Opinion

No evidence of global warming?

Columns

By TIM MANNELLO Several of the most popular questions about global warming appeared in a letter-to-the editor section of the local newspapers recently: “What empirical evidence exists that we are in anything other than a normal climate warming cycle, that we are warming at a faster rate ...

Bible digest

Columns

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endures for ever.” (Psalms 111:10 AKJV) If we are wise, we will fear the Lord. We are all accountable to Him.

Gone Fishing III…Brook Trout

Columns

“This Is The Forest Primeval, The Murmuring Pines And Hemlocks” — Evangeline, H.W. Longfellow, 1847 The fine art and science of fishing started, for many of us, in the steep, narrow, dark, damp hollows that carve their way through the hills of our region. At ...

Rural well water found tainted

Columns

By JEFF MULLHOLLEM UNIVERSITY PARK. — Drinking water from wells in rural northcentral Pennsylvania had low levels of pharmaceuticals, according to a study led by Penn State researchers. Partnering with volunteers in the University’s Pennsylvania Master Well Owner Network, researchers ...

Remains ‘consistent with being Americans’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The remains handed over by North Korea last week in 55 boxes are “consistent with being Americans,” based on an initial examination, although none has been positively identified, a U.S. scientist who has seen the remains said. Although President Donald Trump has ...

Land of the free ride

Letters to the editor

MIKE KERSTETTER Watsontown Several letters to the editor have been written lately in various newspapers endorsing Marc Friedenberg for Congress, the majority of which are written by professors or their children. All of them mention free healthcare or tuition. You’d think that these ...

Applause, Applause!

Columns

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of Applause. A huge THANK YOU is not nearly enough to express our appreciation for the quick thinking of Brett Chapman and Gage Wheeler’s actions which prevented a potentially huge ...

We need representatives with political courage

Letters to the editor

DEB KLEVANS State College Fellow citizens, the most important thing we can do to combat the current administration’s disastrous actions is to help change Congress by voting to change our local representatives. Among the many issues they refuse to address is climate change. Those who ...

Commissioners have been transparent on vehicle fee issue

Columns

As chairman of the board of Clinton County Board of Commissioners, I am providing the following information in response to the “Our View” published in The Express newspaper on Aug. 1 regarding the board’s consideration of an ordinance to request PennDOT to impose an annual $5 vehicle ...

Far-left liberals are very talented ‘switch-a-rues’

Letters to the editor

MARLIN D. LILLEY JR. Cogan Station They accuse Conservatives of disrespecting “freedom of speech” — and then protest any campus speaker who does not share their leftist agenda. They accuse President Trump and his cabinet of not caring for the children of illegal aliens and then ...

Bible digest

Columns

“In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come to me, and drink. He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” (John 7:37-38 AKJV) Jesus can give you life abundant and ...

Elect servants, not celebrities

Letters to the editor

DENNIS FITZGERALD Melbourne, Australia A quick Google search of “breaking world news” gives 1.5 billion hits, whereas the more constrained “breaking world news” gives 292,000 hits, but which world leaders are getting the most hits? Doing the same search removing Donald Trump gives ...

Word games

Letters to the editor

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport To say “collusion” is not a crime because “collusion” is not in the criminal code is like saying “marital infidelity” is not a sin because “marital infidelity” is not in the Ten Commandments. “Conspiracy” is a synonym used in the criminal ...

Protect Social Security and Medicare

Letters to the editor

JOAN CARROLL Milton I’m on Social Security and Medicare. I worked until I was 74 until my knees and back couldn’t take it anymore. My Social Security doesn’t keep up with the rising food prices and everything else that keeps getting more expensive. But what’s really killing us are ...

Trump is the one guilty of treason

Letters to the editor

LAYNE B. THIELE Altoona Here we have a president of the United States having declared many times how he doesn’t need any advice because he knows more than his generals and our intelligence community. The president declares to the world, in front of our allies, that there is no need for ...

Misunderstanding the court

Letters to the editor

HUNTER DERENSIS State College My attention was brought to a certain letter to the editor published in the July 27 edition of The Express titled, “Passing message of civility to Trump,” written by a Ms. Elizabeth Shade. It contained a view on our court system that one does not ...

Sustainable community development

Columns

On a Tuesday in May of last year, a fairly remarkable thing happened. On the same day both Madison, Wis., and Abita Springs, La., opted to transition to 100 percent renewable energy. Both votes were unanimous. Madison is not a surprise. In the November election, more than 70 percent ...

Pray the Rosary

Letters to the editor

VIOLET ROGERS Williamsport In a recent letter to the editor, Tim Mannello wrote the following: Trump’s intentional, planned, and doubled-down policy of zero tolerance wrested asunder little children from their moms and dads. How could such a horror take place in this ...

The asylum phenomenon

Columns

People hoping to settle in the United States wait years for a green card to be legal residents. They play by the rules. These law-abiding newcomers must feel like idiots, watching what's happening on the southern border. Hundreds of thousands of Central American migrants are walking right ...