Opinion

Are you worthy?

Letters to the editor

TIMOTHY HAVENERMill HallOnce up on a time is a story with many possibilities.Unfortunately, for most of the people on this Earth the narrative is limited by their socioeconomic perspective.You may think this applies to the poor, but the wealthy are just as inhibited by the biases of privilege ...

Worth the price?

Letters to the editor

WELDON COHICK JR.LindenHere are a few of the recent headlines and articles that appeared in our newspapers in the past week.This country and most others on this planet earth are creating the unthinkable, which rivals Ripley's Believe it or not.From Japan, at least 19 were killed and 20 injured ...

Reducing the information deficit

Letters to the editor

JEFF JOHNSAvisI recently read with some interest Mr. Stanley Gould's letter entitled, "They'll never give up," in which he attempted to make the case that Republicans somehow still hold a grudge for Richard Nixon resigning due to the Watergate scandal.Based on what I read, I can only conclude ...

My views

Letters to the editor

CONSTANCE WHITELock HavenIn the Aug. 24 edition of The Express there is an article on the front page, "Details of alleged child abuse come to light."I read it and I have to say that alleged abuser Rick Anstead is lucky I am not the judge, jury and executioner. And one other charge would of been ...

Pathetic

Letters to the editor

HARLAN BERGERMcElhattanThe recent story about the aborted $470,000 Poorman gift to the Salvation Army is another of the many disquieting local situations we see through a glass darkly.When an organization with the Salvation Army's excellent reputation and a charitable duo such as the Poormans ...

From hummingbirds to earthworms, it’s a gardener’s world

Columns

What a difference! Grass is lush and green, almost wants to make you go barefoot and allow the grass to tickle your toes. Almost! With the rain that we have received, and we can use much more, the weeds are easy to pull, but the dampness of the ground doesn't go down very far. Still, the rain ...

Exploring the paranormal

Columns

I suppose it's no big secret that I'm a paranormal investigator. I'm a member of the Lock Haven Paranormal Seekers, the area's best ghost-hunting team. I'm also in charge of Teen Paranormal, a program I run at the Ross Library. The group is for teenagers, and we meet once every month to learn ...

Here come our college students

Editorials

t's an important weekend in Lock Haven - just as in many communities that are home to colleges and universities.It's move-in weekend.If you haven't already noticed, parents and students are arriving with cars, trucks and trailers loaded with furniture, clothing and supplies to load into their ...

Applause, Applause!

Editorials

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause.My name is Dan Wolfe and I live on South Fairview Street in Lock Haven. Neighbors aren't like they used to be, but I'm fortunate. Due to a problem with walking, I need ...

Fifty Shades of Gabe

Letters to the editor

HANK MOODYWilliamsportAs usual, it appears the local media and city officials are walking on eggshells around Williamsport Mayor Gabe Campana. Every time he does something with questionable motives or does something that would seem to be illegal, it magically vanishes. He allocated $23,151 ...

I don’t mind

Letters to the editor

JIM MOOREFlintonOur kindergarten through 12th-grade, public education system does need brought into the 21st Century. But it needs to start at the state and federal levels. We need a modern system that consolidates small and underperforming districts. We need to have a voucher system where ...

Fix the ghetto

Columns

Fear, anger, cries of racism. This is what seems to envelop America these days.It's all dished up daily by presidential candidates and the media.There are so many people taking offense to what others say or do that I can't keep track of it all. It's exhausting.A restaurant owner in Albuquerque, ...

Help our seniors, become a Meals on Wheels volunteer

Editorials

There are many critical needs in our communities, among them keeping our older senior citizens comfortable, safe and healthy.That's why today we're asking readers to consider volunteering for Meals on Wheels - delivering meals to grateful senior citizens.You can do so through STEP Inc. Office ...

Congratulations on living your life

Editorials

Talking about one day at a time, congratulations to the two most recent graduates of the Clinton County Treatment Court.They were honored at a picnic this week where county President Judge Craig Miller was also recognized as founder of the local court program that is in its second year.Living ...

Let me explain it to you

Letters to the editor

GREG HANCOCKWoolrichWell after working 12 hours on Monday, Aug. 22, I sat down, picked up The Express and flipped to the editorial page. Much to my surprise (not) there were three Trump-bashing letters to the editor. It seems like there are folks out there who just can't understand why anyone ...

School bathrooms

Letters to the editor

DEAN KRIEBELSouth WilliamsportDo you want your child or grandchild sharing a restroom with a transgender?If not, you better call your congressman now. President Barack Obama put out an administrative guidance to all schools in the U.S. stating that transgender children can use the bathroom of ...

Hillary’s disregard

Letters to the editor

WILLIAM EMICKWilliamsportGun owners, if your neighbor was a congenital liar, crooked, unscrupulous, and assumed he was above the law, would you trust him with your semi-automatic rifle used for sport and home defense?Then how can you trust Hillary Clinton with similar unethical characteristics ...

Combatting the opioid epidemic

Columns

The drug overdose epidemic is sweeping the nation and tearing families and communities apart.The United States is in the midst of a prescription drug abuse epidemic as addiction, overdoses, and deaths associated with non-medical drug use have risen dramatically over the last decade.Like the ...

Traffic fatalities continued surge first half of 2016

Columns

By JOAN LOWYThe Associated PressTraffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year, continuing a surge in deaths that began two years ago as the economy improved and travel picked up, according to preliminary estimates released by the ...

A nice column about Trump

Columns

When my syndicate editor told me a few clients had been asking, Don't you have anyone over there who can write something positive about Donald Trump?, I thought, well, that could be fun.But hard.Then, as if the Muses and Fates had conspired to help me in this Olympian task, everything in Trump ...