Letters to the editor

Shell game and raising prices

I have yet to meet anyone that is satisfied with the price and service of Comcast-Infinity. Example: I went from a $80 monthly bill (rounded off) to $120 to $180 by sitting home and not ordering anything. Upon contacting Comcast, they said I had a promotion price that expire. No one told me ...

Save LHU men’s track and field

I recently read your article reporting that Lock Haven University may cut some sports. I graduated from Lock Haven University in 2002. It was by far the best four years of my life. I had two families while I was there: My athletic training family and cross country/track and field. Those ...

Continue the pride at LHU

As a 1985 graduate of Lock Haven University and a product of both the exceptional Journalism program and running programs at LHUP, I am more than concerned at the “at best” disingenuous way in which the current fiscal issues with the university are being portrayed by the president and vice ...

Morally bankrupt

I thought our government could do no more damage to the culture of our Native Americans, but I was wrong. Taking the pipeline through the sacred lands of the Dakota Sioux, and possibly destroying their only clean water supply, is not only outrageous, it is criminal and immoral. But that ...

Why?

In light of the recent news event concerning the Pennsylvania boy who was forced into something horrifically less than legal by a child predator ring, it brings up the issue of the statutes of limitations (SOL) concerning such crimes in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Kudos to Attorney ...

Give them a taste of their own medicine

I found it somewhat shocking that there were 138 complaints handled by the 911 emergency communications center in Lycoming County on Sept. 9, 16 and 17, plus 54 individuals sentenced in Lycoming County Court this week. To myself and half the population that resides in Lycoming County, we are ...

The New School Prayer

Now I sit me down in school Where praying is against the rule. For this great nation under God Finds mention of Him very odd. If Scripture now the class recites, It violates the Bill of Rights. And anytime my head I bow Becomes a federal matter now. Our hair can be purple, ...

Pa. U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey abandons constituents

In the week leading up to Betsy DeVos’ confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Secretary, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey was unreachable by phone due to the flood of constituents begging him to oppose her confirmation. Nevertheless, Toomey voted to confirm Ms. DeVos anyway. In doing so, he has placed ...

Contact your congressman

RICHARD MORRIS Williamsport On Feb. 1, Congress, including U.S. Rep. Thomas Marino of the 10th Congressional District, voted to allow surface coal mining operations to dump mine waste into streams by lifting the stream protection rule. This action by Rep. Marino harms ...

Seig heil

DAN REEDER Lock Haven A hand-held sign that I read while at the Women’s March on Washington said simply, in bold print: “I don’t like Nazis.” I agree, that used to be a no-brainer. Now, I wonder… Thousands of American and Allied soldiers were killed and maimed by the ...

Repealing ObamaCare is medical malpractice

TARIK S. KHAN Philadelphia As a family nurse practitioner, I have never been more fearful for the health and safety of my patients than I have been over the last three months. I work at a community health center for the Pennsylvania-based Family Practice and Counseling Network. A repeal ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. I wish to heartily THANK those good Samaritans who lifted me up from my fall in front of the Jersey Shore Weis Market a week ago yesterday. Recovery was immediate ...

Want to keep WTAJ? Make your voice heard

As of March 14, channel 244, WTAJ based in Altoona, will be taken off the Comcast line-up. There is a CBS affiliate on channel 4, but that is out of Wilkes-Barre-Scranton. I would like Comcast to keep channel 244 because it has our local news, sports and weather. If you agree, there is a ...

It can happen again

We have all heard it said that those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. So let us not forget the now famous words of Martin Niemoller, a German Protestant pastor who opposed the Nazi regime and, for his trouble, spent years in a concentration camp: First, they came for the ...

Oh what will a dad say?

Being born and raised in New England, I sat down Superbowl Sunday to watch my beloved Patriots try for their fifth Super Bowl title. Now usually I get frustrated and have to turn the channel when Tom Brady throws an interception, or the team fumbles the football. This year was no ...

Right of constituents to be heard by their representatives

Nothing is as important to parents as the well-being of their children and their children’s future. As an retired educator in the Altoona area public school system, I know this fact well. Education is vital to the future of our nation, indeed, to the future of the world. We ...

Possible tax hike

I’ve read again where there may be a tax increase. I know there are some expenses for learning, how ever just take care of wasteful spending and it would help. I have noticed when there is a break or vacation all lights are on day and night when school is not in session. I have also ...

Clinton County

Clinton County DIVORCE ACTIONS r Feb. 3 to plaintiff Brian Mills and defendant Pauline Mills. MARRIAGE LICENSES r Feb. 2 to Bobbi Jo Breon and Matthew J. Brumbaugh of Blanchard. r Feb. 6 to Joseph Donges and Brenda Steele of Renovo. r Feb. 3 to Lavina Sue King of Mill Hall and ...

District Court Roundup

EDITOR’S NOTE: The information in the District Court Roundup is obtained from the public records of the Clinton County Central District Court, which is held each Tuesday at the Clinton County Courthouse. It is the policy of The Express that this information will not be withheld from ...

The rich get richer …

A few days before the election in November, a supporter of state Rep. Mike Hanna called and asked me if I was going to vote for Mike. I said, “nope.” He then asked me why, so I politely proceeded to explain. I have a 91-year-old cousin who is a retired schoolteacher. The retired ...