Opinion

Counties offer ‘A Different Tomorrow’

Columns

Do you know how often you use the services and programs provided by your county government? When you go to the courthouse for jury duty or to get a marriage license, it’s obvious that you are interacting with your county. But it’s not so obvious when you call 911. Or when you go to vote. ...

God help us

Letters to the editor

CAROLE MYERS GERST Milesburg As I went to bed one night again worrying about the world - and not just the United States but our humanity at large - I had the most profound dream that I’ve ever had in my life. In this dream, I walked into a very bright room. In the middle was a long ...

Bible digest

Columns

“As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk you in him: Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.” (Colossians 2:6-7 AKJV) Real Christians will live like Jesus.

Why does everyone want to be a war veteran?

Letters to the editor

JIM HIRONIMUS White Hall I recently read an obituary where the person was said to have been in the military and served “during the Vietnam War?” But he wasn’t stationed there, so why mention it? Then you see people wearing Vietnam Veteran hats and a lot of the times, if you talk ...

Denying energy infrastructure does no good

Letters to the editor

ERICA CLAYTON WRIGHT Pittsburgh An investment in our nation’s energy infrastructure is an investment in a more secure future. Pipelines – the safest, most efficient means of delivering critical fuels – are a catalyst for growth, as businesses need a reliable supply of energy to ...

Illegals over legals

Letters to the editor

GEORGE LOCKETT Morris A good letter worth reading by Paul Rinker was in the Feb. 7 edition titled, ‘Perverting democracy.” Although I for one will never vote Democrat ever, I have to agree with what Paul wrote. I also know quite a few who are registered Democrats who claim they will ...

Back in time

Letters to the editor

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville I attended school 50 to 60 years ago. That would be 1959 to 1969. I can honestly say that I was educated beyond simple math. We had classes in algebra, statistics, geometry, trigonometry and calculus. I also remember being taught several different fields of ...

A socialist?

Letters to the editor

STEWART B. EPSTEIN Rochester, N.Y. I believe that the new “Democratic Socialist” members of the U.S. Congress have their hearts in the right place, but not their heads. Like them, I too believe that our federal government should do more and spend more to help make the lives of our ...

Dear Annie: Getting ready for a new dog

Columns

Dear Annie: I’m hoping to adopt a small dog soon, and obviously, my apartment needs to be prepared. The small, curious new member of the family will want to play with almost everything in reach, so I imagine I’ll need to clear the floor as much as possible. What else do I need to do to ...

WHAT DO YOU THINK? EXPRESS YOURSELF

Letters to the editor

The Express welcomes letters to the editor as we encourage our readers to “Express Yourself” in this forum. Letters must be signed using the writer’s legal name — no initials are accepted — with a complete mailing address and home and/or daytime phone number included so we can verify ...

Why is suicide on the rise in U.S., but falling in most of E.U.?

Columns

By STEVEN STACK Suicide now ranks in the top 10 leading causes of death in the U.S. In 2015, 44,193 Americans died by their own hand. That was more than the number killed in motor vehicle accidents (37,757) and over twice the number who died through homicide (17,793). The number of ...

Expanding economic freedom at home

Columns

If someone were to ask you to name the economically freest country in the world, what would you say? Probably the United States. Even many non-Americans would likely give that answer. Unfortunately, they’d be wrong. The economy that enjoys the highest level of economic freedom is ...

Bible digest

Columns

“Who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:” (Colossians 1:13-14 AKJV) Are you tired of the spiritual darkness? Give your life to Jesus and come into ...

In Washington, D.C.

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- 12th Congressional District, 1020 Commerce Park Drive, Suit 1A, Williamsport, Pa., 17701. Phone: 570-322-3965. Website: https://clerk.house.gov/member_info/index.aspx - U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson (R), Suite 101, 3555 Benner Pike, Bellefonte, Pa. 16823. Phone: 814-827-3985. Website: ...

Dear Annie: My husband’s drinking and driving

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Dear Annie: I have been married for 25 years. My husband grew up in a foreign country and has been drinking alcohol his whole life. He drinks beer the way I drink water. He is in the restaurant business and must be able to recommend wine to his customers, so giving up alcohol is not an option. ...

A response to Robert Reich

Letters to the editor

DAN ECKLEY Jersey Shore Robert Reich’s column, “The State of the Disunion,” caught and held my attention on Thursday, Feb. 7. I heard Mr. Reich speak at Lock Haven University some years ago and was impressed both by what he had to say about the future of jobs in America and by his ...

Claim us!

Columns

By SARABETH BOWMASTER Turning back the pages to my first article, “Why don’t CMHS alumni come home?” it is evident to me that there is a lack of strong community spirit and significant involvement in Central Mountain High School and Keystone Central School District. Although that ...

Why are we still trashing so much perfectly good food?

Letters to the editor

JIM BANHOLZER Centre Hall Recently on the bus, our work crew engaged in an interesting discussion about food donations. A man who is employed with a local school said “It’s such a shame about the multitude of good food we just toss away into school dumpsters each day.” He added that ...

Dear Annie: Are shared interests necessary?

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Dear Annie: I’ve been seeing this woman for about a month. She is beautiful and smart and thinks I’m funny, which is a plus. It’s been getting more serious. But recently, when we were trying to decide which movie to see, some new info came to light. It turns out she hates superhero movies ...

‘You lie!’

Letters to the editor

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport In his State of the Union speech, Donald J. Trump repeated his frequently-repeated public falsehood that protecting patients with pre-existing conditions is a “major priority.” of his. Republicans responded with hearty approval. For years, including the ...