Letters to the editor

Distrust

ROBERT DEVAULNorth BendIn response to Richard Tobin's letter to the editor on Sept. 14, entitled "Blowing smoke," about Hillary Clinton's emails.So, if no one asks, it's OK to have 112 classified e-mails on a non-government server so highly classified that even Congress wasn't allowed to see ...

Vote

JIM MOOREFlintonWhat ever you do, vote come Nov. 8. Our Founders made sure that the only way we can lose our freedoms is by taking them for granted.I assure you, either by corruption or by a personal agenda, or pure stupidity, most of our politicians and bureaucrats do not care about you. ...

Report: Staff shortages hamper U.S. wildlife refuges

By GILLIAN FLACCUSAssociated PressPORTLAND, Ore. - Hundreds of national wildlife refuges that provide critical habitat for migratory birds and other species are crippled by a staffing shortage that has curtailed educational programs, hampered the fight against invasive species and weakened ...

Lt. Jonas M. Panik, U.S. Navy Reserve

CARROLL SMITH LEEArlington, Va.A week ago this past Sunday marked the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11th, 2001, and I wanted to honor the memory of one of the victims of the terrorist attack on the Pentagon, a local young man, Lieutenant Jonas M. Panik, U.S. Navy Reserve.Sadly, I never met Jonas. ...

In regards to the Bible Digest

ADAM PARKSLock HavenUpon picking up the Sept. 16 edition of The Express, I noticed something I never did before, the Bible Digest in the opinion section.I have no real problem with having this section. Due to living in Clinton County my entire life, I know most people, if religious, tend to ...

Mike Hanna and the Second Amendment

WES and MISSIE LOMISONOrvistonThis letter is intended to be a much-needed response to Kevin L. Johnson's Sept. 13 letter to the editor questioning state Rep. Mike Hanna's stance on the Second Amendment.For literally decades, Mike has enjoyed an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association ...

The truth

DAVE MAYESMill HallWhile it's painful to write a letter about my own brother, Greg Mayes, I have no choice.On Sept. 10, and in the past, he wrote negative letters to the editor about Steve Poorman, after all of the good he's done for our community. Even knowing we were brothers, Steve never ...

Bring the facts back to Election 2016

SIMONE CAROLYN ROYState CollegeCan you believe this election?It seems like none of the issues are being talked about, everything is being over-sensationalized and the whole purpose of covering a story now is for the shock-value it brings.As a first-time voter, I've quickly became aware of how ...

Political options

PAULETTE FREDERICKHollidaysburgWe're bountifully bamboozled by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, with so-called "news" squawkers from cable, network and printed sources, and maddening malfeasance by the Republican and Democratic National Committees.Our rigged system ignores legitimate ...

Time for a boycott

IDEA TEMPLEMansfieldOn Sept. 14, Ford Motor Co. CEO Mark Fields announced the automaker will be moving its small car production from Michigan to Mexico.Here is the direct quote via Fox News on this issue: "Ford Motor Co. Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields said on Wednesday that all of the ...

‘Hope and change’

PHIL UNDERWOODMontoursvilleVictor Davis Hanson wrote a recent article about President Obama's legacy that takes a look at his accomplishments as our president.Obama, he says, mostly criticizes America and Americans when speaking in foreign countries. He downplays Islamic radicalism to promote ...

Alzheimer’s disease

Across the country, there are more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease and more than 15 million are providing care.Alarmingly, six in 10 people with Alzheimer's or dementia will wander. Because of the effects of the disease, a person with Alzheimer's may not remember his ...

Like Putin

Donald Trump is right: Barack Obama is not a strong and powerful leader like Russia's Vladimir Putin.If he was, Donald would have been dead or at least in prison years ago. Putin would never have produced his birth certificate.People who oppose Vladimir Putin have a short life expectancy. The ...

Why?

On Aug. 29 I attended the state House Democratic Policy Committee Hearing on biosolids hosted by state Rep. Mike Hanna, D-Clinton/Centre counties. The hearing had been advertised several times in several Pennsylvania newspapers for 2 p.m. on the 29th of August in Milesburg.Being a registered ...

‘Fixing’ something that’s not broken

I stopped by the Clinton County courthouse Wednesday. I knew they were putting in parking meters in front and doing away with the two very convenient, free parking spaces for the citizens of the community.I asked myself, "Why would these people fix something that's not broken?"It was very ...

Out of line

I am writing in response to the Sept. 13 letter to the editor written by Kevin Johnson entitled, "Mike Hanna and guns."Mike and I have been friends for many years and have spent countless times hunting and fishing together and if there's one thing I know about Mike, it is that he is a strong ...

Inner cities

Excuse me if I am not "politicaly correct," but how about if all of the protesters and Black Lives Matter take to the inner cities, where thousands of black people die every year?It's a lot easier to blame cops for a handful of questionable judgements than to go after the gangs and the ones who ...

Dangerous intersections

The city of Lock Haven is asking for a lawsuit because of dangerous intersections at Grove and West Main streets and Vesper and West Main streets.When the lights turn green at these intersections, pedestrians on the cross streets get the OK to cross the street, potentionally in harm's way.Why ...

Freedom of speech

The loss of human life caused by a natural calamity can only melt the human heart and draw sympathy. As member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, my prayers go out to the victims of the deadly earthquake in Italy.Many Western countries have become a melting pot for free exchange of original ...

Thanks

With great pleasure I read the article published by The Express on Thursday, Sept. 8. Mr. Randy Mcintosh really hit the nail on the head with his comments and analogies.I'm glad to see that not ALL the media is corrupted, and that newspapers are still respecting and representing people's ...