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Letters to the editor

Deja vu

MARLIN D. LILLEY JR. Cogan Station It’s understandable that after the horrific shootings in El Paso, Texas. and Dayton, Ohio by deranged individuals, there is an outcry for something to be done to curb the violence. It’s also no surprise that people are ready to blame the gun and not ...

SECURE Act

VIVIAN ALTMAN Westfield Retirement savings become increasingly important as Americans live longer. As the cost of living increases, many Americans worry that they will not have enough retirement savings to provide for them as they age. Congress is currently considering legislation that ...

OK, which is it?

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport On one hand, Trump supporters repeatedly and gleefully point out that a majority of Americans distrust mainstream media. While in 2000, about 50% of Americans harbored skepticism, today mainstream media has sunk to the lowest approval rate of all our once-respected ...

Questions to ask yourself

ROBERT NORTON Montoursville If you rob a bank in a Sanctuary City, is it illegal or is it just an Undocumented Withdrawal? We should stop calling welfare, food stamps, WIC, ad nausea, entitlements. They are taxpayer-funded handouts. Social security and Veterans Benefits are entitlements ...

Is CPR training mandatory?

EUGENE MOORE McElhattan On Aug. 20, 2019, I read an article in The (Lock Haven) Express about bus drivers taking CPR and first aid training. In my opinion, this is long over due. Also, it would be nice if school teachers in any school district take CPR and first aid training. In ...

Worried about gun control?

CAROLE MYERS GERST Milesburg Gun control will never work, as the bad people will always find a way to kill with guns. Where does that leave a good person who complied to the new rules? Dead. Now if you can wrap your head around the future, let’s take a look at the real problems ...

Publisher’s discretion questionable

JIM HIRONIMUS White Hall I question the reasons for the publishing of some of the letters to the editor that readers submit and that are selected by those in charge at The (Lock Haven) Express. The letters run the gauntlet from family problems to God. When did a letters to the editor ...

Taco Bell, instead

KATELYN SMITH Mill Hall In response to Eugene Moore’s letter to the editor on Aug. 22, he suggested that a Wendy’s should be added to Wayne Township. I disagree and think that a Taco Bell should go in. There’s too many McDonald’s and similar fast food joints in our area and ...

A tribute to Martena Rogers

LINDA L. EGGLER North Bend This is a tribute to a very strong willed woman, Martena Rogers, who spent her life sharing her love for music and theater. She brought so much joy to our community working with the Community Choir with Bucktail theatrical presentations, teaching, Bucktail Band ...

Had enough? No. 12

MICHAEL REMICK Pine Creek On Nov. 6, 2014, Keystone Central School District Superintendent Kelly Hastings received a new 5-year contract that extended in 2020. Her package included an “early retirement incentive.” KCSD will pay the full premium for her health care, above her co-pay, ...

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 ...

Express Yourself

Duran settlement & Amish horse manure Harlan Berger McElhattan The lawsuit between Tom Duran, former warden of the county Correctional Facility, and the county was apparently settled August 1, and we have heard nothing about the terms. Amazing, since this paper has printed stories ...

Year-round school

PAT SOLLEY Montoursville I think teachers are highly underrated. My daughter is a teacher and I can tell you that she does not just work 180 days equivalent. There is so much work behind the scenes, more than your 40-hour-a-week job, the responsibility and care of your children’s ...

Right on

DOTTIE GIBSON Blossburg Alan Huff’s letter in the Aug. 17 edition is right on, especially the last sentence: “Hopefully, when I’m dust in the wind, my grandchildren will never look back on the times as the good old days.” And they were the good old days when you could go outside ...

Express Yourself

These aren’t the days ALAN HUFF Williamsport As I look back at growing up in the 1970s and remember thinking how the 21st Century sounded like so much science fiction. But here we are heading into its third decade and, forget fiction, it’s really scary! Why are they still worried ...

Express Yourself

Best kept secret REV. LAURA E. KING Woolrich I recently had a visit from my grandchildren from out of state. During their visit we had some very hot days, too hot to be outside ... or so we thought. Then a friend recommended the McElhattan playground. Who knew? That is the best ...

The road to low unemployment

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport At every opportunity, whether domestic or international, Donald J. Trump boasts that unemployment rates among Blacks, Hispanics and women are the lowest in history. He is right. Let’s leave aside the question of how much unemployment rates are caused by the ...

A bad taste

PAUL RINKER Montoursville A recent letter writer told us that socialism comes in many flavors. What he means by that is that he gets to decide what he wants socialism to mean. Unfortunately for him and other blissfully clueless leftists, socialism means only one thing and that thing is ...

Sobering thoughts

KEITH McANDREW Williamsport If you have ever been a sober person at a party, and listened to someone who was drunk, you would get some idea of how I felt while listening to the democratic debates. The drunk at a party will not make any sense as they try to regale you with their ...

Rebuttal to Christ, Trump and Christianity

WILLIAM C. DINCHER Williamsport A recent letter complained of Christians ignoring Matthew 18. He cites this chapter in the Gospel of Matthew as sufficient reason to call for the president’s impeachment. He makes two huge mistakes exposing his ignorance of the Gospel and the ...