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Election from hell

During the midst of the Great Depression, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), in his first inaugural address told the nation, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” In less than 10 years this nation, under FDR’s leadership along with other world leaders, would be tested ...

Rated ‘T’ for teens

COVID-19 has become a word we’re all used to. We’re also all annoyed by it now, but that really doesn’t matter. We have to make life flow as we go over this bump in the road. My life has started to continue, and it feels really good. To be specific, the athletic department is allowing ...

Bible Digest

“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.” (Psalms 90:12 AKJV) Life is short. It is a gift from God. Make the most of it.

We all need to be more tolerant about masks

To wear a mask in public, or not, that is the question. I don’t like to use a mask, but I choose to wear one, especially in enclosed public spaces, because I believe it provides some protection for myself and for others. Although coronavirus particles are tiny and can pass through mask ...

Struggling to keep the lights on

Energy is a basic need, and many Americans are struggling to afford it in the COVID-19 recession Several months into the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, lower-income families are struggling to pay their energy bills. That’s a big concern during extreme events like summer heat waves, which can be ...

Dear Annie: Working through emotional affair

Dear Annie: I have been with my husband for 23 years now, married for the last eight. A year ago, I found out that my husband had been communicating with an old high school girlfriend without my knowledge. They ran into each other seven years ago and had been talking daily. He used his work ...

Anti-Parkinson’s medication also helps prevent influenza

DEAR DR. ROACH: About 20 years ago, I was prescribed amantadine to offset the side effects of psychiatric medications I was being given. I also have always been predisposed to serious flu complications, even though I did get flu shots. Amantadine not only helped with side effects, but I very ...

Bible Digest

“When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in you, which dwelled first in your grandmother Lois, and your mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in you also.” (2 Timothy 1:5 AKJV) Are we giving our children and grandchildren a Godly heritage? Think it over.

Amid the pandemic, what will our schools do this fall? Stay tuned

There still are many U.S. public schools, colleges and universities preparing to reopen for the fall semester, with in-person classes scheduled widely. Many students, parents and educators officials are on edge. Science is on their side, yet the risk is great. COVID-19 seems to be most ...

The truth may set you free, if you don’t get fired first

Bari Weiss' resignation letter as an opinion editor and writer at The New York Times was a brilliant biopsy of all that's wrong with the modern newsroom, especially her own, and society more generally — a "cancel culture" that punishes "wrong thinking" and threatens freedom in the most ...

Ugly protests are Trump’s only hope

It would take quite a spectacle to upstage America's humiliating failure to contain the coronavirus. It's not every day that the Bahamas labels U.S. tourists as carriers of disease to be kept out. President Donald Trump's poll numbers continue to sink as cases and death tolls rise. The only ...

Dear Annie: Let her do it her way

Dear Annie: Every year, my sister organizes a family reunion, which is held at a local botanical garden the weekend after Labor Day. She reserves the location and coordinates the food. There are usually 60-70 people, and the adults are assigned to “setup,” “serving” or ...

Bible Digest

“Know you that the LORD he is God: it is he that has made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful to him, and bless his name.” (Psalms 100:3-4 AKJV) There is only one ...

Great to see strong investment in our health-care system

We need to take care of ourselves and others. In that spirit, we’re grateful to see Geisinger erect a new medical clinic between the downtown and Lock Haven University campus. Recently, Geisinger took a moment to ceremonially erect the final steel beam to the clinic behind the Fairfield ...

Applause Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. I would like to THANK the Sons of Italy Lodge in Lock Haven for making pasta for our precious health-care workers in Clinton County. You people did a good job. — ...

Dear Annie: Communication is key to a happy marriage

Dear Annie: I love my wife very much and try to be a good husband. However, my wife has an explosive temper. Whenever she is mad at me, she punishes me by not speaking to me. This time, she has not spoken to me for almost a week. On the other hand, she can talk to her friends on the phone for ...

To Your Good Health

DEAR DR. ROACH: A recent column discussed shortness of breath on exercise. My aunt had this exact same scenario, and it turned out to be lung cancer. She ignored it for a while, then when she got checked out, it was too late — she had stage 4 lung cancer. Please tell this person to see an ...

Bible Digest

“Call to me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you know not.” (Jeremiah 33:3 AKJV) Pray. God is listening and He can help you in ways you could never imagine. “But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he has denied ...