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Labor Day at a time when there’s a real labor shortage

It’s Labor Day 2021, more than 125 years after the first such legal holiday was declared in 1894 to be the first Monday of every September to “celebrate the working class.” Labor — and strong work ethic — perhaps have never been as important in our country than since World War ...

50 years of ‘Ya gotta’ Regatta

It takes a lot of caring, committed and hard-working people to keep a huge event like the Lock Haven Area Jaycees Labor Day Regatta going year after year. But that’s just what has happened as this community marks the 50th annual Regatta this coming weekend. (Mother Nature will permit ...

Local school officials best situated to decide masks

The kids are headed back to school and some adults are at odds — over masks. Would anyone have thought, just a few short years ago, that masks would be such a controversial subject? First, any person who freely chooses to wear a mask should be accepted with respect and without having to ...

‘Heroes’

hen The Express community newspaper recently published and posted online at www.lockhaven.com a story previewing this Saturday’s (Aug. 28) Hometown Hero Banner Program ceremony, a person reacted with an online comment — a lecture, if you will — as follows: “HEROES of what? Hero is a ...

Don’t take importance of 4-H for granted

As recent youth fairs in our region played out over the past couple weeks, we were once again reminded of the integral role 4-H plays in positively shaping the lives of the area’s young people who participate. Whether the young person was involved in raising an animal to show and/or sell, ...

Afghans themselves to blame for failures

In the wake of the fall of Afghanistan’s government and the resurgence of the Taliban, there has been a shameful trend in American punditry and political jockeying. Many supporters of the Biden administration are cherry-picking some actions of the Trump administration to begin the process ...