Letters to the editor

Central Mountain Cross Country team

MARIAN CONN Lock Haven When the fall sports edition came out in the Express recently it was nice to see our local middle and high school students involved in football, soccer, tennis, golf, and volleyball. However, there was nothing about the Central Mountain Cross Country ...

Had Enough? No. 14

MICHAEL F. REMICK Pine Creek Please note the most recent area high school academic rankings as reported by U.S. News and World Report. Lewisburg ............#57 Loyalsock............. #68 Hughesville..... ... #119 Montoursville.... #136 Warrior Run...... #138 Jersey ...

Republic or Democracy?

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville So are we a Republic or a Democracy? People who argue for Republic often quote Ben Franklin, “A Republic, if you can keep it.” Several Founding Fathers said our new government is a representative democracy or democracy, they were John Addams, George ...

College socialism

ROBERT JACQUES And JAMES STUCHELL Williamsport Millennial’s infatuation with socialism is the latest strange fashion in American politics. After the collapse of the Soviet Union and the archival proofs of Stalin’s monstrosities and present-day conditions in Venezuela, being fond of ...

Mass shootings

FRED STAHL Williamsport The recent mass shootings are very bad. But let’s look at Chicago, Detroit. Los Angeles, Baltimore and other big cities. They have mass shootings almost every weekend, but there is no big uprising over those shootings. All of these cities are controlled by ...

Horse droppings

CARL REIDY Jamestown Up front, the proposed ordinance about horse and buggies in Central Pennsylvania sounds harsh, but if you want to enjoy a nice motorcycle ride through the beautiful countryside, it would only take one pile on the curve of a peaceful country road to send you sliding down ...

Rising from the ashes of 911

MICHAEL H. SKURECKI Dushore On Sept. 11, 2019, the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks upon our soil, we must again remember, honor and reflect on those who perished and the families and friends they left behind. We must keep our American flags flying, and participate in ...

Facts are often ignored

FRED BUCHEIT Mill Hall In his Sept. 6 letter to the editor,"Questions to ask yourself,” Robert Norton suspects that leftist politicians don’t give a darn about the people they represent if they don’t give a darn about the border wall. I wonder if he ever checks the available ...

Cedar Heights concerts

SHIRLEY MOORE McElhattan Have you been to any of the mini concerts at Cedar Heights Church on Sunday evening? If not, boy have you missed some great shows. Most Sunday evenings the chuch is full. The shows are great and full of energy. They have everything but fireworks and it only ...

Had enough? No. 13

MIKE REMICK Pine Creek Let us examine and study Clinton County demographics, facts and trends. 1. KCSD enrollment has declined every year since 1971 when enrollment was at 8,400 students. In July of this year, enrollment showed 3,755, a loss of 4,645 students. 2. In 2010 the enrollment ...

What does Pennsylvania need the most?

DAVID L. FAUST Selinsgrove Pennsylvania has many needs but something it needs to do is start funding its public schools at a 50 percent level and stop diverting public money to private schools. However, what Pennsylvania needs the most is comprehensive tax reform that would include ...

Durty Dabbers in Farrandsville

CAROL McDERMIT Lock Haven First and foremost I would like to apologize for this letter being so late in coming. The Durty Dabbers Cycle Races were held on Aug. 3 and 4 at the Colebrook Township Building in Farrandsville. A huge thank you to the supervisors for allowing us to use their ...

Deja vu

MARLIN D. LILLEY JR. Cogan Station It’s understandable that after the horrific shootings in El Paso, Texas. and Dayton, Ohio by deranged individuals, there is an outcry for something to be done to curb the violence. It’s also no surprise that people are ready to blame the gun and not ...

SECURE Act

VIVIAN ALTMAN Westfield Retirement savings become increasingly important as Americans live longer. As the cost of living increases, many Americans worry that they will not have enough retirement savings to provide for them as they age. Congress is currently considering legislation that ...

OK, which is it?

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport On one hand, Trump supporters repeatedly and gleefully point out that a majority of Americans distrust mainstream media. While in 2000, about 50% of Americans harbored skepticism, today mainstream media has sunk to the lowest approval rate of all our once-respected ...

Questions to ask yourself

ROBERT NORTON Montoursville If you rob a bank in a Sanctuary City, is it illegal or is it just an Undocumented Withdrawal? We should stop calling welfare, food stamps, WIC, ad nausea, entitlements. They are taxpayer-funded handouts. Social security and Veterans Benefits are entitlements ...

Is CPR training mandatory?

EUGENE MOORE McElhattan On Aug. 20, 2019, I read an article in The (Lock Haven) Express about bus drivers taking CPR and first aid training. In my opinion, this is long over due. Also, it would be nice if school teachers in any school district take CPR and first aid training. In ...

Worried about gun control?

CAROLE MYERS GERST Milesburg Gun control will never work, as the bad people will always find a way to kill with guns. Where does that leave a good person who complied to the new rules? Dead. Now if you can wrap your head around the future, let’s take a look at the real problems ...

Publisher’s discretion questionable

JIM HIRONIMUS White Hall I question the reasons for the publishing of some of the letters to the editor that readers submit and that are selected by those in charge at The (Lock Haven) Express. The letters run the gauntlet from family problems to God. When did a letters to the editor ...

Taco Bell, instead

KATELYN SMITH Mill Hall In response to Eugene Moore’s letter to the editor on Aug. 22, he suggested that a Wendy’s should be added to Wayne Township. I disagree and think that a Taco Bell should go in. There’s too many McDonald’s and similar fast food joints in our area and ...