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Letters to the editor

Enjoying a backroad drive

JOHN WAYNE MYERS Beech Creek I am writing to you all to let you know how much I enjoy the ride and drive along River Road, the back road from Lock Haven to about a little over a mile before Avis. I usually take it slower than the 40 mph on which it has you driving; this is to enjoy the ...

Scriptures and taxes

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport In a recent response to a letter of mine entitled God’s fairness versus man’s, Mr. Mike Kerstetter wrote: “Tim Manello (it’s Mannello) in his recent letter titled, ‘God’s fairness versus man’s,’ used scripture to bolster his belief that the rich ...

Legalized robbery

WELDON COHICK, JR. Linden There are a few things going on in this country that should never have been allowed to happen, and the common law-abiding citizens who are old and retired are paying the price. It is downright inhuman for the insurances in this country, which sell their automobile ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. A special THANK-YOU to the sponsors, contributors, businesses, supporters, and participants who supported and took part in two recent Sporting Clays shoots held at ...

If you love Care Bears – honk

FRANK PIAZZA West Wyoming, Pa. While biking the Pine Creek Rail-Trail, four of us had just passed a den of four timber rattlesnakes sunning on a rock. Thinking this was the highlight of our trip, we mounted our bikes and continued southward on the trail when all four of us simultaneously ...

Donations vs. taxes

PAUL RINKER Montoursville I believe the Sept. 7 letter by Tim Mannello, “God’s fairness versus man’s,” misrepresented a popular Bible story to an offensive degree. This was done in a cynical attempt to justify a political agenda: the graduated income tax. The story of the ...

Etiquette and swearing

JOHN WAYNE MYERS Beech Creek Nowadays, many people use words they do not think existed when others were young. Yes, I mean swearing, and especially that certain word that can mean almost anything. It even existed clear back in the 1500s before people started putting things into ...

A moving and unique experience

CHRISTINA CODER Loganton On Saturday Sept. 9, I met Ronald Bauman, also known to many as “The Can Man” and “The Walking Man.” I recognized him from a video shown in my church, Blanchard Church of Christ. Pastor Russel Moldovan presented it to our congregation to make us aware ...

Get it right

STEPHEN POORMAN Lock Haven In response to Mr. Scott Knisely’s Sept. 1 letter, “Parking enforcement plus,” lets correct the myths: 1. I didn’t compare our recent 400 percent parking hikes, 3 tickets a day or booting cars to a Philadelphia suburb which has 3.5 times the number of ...

The Double C

KAREN ELIAS Lock Haven Our planet is in trouble. In the past week alone we have experienced record-breaking temperatures in California, a “flash drought” in North Dakota and Montana that withered the grain crop so severely that some farmers didn’t even bother to harvest, ash from ...

El Trabajo!

STANLEY GOULD Williamsport All those letters complaining about immigrants, documented or otherwise, “stealing” the jobs of hard-working Americans, and what is a recent headline across the nation? “Se busca ayudante: Immigrants sought for labor shortage in recovery,” a story about ...

Lacking scriptural understanding

MIKE KERSTETTER Watsontown Tim Manello, in his recent letter titled, “God’s fairness versus man’s,” used scripture to bolster his belief that the rich ought to be taxed at a higher rate. Many Liberals do the same when defending the various government programs that redistribute ...

My ‘white’ heritage

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville I have been watching events unfold with the protests over the need to preserve ‘White’ rights and ‘White’ history in fighting against the removal of a statue of General Robert E. Lee. I watch it unfold and find it hard to believe that we have come to ...

How not to run the EPA

By Christine Todd Whitman I have been worried about how the Environmental Protection Agency would be run ever since President Trump appointed Scott Pruitt, the former attorney general of Oklahoma, to oversee it. The past few months have confirmed my fears. The agency created by a ...

‘Death slide’ on Lamade Hill

FRANK L. FORSHA JR. Montoursville Another homegrown, traditional childhood experience is being targeted in our need to be a politically correct environment. As a child of the 1960s who was introduced to the horrifying experiences of riding down a hill at a breakneck pace on a wagon, ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. The Board of Trustees and staff of the Annie Halenbake Ross Library would like to THANK all those wonderful community members from around Clinton County who responded to ...

Talking to students about bullying

ANNA THOMPSON MEGAN BLOOM Williamsport YWCA Pencils are sharpened, iPads are charged and teachers have their classrooms decorated for the new school year to begin this fall. Schools aim to be a safe place for students to learn but when there is a problem with bullying, it can make each ...

Respect

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville Does anyone know that the soldiers of the Confederacy did not like being equated with Union soldiers, nor did their families? They are even separated in death in Arlington Cemetery. They are the heroes of the South, the Confederacy, not of the United States ...

Truth about the rich and taxes

MIKE KERSTETTER Watsontown A lot of people, all of whom benefit from the tax code, like to claim that the rich don’t pay their fair share in taxes. The truth is that 45 to 47 percent of Americans, depending on whose numbers you use, pay no federal income tax. A percentage of that group ...

History being repeated

ELLEN REYNOLDS South Williamsport Eighty years ago in Germany, a political party began its ascent to power by controlling nearly all facets of life. They eliminated political opposition. Racism became the central theme. Youth were indoctrinated then used as tools to serve the will ...