Opinion

A tornado is coming

Letters to the editor

MIM LOGUE DuBoistown I attended a recent presentation by the Pennsylvania Economy League on property tax reform. It was great information! Matt Knittel showed us the radar map. A tornado is coming! It must be addressed. The answer is House Bill 76-Senate Bill 76 - The Property Tax ...

Thank a Corrections Officer

Columns

The Express had the honor this past week of touring the Clinton County Correctional Facility at McElhattan. We came away with a much better understanding of the work that it takes to run a prison 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And yes, we’re also convinced that Clinton County’s ...

Correctional officers

Letters to the editor

ARISSA LARTIN Muncy As of the end of April, at least three U.S. Bureau of Prisons employees committed suicide, with many more attempts, including two recently in the area, of which one was successful. Corrections officers have a suicide rate twice as high as police, but little is truly ...

EMS Week: Thank the professionals who serve us

Letters to the editor

TIM NILSON, Bellefonte Pennsylvania’s emergency medical services, or EMS providers, responded to 1,881,979 requests for assistance throughout the Commonwealth in 2015. That is equivalent to just under 15 percent of the total population and equates to a dispatch every 17 seconds! ...

Sarah Wojcik’s amazing advice

Letters to the editor

DONI MATRONE Lock Haven I am a graduating senior from Lock Haven University. As a communication major, I went to Rebecca Gross Awards Day to write a story for a class and congratulate my incredibly intelligent friends who received awards. Not only are the award winners intelligent, but they ...

The readers write

Letters to the editor

FRANK L. FORSHA Montoursville I guess when it comes down to readers providing information to benefit the general public, be it the value of a local fundraising event, acknowledging a member of the public, or possibly some public issue that the populace, by being informed, can resolved, ...

The truth about teacher pensions

Letters to the editor

TIM SURKOVICH Altoona In the past five years, especially around election time, I’ve continually heard private citizens, politicians, and school board members blaming teachers for tax increases that help pay for teacher pensions. Many of the accusations include: “They don’t deserve the ...

Seat-belt enforcement, or DUI checkpoint?

Letters to the editor

TOM CIMINELLI Avis Regarding the May 10 article about the Pine Creek Township Police Department using traffic enforcement zones and roving patrols between the hours of 9 p.m. and 4 a.m. for seat-belt enforcement of adults and children: Wouldn’t it make more sense to have these during the ...

Applause, Applause!

Letters to the editor

After reading the APPLAUSE in The Express for some time, I had my own experience with Murray Motors Ford. I have a 2002 Ford Ranger and I have been having trouble with it for some time. The men in the Parts Department, Tony Bruno and Brent Rudinski, took very good care of me and so I just ...

Is change on the hospital and health insurance horizon here?

Editorials

As the national battle over health care insurance wages with the U.S. House’s recent narrow approval of the American Health Care Act in an attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, expect some changes on the medical care/hospital services horizon in Northcentral and Central ...

Earth Day

Letters to the editor

THOMAS VILELLO IV Caldwell I would like to thank everyone who helped with trash collection for Earth Day this year. I helped my nana pick up trash on state Route 664 for the first time. It surprised me how much trash was thrown out along the road, including tires and wooden framed ...

Grant approval hinges on public support

Letters to the editor

TROY MUSSER Jersey Shore Business owners invest in local communities — and the grants we apply for are our way of asking the state to reinvest, as well. It’s been encouraging to see that local voters are getting involved, reaching out to the community and creating awareness regarding ...

Medicare fraud

Letters to the editor

WILLIAM L. EMICK Barbours Estimated costs for the Mexican border wall varies from $10 billion to $49 billion, but the wall plus an additional 5,000 border patrol agents costing $200 million for the first year could be paid for without increasing taxes. All President Donald Trump would ...

Better

Letters to the editor

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville Why can’t we have both; Hillary Clinton’s deleted e-mails and Donald Trump’s tax returns? Congressional turkey strutting or a Congress talking turkey? Having values as a nation or to be first in the world? Tweeting or no tweeting? Politics from ...

Just not right

Letters to the editor

ELLY FRANZ Mansfield I was shocked by the story about a state police trooper reaching a plea agreement in a sex case in late April. There are multiple incidents where I hear of people taking advantage of their position in society. I know it happens with police officers, but every time I ...

Prices

Letters to the editor

PHIL UNDERWOOD Montoursville According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, since 1996 the prices of TVs, software, toys and cellphone service have come down substantially. During the same period, the prices of new cars, household furnishings and clothing all kept pace with inflation, ...

Let’s get back to basics

Letters to the editor

KAREN ELIAS Lock Haven With all due respect, U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, when you say you voted for the Obamacare repeal because the American Health Care Act “aims to create a health care system that works for all Americans,” it’s hard for me to believe you read the bill. (It ...

Market is unfair

Letters to the editor

SCOTT MARTIN Williamsport Can someone tell me why the Williamsport Grower’s Market operates in what I believe is an unfair and monopolizing way? For many years, friends of mine have tried to sell at the weekly Williamsport Grower’s Market, but are turned away. I’ve been turned away ...

How official is Facebook?

Letters to the editor

KATELYN CHARLTON South Williamsport Recently, I have noticed that more business and organizations are using Facebook as an official means of communication. Organizations like the South Williamsport Police Borough are using Facebook to “alert” the community of the thefts that are ...

To future members of the Fourth Estate

Columns

(PUBLISHER’S NOTE: The column below is a speech given by the writer to Lock Haven University communications students during the annual Rebecca Gross Awards Day ceremony on May 5 at the Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center. As you’ll read, Sarah is speaking directly to the students, ...