Opinion

No budget, no pay: A good government reform effort

Letters to the editor

MIKE HANNA Lock Haven Each year, all 253 members of the Pennsylvania legislature are constitutionally required to pass and present to the governor a balanced budget. Yet, year after year, our constituents are faced with an untimely, out-of-balanced budget that tends to shortchange our ...

AAUW opposes SB2 vouchers

Letters to the editor

HOLLE CANATELLA Lock Haven American Association of University Women (AAUW) Lock Haven is deeply disappointed that on Oct. 24, Pennsylvania state Sen. Joseph Scarnati, R-25th District, voted in the Senate Education Committee to approve Senate Bill 2, legislation that would bring a new ...

Concerning ‘disturbing drug trends’

Letters to the editor

WELDON C. COHICK JR. Linden This is in reference to recent headlines concerning “disturbing drug trends” and how policemen say that “young children are exposed to drugs at an alarming rate.” When myself and my five siblings were raised in the 1930s, the fathers of most of us ...

Please be aware of mental health issues

Letters to the editor

By JODY RUSSELL Lock Haven You might have started to see signs around Lock Haven, Renovo, Avis, Loganton, Beech Creek, and other areas of Clinton County from Lock Haven’s Safe Haven Organization that say, “Be the hope that somebody needs” or “Never let the opinions of others become ...

Runaway!

Columns

By RALPH DOTTERER JR. Vroom! Vroom! Nothing does a better job of describing testosterone, than the loud guttural sound, when goosing the throttle of a powerful engine. Growing up as a teenager during the sixties, one of the defining aspects of our generation were the muscle cars. ...

You can look it up

Letters to the editor

JOHN YOUNG Williamsport Years ago, in question and answer sessions with reporters, Casey Stengel, the legendary manager of the NY Yankees and NY Mets, would say, “You can look it up” in order to validate his answers. I suggest Mr. Armin Feger of Muncy Valley do the same. Mr. Feger’s ...

Tax facts

Letters to the editor

PAUL RINKER Montoursville Now that the final version of the tax bill has passed, we can see the final product and determine for ourselves how good or bad it is. I have been doing a lot of research over the last couple of days and have found that neither side is giving the whole story, but ...

Election collusion

Letters to the editor

MIKE KERSETETTER Watsontown We keep hearing how the Russians colluded with Donald Trump and others to influence the 2016 presidential election. What they did (if it were them) was to expose the corruption, interference, and collusion by Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee ...

Is there a right to disrupt school board meetings?

Columns

The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit weighed into the touchy question of whether there is a constitutional right for a citizen to disrupt school board meetings. The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the federal court just below the United States Supreme ...

When will we wake up?

Columns

Another deer season is over; another season when I’m able to hunt some days in just a lightweight shirt. The changing climate is happening so slowly that we are no longer surprised when our hunting days are warm and pleasant, not like the old days of freezing temperatures and a ...

The ‘Abuser in Chief’

Letters to the editor

ARNO VOSK Williamsport It seems almost a daily event, a prominent and powerful man falls from his position when his abusive behavior toward women comes to light. Just a couple of credible accusations are enough to bring a man down. But what about the man I call the “Abuser in ...

Letters to our boys

Columns

(Editor’s Note: This is another installment of The Express’ “Letter to Our Boys,” written during World War II to let “our boys” know what was happening back in their home towns. We will bring the letters to you weekly, thanks to the efforts of Fred and Anna Snyder, who compiled the ...

No walking away from responsibility

Editorials

Times have changed. In the news recently was an interesting case regarding a divorced couple in Hawaii. They have a child. One of the divorcees wants to formally sever parental rights. What is unusual — and should not be allowed to get in the way of doing what is best for the child ...

Readers weigh in on coed sleepovers

Columns

Dear Readers: I recently published a letter from “Not Comfortable,” who is helping to raise her three granddaughters. She stated that coed sleepovers seem to be the norm for children in her town, and she wondered what reader consensus is on that topic. I was delighted to hear from people ...

Applause, Applause!

Columns

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. The residents of Eagle Ridge Personal Care Home have so much for which to be THANKFUL. This past week, the Salvation Army visited us and gave us each a care package. The ...

Express Yourself

Columns

Exactly who is Congressman Glenn Thompson representing? WADE JODUN Mill Hall Wall Street and the stock market are booming. Corporations are reaping record profits. But it’s not a shared prosperity. The middle class has been left behind. The wages of hard-working, blue-collar men ...

Recognizing the reality

Columns

Christmas and travel. The first has a way of prompting the second and has done so ever since the delegation from the distant land came searching for Jesus. These wise men from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star ...

Write to Santa the old-fashioned way

Columns

Happy holidays, kind readers! Some say letter writing is a lost art; however, one person who would disagree is Santa. Writing to Santa has been a Christmas tradition since the latter half of the 19th century. Its popularity grew as the postal service, and specifically home delivery, became ...

Beware of holiday scams

Columns

You may not want to hear this, but please don’t let your guard down this holiday season so that scammers can take advantage of you. It is the holidays - a time for charity and giving — when there are some who abuse the spirit of the season and take advantage of others ... seniors ...

In ‘Darkest Hour,’ Winston Churchill refuses to bend the knee

Columns

The two questions most people ask about a new movie are: Do I really want to see it? And, is it worth the price? "Darkest Hour," the film starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, is definitely worth seeing now, not later. It is worth the price. And it is required. Because in a West ...