Opinion

Dear Annie: Volunteers need help

Columns

Dear Annie: I am an officer in an old but still active community cemetery with graves dating back to at least the 1800s and with plenty of available space. We have the usual slate of officers and board of directors. We advertise our public meetings, as directed in our bylaws, but they are ...

Something’s wrong when a diploma is worth more than the education

Columns

The college admissions scandal should be the populist issue of our time. Most of the talk in our politics about how “the system is rigged” is incredibly abstract and symbolic. But this is infuriatingly concrete. Last week, the Justice Department revealed a massive effort by wealthy ...

Letters to our boys

Columns

(Editor’s Note: This is another installment of The Express’ “Letter to Our Boys,” written during World War II to let “our boys” know what was happening back in their home towns. The Express will bring the letters to you occasionally, thanks to the efforts of Fred and Anna Snyder, ...

Bible digest

Columns

“Why seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was ...

Itchy ear canal has stopped producing earwax

Columns

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am turning 68 years old tomorrow. For the past couple of months, my ear canals have been very itchy. Also, my wife was constantly cleaning earwax out of my ears. Now for some reason I no longer produce earwax, but my ears itch a lot. Do you have any ...

Sisterly drama

Columns

Dear Annie: My sister “Katy” is 10 years older than I and has never married or had children. She was a devoted and loving auntie to my kids when they were young, but they have grown up and don’t hang with her much anymore. She and I have grown apart, as well, in part because of my own ...

‘Pay Up and Shut Up’

Letters to the editor

WELDON C. COHICK JR. Linden Myself and thousands of other retired senior citizens in this state are at our wits end when it comes to paying yearly property taxes and school taxes. We are forced to pay both of these taxes whether we have the money or not because we are not exonerated. We ...

Applause, Applause!

Columns

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. THANK YOU to Lock Haven University, WSQV and all of the sponsors for the Uptown Music Collective show at LHU just over a week ago. This show was my favorite so far of ...

Please talk to your kids about ‘vaping’

Editorials

His heart felt as if it would pound out of his chest, the 15-year-old boy told a resource officer at a high school recently. The deputy called for an ambulance to take the student to a hospital. Two other boys, one 14 and the other 15, experienced similar distress. They saw the school ...

I’ll ask again: ‘Had Enough?’

Letters to the editor

MIKE REMICK Pine Creek Do you know that the tax on a gallon of gasoline for Clinton County and all of Pennsylvania is the highest in any state in our nation? That’s right folks. We are taxed double that of the national per state average. For 50 years, Clinton County has lost one ...

Bible digest

Columns

“Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” (Hebrews 11:3 AKJV) God spoke this world into existence. He is the great Creator and Sustainer. “But without faith it is impossible to ...

Value of human life

Letters to the editor

Ted Mahaffey Montoursville The Secularist’s value of human life is perverted by their scientific worldview. Secular scientist’s fallback position on many issues not having naturalistic answers is that they don’t know. Though with global warming/climate change, they know without ...

Democratic candidate

Letters to the editor

KEITH MCANDREW Williamsport I am very excited to see who is going to be the next Democrat candidate for President out of the plethora of options available. Who is going to lose to Donald Trump? I am very disappointed that Hillary Clinton has not thrown her hat in the ring again. If ...

Bow down to Molech!

Letters to the editor

JOHN BUTLER South Williamsport As a student of the Bible, I am asked from time to time why God ordered the execution of the Canaanites when Israel took control of the promised land. It seems contradictory to God’s nature to dispossess these people this way and place the Hebrew nation in ...

Candidate Keller denies climate change

Letters to the editor

ADRIANA PENA State College I am dismayed to learn that Mr. Fred Keller, the Republican candidate in the May 21 special election to replace Mr. Tom Marino to represent the 12th Congressional District in Pennsylvania — our district — is a climate change denier. Mr. Keller is no ...

The book and the flood

Columns

You see it all the time in the movies — The historic researcher has to brave all kinds of traps and attackers before he gets his artifact. He manages to steal whatever item he’s after, risking his life to get it. I admit, I’ve had a few of those moments, but in recent years, I’ve ...

Dear Annie: Response to bullying

Columns

Dear Annie: I work in the summer at an art college, with a program for high schoolers who want to take classes for college credit. During the most recent summer, one of the cliques bullied a kid who has Asperger’s syndrome, to the point that he left the program early and the parents sued the ...

MAKING LIFE BETTER: PSU’s Extension Nutrition Links program

Columns

What is Penn State Extension’s Nutrition Links Program? The Nutrition Links program offers free nutrition education programs to participants eligible for public assistance to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve a healthful diet on a limited budget. Nutrition Links provides ...

Turn tax season into a season of giving, please

Columns

By LISA R. BATTAT Every 18 hours one man, woman or child dies in Pennsylvania because the waiting list for organ and tissue donations is so long. Imagine the pain of so many parents who wonder every minute of every day whether their child will live long enough to receive a lifesaving ...

Chasing false prestige

Columns

Call it karma, or poetic justice. For decades, athletes admitted to prestigious schools on scholarships have endured accusations (some, admittedly, justified) that they couldn’t cut it academically. Now we have a nationwide scandal in which students have been admitted to prestigious ...