Letters to the editor

Thankful

This year, the annual cost of caring for individuals living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias will reach $259 billion, $175 billion of which comes in direct costs to Medicare and Medicaid. Yet in 2016, for every $100 the U.S. government spent on Alzheimer’s research, $16,000 was spent by ...

Falling on deaf ears

If people like Mike Hanna and Glenn Thompson aren’t going to immediately play a huge role in putting an end to the repeated attempts to close or consolidate Bucktail Area High School, who will? There is no real explicity and reviewing of what is happening in Keystone Central School District. ...

If it’s not broke, why fix it?

As a college graduate and veteran of the United States Army, I am writing in support of local candidate, Frank P. Mills from Renovo. I have witnessed Mr. Mills’ professionalism first-hand, and must say that the citizens of the Renovo area have been very fortunate to have a district judge with ...

Animal cruelty

Over 50 percent of fur for clothing comes from China, where millions of dogs and cats are skinned and left to bleed to death. Animal cruelty or animal neglect is intentional and unintentional, but is caused by humans who harm animals. If someone wants an animal as a pet, I believe that they ...

Out of touch

Well, I was glad to hear that we now have a President Donald Trump than a President Criminal ... but I’m “deeply shocked and saddened” by the Republican celebration of the new proposed budget. It seems the Republicans are very pleased that the President’s campaign promises were all but ...

Confronting the taboo of criticizing religion

No matter the religion, the same mental process is used to rationalize its validity. Even at the farthest reaches of moderation, it depends on an unknown aspect of nature or the universe to hold onto an abstract definition of itself for social relevance in modern society. The method of ...

Support for Judge Mills

After serving a term as constable and a term as mayor of Renovo Borough, I now realize the scope of Magisterial District Judge Frank Mills’ dedication and integrity to his office and his community. He has served with the interest of the duties to his office at the forefront of his daily ...

A note to President Trump

Attention President Donald Trump. Here in is the lesson: Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never — in nothing, great or small, large or petty — never give in ... except to the convictions of honor and good sense. “Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently ...

What’s wrong with this picture?

I have a little to add regarding the Ruth Pepperman’s April 29 letter, “Homeowners, did you know?! On March 12, 2016, a Pennsylvania State Trooper responded to my call that my vinyl fence was damaged. After the trooper spoke to the neighbor behind me, the father admitted to the trooper ...

Attention needed now

We have been having issues in the 1000 block of Proctor Road just above Barbours in Lycoming County since the flooding last fall. The turn at the bridge never had any sort of rip-rap stone or Jersey barriers put there and we have had two vehicles go down over the bank and go into the creek. ...

Relaxed with Trump in office

I have never been more relaxed about the state of this country than I have since Nov. 8, when Donald Trump won the election to the Presidency. (Except for Jan 20, when he took office!) The more that the liberals are railing against him, the happier I am. So go on liberals, complain some more ...

Making health care a community affair

Without our nurses and hospital professionals – including physicians, volunteers, administrators, therapists and many others—Lock Haven Hospital would not be able to provide high-quality care and make an impact on improving the health and wellness of our community. This week, May 6-13, is ...

The proposed increase in the lodging tax

I am opposed to the proposed increase from 3 percent to 5 percent in the lodging tax in Lycoming County. As the owner of a bed and breakfast I have to collect this tax without any compensation from Lycoming County, not even the price of the stamp. Along with my other responsibilities as a ...

Why not peace?

I must admit that the views on the world which I express in this letter will no doubt stop in the households that receive our local newspapers. It is disgusting, which is a feeling of strong aversion or repugnance that causes detestation and nauseation to the average citizen of all the ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. I would like to congratulate and THANK the members of the Flowers of Hope Relay for Life team for conducting another successful Daffodil Days Fundraiser for the American ...

Changing times

How things have changed. When I was a young man, many years ago, there were “social norms” that were accepted by the majority of the community, irregardless of their politics or religion. For example, if I would have refused to find work and instead expected the government to support ...

BS-er proud

A liberal writer wrote that President Donald Trump is no liar, he’s a BS-er. He then stated that liars try very hard to conceal their lies and are hypocrites. He was unconsciously describing President Obama, who I believe lied about Obamacare, the IRS scandal, the Benghazie attack, the Fast ...

Clinton County

DIVORCE ACTIONS r April 21 to plaintiff Wendy Tobin and defendant James Tobin. r April 20 to plaintiff Alainea Gee and defendant Brandon Gee. MARRIAGE LICENSES r April 24 to Denise Jean Baker and Nelson Leroy Haight of Lock Haven. r April 21 to Alexandra Marie Brown and Albert James ...

Homeowners, did you know?!

Did you know that if your neighbor’s 100-foot-tall tree falls on your property, they are not responsible for the damage? They are only responsible to their property line. Did you know if that tree hits your car, your auto insurance is used to cover the damage, and if that tree hits your ...

An open letter to my brother, Frank P. Mills

As Election Day draws near I find myself reflecting, and I wanted to tell you how very proud your family is of the wonderful man that you are. I know there are people in our community who have witnessed first hand how very kind and gentle you are to all who enter your office doors. Friends as ...