Opinion

Not wanting to hover

Columns

Dear Annie: I have a somewhat uncomfortable question. Recently, I moved from California to Texas for my job, and I love it here. Though there are a lot of differences between the states, one has stood out to me more than any other: There are no paper toilet seat covers offered in public ...

Clinton County friends

Letters to the editor

MELODY SMITH McElhattan Recently, an individual asked, “Exactly who is Glenn Thompson representing?” Let’s help this guy out. Put your experiences, how U.S. Rep. Thompson has represented, served, and helped you into words. Send them to The Express online at ...

Prosperity for Pennsylvania in 2018

Columns

It’s been said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Year after year, government grows. Its tentacles stretch out. Its costs go up. So why are we surprised, year after year, when Pennsylvania finds itself in the same predicament: A ...

The big falsehood

Letters to the editor

JACK CRAFT Sonestown After a year of the Democrats repeatedly obstructive agenda against our great president and the American people, what have we to look forward to in the coming year? I predict they will put the race card in reserve (but never discard) because of its success for the left ...

To deregulate America, dump DC bureaucrats

Columns

Flanked by a towering 185,000 pages representing the federal regulatory code now and a short pile of 20,000 pages — the code's length a half-century ago — President Trump pledged last week to return us to the days of fewer regulations. Pointing to the colossal pile, which would take some ...

Jerusalem

Letters to the editor

PASTOR JOHN C. BUTLER South Williamsport The Dec. 11 opinion piece, “Jerusalem: The Eternal City,” by Clifford Rieders was very insightful in several respects. First, I agree that Jerusalem has been the center of the Israeli nation for millennia. Second, it is truly irrational to ...

Bible digest

Columns

“Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, you righteous: and shout for joy, all you that are upright in heart.” (Psalms 32:11 AKJV) The Christian faith is a joyful faith. Join in the celebration. Crown Jesus Lord of your life.

Express yourself

Letters to the editor

Don’t veto life; protect it CHEVONNE M. GROVES Jersey Shore Recently the Pennsylvania Legislature passed a bill that would protect our most vulnerable citizens: The unborn. Senate Bill 3 reduced the maximum gestational age for legal abortions from 24 to 20 weeks and also prohibited ...

Give Trump credit where it’s due

Columns

Republicans have tried, on and off, to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil drilling since the 1980s. The effort has always engendered intense opposition and always been abandoned. A provision for drilling in ANWR is included in the Republican tax bill almost as an ...

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. We will bring the letters to you weekly, thanks to the efforts of Fred and Anna Snyder, who compiled the ...

The fight for one man’s attention

Columns

Dear Annie: My 36-year-old stepson, “Greg,” acts as if he’s married to my husband. It’s like a constant battle to outdo me. When my husband and I go on vacation, Greg whines to Daddy that he never takes him anywhere. On Wednesday, which is Greg’s day off, he will plan something for ...

Applause, Applause!

Letters to the editor

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. THANK YOU to the person who found my husband’s wallet and returned it to the cashier at Sunoco A-Plus on Bellefonte Avenue, with all money and cards intact. It’s ...

A wish list for 2018 and more

Editorials

Change. Some like it, some don’t. It all depends on whether it’s good or bad. We certainly do not have a crystal ball to foresee what will come to our region in 2018. Sure, there are things we know about, but it also doesn’t hurt to speculate. If you’ve already read our ...

No budget, no pay: A good government reform effort

Letters to the editor

MIKE HANNA Lock Haven Each year, all 253 members of the Pennsylvania legislature are constitutionally required to pass and present to the governor a balanced budget. Yet, year after year, our constituents are faced with an untimely, out-of-balanced budget that tends to shortchange our ...

AAUW opposes SB2 vouchers

Letters to the editor

HOLLE CANATELLA Lock Haven American Association of University Women (AAUW) Lock Haven is deeply disappointed that on Oct. 24, Pennsylvania state Sen. Joseph Scarnati, R-25th District, voted in the Senate Education Committee to approve Senate Bill 2, legislation that would bring a new ...

Concerning ‘disturbing drug trends’

Letters to the editor

WELDON C. COHICK JR. Linden This is in reference to recent headlines concerning “disturbing drug trends” and how policemen say that “young children are exposed to drugs at an alarming rate.” When myself and my five siblings were raised in the 1930s, the fathers of most of us ...

Please be aware of mental health issues

Letters to the editor

By JODY RUSSELL Lock Haven You might have started to see signs around Lock Haven, Renovo, Avis, Loganton, Beech Creek, and other areas of Clinton County from Lock Haven’s Safe Haven Organization that say, “Be the hope that somebody needs” or “Never let the opinions of others become ...

Runaway!

Columns

By RALPH DOTTERER JR. Vroom! Vroom! Nothing does a better job of describing testosterone, than the loud guttural sound, when goosing the throttle of a powerful engine. Growing up as a teenager during the sixties, one of the defining aspects of our generation were the muscle cars. ...

You can look it up

Letters to the editor

JOHN YOUNG Williamsport Years ago, in question and answer sessions with reporters, Casey Stengel, the legendary manager of the NY Yankees and NY Mets, would say, “You can look it up” in order to validate his answers. I suggest Mr. Armin Feger of Muncy Valley do the same. Mr. Feger’s ...

Tax facts

Letters to the editor

PAUL RINKER Montoursville Now that the final version of the tax bill has passed, we can see the final product and determine for ourselves how good or bad it is. I have been doing a lot of research over the last couple of days and have found that neither side is giving the whole story, but ...