Letters to the editor

Express Yourself Letters to the Editor

The Express welcomes letters to the editor as we encourage our readers to “Express Yourself” in this forum. Letters must be signed using the writer’s legal name — no initials are accepted — with a complete mailing address and home and/or daytime phone number included so we can verify ...

Veterans

STEPHEN D. WEAVER Loganton After reading the letters written to the editor by Jim Hironimus, I feel I had to respond. Mr. Hironimus, how dare you imply that your service was any more important than anyone else who honorably served this country. I don’t know what branch of service you ...

Snow along Water Street

CAROL MCDERMIT Lock Haven I am writing this letter to the editor in total agreement with the Feb. 15 letter by Mr. William Rinehart, “City snow removal,” concerning our city streets and sidewalks. I think it is highly unfair to expect people to climb mountains of snow in order to ...

Eliminate some taxes to cut taxes overall

DAVID FAUST Selinsgrove Taxpayers have to pay extra for each tax that is collected. That’s why we have the IRS, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue and other tax collection services and individuals. But, we don’t need earned income taxes, excise taxes, fuel taxes, occupation taxes, ...

Say no to abortion

ALLEN BRICKELL Cogan Station We the people of the United States must take a firm stand against all abortions. No abortions should be allowed during the birth of a child. We would become like the times when the King of Egypt wanted all male children two years and under killed. China allows ...

Dems draw abortion parallel

CHARLES ARDELL South Williamsport In Nazi Germany they aborted full-term babies because they weren’t perfect. In the United States the Democratic Party aborts full-term babies simply because they don’t want them. That is evil and radical.

Special election

ADRIANA PENA State College We have a special election this May. Right after he was sworn into office, Tom Marino resigned, leaving us without a representative in Congress. It’s time to elect Marc Friedenberg, who will do the job if we give it to him. He’ll fight for full ...

Will men in Pa. speak out against domestic violence?

MELISSA MARTIN Wheelersburg, Ohio Will men in Pennsylvania speak out against domestic violence? Mothers, sisters, and daughters are victims of domestic violence. Wives, live-in partners, and girlfriends are victims of domestic violence. Teenagers are victims of dating violence. ...

Saturday deer opening may be jumping gun

DENNIS NEVLING Altoona This is in response to the Pennsylvania Game Commission moving closer to opening deer season on a Saturday. The only reason I have heard from them is that it will attract more hunters. How many people that don’t go now are going to go if it is on Saturday? Did ...

America’s political labels are deceptive

ROBERT K. SMITH Warriors Mark In the political culture that we find ourselves in this country, it is becoming more difficult to get dedicated and qualified people to provide leadership in our government. The two-party system has polarized the legislative bodies in both the state and ...

Offended and confused

MEGAN LEAB Williamsport Recently I was reading through your newspaper and I was deeply offended and confused. Ida Temple wrote a letter published Feb. 2 and titled, “Death to American babies.” I thought Christians were supposed to love all people and not judge them for their ...

Twilight zone

MARLIN D. LILLEY JR. Cogan Station I am somewhat amazed when reading letters to the editor by those people who support the left’s obsession with global warming. They insist that it’s not only a fact, but settled science and that it’s caused by mankind. While watching a ...

Oh really?

CAROLE MYERS GERST Milesburg Well my bucket list is almost complete, I always wanted to see a train wreck in motion, and that’s exactly what I got in reading the letter to the editor by Jim Hironimus titled, “Why does everyone want to be a veteran?” Excuse me Jim, but when these ...

Troopers, families must be protected

HARRY R. DANNEHOWER III Harrisburg Pennsylvania state troopers accept the dangers of their job. So do our loved ones. It’s the price we pay for seeking to serve our communities. But we cannot accept is when a so-called non-profit is trying to restrict the healthcare benefits for ...

City snow removal

WILLIAM RINEHART Beech Creek So far as I understand, a store owner can get fined if they don’t remove snow from their sidewalk, but myself and others coming into the City of Lock Haven have to pay to park on a snowbank and risk falling because of the city’s lazy attitude toward ...

What do you think?

The Express welcomes letters to the editor as we encourage our readers to “Express Yourself” in this forum. Letters must be signed using the writer’s legal name with a complete mailing address and home and/or daytime phone number. Letters dealing with private disputes will not be ...

Of wealth and poverty

FRED BUCHEIT Mill Hall Regarding Betsy McCaughey’s latest column, “Ideas on fighting inequality.” McCaughey warns that a century ago the income tax hit less than 1% of the population and now half of the nation pays it. She must not have noticed that today there are more than 4 ...

Helping to level the education playing field

TED KIRSCH Harrisburg Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget demonstrates a genuine appreciation of the work that our teachers and support staff do and offers a historic level of new funding, resources and ideas to help students. Gov. Wolf asked legislators to invest an additional $415 ...

God help us

CAROLE MYERS GERST Milesburg As I went to bed one night again worrying about the world - and not just the United States but our humanity at large - I had the most profound dream that I’ve ever had in my life. In this dream, I walked into a very bright room. In the middle was a long ...

Why does everyone want to be a war veteran?

JIM HIRONIMUS White Hall I recently read an obituary where the person was said to have been in the military and served “during the Vietnam War?” But he wasn’t stationed there, so why mention it? Then you see people wearing Vietnam Veteran hats and a lot of the times, if you talk ...