Opinion

Choosing the future

Letters to the editor

By WILSON RICCARDO President Donald Trump said in a recent speech in Poland that the future of the West is under threat because of creeping bureaucracy, terrorism and the erosion of “our traditions.” He is correct that the future of the West is in danger, but not for the reasons he ...

Applause, Applause!

Letters to the editor

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of APPLAUSE! We would like to send a huge THANK YOU to everyone involved in the Bressler Family Benefit Ride on Saturday, June 10. To all who donated, who gave their time to ...

KCSD ignores its fiscal responsibilities

Letters to the editor

IVAN and CARLA MCELWAIN Loganton On the front page of the July 13 edition of The Express were two articles concerning the results of a “bleak assessment,” a survey of Pennsylvania’s state-owned university system, the PASSHE. The first article stated that the system is plagued by a ...

Love hurts

Letters to the editor

DEREK KRAUSE Watsontown In times of loss, the pain can easily turn to resentment and bitterness. It is especially hard when the loss comes at a price that seems to make no sense. We have lost so many of our men and women of the Armed Forces, both foreign and domestic, whether they are ...

Budget buffoonery

Letters to the editor

PAUL RINKER Montoursville Reading about the Pennsylvania state budget fiasco in Harrisburg highlights a basic flaw in our government at all levels. When any person or business sits down to create a budget, they must first determine how much money will be coming in, and then decide how best ...

My response to Toomey

Letters to the editor

WALT BEATTY State College Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, I received an automated email from your office in which you say that Obamacare is fundamentally wrong in its approach to health care. Your assertion is horse manure when considered in the context of our history of health care ...

A jobless future?

Letters to the editor

(Editor’s Note: The letter below was not published in The Express, but a reaction to it in a letter by Paul Rinker was. The Express apologizes for the mistake. As a result, here is the original letter by Mr. Tim Mannello.) TIM MANNELLO Williamsport It’s hard to read an article on ...

An update on Keystone School Board

Editorials

The political makeup of the Keystone Central School Board is in transition as two members have resigned and two more seats are up in the air. Serving as a volunteer school board member is a tough assignment, often thankless, yet Keystone Central needs committed board members now more than ...

No kidding

Letters to the editor

PHYLLIS WERTS Renovo The ancient London Cathedral of St. Paul was falling apart in the mid-1700s and the strain on the treasury was so great that a decision was made for St. Paul to merge with the diocese of the newer St. Peter’s Cathedral in order to absorb and use their funds to repair ...

Well done

Letters to the editor

WILLIAM BURGET Williamsport I would like to compliment the spectators who attended the Jersey Shore Town Meeting annual parade over the Independence Day holiday celebration. They were very friendly and the youngsters were very well behaved. The children were attentive to the parade ...

Fleecing the sheep

Letters to the editor

KEITH MCANDREW Williamsport It seems Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s favorite pastime is fleecing the sheep! He has never met a tax hike he does not like. Instead of being responsible and making the government live on its means, and spend only the money already being taken from the public ...

Not a wasted vote

Letters to the editor

JERRY KAIRNES Cogan Station Some folks would have you believe that casting your vote for a candidate that isn’t a Democrat or a Republican is a wasted vote. Those folks would have you believe that only their major party candidates have any real chance to win. They are wrong. Today, ...

Raising Pa.’s minimum wage will boost business

Columns

By JOHN TRAYNOR Pennsylvania’s minimum wage is stuck in the past and that’s bad for business. Set at $7.25 an hour since 2009, Pennsylvania’s minimum wage is lower than all six of our neighboring states. Our state minimum wage, which amounts to just $15,080 a year for full-time work, ...

More health-care hurdles

Columns

The future of the United States health-care system may be in limbo. Legislators are debating, and at least the U.S. House has narrowly passed significant changes to federal law which would totally usurp state rights. The proposal would limit the right to recover so-called noneconomic damages ...

Applause, Applause!

Letters to the editor

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. A special THANKS to Bill MacIntyre Chevrolet Buick and the Central Mountain Football Team and coaches for their help with the Lock Haven Kiwanis Club’s blueberry ...

Recent heroin overdoses

Letters to the editor

TERRI WEHRY Montgomery Throughout the recent rash of heroin overdoses in our region, I think one thing should be mentioned. Based on the most recent numbers released, 51 people overdosed, three people died in a span of two to three days. My sympathy to the families of those three ...

Too much hatred fueling our country

Letters to the editor

AL MONTANARO Bellwood Hatred breeds hatred. The recent shooting of a Republican politician, in my opinion, is caused by the hatred that has been brewing in our country. I listen to the current president crying like a baby — why is everyone always picking on me? He can’t understand ...

Is the U.S. a Christian nation?

Letters to the editor

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport On July 4, I came across and read a New York Times article by Garry Wills entitled, “Child of the enlightenment.” I was surprised to read what Wills said was “the entirely innovative element in the Constitution: Ours was the first nation started without the ...

We can’t afford more cuts to our public health system

Letters to the editor

JOHN BEREZANSKY Cresson As a public health nurse, I am out in the community every day providing critical services that impact everyone who lives and works in Pennsylvania. When you hear about communicable diseases such as rabies, West Nile, Zika, Food Borne Illnesses, Hepatitis, Influenza, ...

Young writer is right about social media

Letters to the editor

ROBERT BOLLINGER Altoona After reading 14-year-old Mychenze Alberts’ letter to the editor on June 24, “We are the future generation,” I was struck with the degree of her perception on a topic I had just published a book on. Part of my book introduction is apropos to her concerns ...