Letters to the editor

Express Yourself

The environment needs our votes! KAREN ELIAS Lock Haven U.S. Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson will be running for re-election in 2018 as representative for Pennsylvania’s 5th District. As we move toward these elections, it’s important that we ask every candidate to assume ...

Glenn Thompson

KATHRYN MCFATE Loganton I am glad U.S. Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson visited The Express newspaper. I would like him to actually address us in person. I read the article and I think he makes some good points. My two criticism’s are giving water from the Spring Park watershed to ...

The virtues of shame

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport In 2001, the New York Times said this in a an op-ed: “We need to be careful, or we will drive out our best hypocrites from public life.” The author had a lot of sympathy for those “good” hypocrites; that is, “hypocrites who believe in the values they ...

The basics

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville I recently read a very interesting letter entitled, “Defining a living wage.” First, the writer defines what a living wage is and then defines a “normal” living wage as “the level of wealth, comfort, material goods and necessities available to a ...

Clinton County friends

MELODY SMITH McElhattan Recently, an individual asked, “Exactly who is Glenn Thompson representing?” Let’s help this guy out. Put your experiences, how U.S. Rep. Thompson has represented, served, and helped you into words. Send them to The Express online at ...

The big falsehood

JACK CRAFT Sonestown After a year of the Democrats repeatedly obstructive agenda against our great president and the American people, what have we to look forward to in the coming year? I predict they will put the race card in reserve (but never discard) because of its success for the left ...

Jerusalem

PASTOR JOHN C. BUTLER South Williamsport The Dec. 11 opinion piece, “Jerusalem: The Eternal City,” by Clifford Rieders was very insightful in several respects. First, I agree that Jerusalem has been the center of the Israeli nation for millennia. Second, it is truly irrational to ...

Express yourself

Don’t veto life; protect it CHEVONNE M. GROVES Jersey Shore Recently the Pennsylvania Legislature passed a bill that would protect our most vulnerable citizens: The unborn. Senate Bill 3 reduced the maximum gestational age for legal abortions from 24 to 20 weeks and also prohibited ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. THANK YOU to the person who found my husband’s wallet and returned it to the cashier at Sunoco A-Plus on Bellefonte Avenue, with all money and cards intact. It’s ...

No budget, no pay: A good government reform effort

MIKE HANNA Lock Haven Each year, all 253 members of the Pennsylvania legislature are constitutionally required to pass and present to the governor a balanced budget. Yet, year after year, our constituents are faced with an untimely, out-of-balanced budget that tends to shortchange our ...

AAUW opposes SB2 vouchers

HOLLE CANATELLA Lock Haven American Association of University Women (AAUW) Lock Haven is deeply disappointed that on Oct. 24, Pennsylvania state Sen. Joseph Scarnati, R-25th District, voted in the Senate Education Committee to approve Senate Bill 2, legislation that would bring a new ...

Concerning ‘disturbing drug trends’

WELDON C. COHICK JR. Linden This is in reference to recent headlines concerning “disturbing drug trends” and how policemen say that “young children are exposed to drugs at an alarming rate.” When myself and my five siblings were raised in the 1930s, the fathers of most of us ...

Please be aware of mental health issues

By JODY RUSSELL Lock Haven You might have started to see signs around Lock Haven, Renovo, Avis, Loganton, Beech Creek, and other areas of Clinton County from Lock Haven’s Safe Haven Organization that say, “Be the hope that somebody needs” or “Never let the opinions of others become ...

You can look it up

JOHN YOUNG Williamsport Years ago, in question and answer sessions with reporters, Casey Stengel, the legendary manager of the NY Yankees and NY Mets, would say, “You can look it up” in order to validate his answers. I suggest Mr. Armin Feger of Muncy Valley do the same. Mr. Feger’s ...

Tax facts

PAUL RINKER Montoursville Now that the final version of the tax bill has passed, we can see the final product and determine for ourselves how good or bad it is. I have been doing a lot of research over the last couple of days and have found that neither side is giving the whole story, but ...

Election collusion

MIKE KERSETETTER Watsontown We keep hearing how the Russians colluded with Donald Trump and others to influence the 2016 presidential election. What they did (if it were them) was to expose the corruption, interference, and collusion by Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee ...

The ‘Abuser in Chief’

ARNO VOSK Williamsport It seems almost a daily event, a prominent and powerful man falls from his position when his abusive behavior toward women comes to light. Just a couple of credible accusations are enough to bring a man down. But what about the man I call the “Abuser in ...

Taxes and the super wealthy

ROBERT WORKMAN Lock Haven Well, Trump supporters: Reap what you have sowed. Lower taxes for the wealthy and large corporations. Permanent. Higher taxes for the rest of us. Our so-called tax breaks lasts 10 years. Look out after that. We will also have to pay for that $1 ...

The gasping voice of democracy

TIMOTHY HAVENER Mill Hall Someone recently challenged me by stating that I was rather good at pointing out the problems we face, but didn’t offer any solutions. Despite the irony of being given another problem with no solution this response holds within it the answer to its own ...

Just the facts

WILLIAM L. EMICK Barbours A liberal writer questioned Guy Smith’s book, “Gun Facts,” on President Kennedy, vice presidents Walter Mondale and Hubert Humphrey regarding the Second Amendment, but no facts were presented refuting Smith’s quotes. However, it’s understandable if you ...