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Opinion

Don’t blame the president!

Letters to the editor

SHIRLEY MOORE McElhattan I have just read the April 1 letter to the editor from Jay Myers of Hughesville entitled, “Virus,” and boy am I mad. So we have a virus to deal with, so did the U.S. after World War I. Was that blamed on the president back then? Or was polio blamed on the ...

The virus that may bring us together

Columns

By VOLKER FRANKE A country paralyzed. A booming economy about to crash. Citizens afraid of an enemy they can’t see, hear or smell. The coronavirus has captured the world. Life as we have known it has stopped abruptly. As of March 29, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) ...

Bailout check

Letters to the editor

RICK ARNOLD Jersey Shore I am donating my future bailout/supplement check from Uncle Sam to the Jersey Shore Food Bank minus the federal and state taxes I will owe by April 15, 2021. And it will be taxable. I will be giving it to a person who has been involved with the food bank for ...

Dear Annie: And the people stayed home

Columns

Dear Readers: We are living in unprecedented times. With many states imposing mandatory lockdowns and so many of our health care workers on the front lines, I wanted to offer a few thoughts. First is a huge thank-you to those doctors, nurses and health care workers who are dealing with this ...

Thanks a lot

Letters to the editor

SCOTT MILLER Williamsport I want to thank the Federal Bureau of Prisons for bringing the coronavirus to our area when they flew in 32 prisoners, some of which upon arrival showed signs of the virus. Now thanks to their actions we are all in serious danger. The hard working men and women ...

To Your Good Health: Osteoarthritis is not related to osteoporosis

Columns

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: After taking prednisone for several years I suffered a fracture of the tibia. My doctors took me off the prednisone and prescribed generic Fosamax. My last bone scan says that I have osteopenia and that I am 17% at risk for a break. A friend of mine said ...

Corrections officers

Letters to the editor

SHIRLEE RAISCH Williamsport We can’t praise the healthcare workers, EMTs, and essential store workers enough for keeping our city working but let’s give a shout out to all the correction officers who are working 12 to 16 hours a day in conditions that often are not germ free even ...

Bible Digest

Columns

“The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that does good.” (Psalms 53:1 AKJV) Look around you. You can see the Hand of God in creation and in life itself. Don’t be foolish. God is still on the throne.

Plastic

Letters to the editor

DAVID HAFER Lewisburg Plastic has become a defining symbol of modern industrial society. It is found everywhere in consumer products, construction materials and single-use packaging and shopping bags. It is also found everywhere in natural and human habitats. Our planet’s environment ...

President Queeg

Letters to the editor

DAVID BROSS Cogan Station If you read “The Caine Mutiny,” or saw the movie, you recognize the reference. The Caine was a minesweeper operational in WWII. Upon taking command of the Cain, Captain Queeg quickly demonstrated his incompetence. Of course, nothing that went wrong was ...

Notary … online

Letters to the editor

SABRA KARR Lewisburg The current unfortunate situation with the Coronavirus is an example of how technology could better serve the residents of Pennsylvania by completing important business transactions remotely. In particular, by allowing Remote Online Notarization, homebuyers could ...

Are we prepared?

Letters to the editor

STANLEY ZIMMERMAN Lock Haven Now that Clinton County has its first case of the dreaded coronavirus, we are in need of multiple answers. Can our hospital handle an epidemic? Are there sufficient beds? Is there sufficient personnel in all respects to handle the impending demand, ...

Rules for business are not fair amid this serious virus

Columns

By GURNEY WAGNER I know this virus is very, very serious business. But as a small business owner, I am unable to work and it is crippling my business. When I say crippling, I’m implying that I may lose my business that I found and built from the ground up with my father over 30 years ...

At war

Letters to the editor

DANIELA RIBITSCH Lock Haven We are at war. Our enemy is COVID-19. This becomes evident in both our currently altered lifestyle and in our vocabulary. We speak about being at war to defeat this insidious enemy, and about developing strategies and arming ourselves with safety ...

Applause, Applause!

Columns

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. I would like to send out a great big THANK YOU to my family, friends, total strangers and businesses who donated to Ryan’s Paving Project at the Friendship Community ...

I don’t know everything, but I do know something

Letters to the editor

JANE REED Avis People have told me that they believe God sent this virus as punishment for our lifestyle. I don’t know “its” origination, but I do know God wastes nothing He allow, and He will use anything to accomplish His just and loving purpose to draw us into His heart. I know ...

Dear Annie: New beau, new woes

Columns

Dear Annie: I am 75. I’ve been single for more than 20 years. I was resigned to live my life as a single woman. However, a man I dated 57 years ago called me out of the blue last year. He told me he’d outlived his wife, “Sheryl.” They were married 22 years; the ex passed away 10 years ...

Coronavirus

Letters to the editor

CONSTANCE JEAN WHITE Lock Haven I have done research on my computer on this virus from hell. There are two malaria drugs that are on a trial basis to treat the virus. They are in a clinic and the one that is unlikely is Chloroquine; the other one most likely is hydroxychloroquine. ...

Bible Digest

Columns

“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” (Psalms 51:10 AKJV) God can do this for you too. Pray. “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.” (Psalms 51:17 AKJV) God specializes in healing ...

First Quality

Letters to the editor

ROBERT ROONEY Lock Haven To leaders of First Quality: With your approval and my available funds I would like to purchase items you manufacture in your Lock Haven plant and give them to nursing homes, hospitals and the elderly. After taking care of our area first, do the same thing for ...