Opinion

Doctors’ Day 2018

Letters to the editor

JAEWON RYU Danville Saving lives. Comforting families. Shaping the future of medicine. These are just a few of the amazing things doctors are doing in our neighborhoods and around the world, every day. Being a doctor may not always be easy and the path is a long one. Our patients ...

Getting rid of junk calls

Columns

Dear Annie: For the past few months, my phone has just about exploded with calls from telemarketers and scammers. I am at my wits’ end! No, robot, I’m not past due on my bank payments. I don’t want a free stay at your beach resort in Panama. And I’m not going to send money to you to ...

Student safety

Letters to the editor

PETER MCGUIRE Hollidaysburg I was bemused by the letter to the editor of March 24 by Jan Mills Sr. After thinking about the suggestions put forth, I realized that this letter is exactly how our elected officials will move forward. In his “tongue-in-cheek” proposal, there will ...

IRS can help to prevent terrorism

Columns

By LEONARD GETZ And CLIFF RIEDERS While universities may plead powerless to stopping the spread of educational corruption and terrorist ideology in their Saudi and Iranian funded Middle East studies programs, the Internal Revenue Service cannot. Universities must adhere to a series of ...

We’re not ready for driverless cars

Editorials

ne of those “self-driving” cars struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Ariz., this past Sunday. She was crossing the street with her bike when she was struck by the vehicle, which was traveling at about 40 miles per hour. Police said the vehicle, with a human in the driver’s seat but ...

Lowering the standards of life and common sense

Letters to the editor

WELDON C. COHICK JR. Linden I find it very hard to believe how this country of ours has lowered the standards of life and common sense by changing and enforcing the standards which pulled this country together over the last 100 years of our existence. I have been a part of this problem ...

Easter cakes for a grand finale

Columns

I love Easter so much because it’s a lovely holiday without all the stresses of Christmas. As the intro to Spring, Easter seems more relaxed. The menu can be anything, from your favorite meat or poultry served with tons of sides to a simple pan of lasagna and a salad. When it comes down to it ...

Medicare’s annual limits on therapy lifted

Columns

Last month Congress approved the federal budget agreement and it was signed by the President on Feb. 9. One of the provisions should help the health of the 59 million Americans who have Medicare. Under the budget agreement, annual caps are removed on the amount Medicare pays for physical, ...

What to do when a parent loses it

Columns

Dear Annie: My daughter and her best friend are 30. When her friend was 12, she lost both her parents. She has been like part of our family since then. She came home last year with a beautiful baby. Her husband is stuck in his own country awaiting a visa. My daughter baby-sits daily for her, ...

The solar window is still open

Columns

A friend asked me this morning what effect the Trump administration’s newly-imposed tariff might have on homeowner costs for a solar system. She’s putting an addition on her house and is considering solar panels for her roof. When my own solar system was installed in 2014, such ...

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 occasionally, thanks to the efforts of Fred and Anna Snyder, who ...

Lamenting invitations on social media

Columns

Dear Annie: Recently, I missed a large birthday party for a close family member. I was not aware of the party until several weeks later, when other family members asked where I was that day. My answer was that I had not been invited and knew nothing about it. I was then promptly told the ...

Keystone Central

Letters to the editor

JAMES BENNETT Lock Haven I evidently missed the appointment of Dr. Alan Lonoconus as superintendent of Keystone Central School District? After reading the article on March 22, “CC Partnership, school district join hands,” it sounds like Keystone Central School Board President ...

It’s time to end the free pass for Facebook

Editorials

Even in the Wild West of online marketing, legitimate enterprises ask consumers to opt in or out of sharing their data. But now, reporting by The Guardian and The New York Times reveals how online social media enterprises like Facebook leave open yawning back doors for marketers to obtain ...

Emotion trumps facts

Letters to the editor

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport I subscribe to the conviction that decisions should and can be influenced and guided by facts. So, for example, in the political world, I try my best to ferret out the provable facts on an issue after studying different sides of the argument, come to a tentative ...

Model for safe schools needs to be universal

Letters to the editor

JAN MILLS SR. Altoona I have a draft proposal for consideration regarding providing for safer schools. What I am proposing is a Pennsylvania model. If it works, I am hoping other states will utilize it. 1. The best solution for providing a safe school environment would best come from ...

Gerrymandering is not dead

Letters to the editor

ROSE REEDER Lock Haven Apparently, some citizens think that the gerrymandering issue is solved now that the courts have created a new congressional district map. This is far from the case. If we do not achieve placing a Constitutional Amendment on the ballot in 2020, nothing will ...

Reporting Social Security fraud

Columns

Dear Annie: I came to the United States back in the late 1980s. My husband at the time suddenly abandoned me and my two children. We entered a legal separation agreement in 1990 and eventually divorced in the early 2000s. During this period, I supported myself and my two children without ...

Dairy’s future requires new ways of thinking

Columns

Like many of you, what is happening now in our dairy industry has me concerned, but I have faith that the strength and enduring spirit of our agriculture industry — especially our dairy sector-will see us through this crisis. As the recent economic impact analysis of Pennsylvania’s ...