Opinion

Are you helping to make a difference?

Letters to the editor

Our top headline and story in Monday’s edition was “Positive impact,” reporting volunteer contributions of several people in the Renovo area. “Champions among us” was our top headline and story on Tuesday, again reporting the work of volunteers to bring quality to the lives of ...

Change is inevitable, progress is optional

Letters to the editor

MERLE HARNISH Lock Haven Being relatively new to Lock Haven (my wife and I moved here nearly two years ago after I retired), some of what I am about to say may not be completely accurate. That said, I have some observations about Lock Haven and Clinton County and I will now share them. I ...

American Flag abuse

Letters to the editor

ROBERT KNEEDLER Lock Haven Photographs of Boston Marathon winner Desiree Linden show her using the American Flag for a raincoat! At the finish line, some guy runs up and places the American Flag around her shoulders. Shame on him and her. Nowhere on her clothing do you see the ...

Why all the hate and mistrust?

Letters to the editor

WELDON C. COHICK JR. Linden Why all the hate and mistrust among all the major countries of the world? Every leader in this world should be respected for their positive actions and diplomacy to bring all the nations of the world together, instead of promoting hatred and mistrust toward one ...

Check those new history books

Letters to the editor

GEORGE LOCKETT Morris I agree 100 percent with Frank Wilson’s letter, “New order,” published April 13. This ‘’new order’’ started in our schools and colleges over 30 years ago. It was brought on a little at a time so as not be detected and with a ‘’freindly smile’’ ...

From memorials to independence

Columns

By CLIFF RIEDERS On the English calendar, April 19 marks Yom HaZikaron, Israel Memorial Day. The day after, April 20, is Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel Independence Day. It is no accident that memorial is followed by independence. The modern, free, independent, democratic State of Israel ...

Reality check

Letters to the editor

JAY D. MYERS Hughesville I recently perused letters to the editor. Of nine letters, five were in support of National Rifle Association (NRA) talking points. Do these people get them directly from the NRA? I know all the arguments. An assault rifle is just a semi-automatic rifle, ...

Do you really think Facebook will fix itself?

Columns

Mark Zuckerberg in 2006: "We really messed this one up. ... We did a bad job of explaining what the new features were and an even worse job of giving you control of them." Zuckerberg in 2010: "Sometimes we move too fast. ... We will add privacy controls that are much simpler to ...

A fallout from a layoff

Columns

Dear Annie: I am writing you in hopes of getting, well, a little shred of hope. I come from a lower-middle-class family that has always been short on money, high on stress and full of love despite that. Growing up, I always admired the fact that my parents served a healthy, comforting meal ...

James Madison and the 2nd Amendment

Letters to the editor

RICHARD MORRIS Williamsport A recent letter stated that James Madison, the author of the 2nd Amendment, argued in Federalist #46 that the militia composed of “all the citizenry, with arms of their own … would be sufficient to protect the rights of the people from the federal government ...

Free trees coming to your community

Columns

Last time we saw leaves, we were hurrying to rake them off the lawn before the fall snow arrived. But now a warmer season is here, and the trees are ready to start sprouting this summer’s cover again. It’s a nice part of every spring. We’re proud to say that 20,000 brand-new trees ...

Educational savings accounts not healthy

Letters to the editor

CAROL HODES State College Within the next few weeks, the Pennsylvania Legislature is considering a bill, Senate Bill 2, that will create a new type of educational savings account (ESA) system for children of the commonwealth that can be used for K-12 education. From studies of states ...

Natural gas, royalties, arrogance and equity

Letters to the editor

THADDEUS STEVENS Gaines The arrogance of the natural gas producers is discouraging landowners and being tempered by the courts. A few months ago, the arrogance was graphically represented at its worst when EQT, a producer in southwest Pennsylvania, wrote its gas owner partners to say they ...

We are not on a first-name basis

Columns

Dear Annie: My son’s best friend, “Travis,” has started to call me by my first name. For as long as I can remember, I was “Mrs. Thomas.” But yesterday, when I brought over lunch for the boys, Travis said, “Thanks, Susan.” I thought it may have been a joke and chuckled a little and ...

I support government of the people

Letters to the editor

PATRICIA HANCOCK Mill Hall Many are applauding the recent Supreme Court ruling that ordered the redrawing of Congressional district lines in Pennsylvania. Yes, the egregious gerrymandering abuses, most noted by Pennsylvania’s District 7, have been corrected for this November’s federal ...

Applause, Applause!

Editorials

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. A very special THANK-YOU to Kevin Rauch for attending our Kettle Creek Hose Co. #1 annual banquet and for wonderful front page coverage of our beloved chief, Barry ...

Political cartoon

Letters to the editor

DAVE MCCOY Oval The editorial cartoon published right before Easter depicting President Donald Trump hugging an empty cross while Evangelical Christians are painted as a bunch of clowns adoring Trump was very sad. It’s one thing to express your opinion on our president, which is varied ...

The meaning

Letters to the editor

MARLIN D. LILLEY JR. Cogan Station Thank you, Mr. Paul Rinker, for your informative letter to the editor entitled “The 2nd Amendment,” in the March 31 edition. Your letter clearly pointed out what the “Founding Founders” meant when they enshrined the “2nd Amendment” into our ...

Bible digest

Columns

“And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.” (Luke 6:12 AKJV) We should pray. Jesus did. “But I say to you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, Bless them that curse you, and pray for ...

Expense of gerrymandering

Letters to the editor

GREG STARR Williamsport Much has been written and discussed relating to the current controversy surrounding the latest Pennsylvania Congressional district remapping, or as some call it “The Congressional Incumbency Protection Plan” or CIPP. Taxpayers should realize that the cost ...