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Raise the limit on tax credit scholarships

By JOCELYN MADDOX It was the middle of Wednesday and I had 30 minutes—30 minutes and a choice. I could either eat my lunch in peace after a hectic morning of work, or I could use that half hour to fill out scholarship applications for my son, Myles. It was a no-brainer, and I’ll tell you ...

Bible Digest

“And he answering said, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” (Luke 10:27 AKJV) Love is the way to go. Ask the Lord to fill your heart with His love.

Life Lessons on the Road

Dear Annie: I want to take a cross-country road trip — just me, myself and the highway. My plan is to drive through the Southern half of the United States. Anything I should make sure not to miss? Also, I’m having trouble sorting out the logistics. This trip would take about three to four ...

Consider sexual health when weighing cancer treatment options

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a dilemma. I’m a 68-year-old, sexually active woman just diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer (1.2 cm, tumor grade 1, ER and PR positive, HER2 negative, Ki67 at 5%-10%). I am planning to get a lumpectomy, no problem. No exam yet of lymph ...

The veggie burger paradox

By Will Coggin As many homeowners are letting their grills cool after Memorial Day holiday BBQs, this summer there may be a new offering on the party menu: Fake meat. Once derided as discs that taste like cardboard, veggie burgers have seen a recent resurgence. A number of national chains ...

Letters to our boys

(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, ...

Talking about your summer

Summer is here and will soon be gone. Here is what you can do for an enjoyable summer. Turn off the television. Seriously how much of your life have you spent starring at the television? I grew up watching one channel most of the time and have surely parked a lot of my life in front ...

Dear Annie: Son feeling torn at school

Dear Annie: My husband and I bought a house in a safe neighborhood 12 years ago primarily because it has a great school district. We have two children, a boy and a girl, and I am writing about our oldest child, “Alan,” who is 12. Alan is very sensitive and wants for everyone to get along. ...

Today in History

By The Associated Press On June 1, 1813, the mortally wounded commander of the USS Chesapeake, Capt. James Lawrence, gave the order, "Don't give up the ship" during a losing battle with the British frigate HMS Shannon in the War of 1812. On this date: In 1533, Anne Boleyn, the second ...

Adventures with chickens

By ROSE HOOVER My adventures with chickens started when I was a young child. One day, we would get a telephone call from the post office, telling us that our chicken mail-order had arrived. I am not sure how those peeps got from the post office to our house, but soon there would be a cardboard ...

Happenings from the Heisey

By JO ANN BOWES We have lots going on this month! Today from 10 to 2 p.m. Heisey House is open. Come see us. Tours are at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. We will be open every Saturday until Labor Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. UPCOMING EVENTS - June 9: Second Sunday 2 p.m., “Pickin ‘n’ ...

The staggering costs of imprisonment

Guess how much our nation’s system of mass incarceration costs each year? I’m talking about the taxpayer-funded budgets of prisons, jails, probation departments and the public employees who staff them. Add in the cost of running the criminal justice system; the amount spent on health ...

The Clean Water Act undone

By NANCY STONER For nearly 50 years the federal Clean Water Act’s definition of which water bodies are protected from pollution has enabled states and local communities to safeguard our nation’s rivers, streams, wetlands and other waterways. The value of clean water was broadly ...

New rule takes sensible approach to climate

By TERRY JARRETT Washington is about to see another controversial chapter in the Trump era. Any day now, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will issue its final “Affordable Clean Energy” rule (ACE). Intended as a replacement for President Obama’s 2015 Clean Power Plan (CPP), ...

Post-college parental blues

Dear Annie: Our daughter, “Jenny,” is graduating from college in a few weeks, and my husband and I are very proud. We were unable to afford college, but once we had a child, we knew how important it was for her to go. My husband has worked in a factory his whole life and two years ago ...

Epley maneuver repositions ear crystals, alleviating vertigo

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 67-year-old male in excellent physical health. The only issue I have is occasional bouts of vertigo. These episodes started when I was about 44 years old. My symptoms are varying degrees of dizziness and, with extreme episodes, nausea. The ...

TODAY IN HISTORY

By The Associated Press On May 31, 1962, former Nazi official Adolf Eichmann was hanged in Israel a few minutes before midnight for his role in the Holocaust. On this date: In 1669, English diarist Samuel Pepys (peeps) wrote the final entry of his journal, blaming his failing eyesight ...

A cap on interest rates charged consumers? Yes

The Loan Shark Protection Act would limit the interest charged on credit cards to 15 percent. A 15 percent cap would be too low — naively too low. Too bad the bill’s sponsors, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, weren’t more careful, because their clumsy approach ...

Keep our Democracy alive!

We just finished a primary election in Pennsylvania with row offices so inconsequential that for some of them there were not any candidates. Yet, there are proposals floating around the General Assembly in Pennsylvania to eliminate the all important position of judge from the annals of ...