Letters to the editor

Indoctrinated

Remember when people thought Walter Cronkite’s telecasts of the nightly news was the gospel truth or when we would read the daily paper and believe that it was totally accurate news? Most people never questioned what they saw, heard or read from the media. What we didn’t know, I ...

Sen. Toomey is still missing!

It is currently a Congressional recess. This is a time earmarked for elected officials to specifically meet with their constituents to discuss concerns and issues. I have contacted the Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s staff several times. I asked for his schedule, while he is home, so I ...

A people divided

These past few post-election months have been undeniably rough for all of us. We’ve seen everything from fights to large scale riots in response to our 45th president, each one shoving the knife deeper into our divided nation. The grand majority of us only see each other as Democrat or ...

What do we have?

BILL WEIBLE Johnstown What do we have for a president of the United States? A paranoid, egomaniac with a bombastic, cry baby, “my way or the highway” attitude (if the news isn’t to my liking, it must be fake). Or, have we a puppet, a marionette who is easily manipulated or duped, ...

‘Hello. I’d like to speak to Sen. Toomey’

KRISTINA GUTHRIE Duncansville Thank you, Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, for inviting us to participate in your a tele-town-hall. I was able to upload a question prior to your cast and was pleasantly surprised to find that you chose to answer a similar query from another constituent. ...

Please

MARLIN D. LILLEY JR. Cogan Station I keep reading letters that disparage President Donald Trump, who has only been in office for a few weeks. These same people are more than willing to forget the lies and scandals of the Obama administration that reeked havoc on our country for eight ...

Thanks, Williamsport police

DAVID and LOUISA STONE Williamsport On two recent occasions, some kids broke into our Williamsport Bicycle Recycle Shop at the Pajama Factory. They stole five bikes. We reported both incidents to the city police and gave them descriptions and pictures of the missing bikes. The police ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. THANK YOU, Walmart employees! I just want to publicly acknowledge the wonderful staff and employees at our local Mill Hall Walmart Store. I am a 77-year old widow who ...

Don’t cut LHU programs and hurt student-athletes

In response to The Express’ article reporting possible cuts to some sports at Lock Haven University, I feel that you have been misinformed by the university administration. There has been a great deal of outcry by the alumni over the possible cutting of the men’s indoor and outdoor track ...

Dear Sen. Toomey

I have been an environmentalist ever since my dad started taking me for canoe rides, sitting between his legs, on the Perkiomen Creek before I could even walk. My grandparents had a cabin on the creek, near Collegeville, where four generations of my family grew up and learned the wonders of ...

Great job, G.T. and friends!

WOW! G.T. Thompson and friends are on a “fast track” to make America great again. In the past few weeks, they voted to: r Allow insurance companies to charge women more than men for their health insurance. r Tell President Donald Trump that he did not have to release his tax ...

Trust and truthfulness

The President of the United States has accepted the resignation of National Security Advisor Mike Flynn. The president stated that he did so because Flynn is neither trustworthy, nor truthful. We, The People, are waiting for the President of the United States to resign. Why? He is not ...

Teen dating violence awareness month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Teen dating violence is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking. Approximately 1 in 10 teenagers in the United States who have been on a date or in a ...

Naloxone

The use of Naloxone can save a life. Naloxone, also known as Narcan is an opioid antagonist used in opioid overdoses to counteract the life-threatening depression of the respiratory system. It allows an overdose victim to breathe normally. Although traditionally administered by emergency ...

Teachers’ contract

I just read that the Montoursville Area School Board approved a five-year teachers’ contract with yearly cost of living increases salaries of between 2.3 to 2.9 percent. A quick calculation that this is a compounded increase of 13.8 percent over five years. It begs the question: How many ...

Shell game and raising prices

I have yet to meet anyone that is satisfied with the price and service of Comcast-Infinity. Example: I went from a $80 monthly bill (rounded off) to $120 to $180 by sitting home and not ordering anything. Upon contacting Comcast, they said I had a promotion price that expire. No one told me ...

Save LHU men’s track and field

I recently read your article reporting that Lock Haven University may cut some sports. I graduated from Lock Haven University in 2002. It was by far the best four years of my life. I had two families while I was there: My athletic training family and cross country/track and field. Those ...

Continue the pride at LHU

As a 1985 graduate of Lock Haven University and a product of both the exceptional Journalism program and running programs at LHUP, I am more than concerned at the “at best” disingenuous way in which the current fiscal issues with the university are being portrayed by the president and vice ...

Morally bankrupt

I thought our government could do no more damage to the culture of our Native Americans, but I was wrong. Taking the pipeline through the sacred lands of the Dakota Sioux, and possibly destroying their only clean water supply, is not only outrageous, it is criminal and immoral. But that ...

Why?

In light of the recent news event concerning the Pennsylvania boy who was forced into something horrifically less than legal by a child predator ring, it brings up the issue of the statutes of limitations (SOL) concerning such crimes in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Kudos to Attorney ...