Opinion

Bible digest

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“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

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(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 ...

Election collusion

Letters to the editor

MIKE KERSETETTER Watsontown We keep hearing how the Russians colluded with Donald Trump and others to influence the 2016 presidential election. What they did (if it were them) was to expose the corruption, interference, and collusion by Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee ...

Is there a right to disrupt school board meetings?

Columns

The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit weighed into the touchy question of whether there is a constitutional right for a citizen to disrupt school board meetings. The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the federal court just below the United States Supreme ...

When will we wake up?

Columns

Another deer season is over; another season when I’m able to hunt some days in just a lightweight shirt. The changing climate is happening so slowly that we are no longer surprised when our hunting days are warm and pleasant, not like the old days of freezing temperatures and a ...

The ‘Abuser in Chief’

Letters to the editor

ARNO VOSK Williamsport It seems almost a daily event, a prominent and powerful man falls from his position when his abusive behavior toward women comes to light. Just a couple of credible accusations are enough to bring a man down. But what about the man I call the “Abuser in ...

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 ...

No walking away from responsibility

Editorials

Times have changed. In the news recently was an interesting case regarding a divorced couple in Hawaii. They have a child. One of the divorcees wants to formally sever parental rights. What is unusual — and should not be allowed to get in the way of doing what is best for the child ...