Opinion

Thirteen words

Letters to the editor

WILLIAM L. EMICK Barbours Another shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., where a mentally deranged individual murdered 17 and injured 15. Dr. Edwin Vieira explains how mass shooters could be stopped or casualties reduced by revitalizing states’ militia and reclaiming its ...

Why a military parade?

Letters to the editor

WELDON C. COHICK JR. Linden It is sad in this country of ours when one of our Presidents has to stoop so low as to join the flow of other countries of the world - such as Russia, North Korea and China - whose purpose is to show the world how mighty they are militarily. Is this ...

Shame on us!

Letters to the editor

UTE RICH Lock Haven I was going to write a letter about the shooting in Florida. 17 lives lost. But I am writing about the students who are taking a stand ... not just in Florida but across the United States. Thank you for your courage and your determination. I watch these young ...

Mike Hanna will leave a legacy of true public service

Editorials

great guy. That’s what we think of Michael K. Hanna Sr. To know Mike is to understand that, in all of these years serving as the 76th District representative to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, his goal has been to listen and to help. As those who do know Mike will tell you, ...

‘Man bound over on assault’

Letters to the editor

LAURA (BECKY) SAXTON Lock Haven I would like to know how can this news be put on the front page of The Lock Haven Express? This has not been proven to be true; it is alleged. I would like to say I know this man and have known him almost my whole life. He has raised two beautiful ...

Time for change

Letters to the editor

HEATHER RICKER-GILBERT State College As a politician, it’s fine that our congressional representative, Glenn Thompson, has his picture taken at the Pennsylvania Farm Show and that he shows up at special events held at Grice’s Gun shop in Clearfield. However, as a congressman, ...

Adult daughter a financial burden

Columns

Dear Annie: I'm a 69-year-old retired widow living on a fixed income. I'm paying monthly on a loan to get some repairs done to my home. My problem is my daughter and son-in-law. They both have health problems, my daughter especially. He gets Social Security disability and Medicare. My daughter ...

Tax cuts working

Letters to the editor

GUY BERKELEIAN Somerset Tax cuts are already working in Pennsylvania. Johnstown-based First Summit Bank recently announced $1,000 bonuses for full-time employees, in addition to salary increases and higher charitable giving. Sewickley Spa has pledged new capital expenditures, with ...

To Your Good Health, Lip inflammation causes unending irritation

Columns

Dear Dr. Roach: For over two years, my wife has been having a problem with her lower lip. From morning on, it swells, irritating her and causing her to lick her lips constantly. She has seen doctors, dentists and specialists, all of whom have no answer and have no one to refer her to. It causes ...

Russia is not our friend

Letters to the editor

ROBERT WORKMAN Lock Haven Our democracy is in dire danger. We have a numbskull in charge who either: 1. Has allegedly accepted money from shady oligarchs linked to the Kremlin. 2. Engaged in alleged sexual misbehavior while he was in Moscow running the Miss Universe contest. 3. ...

Don’t talk to mama with that mouth

Columns

Dear Annie: I’ve been married for 10 years. My husband and I live about 15 minutes from his mother. Things have never been great between my mother-in-law and me, but we’ve always tried to overlook our differences. When my husband and I were first married and didn’t have kids, we spent ...

Politicized morality

Editorials

By RALPH DOTTERER JR. For the last two years, I’ve dedicated some of my time to help renovate our son’s residence in Los Angeles County. Our efforts have already been highlighted with a renovation award for homeowners who incorporate recycled materials into both the residence and the ...

A problem with the post office

Letters to the editor

VIVIENNE SHAY Mill Hall I wonder if anyone else is having the problem with the Post Office that I am? In the last two months, I have received in my mailbox eight letters or magazines that are not addressed to me. In this same period of time, a special magazine, a letter containing ...

Our congressman and the NRA

Letters to the editor

NED BALZER Lemont I share the anger and anguish of Emma Gonzalez, Cameron Casky and other child survivors of the most recent school shooting in Florida. But I feel a glimmer of hope that this time it might finally have some effect in reducing access to guns by kids like Nikolas ...

Property Tax Independence Act

Letters to the editor

VICKI MUNZ Lock Haven Michael Rogers took his own life after a 15-hour Valentine’s Day standoff in Monroe County, Pa., and I say he was a victim of Pennsylvania’s obsolete property tax system. The newspapers say it all started when officials tried to evict Rogers the day after ...

Young voters hold the key to gun control

Letters to the editor

MARGIE SWOBODA Julian I settled in the other night to watch the Olympics on TV, but instead found myself grappling with the news of yet another deadly school shooting. As a retired teacher, I grieve over the senseless slaughter of innocent students and teachers in America’s schools. ...

Glenn Thompson distorts gun issue for political gain

Letters to the editor

MARIE MADONNA State College Upon hearing the news of yet another school shooting, I called my congressman, U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson. As a mother, middle school teacher, and taxpayer, I wanted to know what he was doing to protect our children. Michael Glazer, Glenn Thompson’s district ...

A new low from the man at the top

Letters to the editor

LEIGH-ANNE CONGDON Mill Hall Our president has hit a new low this past week with his blaming the Florida school shooting on the Russia investigation. When most of the anti-gun control folks at least have the decency to say no more than “this is not the time,” and at least offer up ...