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Opinion

Amazing community effort

Letters to the editor

JOANNE HEIMER Avis When a group of local and trail community comes together, it is amazing what can be accomplished. Many of you read the fine article in the Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 Express, talking about the Frozen Snot which took place in McElhattan on Feb. 15, 2020. What many don’t ...

Socialism facts

Letters to the editor

JEFFREY J. KREITZ Lock Haven This is in response to the Feb. 22 letter by Jack Craft, “Socialism and our youth.” It’s easy to tell what political party you belong to. You want the schools to teach that Socialism is a terrible thing. Please let me educate you. Socialism created ...

Dear Annie: Sleep deprived to sleeping like a baby

Columns

Dear Annie: I am a 65-year-old woman who suffers from insomnia. I exercise regularly, limit my caffeine intake and try to wind down at the end of the day with more relaxing books or TV shows. However, there are still a couple of nights a week when I simply cannot fall asleep. I’m retired, ...

Whose interests do “our” state representatives serve?

Letters to the editor

DENISE WILLIAMS Shavertown Two state House bills that would get politicians out of the process of drawing their own district lines and put the process into the hands of an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission are sitting in a committee while legislators are making excuses for not ...

Bible Digest

Columns

“Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble. He comes forth like a flower, and is cut down: he flees also as a shadow, and continues not.” (Job 14:1-2 AKJV) Life is fragile and short. Treat it with care. Walk with God.

Rated ‘T’ for teens: Learning a foreign language

Columns

By TAYLOR SHAFFER In this article, I will be explaining how Douglas Madenford took my sanity. In a more relatable context, I’ll be explaining what it’s like to be learning a foreign language. I’ve been learning German since 7th grade. My learning in middle school was stagnant due to ...

Investing more in students is what matters

Our View

“The General Assembly shall provide for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of public education to serve the needs of the Commonwealth.” — Education Clause in the Pennsylvania Constitution We start this Our View with the above clause in the Pennsylvania ...

Federal Pell grants help, but are they enough to help students finish?

Columns

By LAURA PERNA Pell Grants are one way the federal government helps people pay for college. During the 2020 to 2021 school year, eligible students can receive up to US$6,345 through the program, depending on where they go to school, how many classes they take and how much money their family ...

Dear Annie: Exclamation invasion

Columns

Dear Annie: My brother recently told me that my sister-in-law (his wife) was anxious about an upcoming family lunch we’d both be at because she thought I was mad at her. The reason? I’d responded to one of her texts with “Thanks,” followed by a period. She thought because I didn’t use ...

Bible Digest

Columns

“For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4 AKJV) This is the good news of salvation. Put ...

Who are you?

Letters to the editor

ROBERT H. WORKMAN Spring Hill I know my opinions aren’t going to change any of Trump’s supporters minds but I will not give up trying in hopes that even just one will at least truthfully look at him and see the wolf behind sheep’s clothing. To call himself the “chief law ...

Hundreds of county jails in U.S. detain immigrants for ICE

Columns

By EMILY RYO Hundreds of county jails in the U.S. are paid by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to detain immigrants facing removal proceedings. On a typical day in 2017, for instance, Theo Lacy Facility in Orange, California, operated by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, ...

1, 2, 3 … The U.S. Census needs to beware of technology

Our View

The once-a-decade collection of information about Americans may well go down in history as the first digital Census. Let us hope it also is not recorded as an electronic fiasco. Officials at the U.S. Census Bureau will be utilizing tons of state-of-the-art technology in gathering ...

No sale

Letters to the editor

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville Get your AR-15s before an electromagnetic pulse strikes the United States — you will be glad you did. This was the message presented in the Feb. 20 letter, “If the communists invade.” I have several issues with this letter, mainly its inaccuracies ...

Celebrate the small victories

Columns

Dear Annie: My biggest accomplishment in life is my recovery. I’m currently seven years sober, and I have worked very hard to clear my history of self-destruction and rebuild my life into what it is today. I continue to attend recovery meetings and guide other women through the recovery ...

Pain management help needed for 94-year-old’s sacral fracture

Columns

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: My 94-year-old mother has a sacral fracture, diagnosed after a fall six weeks ago. A CT scan diagnosed the fracture. She was put on Tylenol 3, and when that didn’t help the pain much, they added Advil. This past week she experienced additional pain and ...

Bible Digest

Columns

“A GOOD name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold.” (Proverbs 22:1 AKJV) Integrity is a valuable commodity. Nurture it.