Opinion

At the base of Trump’s support

Columns

By SALENA ZITOwww.TribWeb.comRUFFS DALE - If you drive anywhere in Pennsylvania, from the turnpike to the old U.S. routes to the dirt roads connecting small towns like Hooversville with "bigger" small towns like Somerset, you might conclude that Donald Trump is ahead in this state by double ...

Quit bellyaching

Letters to the editor

SHIRLEY MOOREMcElhattanOnce again, someone feels that Mr. Donald Trump is not qualified to be president. If I read the Constitution correctly, one must be born in the U.S. and be at least 35 to become president. Since he is over 35 and was born here, he is qualified.Seems to me George ...

Politics in America

Letters to the editor

HOWARD WILTWilliamsportI was born two months after the start of the Great Depression, so I remember a lot of hardships and different political events our great country has endured.Born in a family of Democrats, I was by birth and teaching a Democrat for many years.The Democratic Party years ago ...

They’ll never give up

Letters to the editor

STANLEY GOULDWilliamsportOn Aug. 9, 1974, Richard M. Nixon resigned the Office of President of the United States of America, having been forced from office as a result his involvement in a third-rate, failed burglary that led to the Watergate Scandal.Skip ahead to President William J. Clinton ...

When death sneaks up on the young and successful

Columns

Stagnant wages, weight gain, in-laws staying too long.A canceled flight, a stolen bicycle, a flooded basement.Bounced checks, a cold sore, refrigerator on the fritz.Getting fired.All irritating but also microscopic in the grand scheme of things - the grand scheme being our mortality, the fact ...

Driver-less cars pose risks we’re not ready to take

Editorials

W e love technology ... most of the time.We use it everyday.Sure, it can be a pain ... and it does become addicting.Look at all the people walking around staring only - and long and hard - at their cellphones.There's a limit ... or at least, there should be a limit that parents place on their ...

Antics

Letters to the editor

In regards to letters about Donald Trump, I have to say that Trump does not care about you.He does not care about me. He cares about Donald Trump.Why would anyone worth billions of dollars strive for a very stressful job that only pays $600,000 a year?The answer: Prestige and ego. This is not a ...

Dangerous

Letters to the editor

In my opinion, there is an urgency facing this nation with Donald Trump being the nominee for the Republican Party.I am dismayed that certain Republican leaders have not stepped up to the plate with courage to not only address Trump, but his followers as well. It is my notion leaders like John ...

Confused

Letters to the editor

Let me preface this letter by stating that I am in no way anti-cyclist, but that being said, I have a question.If monies for road work are to be put on hold so that we can improve bike paths, than why is it that I have to yield four feet on a roadway, legally crossing the center line into ...

Short memory

Letters to the editor

Donald Trump has proclaimed President Obama to be the founder of ISIS because he pulled our troops out on Dec. 16, 2011. He seems to have forgotten that the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) that removed our troops was signed by "W" in 2008.Under that agreement, only certain troops and ...

Downtown was jammin’

Editorials

y all measurements, the inaugural LHJAMS festival in Lock Haven this past weekend was a great success.Yes, downtown was jammin'! (Even amid the heat and a brief shower.)From Dizzy Gillespie to Charles Mingus to John Coltrane to Dixieland tunes - and we think we also heard some Thelonious Monk - ...

Pennsylvania state troopers raise retirement tsunami warnings flags

Editorials

By JIM BREWSTERThe Pennsylvania State Troopers Association has posted bright flags warning of a potentially devastating trooper retirement tsunami looming just over the horizon. If the storm comes together and the retirement tidal wave hits, it would severely strain police resources, impair ...

Kane in sharp relief

Editorials

By G. TERRY MADONNAAnd Michael L. YOUNGThe breathtakingly rapid rise and agonizingly slow decline of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane mercifully ended Wednesday August 17th with her resignation one day after her conviction on nine criminal counts, including perjury for leaking grand ...

We should know who the child predators are

Letters to the editor

State Sen. John Eichelberger, R-Blair, stated that child sex abuse victims were out for the money. He could not be further from the truth.Recently, there was a debate regarding the retroactivity part of the child sex abuse statute of limitation reform bill. Eichelberger even said that the grand ...

Applause, Applause!

Editorials

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause.On July 30, it was a night to remember as members of the Bald Eagle-Nittany High School Class of 1966 celebrated their 50th class reunion. The event was hosted by Jeanne ...

The truth about Obamacare

Editorials

I am not sure why I bother to keep picking up The Express and flipping to the Opinion-Editorial page, but the choice of articles that are being selected to be run are just a wee bit slanted.If all I did was read these articles I would think that Hillary Clinton was the second coming.On ...

Veteran appreciation

Editorials

Bill Bechdel, Clinton County Veterans rep., and his crew of Team RWB volunteers held a very nice get-together for local veterans.The event was held at Riverview Park. It was attended by a nice group of veterans from different eras. All who attended appeared to have a good time socializing with ...

Foreclosure prevention tips

Editorials

As a non-profit housing counselor I would like readers to be aware of two new programs release by the Federal Housing Finance Agency for borrowers who may have their mortgage underwritten by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. There are over 1,100 borrowers in Pennsylvania who have been deemed eligible ...

Foreclosure prevention tips

Editorials

As a non-profit housing counselor I would like readers to be aware of two new programs release by the Federal Housing Finance Agency for borrowers who may have their mortgage underwritten by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. There are over 1,100 borrowers in Pennsylvania who have been deemed eligible ...

Local officials should not endorse Trump

Editorials

I find it appalling that so many of locally elected officials in Blair County are endorsing Donald Trump for president of the United States. The notion by John Eichelberger of Blair County and others that Trump is not being treated fairly by the media is ludicrous. The news media is merely ...