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The irony of the plastic straw ban

You know you're a misguided environmentalist if you support banning plastic straws — the latest enviro craze sweeping the nation — while still consuming trendy Frappuccino-like drinks contained in big ol' plastic cups. Cups that also have plastic lids. Has it ever occured to enviro ...

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, ...

Bible digest

“He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.” (Psalms 107:20 AKJV) Apply God’s Word to your heart and He can bring healing to you also.

Bible digest

“Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! For he satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.” (Psalms 107:8-9 AKJV) God can give us what this world cannot give.

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. I would like to take the opportunity to THANK the following people and businesses for helping me make the 8th Annual Clinton County Camp Cadet Golf Tournament a huge ...

Clinton County Economic Partnership

212 N. Jay St. / P.O. Box 506, Lock Haven, Pa., 17745 570-748-5782 www.clintoncountyinfo.com Michael Flanagan, President and CEO ceo@clintoncountyinfo.com Julie Brennan, Chamber/Tourism Director tourismdirector@clintoncountyinfo.com April Henry-Bittner, Leadership Clinton ...

Bible digest

“Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? you have the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that you are that Christ, the Son of the living God.” (John 6:68-69 AKJV) Peter was convinced that Jesus is the Son of the Living God. Are you? “Let the ...

Ideas to fight Pa.’s opioid epidemic deserve broader look

Barry Rake is a guy who’s used to calling balls and strikes. When he’s away from the diamond, Rake, a 47-year Little League Baseball umpire, offers kids in Lycoming County the same kind of straight talk, as he hands out plastic sport water bottles emblazoned with the slogan “Too Smart to ...

Livers as indicators: Drinking to an early death is on the rise

Alcohol abuse is on the rise, and is contributing to a huge jump in liver disease. That is news that should sober us, quite literally. It should lead to stronger measures from the federal and state levels against the pervasiveness of alcohol consumption as a daily activity for too many of ...

Bible digest

“Truly, truly, I say to you, He that believes on me has everlasting life.” (John 6:47 AKJV) These are the words of Jesus. Do you believe in Him as your Lord and Savior?

What is political dark money?

By MICHAEL BECKEL www.publicintegrity.org By now, you’ve probably heard the phrase “dark money.” Activists use it. Politicians use it. And journalists use it, including here at the Center for Public Integrity. For some people, it’s just another piece of confusing campaign ...

Bible digest

“And they served their idols: which were a snare to them.” (Psalms 106:36 AKJV) When anyone worships anyone or anything other than God, expect unpleasant consequences.

So where are increases in state funds to schools being spent?

School districts in the region received increases in state education subsidies with the passage of the state budget in June, but a number of local educators say mandated costs have gone up even higher. “I think, given the vast majority of the state’s increase, it ends up going into ...

Bible digest

“Righteousness exalts a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” (Proverbs 14:34 AKJV) God’s laws still stand. Choices have consequences and that involves nations too.

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, ...

Branson duck boat ride: Fatal judgment

I’ve thought about taking a duck boat ride and I’m glad I passed. Thirty-one people including 29 passengers had boarded the duck boat ride vehicle for a joy ride on Table Rock Lake outside Branson Missouri last week. It became the last ride that 17 of the passengers would ever make. ...

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

“And Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life: he that comes to me shall never hunger; and he that believes on me shall never thirst.” (John 6:35 AKJV) Only Jesus can satisfy the human heart for time and eternity.

Uncomfortable with male medical professionals

Dear Annie: I have a problem that I don’t think is unique to me. I am a senior in high school and an extremely modest girl. I have nightmares about being seen or treated by male doctors and nurses. My mother is insisting that I go to see her gynecologist, a young man. What she does not know ...