Opinion

Letters to our boys

Columns

(Editor’s Note: This is another installment of The Express’ “Letter to Our Boys,” written during World War II to let “our boys” know what was happening back in their home towns. The Express will bring the letters to you occasionally, thanks to the efforts of Fred and Anna Snyder, ...

Constitution Day: The forgotten holiday

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Tomorrrow, Tuesday, Sept. 17, is Constitution Day, arguably the most forgotten designated day in America. The mainstream media will likely say nothing of it. No parades or city council proclamations. No three-day weekend, beer busts or barbecues in its favor. It is as though it never ...

Dear Annie: Expecting perfection

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Dear Annie: I married a generous, kind and funny man three years ago. “Brent” has no children, but I have two sons from my abusive previous marriage who are now 18 and 15. Their father has little to do with us, and I’ve had my share of problems raising the boys. We have attended ...

Central Mountain Cross Country team

Letters to the editor

MARIAN CONN Lock Haven When the fall sports edition came out in the Express recently it was nice to see our local middle and high school students involved in football, soccer, tennis, golf, and volleyball. However, there was nothing about the Central Mountain Cross Country ...

Applause, Applause!

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Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. On Sept. 7, I planned a fundraiser to benefit Highland Cemetery. I’d like to THANK the people who helped, including board members of the Highland Cemetery Association ...

Had Enough? No. 14

Letters to the editor

MICHAEL F. REMICK Pine Creek Please note the most recent area high school academic rankings as reported by U.S. News and World Report. Lewisburg ............#57 Loyalsock............. #68 Hughesville..... ... #119 Montoursville.... #136 Warrior Run...... #138 Jersey ...

Dear Annie: Lacking mom’s love

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Dear Annie: I’m a 40-something divorced mother of two and grandmother of five. I have wonderful relationships with my children and grandchildren. Sadly, the same cannot be said of my relationship with my mother. This woman has not liked me from the time I was a teenager. Although I was not ...

Republic or Democracy?

Letters to the editor

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville So are we a Republic or a Democracy? People who argue for Republic often quote Ben Franklin, “A Republic, if you can keep it.” Several Founding Fathers said our new government is a representative democracy or democracy, they were John Addams, George ...

College socialism

Letters to the editor

ROBERT JACQUES And JAMES STUCHELL Williamsport Millennial’s infatuation with socialism is the latest strange fashion in American politics. After the collapse of the Soviet Union and the archival proofs of Stalin’s monstrosities and present-day conditions in Venezuela, being fond of ...

Bible digest

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“From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.” (John 6:66 AKJV) Are you for Jesus for the long haul? Keep your eyes on Jesus and follow Him. “Righteousness exalts a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” (Proverbs 14:34 AKJV) Is God pleased ...

Mass shootings

Letters to the editor

FRED STAHL Williamsport The recent mass shootings are very bad. But let’s look at Chicago, Detroit. Los Angeles, Baltimore and other big cities. They have mass shootings almost every weekend, but there is no big uprising over those shootings. All of these cities are controlled by ...

Horse droppings

Letters to the editor

CARL REIDY Jamestown Up front, the proposed ordinance about horse and buggies in Central Pennsylvania sounds harsh, but if you want to enjoy a nice motorcycle ride through the beautiful countryside, it would only take one pile on the curve of a peaceful country road to send you sliding down ...

Looking for love in the online snakepit

Columns

Some scandals reported as shocking are shocking for reasons other than those implied in the coverage. One would be the online scam that bilked millions from businesses, the elderly and women looking for romance. Federal prosecutors say this is one of the biggest online swindles in U.S. ...

Time to drop the hammer on vaping industry

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E-cigarettes have for too long held a unique place in the American regulatory framework. They aren’t tobacco, so the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has no jurisdiction. Though their ingredients are ingestible, liquid vapor manufacturers haven’t completely submitted to the Food ...

Schools try to curb teen vaping

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By Michael P. Buffer The Citizens Voice U.S. health officials are alarmed by a surge in teen vaping, and local schools are stepping up to try to curtail it. “Vaping is becoming an epidemic with our young people,” said Kevin Booth, superintendent at Pittston Area School ...

Pulling that sweet tooth

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Dear Annie: I’ve had a HUGE sweet tooth all my life. I have also always been very active, and I eat healthy foods. However, I’m nervous that this is not enough to balance my intake of sugary goodies. Now that I’m older, I realize that I can’t keep eating so many sweets. Diabetes is ...

Most cases of H. pylori infection stem from unknown causes

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BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: Could you give some additional information about H. pylori infection? I was diagnosed with it recently, via biopsies taken during an endoscopic procedure. I was given instructions on antibiotics to be taken, which I followed through on. When talking to my ...