Letters to the editor

What difference?

GENE MILLERBellefonteThe Associated Press article on the front page of the June 2 edition quotes Mrs. Hillary Clinton, "It's important that we recognize what he (Trump) has done because that's usually a pretty good indicator of what he will do."Based on the email investigation by the FBI, her ...

Striving to recognize veterans

JIM HIRONIMUSWhite HallWhy doesn't anyone care about historically correcting the Miles Township Veterans Monument?For over seven years I have personally been on a campaign to get the information on the Miles Township Veterans Monument to be 100 percent historically correct. I have been met with ...

Patriotism vs. bottom line

KEVIN ECKWilliamsportQuite a bit has been made of the problem of illegal immigrants and illegal immigration as a whole.There is no doubt the problem exists and is serious. Unfortunately, none of the presidential candidates or pundits has hit upon the real answer to this problem. The focus of ...

Priorities

WELDON C. COHICK JR.LindenThis concerns the building of a new, two-tiered party deck at BB&T Bank Park at Bowman Field, estimated to cost $1.5 million. As far as 250 people occupying the two levels of this new party deck while sitting or standing with a beer or soda in hand and mingling ...

Stop, please!

MARTIN BRULE JR.WilliamsportI live near an intersection with three stop signs, but most drivers do not completely stop. This intersection is smack-dab next to Brandon Park in Williamsport and yet most drivers do not completely stop before continuing their commute.I have a 5-year-old daughter ...

The old days

CRAIG GALLIGHERMontgomeryI know the state of Pennsylvania passed a law against texting and driving!But I still seeing people doing this anyway, even though it's against the law. Now I see new cars have Wi-Fi in them, so now, since they can't text, they can type on a laptop or tablet while ...

Resurrect the ‘League’

PHIL UNDERWOODMontoursvilleDuring the mid-1930s, an organization created by conservative Democrats called the American Liberty League was formed as a platform for constitutionalists and classical liberals who felt estranged from both Roosevelt's Democratic Party and Herbert Hoover's Republican ...

First World problems

TIMOTHY HAVENERMill HallMany of us are old enough to remember Sally Struthers on TV showing us the poverty in other countries, telling us we could save the world for only a few cents a day. I went into missionary work because of people like her who showed us all the suffering in the world.When ...

Howard had her heart

There's a popular saying that home is where your story begins. The recent passing of my mother-in-law, Josephine Yearick, has motivated me to share her intense love for Howard, a little local town where she was born 102 years ago.Josephine's 21-year career as an Army nurse included serving in ...

Screwed up country . . . and it’s our fault

SHIRLEY MOOREMcElhattanI realize I do not have a PhD in political science and $10 gazillion in my checking account.But it seems we have a really screwed up country ... and we are the ones to blame.One sign of being an idiot is to keep doing the same thing over and over and expecting things to ...

Unemployed – but for how long?

STEVE HAGERTYLock HavenMay 18 was a day of mixed feelings. The 18th was my 64th birthday. Although I am much older than I want to be, my birthday was worth a celebration.If I was working, the 18th would have been my seven-year anniversary with the same organization. Unfortunately, in early ...

Now is the time

LARRY DIEFFENBACHWilliamsportNow is the time for our state legislators to act on the extraction fee for the natural gas companies. Can the gas companies afford it?The cost to ship gas from Texas or Oklahoma to East Coast markets is approximately 40 to 50 percent of the cost of the gas, so it is ...

About faith

CHARLENE BECKLock HavenIn response to letters about more people needing to go to church, I asked myself: What does faith mean to me?It's courage, strength, obedience, trust, being open-minded to a better understanding of our surroundings. Or perhaps it's a willingness to listen to our inner ...

What Clinton and national media don’t understand about Pennsylvania

MIKE MARTINONew BrightonWe're love our God and Country and do not see owning a gun as a sin. We love our football teams. Whether the Eagles or Steelers, both teams represent blue collar, hard-nose football. When NAFTA destroyed our mills, mines and manufacturing, faith and football kept us ...

To the school board

JAMES BENNETTLock HavenWhere's the taxpayers' representation on the Keystone Central School Board? I see where the Keystone district business manager says a 2.75 percent pay raise is being budgeted for employees. Great insight, as I thought this was still being negotiated?Here's a thought for ...

Applause Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause.A patriot shout out to some great Americans and great local companies goes out to St. John Masonry of Mill Hall and Centre Concrete of Lock Haven. They were contacted to ...

UPMC-SH partnership good news for our communities

SHELDON SCHWARTZMontoursvilleSteven Johnson and his partnership selection team are to be commended for choosing to expand Susquehanna Health services in our community through a partnership with UPMC, a nationally recognized health system sharing with us the same patient-centered, service ...

Verizon customer care seems to be of little concern

JAMES GARDLERPhiladelphiaStriking Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers recently surpassed one month on the picket lines. Since the strike began on April 13, 2016, Verizon has spent millions of dollars advertising on radio, television and ...

Don’t force it on me

KATELYN CHARLTONSouth WilliamsportI think that the United States is setting the scene for some outlandish things to come with this whole "gender equality" business. The last time I checked, bathrooms were genital specific, not gender. If you have female equipment, you should probably not be ...

‘Children Matter’

ROLLANDA FRAZIERSouth WilliamsportOkay, so every week there's a new bandwagon people jump on.Last week, it was "transgenders in bathrooms." A few weeks ago, it was "women breastfeeding in public."I see a new one already this week: "Atheists want the cross taken down at ground zero."People ... ...