Opinion

In the beginning

Letters to the editor

PAUL RINKER Montoursville In recent times, I often hear the idea that science has proven that God does not exist. I’m sure this would come as a surprise to the 60 PERCENT of scientists who are agnostic or theistic. Even some of those who are atheists would never be so bold as to claim that ...

We must seek common ground

Columns

We know what we Americans, together, are capable of. We see the unity, selflessness and compassion after every natural disaster — volunteers texting donations to displaced strangers, laborers jumping in trucks to ferry supplies to those in need, regardless of tribe. We’ve witnessed it ...

Hate, fear and lies

Letters to the editor

JOHN YOUNG Williamsport The 2020 presidential election should be a real doozy. So far as I’m concerned, the Trump campaign playbook in this midterm election was focused on hate, fear, and lies. This ad was even canceled by Fox News and Fox Business. The Trump 2020 campaign will be ...

Dear Annie

Columns

Dear Annie: Yesterday my husband and I spent three hours on the road, traveling from our home to our nephew’s college football game. We told my sister we planned to attend his game and gave up tickets to a Division I game in our hometown. I called my sister on the way there to ask whether she ...

Illegals

Letters to the editor

JOHN HALLER Williamsport I am really sick of reading letters to the editor defending illegal immigration as though Democrats really care about the people themselves. I say many know very well why they are in favor of them coming here. I can show any of you videos of Bill Clinton, ...

Candida glabrata may require more focused treatment option

Columns

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 66-year-old female in good health. In May 2017, my Pap smear showed that I had an infection of Candida glabrata and an itchy fungal infection in my rear-end area. My family doctor prescribed nystatin and triamcinolone cream to treat the fungal ...

Today in 1775

Columns

By The Associated Press On Nov. 10, 1775, the U.S. Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress. On this date: In 1871, journalist-explorer Henry M. Stanley found Scottish missionary David Livingstone, who had not been heard from for years, near Lake Tanganyika in ...

Blame the user, not the pills

Letters to the editor

EUGENE MOORE McElhattan Well, it has finally happened. Some rich character is suing their doctor because someone famous died due to drugs. Well, here is some food for thought. Do any of your medications yell for you to take them? They sit in your house in a closed container and say ...

Pa. Lottery

Columns

Pa. Lottery THURSDAY Day Wild: 9 Pick 2: 9-9 Pick 3: 6-5-1 Pick 4: 0-8-3-0 Pick 5: 2-6-5-7-0 Treasure Hunt: 12-17-20-22-24 $26,000 estimated jackpot Evening Wild: 0 Pick 2: 2-9 Pick 3: 1-4-6 Pick 4: 5-3-6-9 Pick 5: 6-2-0-1-0 Cash 5: 02-04-09-28-40 estimated ...

Save the Constitution

Letters to the editor

JASON RUNK Altoona Donald Trump has said he wants to change the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution by executive order. That should terrify any citizen who believes in the sanctity and safety of our Constitution. We must never allow ANY President to perform such a gross ...

Common-sense state retirement plan would benefit workers, families

Columns

The lack of retirement savings is a growing concern for too many Pennsylvanians. Right now, most families are not saving enough to pay for their retirement or not at all, leaving them only with Social Security. Much of the problem stems from lack of access to a retirement savings plan ...

Kavanaugh confirmation in review

Letters to the editor

MILTON COLE State College Let’s review the contentious confirmation process of Brett Kavanaugh. Recall Donald Trump’s promise in the October 2016 presidential debate, “I am putting pro-life justices on the court,” meaning that the Roe vs. Wade 1973 precedent decision legalizing ...

Never before have we been more in need of prayer

Letters to the editor

ALMA GRIFFITH Lewistown Never before in history, I believe, have we stood in greater need of prayer. Will we be people of prayer for such a time like this? “Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing.” Timothy 2:8-15.

On legal immigration, and ‘who’s money is it?’

Letters to the editor

ROMUALD ANDRAKA Cogan Station Let’s see. Large group of people intending to force their way into a country that is not theirs with the intent to remain there once in (i.e to occupy). That sounds pretty close to the definition of invasion. We have a legal process for immigration, and as a ...

Meeting the caravan with common sense

Columns

It’s sad to see the debate over the migrant caravan break down into the usual polarized camps. You’re either pro-immigrant and therefore willing to let anyone in, or you’re anti-immigrant and you want to slam the door in the face of anyone, right? Wrong. The phrase “My fellow ...

Pay attention to school buses and their precious cargo

Editorials

It really is a question about how much children mean to us. Are they precious enough for us to pay just a little bit of attention while we are driving? Not for some people. We doubt there is a school bus driver in our area who has not watched in shock, fear and anger as motorists ignored ...

Armed citizens

Letters to the editor

WILLIAM EMICK Barbours Pittsburgh’s gun-controlling Democratic mayor, Bill Peduto, said, “armed guards in synagogues, mosques, and churches are not the answer after 11 Jews were murdered and 6 wounded including four police officers at the “gun free” Tree of Life Synagogue in ...

Bible digest

Columns

“But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8 AKJV) Jesus died for us not because we are so wonderful but because we are so needy.