Editorials

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 ...

When computers know about us … and think they know

By FROMA HARROP The electric company sends me colorful reports on my monthly energy habits. A recent one rated me "above average" in electricity use compared with my supposedly more extravagant neighbors. I'm usually "average." I would have basked in such praise were it not for this ...

Teaching students how to dissent is part of Democracy

By SARAH STITZLEIN University of Cincinnati In scenes unprecedented in previous school shootings, the past few weeks have been marked by students taking to the streets, to the media, to corporations and elected officials in protest over gun practices and policies. Responses to these teens ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. We would like to give a round of APPLAUSE to the many members of our community who have been working behind the scenes to make Daffodil Days 2018 a success. Although ...

Yes, we’re making ‘Progress’

t is our honor to write about the businesses and the people who run them in our region as a “Progress” report each year in your community newspaper, The Express. We mean it, and we’ll always take extra time and make extra effort to do it. There are top-notch businesses, industries, ...

Want meds? Grin and bear it if you can

f you can tolerate pain after a surgery, do so without drugs. If you have a headache or minor ailment, tolerate it without drugs. If you feel sick, try the holistic approach to treatment without drugs. You get the message. Try to approach “getting better” or “feeling better” ...

Giving local education a voice is a good step

We’re excited to hear the Clinton County Economic Partnership Operating Board has recommended to Partnership members that the organization’s bylaws be amended to include adding the superintendent of the Keystone Central School District as a non-voting member of the board. The proposal ...

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 ...