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Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. A huge round of APPLAUSE and gratitude goes to Rotary Club of Downtown Lock Haven. 120 luminaires known as Angel Lights were placed around Triangle Park on Sept. 11. A ...

Education must be at the heart of decisions we make

We’ve all fed into the belief that the fate of our country and our world resides in the hands and minds of our youth, but what our future truly relies on are the choices of the next generations. Through choices come action, simple cause and effect. But how can we be sure that these ...

Bible digest

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12 AKJV) Jesus is the only way to Heaven. Do you know Him? “And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of ...

Geisinger Jersey Shore seeing tremendous progress in first year

By TAMMY ANDERER It’s incredible what can be accomplished in one year, especially when a talented group of people focus on a common goal. That’s certainly the case as we recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital joining the Geisinger family and ...

Gun violence target:  The bullets

The mantra "It's the economy, stupid," propelled Bill Clinton's candidacy during the presidential campaign in 1992. His decision to highlight the nation's then-struggling economy (and promise to fix it) helped him win the White House. One theme in this year's midterm elections is the renewed ...

City of Lock Haven

20 East Church Street, Lock Haven, Pa.,17745-2599 / Phone: (570) 893-5900 Email: lhcity@lockhavenpa.gov Web: www.lockhavenpa.gov Council Members - Mayor William E. Baney III - William Mincer - Richard L. Conklin - Joel Long - Douglas T. Byerly - Stephen L. Stevenson - ...

Bible digest

“Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.” (Proverbs 16:19 AKJV) Humility is pleasing to God. Pride is not.

If hell freezes over

President Donald Trump came through Evansville, Indiana like a roaring locomotive recently, Aug. 30, to be exact. If he had landed on the platform wearing a Superman outfit and cape I would not have been surprised. To the approximate 15,000 cheering fans he might as well have been Superman, ...

The art of trolling

Why did Clinton do it? I realize that a question like that needs to be a lot more specific, so let's try again. Why did Hillary Clinton tweet this on Wednesday?: "I want to be sure we're all clear about something that Brett Kavanaugh said in his confirmation hearings last week. He ...

Rapping a crime

In one of the most interesting cases the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has decided this term, Justice Thomas Saylor writing for the majority in Commonwealth vs. Knox, held that lyrics of a rap song may lead to criminal charges. With criminal charges pending involving heroin and guns, the ...

Bible digest

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love you.” (Psalms 122:6 AKJV) Don’t forget Jerusalem in your prayers.

Of floods and our future in Pennsylvania

By LARRY J. SCHWEIGER Pennsylvania has a history of floods but none like what we are experiencing today. The earliest floods recorded in 1786, 1810 and 1820 were called “pumpkin floods” because native Americans grew their pumpkins along rich floodplain soils. During fall hurricanes, ...

Bible digest

“I was glad when they said to me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.” (Psalms 122:1 AKJV) When you truly believe in Jesus you will want to go to the house of the Lord and worship Him.

If hell freezes over

By Glenn Mollette President Donald Trump came through Evansville, Indiana like a roaring locomotive recently, Aug. 30, to be exact. If he had landed on the platform wearing a Superman outfit and cape I would not have been surprised. To the approximate 15,000 cheering fans he might as ...

Constitution Day: What should colleges commemorate?

By Harold Pease The federal government requires colleges to commemorate Constitution Day, today, Sept. 17, with some kind of a student activity to qualify for Title IV grant monies, which, if people really read the Constitution, they would find no authority for the grant. The requirement ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I have been at my job for almost 12 years. About three years ago, I met a girl who had recently started working there. I should probably mention that I am a bisexual woman. Well, I kind of developed a wicked big crush on her. I have no clue whether she even likes women, and I’m ...

Parkinson’s disease meds not likely related to cirrhosis

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: My dad recently passed away as a result of cirrhosis of the liver. He also had Parkinson’s disease for 10 years. Several other people we know who have Parkinson’s also have cirrhosis. Is it possible that his Parkinson’s medication could have caused ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. Hillview Wesleyan Church would like to THANK everyone who helped with our block party on Sept. 7. The Flemington Hi-Neighbor Committee was very supportive in planning ...

Why no explanation?

September is back to business for school children and workers who have burned off their vacation time. Why isn’t it the case for state lawmakers? The House had originally been scheduled to return to Harrisburg for two voting sessions this past week, but Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, ...

In Harrisburg

- State Rep. Mike Hanna (D-76), 570-748-5480; or email: mhanna@pahouse.net - State Rep. Garth Everett (R-84), 570-546-2084, or email: geverett@pahousegop.com - State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-171), 814-355-1300, or email: kbenning@pahousegop.com - State Sen. Joseph Scarnati (R-25), ...