A recent state Supreme Court decision has changed congressional voting districts. There is a court appeal to this decision now under consideration. All this very significant activity has muddied the waters for the upcoming primary election. It is painful and ...
If it wasn’t so tragic, it might be funny to watch such hopeless people.
First, the Florida Legislature kills the bill that would raise the legal age to purchase an assault rifle. You have to be 21 to buy a pistol, but you can buy an assault rifle at age ...
There’s an old saying, “Be careful what you wish for.”
Right now there are a lot of people wishing for a ban on assault rifles, and some would like to see a ban on all guns.
Let’s look at how well bans work. We had the example of Prohibition in the ...
Think of how bad of shape our local, county, state, and federal governments are in.
We the voters keep re-electing the same sad sacks to office and what we do not think about is that we have to keep supporting them long after they retire.
What the newspapers ...
In 2016, after careful deliberation in seeking affiliation with a larger health care system, Susquehanna Health found its perfect partner in UPMC.
Now, more than a year into our affiliation with the Pittsburgh-based health care leader, UPMC Susquehanna and ...
GEORGE CONRAD III
Living in Central Pennsylvania brings the best of bucolic life as we are fortunate to have close knit communities nestled in among thousands of acres of public lands.
One of the most popular attractions is Raystown Lake in Huntingdon County, managed by the ...
We live by a system of rules and laws. As we move forward on our path to end gerrymandering, there are events that are worrisome.
We have been challenged by Pennsylvania Sen. Joe Scarnati to end our efforts and the court involvement because it is too costly. ...
Last week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court gave us a new map of Congressional districts for the 2018 election.
That’s a good thing. The new map is more reasonable and fair. But it’s just one map.
It’s not a permanent solution to the problem of ...
In the wake of the Parkland, Fla., school massacre, school boards all over the country are discussing safety measures including arming teachers. These discussions should deal with an exhaustive list of of questions. NBC’s Chuck Todd has listed some of the ...
On Feb. 15, The Washington Post published an article comparing the Republican and the Democratic proposals for new district lines.
In this article, Christopher Ingraham, the author, concluded that neither were quite as good as they might be. He noted that the ...
ANNE M. DOERR
Friends of a Livable Sugar Valley, a community group established with the goal of preserving and protecting Sugar Valley’s air, water, and overall livability, is very concerned with news of a possible “virtual pipeline” in Sugar Valley, as ...
We’ve had semi-automatic and even automatic rifles for a long time, yet mass shootings are a recent phenomenon. Back in the 1970s a day at the range with my M1 (30-06) would leave me reaching for the Bengay. In a recent article, Chuck Hawks, a well known ...
Unions are the solution to a rigged economy. I see it in our district: Working people struggle in an economy rigged against them in favor of corporate CEOs and the wealthy. That’s not by accident. Corporate special interests have written the economic rules to ...
The tragic school shooting in Parkland, Fla., was avoidable.
The Boston Marathon Terrorist Bombing was avoidable.
The Fort Hood shooting was avoidable.
The Pulse Nightclub terrorist attack was avoidable.
The Virginia Tech shooting was avoidable. ...
WILLIAM L. EMICK
Another shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., where a mentally deranged individual murdered 17 and injured 15.
Dr. Edwin Vieira explains how mass shooters could be stopped or casualties reduced by revitalizing states’ militia and reclaiming its ...
WELDON C. COHICK JR.
It is sad in this country of ours when one of our Presidents has to stoop so low as to join the flow of other countries of the world - such as Russia, North Korea and China - whose purpose is to show the world how mighty they are militarily.
Is this ...
I was going to write a letter about the shooting in Florida.
17 lives lost.
But I am writing about the students who are taking a stand ... not just in Florida but across the United States.
Thank you for your courage and your determination.
I watch these young ...
LAURA (BECKY) SAXTON
I would like to know how can this news be put on the front page of The Lock Haven Express?
This has not been proven to be true; it is alleged.
I would like to say I know this man and have known him almost my whole life.
He has raised two beautiful ...
As a politician, it’s fine that our congressional representative, Glenn Thompson, has his picture taken at the Pennsylvania Farm Show and that he shows up at special events held at Grice’s Gun shop in Clearfield.
However, as a congressman, ...
Tax cuts are already working in Pennsylvania. Johnstown-based First Summit Bank recently announced $1,000 bonuses for full-time employees, in addition to salary increases and higher charitable giving.
Sewickley Spa has pledged new capital expenditures, with ...