Letters to the editor

Respect, or lack thereof, in a local organization

STEVE HAGERTYLock HavenMay 18 is an important date for me.On May 18, 2016, I will be 64 years old. I would have celebrated my seventh year of employment at a local community healthcare organization.Unfortunately, early in 2016, I was told that my position was eliminated. I was totally caught ...

Help maintain our valuable hiking trails

ED LAWRENCEOrangevilleAlong with spring blossoms comes the opportunity to get outside and join other volunteers helping to maintain hiking trails in Pennsylvania.The Keystone Trails Association, Pennsylvania's statewide hiking organization, coordinates work weekends on hiking trails through its ...

A blessing

DAWN STEWARTTyroneIn 1997, the Children's Health Insurance Program was initiated and began offering low cost health insurance to Pennsylvania kids. Being self-employed and unable to pay for comprehensive insurance for the entire family, this came as a blessing to our family and we promptly ...

Take pride … vote!

WILLIAM MCGILLSouth WilliamsportIn just a few days, we will have the opportunity to have a voice in Pennsylvania's April 26 Primary Election.I want to encourage every legal-age voter to get out and vote. We all have our opinions about the issues and candidates. We have a system that has divided ...

College for all!

FRANCIS P. KELLEY JR.WilliamsportOh boy, ya!I can't wait! Bernie Sanders becomes president.My father at 79, myself 57, we can't wait to go to college!It's going to be free for everyone, right?Bernie is fighting against class warfare! I'm sure that everyone, no matter what age, is included with ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause.The Kettle Creek Valley would like to THANK Winnie, John, Evey, David and Missy Pentz and their families for the 46th annual Pentz Easter Egg Hunt held in Cross Fork each ...

Attend a church

JOHN S. KELLERLock HavenOn April 6, 2016, I had the pleasure of reading Charlene Beck's letter to the editor in The Express concerning her experience at First Baptist Church.For the past 60-plus years, I have been reading letters and this was the very best that I have seen.I can only say that I ...

Seven assistant coaches?

JUNE GUTTMill HallI don't know much about football, but I wonder why seven assistant coaches have been hired for Central Mountain High School. Are that many needed? Can't they hire one or two assistant coaches?How much are they getting paid? And what is all of this costing taxpayers? I guess ...

Let’s be realistic

PHIL UNDERWOODMontoursvilleAll presidential candidates are promising to unite Americans, but they fail to tell us what they are going to unite us around.Will it be uniting around a smaller government?Or how about uniting us around the human rights of the unborn? Or maybe widespread gun ...

Support our kids!

PETE and DEB SMELTZMcElhattanMy wife and I had the pleasure of attending the Central Mountain High School production of "Peter Pan" on Thursday evening.I highly recommend it and encourage our citizens to attend either tonight or Sunday afternoon.There is so much of a focus on sports in the ...

A better way

The people of Western Clinton County are very concerned about drugs and alcohol-related crimes. Often, this area is accused of not welcoming change. This does not mean Renovo is anti-hospitable. It's hard to find small communities eager to support some people who are less fortunate when mostly ...

Who are you kidding?

The executive director of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors' commentary in the April 12 edition of The Express was way off mark and very misleading.Who do you think you are kidding when you say that, on an average, Pennsylvania township supervisors earn just $1,875 a ...

Wage hikes vs. Social Security

This concerns the state of Pennsylvania, California and any other areas of the United States that have and plan on increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour. This is a $200 a week raise- an $800 a month or $10,000 a year raise. This exuberant raise alone is as much as millions of retired ...

Don’t tread on me, just everybody else

TORY SMITHLock HavenHold onto your seats folks, I'm about to mention the "A" word. That's right, one of the most heated and controversial words in the United States of America. To some, it is repulsive and has no place in our vocabulary; others think the debate belongs in the past as we move on ...

Represent me? He doesn’t even know me!

TIMOTHY PAGANAWilliamsportLast week, Gov. Tom Wolf urged state lawmakers not to vote on a bill that limits abortions in Pennsylvania.He said that it would give Pennsylvania the most restrictive abortion regulations in the country. Many Pennsylvanians welcome that protection of the rights of the ...

Thank you!

Thank you!CLAYTON FOSTERBeech CreekDear editor, I am in sixth grade at Central Mountain Middle School. I am also a First Class Scout in Troop 54.I would to thank the Lloyd Wilson Chapter of Trout Unlimited for holding their annual fly-tying class. I have been attending for two years now and I ...

Clinton County Women’s Center ready to help

Clinton County Women's Center ready to helpKELLY ULBRICKLock HavenNewly implemented legislation can help individuals who are experiencing sexual violence. The Protection from Sexual Violence or Intimidation Act (PSVI) went into effect on July, 1, 2015.The PSVI Act was modeled after the ...

Parking at LHU

Parking at LHUREGINA LAUBSCHERLock HavenPlease be aware that when you go to an advertised program at Lock Haven University you will get a $15 parking ticket if you don't have a sticker on your car. My husband and I went to the community expo at the LHU facility and parked on their property.We ...

Thank you!

Dear editor, I am in sixth grade at Central Mountain Middle School. I am also a First Class Scout in Troop 54.I would to thank the Lloyd Wilson Chapter of Trout Unlimited for holding their annual fly-tying class. I have been attending for two years now and I really enjoy it!I have learned to ...

Clinton County Women’s Center ready to help

Newly implemented legislation can help individuals who are experiencing sexual violence. The Protection from Sexual Violence or Intimidation Act (PSVI) went into effect on July, 1, 2015.The PSVI Act was modeled after the Protection From Abuse Act and can offer a civil remedy that requires the ...