Letters to the editor

Battle of the Bulge

The movie, “The Battle of the Bulge,” came out in 1965. The Friday it opened at The Ritz, I and my sixth grade playmate were at his house eating dinner with his dad, who had seen combat action in Europe during World War II. When we excitedly asked him if he would take us to see the movie, ...

Let them walk

With all due respect, aside from the four years of rigorous study, Lock Haven University students have patiently endured the APSCUF faculty strike this semester and have earned the honor of walking the stage to receive their diploma and have the president of LHU shake their hand and ...

Hiring students

Local firms could be missing out on an amazing source of employees and talent by not considering students at Lock Haven University. For several years, my companies have employed several dozen LHU students. These young people are smart and anxious to learn. If you’ve run employment ...

Questionable

A letter was written about the talk of the West Coast states seceding from the United States of America. The writer felt that it would be a good idea and his reasons for it was to stop a drain on federal funds and because they have a ‘leftist’ governing style and they would fail on their ...

American courage

The passing of John Glenn and the illness of Buzz Aldrin exemplify the ending of a heroic era for America and mankind. President John F. Kennedy gave America a very specific challenge to put a man on the moon and bring him home safely. Nine months later John Glenn became the first man to ...

No time?

I am being taken care of by a Susquehanna Health doctor. I found something interesting recently. Each doctor has 15 minutes to check you over. They take care of four patients an hour. They have those doctors so busy and booked so full. OK, you are a patient who had to go to the emergency room ...

Crosscutters

Well, congratulations, Williamsport Crosscutters. By replacing open bleacher seating with reserved single seats, you have eliminated minor league baseball in Williamsport as a family-friendly outing. I spent a lot of evenings in the third base bleachers. There were always lots of kids, who ...

A big joke

I had to laugh today when I received my so-called benefit amount notice from Social Security in the mail. This was to be a 0.3 percent raise in 2017 because of a rise in the cost of living. Well, they raised the amount they take out for Medicare. So, because of the raise in Medicare, I will ...

The silenced majority

As former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s popular vote lead surpasses 2.6 million, I consider myself part of the silenced majority of Americans who cast their vote for her, and who are very worried about the future. Both the near and far off future. My concerns are so many it is hard ...

Concerns about Tom Price, HHS Secretary nominee

President-elecyt Donald Trump’s campaign promise of, “I will not touch your Medicare, your Medicaid or your Social Security” keep repeating in my mind. Then he nominates Tom Price as health and human services secretary – a man who has proposed turning Medicare into a voucher program ...

Legal immigrants

JAMES BRADLEY South Williamsport In response to a recent letter regarding immigrants coming to America, I would like to point out that every LEGAL migrant to these shores IS photographed and fingerprinted! I AM one of those immigrants, from Scotland ... not a Mulsim, nor a Hindu (though ...

The gift

PHIL UNDERWOOD Montoursville Barack Obama was elected President in 2008 and was backed by a Democratic House and Senate, but instead of giving America generations of Democratic rule, he alienated both friends and foes from the start. First the Affordable Care Act was rammed through without ...

Real estate taxes done right

STEVE ELFELT Altoona It really was long overdue. As a result of government, we have roads, emergency services, schools, and a long list of other things that we take for granted. To enjoy these benefits, we must provide government at least some tax revenue. The trick is to make it fair for ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. We, the family of Albert A. Glantz, would like to take this opportunity to THANK our friends and family for their support during our recent loss. We deeply ...

Fill your heart with gratitude

I got a great response from my friends after I shared my thoughts, so I figured I would share with you all. This is what is on my mind: Be happy! Fill your heart with gratitude! I know life isn’t perfect. I know things could be different. I know life can suck. I also know there are people ...

A different perspective

It almost seems like in any discussion about President-elect Trumps victory in the Presidential election last month, one of the first retorts out of any Democrat-liberal is that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by slightly more than 2.5 million votes. Now, while it is true, it almost seems ...

CC Civil & Criminal Court of Common Pleas Schedule for Dec. 12 through 16

LOCK HAVEN — The following schedule is provided by the Clinton County Court of Common Pleas and is subject to change depending on the needs of the court system. Juvenile criminal procedures are generally closed to the public and aren’t listed. Domestic Relations hearings are also ...

Distractions

Goodness gracious! The Donald Trump supporters have worked themselves into a lather over the recount, criticizing liberals along the way. While it is true that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by two million and counting, President-elect Trump is claiming that he won the popular vote ...

Crosscutters

I attended the Williamsport Crosscutters’ informational meeting last week to find out the “wonderful” changes to the stadium eliminates any general admission baseball fan! Season tickets at the games cost from a minimum of $250 to $3,600, so the general public is OUT and the reserved ...

Bowman Field renovations

Dear Williamsport Crosscutters, I am very disappointed with the new seating arrangements at Bowman Field. It was so much fun to just buy a general admission ticket and sit where you wanted so you could be with your friends. The old ownership seemed to be in touch with the hard-working men ...