Letters to the editor

Thank you, Lock Haven community

MAJOR SHARON CUPP Lock Haven The Salvation Army of Lock Haven would once again like to THANK the Lock Haven Community for helping us again this Christmas season to provide a Christmas for 394 families, children, and shut-ins this year. First of all, thank you to Walmart, Denny’s, ...

It’s not about politics, it’s about people

TOM BRYERTON JR. Lamar I recently read Wade Jodun is running for Congress. Full disclosure: I’m a Republican. I don’t know much about Wade’s politics, but I do know Wade. I first met Wade in 1994 when he started volunteering for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. At the time, he ...

Can you afford them?

SHIRLEY MOORE McElhattan In response to Mr. Weldon Cohick’s Jan. 12 letter to the editor in The Express, “A border wall is insane,” I ask that you give serious thought to a question or two. Where are you going to put them, Mr. Cohick? Followed by, are you prepared to feed, clothe ...

Genius president

KENNY DAUBER Cogan Station After reading a recent article about Frederick Douglass, I remembered that our self-proclaimed “genius president” told us that “Frederick Douglass is doing really good things.” I’m sure somebody told the genius that Frederick Douglass died in 1895. ...

Climate deniers have reason to retract

KAREN ELIAS Lock Haven It’s certainly possible that David Rothbard and Craig Rucker, the climate deniers who authored an op-od piece published in The Express on Jan. 12 entitled, “Climate skeptics have reasons to question manmade global warming,” are nice people, maybe with a dog and ...

Lights of Love

BARBARA E. SCHMOUDER Jersey Shore On Dec. 24, 2017 - Christmas Eve - we lit the “Lights of Love” at Veterans Park in Jersey Shore. This was the 10th year for event. The proceeds from the event went to the Jersey Shore Library. In the past, funds raised have gone to the local ...

Fund CHIP!

LEIGH-ANNE CONGDON Mill Hall In Pennsylvania, over 180,000 children rely on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for their health coverage. CHIP’s funding expired this past September, and our dysfunctional Congress has failed time and again to reauthorize the program even ...

Why doesn’t Pa. have a ban on gifts?

LEO KNEPPER Harrisburg In late 2014 and early 2015, five current and former members of the General Assembly were charged with bribery and other charges related to their acceptance of cash “gifts” from a lobbyist. Despite a flurry of legislation at the time to ban cash gifts, it never ...

An alternative to Glenn Thompson

BRUCIE SERENE State College Our government is supposed to be “Of the people, for the people and by the people.” Pennsylvania 5th District U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson believes he works “of, for and by” the billionaire owners of big corporations. Thompson does not listen to people ...

Concerned

YVONNE C. WEAVER Loganton For some years now, I have been very concerned with the deteriorating, abandoned property owned by the City of Lock Haven that is situated in Greene Township on the Pine Loganton Road. It is an eyesore, but more than that it is a public hazard and quite unsafe. ...

Demeaning

JAY D. MYERS Hughesville I don’t know why our President insists on using demeaning nicknames. Crooked Hil-liar-y, Lyin’ Ted, Crazy Bernie, Pocahontas, Little Marco, and now Dicky Durbin. I would have a lot more respect for President Ronald McDonald Trumpski if he stopped using ...

You have a choice in 2018

LASSIE MACDONALD State College It’s 2018. Do you know where your congressman’s brain is? Unfortunately, it appears to be in the same place as Donald Trump’s. According to the website www.fivethirtyeight.com, U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson of the 5th Congressional District has supported ...

Is our president racist?

DEB MCNAMARA Union Dale John Adams, second President of the United States, in a letter to his wife, Abigail, dated Nov. 2, 1800, on moving into the White House: “May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof.” Now, we have come to live in a reality where you actually need ...

Suggestion for President Trump

RAY HARTMAN Williamsport Three things the President should do immediately: 1. Move the embassy in Libya to Benghazi. 2. Make Hillary the secretary of state. 3. Make Tim Mannello the ambassador to Libya. If it doesn’t work, what difference would it make?

Retiring

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville Yet another Republican congressman has announced his retirement from public office and is not seeking re-election in 2018. Pundits on the left are gloating that the climate is unfavorable in 2018 for Republican candidates. On the surfac, that sounds like it is ...

Hiring practices

DEMAR JOHNSON Williamsport There is no doubt that the local labor market leaves a lot to be desired for local businesses and employers. The opioid crisis and other factors have diminished the labor market, not just here but around the country. With that being said, there are still ...

Fixing welfare entitlements

CRAIG GALLIGHER Montgomery Before I married my second wife, she was living off the government, or as people call it, “Welfare” She was made to work for her money. Her son was in school so the state made her work six hours a day to earn the money she received. She came home with ...

Trump: Strong or weak?

JOHN YOUNG Williamsport “Lying Ted.” “Little Marco.” “Liddle Bob Corker.” “Crooked Hillary.” “Sloppy Steve.” “Low energy Jeb.” “Romney choked like a dog.” “Fake News CNN.” “CNN flunky.” “Failing NY Times.” “FBI in tatters – worst in History.” ...

KCSD from bad to worse!

GREG MAYES Mill Hall Resignations and the election brought four new members to the Keystone Central School Board, along with a new board president. Unfortunately, what we are seeing is more of the same: A refusal to address the issues and clarify problems in dollars and cents. ...

Is Pennsylvania’s congressional map unconstitutional?

LEIGH-ANNE CONGDON Mill Hall I recently read an 81-page report authored by the expert witness on Congressional districts in the League of Women Voters’ court case citing the unconstitutionality of Pennsylvania’s district maps for the past two decades. The report can be found on the ...