Opinion

Thanks to many donors, The Reagan Years will play

Letters to the editor

There had been much discussion over the years about getting The Reagan Years to play on the floating stage at the J. Doyle Corman Amphitheatre.Band member Andy "Sy" Seyler grew up in the Mill Hall area and still connects with old friends who brought up the idea of him bringing the band here to ...

Act of kindness

Letters to the editor

Act of kindnessMARY ELLEN BOYDLivingston Manor, N.Y.Last weekend, my two grandchildren, ages 9 and 11, and I traveled to Williamsport to attend the Little League Baseball World Series. We had planned the trip for months and it lived up to all of our expectations. It was an amazing experience ...

Applause, Applause!

Editorials

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause.I would like to give a big APPLAUSE once again to all the people involved in the 4th Annual Andrea Poleto Memorial Bash. Thanks Jay, Mindy, Amanda. Brianna and Amanda, the ...

On Labor Day, rest awhile

Editorials

The average American is happy to have a paying job with the opportunity to make a little more money.Most Americans would like to work a few extra hours when they could. However, many Americans dream of retiring to fish, golf, garden, or relax. Others enjoy working so much that they never ...

Flabbergasted

Letters to the editor

BETHLYNN LOWELLLock HavenIn many locations, since 1961, starting at age 14 in my hometown, I have served God as a volunteer, employee and officer (an ordained minister) of the Salvation Army. I was stationed for a year in Lock Haven in 2007-08 as the associate corps officer. Although I have ...

Stand up for humanity instead of an anthem

Letters to the editor

TIMOTHY HAVENERMill HallDeflection is a tool of the oppressor by which they transform themselves into the victim of the oppressed.It happens every time anyone calls out an injustice in this world.We blame the unarmed black victim for their own shooting.We blame the Palestinians as they are ...

Islam

Letters to the editor

GALEN SEAMANWilliamsportIslam is a political ideology masquerading as a religion. It is in direct conflict with democracy.In order to become a citizen of this country, one must swear to obey our laws and constitution.However, if one follows the Koran, this would not be possible.As an example, ...

The GOP’s Trump deflation

Columns

Donald Trump. Would that it were unnecessary to mention his name except, say, as a Viagra pitchman.Despite such casting perfection, this isn't intended as a personal metaphor for the man, though it is for the GOP. Cue sound of balloon losing vigor. The erstwhile party of Lincoln has rendered ...

Nat gas co-op must be a catalyst

Editorials

Formation of the three-county cooperative - Centre, Clinton and Mifflin - to promote and expand the natural gas distribution network in the region is very noteworthy, and some would say overdue.Expansion of underground natural gas lines in our region must happen, and it must happen sooner than ...

Thank you, Steve Poorman

Letters to the editor

ANNE BARTHOLOMEWOwner, The Edge, Lock HavenI read some of the negative information about Steve Poorman and wanted to say I believe it's been a wonderful thing he has done for many in the community.If everyone did what Steve has done, I'm sure our town would be a much better place to live, ...

It’s your money

Letters to the editor

RICHARD TOBINWellsboroMom was right.I just saw the latest "never Donald Trump" ad showing KKK leaders and other white supremacist groups pledging support and showing admiration for him. This would be a prime example of the lowest form of mudslinging if the people in the ad were ...

Thanks, Steve Poorman, and others for helping the Jaycees

Letters to the editor

By DUWAYNE KUNESLock HavenI would like to take some time as Labor Day is almost here to give my thoughts on just that.A few years ago, the Lock Haven Area Jaycees were in a dark time.I really was thinking "this is it" and the group I love so much was at an end.But with a lot of hard work from ...

Naked Trump reveals us

Columns

Well, darn it, I'd like to avoid sounding humorless just because I'm not laughing at something that so many others find hilarious.Most of the time, I don't care about such verdicts on my gift for mirth. I'm a liberal columnist in the heartland. I'm a living punch line.However, we are in ...

The silent majority

Letters to the editor

ED EMELBellefonteThe media is coming out daily with new polls on the upcoming presidential election showing Hillary Clinton well ahead of Donald Trump.In the United Kingdom, the vote for the people to decide to stay or exit the European Union, the polls showed a 10 percent favor to stay. At the ...

Honesty

Letters to the editor

DAVE WELKERMill HallHonesty to me is being true to yourself and others. There is a great reward in being honest. You feel at ease with yourself. You don't have to wake up and remember what you lied about in the past. You have to stick to your lies. These build to a point where you believe your ...

‘That’s thirty!’

Letters to the editor

THOMAS Z. ZIMMERMANWilliamsportEach year,the Little League Baseball World Series offers something inspiring, although it's not always on the field of play.For this writer, the 2016 World Series served as a reminder of the value of live local radio coverage and the beauty of the genuine loyalty ...

Right on

Letters to the editor

GAIL SNYDERLock HavenThank you, William Emick, for your Express Yourself letter of Aug. 25 about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Your letter was right on and thank you for trying to explain to those people who cannot see Hillary for what she is.

Climate change: Why it matters

Columns

(Editor's Note:?This story is part of AP's "Why It Matters" series, which will examine issues at stake in the presidential election between now and Election Day.)By SETH BORENSTEINAP Science WriterTHE ISSUE: It's as if Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump live on two entirely different Earths: One ...

Charter reform: Get it right

Columns

By JAMES PAUL"Back to school" can be an emotional time for students. Some greet the school year excited to learn and socialize, while others regretfully say goodbye to summer.Over the next nine months, many will have their lives transformed for the better. But for thousands of other children, ...