Opinion

There’s no middle ground

Columns

By KALEB M. DANIELS The country is split whether you are Democrat or a Republican. There is no middle ground. There were fights in the street when President Donald Trump won the election. It was the combatant left versus the right. To some people, if you support President Trump you ...

Calling all donors

Editorials

Make no mistake about it: The American Red Cross’ plea - actually, its emergency call - for blood donations means there is a critical shortage. The Red Cross has started 2019 with a blood shortage. Lives are at stake. Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. Due ...

Notable Quotes

Columns

In my life I’ve learned that true happiness comes from giving. Helping others along the way makes you evaluate who you are. I think that love is what we’re all searching for. I haven’t come across anyone who didn’t become a better person through love. — Marla Gibbs

YOU HAVE THE POWER

Columns

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. If you would like to make a nomination for our weekly Saturday morning round of “Applause” for someone or some group for doing something special, send your ...

Bible digest

Columns

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatever a man sows, that shall he also reap.” (Galatians 6:7 AKJV) Choices have consequences.

In Washington, D.C.

Columns

- U.S. Rep. Tom Marino (R), 1020 Commerce Park Drive, Suit 1A, Williamsport, Pa., 17701. Phone: 570-322-3965. Website: https://marino.house.gov. - U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson (R), Suite 101, 3555 Benner Pike, Bellefonte, Pa. 16823. Phone: 814-827-3985. Website: thompson.house.gov - Sen. ...

Dear Annie: You gonna need change?

Columns

Editor’s Note: Annie Lane is off this week. The following column was originally published in October 2016. ——— Dear Annie: I have gotten to the point that I no longer like to go out to eat, especially if it is a restaurant that my wife and I have not gone to before. Here’s ...

What do you think?

Letters to the editor

The Express welcomes letters to the editor as we encourage our readers to “Express Yourself” in this forum. Letters must be signed using the writer’s legal name with a complete mailing address and home and/or daytime phone number. Letters dealing with private disputes will not be ...

Hoax

Letters to the editor

JON BOGLE Williamsport In 2009, the gas industry paid two professors at Penn State’s mining school $100,000 to write a report wildly exaggerating fracking’s economic potential. The Penn State Reports, brought out in 2009, 2010, 2011, were falsely portrayed as legitimate academic ...

Conservation commitment tied to memories, plans for future

Columns

“The vast possibilities of our great future will become realities only if we make ourselves responsible for that future.” — The late Pennsylvania Gov. Gifford Pinchot I spent the second weekend in December at the place I revere most: Beaver Run Hunting and Fishing Club in Porter ...

How Trump supporters argue

Letters to the editor

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport Not long ago I wrote a letter listing the 30 principles that explain Trump’s words and actions. It appeared in another newspaper too. A response to my letter in this newspaper provides an insight into how Trump supporters defend their man. The ...

A border wall for $55

Columns

All this recent talk about walls got me thinking. History books and legends are full of examples of the need for and laborious building of walls around cities, countries and various structures. The Wall of Jericho was built thousands of years before Christ and kept the city population safe ...

Bible digest

Columns

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-23 AKJV) Wouldn’t you like a neighbor with the traits above? Wouldn’t your neighbor like a person like that?

Old photo album

Columns

PHOTO PROVIDED Banquet held to celebrate Midget League Pictured is an end of season banquet for the Renovo area Midget League Football and Basketball teams. For approximately 30 years, Mr. Lew Logue, whose name can be seen on a poster hung on the bleachers, made sure the midget program was ...

Dear Annie: Depression strikes

Columns

Editor’s Note: Annie Lane is off this week. The following column was originally published in October 2016. ——— Dear Annie: I want people to know that depression can happen to someone even if her life appears wonderful. I know from experience. A few years ago, I had just married a ...

You just hate Trump

Letters to the editor

Michael Heyd Montoursville Conservatives continually accuse liberals and Democrats of fighting everything Donald Trump does for just one reason: they hate him that much. They are wrong. Fighting Trump is one thing. Fighting this Administration’s policies is another. The desire to tear ...

Your electric grid: Innovation is an absolute imperative

Columns

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower” is an often-repeated quote attributed to Apple founder Steve Jobs. But how is this playing out and helping to create the grid of the future? Innovation requires all of us to make honest and, at times, difficult assessments of ...

Purpose of federal government

Letters to the editor

ROMUALD ANDRAKA Trout Run The federal government does not exist to provide jobs to federal workers. It exists to serve the American people. And no such service is greater than the basic enforcement of laws and protection of our borders.

YOU HAVE THE POWER

Columns

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. If you would like to make a nomination for our weekly Saturday morning round of “Applause” for someone or some group for doing something special, send your ...

Religious freedom

Letters to the editor

KEITH McANDREW Williamsport There have been several letters written to this paper recently complaining that if only the government didn’t take God and prayer out of the schools, the kids these days would behave much better. My answer to that would be that if families did not take God and ...