Letters to the editor

On Trump

ROBERT WORKMAN Lock Haven It has been awhile. I was so desperately hoping that things would change for the better. Since the Donald was put into office, it has been one scandal after the other. The latest: We have a legal pimp running for office and winning his right to the run for ...

Roadway neglect

WELDON C. COHICK JR. Linden I have written letters for several years concerning how our federal, state and county governments are operating. It is evident that things will continue to remain as they are because of the lack of interest or concern that the average citizen has in this day ...

Slander!

JOHN CURCIO North Bend Mr. Charles Reeder was correct in his recent letter to the editor, “Words,” published on June 7 about free speech in the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Nowhere in that basic of laws is freedom of slander! The jokers on TV and some articles in the ...

Debasing our flag

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport America is the land of the free. As Betsy Ross once said, “The American flag is an enduring symbol of liberty, democracy, and justice.” North Korea, on the other hand, is the land of enslavement. Whatever its purported original symbolism, the North Korean ...

Guns are not people

ROMUALD ANDRAKA Cogan Station The following is from columnist Walter E. Williams and makes a lot of sense and should be considered by all advocating greater gun control. “With greater accessibility to guns in the past, why wasn’t there the kind of violence we see today, when there is ...

Canine comparison

DAVID BROSS Cogan Station President Trump reminds me of a Chihuahua. For example, Trump spends his days yapping to build himself up in the eyes of his followers. Also, Trump stays close to his base the way a Chihuahua bravely roams its fenced-in yard. And like a Chihuahua, it is ...

G8, G7 … G-Zero

DENNIS FITZGERALD Melbourne, Australia It’s currently called the G7, or G6+1 if you consider America’s approach seems to be floundering. This can shown with two photos: The official group shot compared to the one of Germany’s Angela Merkel appearing to be on conflict with President ...

Gov. Wolf fails climate change

RICHARD WHITEFORD Downingtown When President Trump shocked the world by rescinding America’s commitment to the Paris Agreement, a bipartisan group of governors created the U.S. Climate Alliance to collectively cut their state’s carbon emissions enough to meet America’s pledge to the ...

Grange urges farm eminent domain curb

WAYNE CAMPBELL Newport The Pennsylvania State Grange is urging the Pennsylvania House Local Government Committee to vote for legislation preventing school district taking of protected farmland through eminent domain. This practice involves private property being seized for a public sector ...

Feral cat problem

EUGENE MOORE McElhattan I live in Chatham Village here in McElhattan. We had a feral cat problem for several years. The feral cats caused over $800 in damage to the central air system to my mobile home. My solution is catch the cats in traps to have them put down at my own expense. ...

It’s not the end of the fight against opioids

ALEX JOHNSON Williamsport Increased awareness through community education and engagement, and strengthening of partnerships within the community represent a few of the many accomplishments of Project Bald Eagle. It was a key organization at a critical moment in time, made up of important ...

In honor of Flag Day (June 14)

CODY LEE HOOVER Williamsport It was the evening of July 18, 1863, around 6 p.m., when the Colonel of the 54th Massachusetts stepped in front of his men and prepared them to storm the Confederate stronghold of Fort Wagner. The regiment had marched for two days in rain and searing heat to ...

Become an organ donor today

XAVIERA BEWARD Honey Grove, Pa. There are thousands of people dying every year from something that is completely preventable. These lives could be saved by organ donation if there were enough organ donors. Won’t you consider becoming an organ donor and changing somebody’s life? ...

Alzheimer’s awareness

JONI SHENCK Harrisburg June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Uncover the truth about Alzheimer’s and learn ways to take action online at alz.org/abam. Go purple in June. Truth: Alzheimer’s is a public health issue and the most expensive disease in America. In ...

Gerrymandering legislation: There’s a lot at stake

LEIGH-ANNE CONGDON Mill Hall Just over a week ago, Senate Bill 22 was unanimously passed in the Pennsylvania Senate State Government Committee. The lead-up to the passage of this bill engendered intense negotiations with many interested parties, culminating in the addition of an ...

Do you remember?

HOBIE BECK Williamsport I am seeking information on a former Lock Haven High School football coach. John “Nels” Hoffman was inducted into The Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame West Branch Chapter in 1977. He coached football and basketball at Steelton High School in the 1930s and ...

Trump’s flag stance correct

GRETCHEN KENNEDY Williamsport Finally, President Trump said something I agree with! He stated that if the professional sports players don’t want to stand for the flag, they should leave the country. What they have is a very high-paying job (which many in our country do not have), and ...

Conservatives should respect the constitution

JOHN TURNER Altoona I have been waiting for someone to point out that the authority of our U.S. President is not his personal property. He did not acquire property rights to or over the Constitution because of the Electoral College. The authority of the U.S. president is a public trust, ...

Boomers are out of touch with reality

TIMOTHY HAVENER Mill Hall Spanning the generational divide, I sit right in between Generation X and Millennials. I was born in 1979 right before the age of trickle-down economics and the Reagan era. I watched the Challenger explode as my teacher panicked to unplug the TV in our ...

Where was he?

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville A recent letter to the editor stated that we need to put God back into our schools in order to prevent mass shootings in schools. I have a question. Where was God at the mass shootings at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., and the ...