Opinion

Crisis in Venezuela: How did it happen?

Letters to the editor

ARNO VOSK Williamsport Venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the world. Not to speak of minerals like gold, iron and diamonds. Why is it suffering today from an economic and humanitarian crisis? Actually, the crisis was created by our own U.S. government and its Latin American policies. ...

YOU HAVE THE POWER

Columns

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. If you would like to make a nomination for our weekly Saturday morning round of “Applause” for someone or some group for doing something special, send your ...

Leave the cross alone

Editorials

If the Bladensburg cross has to go, what’s next? If U.S. Supreme Court justices rule a cross erected to honor a group of men who gave their lives for our country cannot be on public land, what about similar situations? What about the small crosses in national cemeteries, marking the ...

Votes can corrupt

Letters to the editor

MARLIN D. LILLEY JR. Cogan Station The Democrats argue that, due to the aging population in this country, the need for people is reason enough to let all who want to come here, legal and illegal alike to do so, and yet support the killing of the unborn and born babies in this country. One ...

We are lucky

Letters to the editor

CAROLE MYERS GERST Milesburg As I sat reading letters to the editor in The (Lock Haven) Express and the numerous complaints about how this or that should be, I ask myself: Are we walking in the light of God and do we really know where we will end up after our earthly existences? For me, ...

Ode to socialists

Letters to the editor

WILLIAM L. EMICK Barbours The Queen of Socialism, Democratic Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, newly elected congresswoman from New York and a member of America’s socialistic group, has outlined her progressive views to her star-struck millennial worshipers: Federally guaranteed jobs; family ...

Socialism

Letters to the editor

STEWART B. EPSTEIN Rochester, N.Y. It is about time the American people were educated and informed about what true “Socialism” is and is not. The fact is that in true socialism the “means of production” are owned by all of the people. In other words, in true socialism all of the ...

Dear Annie: Life overload

Columns

Dear Annie: I pride myself on being an empathetic person. I’m known in my friend group and family as a person who “has it together” and is a comforting shoulder to lean on. I am also someone people can turn to at work to get things done and remain positive and professional. However, ...

Pa. Legislature must focus on PASSHE

Columns

If the Legislature really has lost faith in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, as one prominent state lawmaker has suggested, commonwealth residents need to ask why the General Assembly hasn’t been more proactive over the past decade to try to fix things that legislators ...

How electric cars could make America’s crumbling roads even worse

Columns

By JAY ZAGORSKY U.S. roads and bridges are in abysmal shape – and that was before the recent winter storms made things even worse. In fact, the government rates over one-quarter of all urban interstates as in fair or poor condition and one-third of U.S. bridges need repair. To fix the ...

Why the Robert Kraft bust matters

Columns

Robert Kraft's name will now long be associated with one of the most despicable scourges of modern life, and rightly so. The New England Patriots owner is charged with soliciting prostitution at a Florida massage parlor busted as part of a sex-trafficking ring. Kraft denies it, although the ...

Bible digest

Columns

“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.” (1 Timothy 2:5-6 AKJV) Jesus is the only way to God the Father. He is the only way of salvation.

Old photo album update: Owners of the Mill Hall Pharmacy identified

Columns

EXPRESS ARCHIVES Owners of the Mill Hall Pharmacy identified Donald A. Shiffler, right, purchased M.G. Coffey and Son drug store, from Hiram Myers Coffey, left, in July 1961. Hiram was the second generation of Coffey to run the business, after his father Morris G. Coffey. At the time of ...

Dear Annie: Destination wedding will be a burden

Columns

Dear Annie: Our beautiful 44-year-old daughter is making plans to be married for the third time. Her first wedding was over-the-top and cost us a fortune. Her second wedding was also expensive, held at a private home. We helped her pay for that wedding, as well. She is now planning her third, ...

Climate dialogue

Letters to the editor

KAREN ELIAS Lock Haven What should we think about CO2? In his recent letter to the editor titled, “The myth of fossil fuels warming the earth,” Jude Richardson claims that the production of carbon dioxide is a natural process that will only continue to make our Earth “increasingly ...

Tax cuts are improving my workers’ lives

Columns

By GUY BERKEBILE Earlier this month, Congressional Democrats held a hearing on how the middle class is faring in today’s economy. The economy, labor market, and wages are growing at their fastest rates in at least a decade, yet Democrats have tried to argue that the middle class is ...

People need to be educated about veterans

Letters to the editor

CAM HIRONIMUS White Hall On Feb. 13 The Express published a letter titled, “Why does everyone want to be a war veteran?” Shortly after, Carole Myers Gerst wrote a letter in reply. Others replied, too. Jim Hironimus’ Feb. 13 letter was about the vast number of people who call ...

YOU HAVE THE POWER

Columns

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. If you would like to make a nomination for our weekly Saturday morning round of “Applause” for someone or some group for doing something special, send your ...

An open letter to Congress

Letters to the editor

MICHAEL HEYD Montoursville The evidence that human activities are causing climate change that may soon be irreversible is overwhelming. We may have barely a decade left before the last tipping point. Yet the United States, once the most powerful and persuasive nation in the world, ...

Bible digest

Columns

“For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.” (Psalms 84:11 AKJV) It is a blessing to be a child of God.