna Sr. To know Mike is to understand that, in all of these years serving as the 76th District representative to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, his goal has been to listen and to help. As those who do know Mike will tell you, ...

Politicized morality

By RALPH DOTTERER JR. For the last two years, I’ve dedicated some of my time to help renovate our son’s residence in Los Angeles County. Our efforts have already been highlighted with a renovation award for homeowners who incorporate recycled materials into both the residence and the ...

Public bus service finally comes to town

t’s taken years to get public bus service to Clinton County. But it’s finally here ... thus taking the City of Lock Haven off of the list as the only third-class Pennsylvnaia city without such transit. River Valley Transit buses are running from Williamsport to Jersey Shore and into and ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. A big THANK YOU to all the people involved with helping to make “Time Out” a fun, successful evening on Jan. 18 at the Lock Haven Elks Logde 182. We would like to ...

Pennsylvania’s women, families deserve a raise

By MARGO DAVIDSON And ED GAINEY When most Americans think about what they want for their families, they think about things like a brighter future for their kids, putting food on the table, and being home in time to have a family meal. Yet for many Pennsylvania parents, those basic goals ...

Walkway to park a natural extension to infrastructure

ravo to Woodward Township for reviving plans to build a walkway between the Jay Street-Veterans Memorial Bridge and Riverview Park. As first proposed a number of years ago by the Woodward Township Recreation Committee, the walkway is a natural extension to the recreation infrastructure on ...

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 ...