Letters to the editor

In response to ‘Food for thought’

LINDA SCOTT Williamsport Apparently, Mr. Michael Zicolello (letter to editor, Food for thought, Oct. 20), needs a different diet. He shot down his own idea of the one price restaurant. He should have stopped there. As an attorney he should know better than to make statements ...

Drugs

ASHLEY HELLER Milroy When it comes to the opioid epidemic, neither side has the best interest of the people at heart. Very few politicians are willing to come out in favor of a policy like Portugal’s decriminalization of all drugs, because to most, it seems outrageous because we’ve ...

Situational ethics

RONALD FISKE Fredericksburg, Va. From a different part of the country, I would like to share some thoughts to ponder about the ethical core of U.S. Rep. Tom Marino of the 10th District encompassing northcentral and parts of northeastern Pennsylvania. Like far too many elected government ...

Trump’s order is meant to sabotage healthcare

TARIK KHAN Philadelphia I am horrified to see the the Trump Administration’s crushing executive order on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It steals health care funding away from a lot of middle class and poor Americans. Because of Trump’s order, it’s estimated that over 1 million ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. I would like to THANK all of the people who supported my Share the Love program this year. I collected canned soup, cereal and new/gently used children’s books. The ...

Take a knee

RICHARD TOBIN Wellsboro If you get angry when the NFL players take a knee then Colin Kaepernick has succeeded. The purpose of a protest is to get the donkey’s attention so I guess that makes you the donkey. This protest isn’t about the flag or the troops or disrespect for the ...

Left out

PAUL RINKER Montoursville Because I am a white male in this country, there are some who would tell you, I could not possibly know what it is like to be discriminated against. But that simply is not true. I am a member of one of the most discriminated against minorities in the world. I am ...

‘Trumpcare’ hurts millions

HELEN M. SHEEHY Tyrone During his campaign, Donald Trump promised better, cheaper health care insurance and treatment for all Americans. But every step he has taken since he took office flies in the face of that promise. From what I have read, Republican bills to repeal and replace ...

City driving people out

EMILY WRIGHT Lock Haven As a resident of downtown Lock Haven, I can no longer remain silent about a few issues at hand and I’d like to start with our esteemed meter maids. I have resided at my current apartment in the heart of downtown Lock Haven since December 2016. Upon signing my ...

Food for thought

MICHAEL ZICOLELLO Williamsport I was kicking around an idea to open a new type of restaurant. I’m not entirely sure the concept will work so I thought I’d just put my thoughts down on paper to see how it looks. It’s quite a unique concept. I must say that I’m pretty proud of myself ...

I’m for Brian Marshall

KATHRYN COLBY Bellefonte In the race for Centre County judge, one candidate has distinguished himself through his professional development, unique qualifications, and judicial temperament. That candidate is Brian Marshall. A successful and highly regarded attorney, Brian has diverse ...

Support Brian Marshall

TIM FLEMING State College I am a practicing family and criminal law attorney in Centre County, and have been for the past 34 years. I have tried many cases, both before a jury, and before judges in bench trials, and have participated in many hearings. I have practiced in eight surrounding ...

The Pennsylvania Legislature, PLCB and debt

DAVID OZGO Washington, D.C. Frustrated with the budget impasse, Gov. Tom Wolf recently offered several proposals as a way forward with the Pennsylvania Legislature. Among those plans, the governor announced that the state would securitize profits from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control ...

Fallen soldiers

JAY D. MYERS Hughesville Four Americans killed in Africa. How shocking! We should have a Congressional investigation into their deaths and why they were left to die without an attempted rescue. This is not Bengazhi, but Niger and the President (if you can call him that) is not a ...

I miss you, Jonathan

DUSTIN ROMIG SCI Somerset, Pa. About 10 years ago now, my family lost someone dear to our hearts — my cousin, Jonathan Conway. And although a decade has gone by without him, it seems like just yesterday to me that he and I were wrestling around as children, or ramming around the woods ...

Tax plan

ASHLEY HELLER Milroy If this new tax plan actually goes through, it better cut down on the amount of taxes coming off of my paycheck each week. I have no problem with paying taxes, but I’d prefer to see them going toward policies that benefit working families. It doesn’t feel that ...

Marshall will work tirelessly to administer justice

C. ALAN WALKER Clearfield Brian Marshall is the right choice to be Centre County’s next judge. I have known Brian for nearly his entire life. Although he has been a resident of Centre County all his adult life, Brian was born and raised in Clearfield, and he has never forgotten where he ...

Not fair, not right

ALLEN NEVILLE Lock Haven I am upset. You see, I do not drive a vehicle so I ride a bicycle to work and back. My bike is all lit up. I have Christmas lights on my bike that take batteries. I have a headlight on my helmet, and my wife bought me a vest that is battery operated. It has light ...

Well done LHU!

ANGELA SMITH Lock Haven Recently, I attended the Dinesh D’Souza speech at Lock Haven University. Mr. D’Souza offered some surprising data and perspective of historical and modern facism. The event impressed me all around as respectful, informative, and unique. I offer a hearty ...

Support Keith Kibler

ELWOOD C. HOCKER Lock Haven Keith Kibler, current police chief of the City of Lock Haven who I’ve known for over 15 years, is logically the most suitable candidate running for magisterial district judge in district 25-3-01. As the chief, Keith has significant background and experience ...