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A Mother’s Day tribute

By BARBARA IRVIN Lock Haven Every year in May, the mothers in our lives are given a special day. Moms should not just be honored one day out of the year. After all, if it wasn’t be for them, the younger generation would not be alive. This is something I find myself thinking about, ...

Bible digest

“Only take heed to yourself, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life: but teach them your sons, and your sons’ sons;” (Deuteronomy 4:9 AKJV) Pass the faith along to your children ...

Dear Annie: Never Too Late to Thrive

Dear Annie: I am an older gay man. The bullying started when I was young. The boys in the neighborhood didn’t want me around because I was lousy at sports. The girls didn’t want any boys around while they were playing. When I started school, it wasn’t any different. Bullying increased ...

Dear Annie: Past the breaking point

Dear Annie: I’m caught in a cycle of being too busy, tired and stressed out to ask my family for help with household chores. My husband tries, and he helps a bit, but the kids only chip in a little when I ride them. I’ve tried schedules, rewards and taking away privileges. But in the end, ...

Trump is willing to ignore corporate wrongdoing

Why didn't Boeing do it right? Why isn't Facebook protecting user passwords? Why is Phillip Morris allowed to promote vaping? Why hasn't Wells Fargo reformed itself? Why hasn't Monsanto (now owned by Bayer) recalled its Roundup weed killer? Answer: Corporate greed coupled with ...

YOU HAVE THE POWER

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. If you would like to make a nomination for our weekly Saturday morning round of “Applause” for someone or some group for doing something special, send your ...

Bible digest

“He that trusts in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.” (Proverbs 11:28 AKJV) Trust God. Riches will not help you like He can.

Dear Annie: Passionless partner

Dear Annie: I am in a relationship with a 71-year-old woman. I am 72. We have a lot in common and our relationship has moved toward moving in together. We have been intimate, but when we are, there is no passion on her part. Even after extensive foreplay, she has no passion. She just lies ...

Affordable Care Act needed to protect patients, fight inequality

By PETER SCHWEYER There is so much to the business side of health care — insurance and the government’s role for example — that greatly impact patients’ health and their quality of life. It is part of the health care debate that gets lost in the noise and name calling of modern day ...

Letters to our boys – VE Day

(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, ...

Turnpike faces never-ending toll hikes and debt

How is it that Pennsylvania’s biggest cash cow, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, raises tolls every year and still amasses a debt that threatens its existence? Good question. In most parts of the public economy, toll collection is the closest thing to government immortality — increasing rates ...

Dear Annie: Miserable at home

Dear Annie: I’ve been married for 32 years, but my wife and I have never made a great pair. We now have two grown children and a well-established life in the local community. I find great fulfillment in my work and my hobbies, but our home life is miserable — for me, for my wife and for my ...

Dishonoring an American legend: Kate Smith

By JAMES HANAK Following the lead of the New York Yankees, the famous singer, Kate Smith will no longer be featured at the Philadelphia Flyers games. Her statue was covered by a tarp and recently was unceremoniously removed. What was Kate Smith’s sin? She sang a song that was also ...

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, ...

Dear Annie: Wrecking a home and a career opportunity

Dear Annie: Recently, I met “Todd” through a friend of a friend. I went back to school to study graphic design a couple years ago and will be graduating this fall. Todd is also a graphic designer, so our mutual friend introduced us so that Todd could give me career advice and maybe even get ...

Happening at the Heisey

By JOANN BOWES Wine in the Wilds repeated its fun on April 27 with 10 wineries,10 vendors, food, music, dancing, photo booth, “Mr. Wine in the Wilds,” The Bear radio broadcast, raffles and door prizes. There was something for everyone. Thank you for all your support in helping preserve ...

Regional, public universities open doors to American dream for all students

By WILLIAM J. BEHRE This past weekend I found myself in the middle of a social media frenzy. It started when Dr. Phil gave an interview to People.com regarding the current college admissions scandal. In explaining his take on the situation, Dr. Phil opined that the accused parents ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. A big APPLAUSE to the person who found my blue umbrella at Weis Market outside of Mill Hall. Thank you so very much. You are truly a remarkable person. — Bea ...

Harness Lake Erie’s mighty wind energy

The Erie region of northwestern Pennsylvania is reappraising its native assets to deploy them to their highest, best use in a world that has little use for older ways of doing business — dirty, siloed or low-tech. That is true of efforts to marshal local capital to strengthen the downtown ...

Dear Annie: Losing my religion

Dear Annie: We raised our children in church, and then lost our religion. There were so many reasons for that, but there’s no going back to any church in the future. Part of our family, a very small part, accepts this. But most have a problem with it. Adding insult to injury, we live in the ...