Opinion

KCSD fiscal Irresponsibility

Letters to the editor

GREG MAYES Mill Hall While some of the names have changed, the mind set remains the same in the Keystone Central School District: Raise taxes and ignore the obvious. The Keystone Central School Board is still considering keeping the Pre-K Program despite the fact that it is not a ...

Standing room only

Editorials

By ROSE and DAN REEDER Lock Haven For those of you following the Gerrymandering issue, we have an update. Dan and I were able to attend the Senate State Government Committee Hearing in Harrisburg for SB22 and three related bills. You may have noticed that we are totally committed in our ...

The 2nd Amendment

Letters to the editor

WILLIAM L. EMICK Barbours Attention gun owners! Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens advocated the repeal of the 2nd Amendment after the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, which finally exposes the deceitful objective of the Marxists and Socialists within the Democratic party. ...

A husband’s hearing loss

Columns

Dear Readers: Recently, I printed a letter from “Sad and Frustrated Beyond Words,” who was at her wits’ end with her husband, who has hearing loss but refuses to get help. I told her that she’s right that her husband should get his hearing checked but added that until he’s open to ...

HB 76 and SB 76

Letters to the editor

VICKI MUNZ Lock Haven Thousands of people, including seniors and families with children, have lost their homes because they can’t pay the infamous “school tax.” The school tax, which is the most regressive, abusive and hated, is essentially “rent” we must pay to the schools ...

Wrapped in a sea of plastic

Columns

By KATHLEEN ROGERS By now, most of us have read that plastic, that incredibly useful product that all of us use every day, is fast becoming public enemy number one. We have been using plastics for decades and as a result, plastic is everywhere: In our fish, in our food, in our oceans, in ...

Life is cheap

Letters to the editor

RICHARD TOBIN Wellsboro On March 14, many thousands of high school students walked out of school to protest the slaughter of their fellow students in the far too frequent school shootings that have occurred in the recent past and the failure of their elected representatives to pass laws ...

‘Shut up!’

Letters to the editor

CHARLES M. REEDER Montoursville Hillary Clinton was asked why she was not heeding the call to shut up and get off the national stage after she lost the election for President of the United States. Her response, no man who ran and lost was told to do so. Her examples were Al Gore, John ...

Between Trump and God

Letters to the editor

EUGENE MOORE McElhattan Well, well, well, President Donald Trump reportedly slept with a porn star. President John F. Kennedy had numerous affairs with actresses. President Dwight Eisenhower reportedly also had an affair. So have numerous congressmen and congresswomen. Trump is ...

Gun protest

Letters to the editor

KEITH MCANDREW Williamsport A wise, idiomatic piece of advice says, “Don’t take down a fence until you know what it was put up for in the first place.” This advice should be heeded if you were to consider that the fence was the 2nd Amendment and you were talking about the recent ...

Get ready for summer by eating smarter

Columns

Now that Easter, the last of the feasting holidays, is over, it may be time to spring into action and get to work on the summer body. We all know that reversing the effects of overindulgence is not an easy task. It takes exercise, along with, reducing fats, carbohydrates and sugar intake. ...

Family members’ regrettable posts

Columns

Dear Annie: This is an issue I imagine many people are having. Sometimes my family members post things I disagree with online. Many times, I’ve found myself typing up a comment, only to decide against clicking the “submit” button. I really don’t want to get into arguments with loved ...

Can you hear me now?

Columns

It happens 2.9 billion times each month. All across this nation, citizens are being pestered by privacy-invading telephone calls from either live or tape-recorded telemarketers, spammers and scammers even though there are state and federal laws against such unwanted calls. Think about ...

Patients overpay for prescriptions 23% of the time

Editorials

By SYDNEY LUPKIN Kaiser Health News As a health economist, Karen Van Nuys had heard that it’s sometimes cheaper to pay cash at the pharmacy counter than to put down your insurance card and pay a copay. So one day, she asked her pharmacist how much her prescription would cost if she ...

Leaving after years of abuse

Columns

Dear Annie: When my youngest son graduates high school, I plan on leaving my husband. My husband, "Bill," and I have two sons. My husband has refused to discipline either of them. He's always allowed the elder son (age 20) to curse me out and make my life a living hell, as well as bully his ...

Dear Annie

Columns

Dear Annie: My husband has gained about 15 pounds in as many months. “Robb” has been a naturally thin person all his life, or at least in the 10 years I’ve known him. I know he realizes he’s gained weight, because he’s mentioned how his clothes aren’t fitting well anymore, and ...

The 2nd Amendment

Letters to the editor

PAUL RINKER Montoursville Gun-control advocates are lying to you. Almost everything they’re telling you about guns and the 2nd Amendment is not true. When it comes to the 2nd Amendment, they use two mutually exclusive arguments, hoping you will believe at least one of them. The ...

Easter 

Columns

Americans are waiting and hoping. We’re hoping for something and we aren’t exactly for sure what we are hoping for. Internally it’s always the hopes of something better around the corner. Many of us grew up believing that if we worked hard, tried hard and stayed with it that life ...

Applause, Applause!

Editorials

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. The Wayne Township Recreation Committee wishes to THANK the following for their continued support of our annual Easter Egg Hunt: Wayne Township Board of Supervisors, ...