In an effort to combat opioid addiction and abuse, U.S. Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Kirsten Gillibrand, (D-N.Y., introduced bipartisan legislation in April that would limit the initial supply of opioids for acute pain to seven days. This is intended for people who ...
KEVIN R. DWYER
I extensively covered the Lock Haven District Court during my 30 years as a district judge, especially after Carl Hamberger’s retirement. I also served as president of the Special Court Judges Association of Pennsylvania. I am sharing this with you to let you know I ...
Donald wants a war. All of the assorted debacles we’ve gotten ourselves involved in have become mundane and lost their shine.
Nothing concentrates the mind like a nice, fresh war. A million or so dead people on the other side of the world would distract ...
Apparently, Mr. Michael Zicolello (letter to editor, Food for thought, Oct. 20), needs a different diet.
He shot down his own idea of the one price restaurant. He should have stopped there. As an attorney he should know better than to make statements ...
When it comes to the opioid epidemic, neither side has the best interest of the people at heart. Very few politicians are willing to come out in favor of a policy like Portugal’s decriminalization of all drugs, because to most, it seems outrageous because we’ve ...
From a different part of the country, I would like to share some thoughts to ponder about the ethical core of U.S. Rep. Tom Marino of the 10th District encompassing northcentral and parts of northeastern Pennsylvania.
Like far too many elected government ...
I am horrified to see the the Trump Administration’s crushing executive order on the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
It steals health care funding away from a lot of middle class and poor Americans.
Because of Trump’s order, it’s estimated that over 1 million ...
Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause.
I would like to THANK all of the people who supported my Share the Love program this year. I collected canned soup, cereal and new/gently used children’s books. The ...
If you get angry when the NFL players take a knee then Colin Kaepernick has succeeded.
The purpose of a protest is to get the donkey’s attention so I guess that makes you the donkey. This protest isn’t about the flag or the troops or disrespect for the ...
Because I am a white male in this country, there are some who would tell you, I could not possibly know what it is like to be discriminated against. But that simply is not true. I am a member of one of the most discriminated against minorities in the world.
I am ...
HELEN M. SHEEHY
During his campaign, Donald Trump promised better, cheaper health care insurance and treatment for all Americans.
But every step he has taken since he took office flies in the face of that promise.
From what I have read, Republican bills to repeal and replace ...
As a resident of downtown Lock Haven, I can no longer remain silent about a few issues at hand and I’d like to start with our esteemed meter maids.
I have resided at my current apartment in the heart of downtown Lock Haven since December 2016. Upon signing my ...
I was kicking around an idea to open a new type of restaurant. I’m not entirely sure the concept will work so I thought I’d just put my thoughts down on paper to see how it looks. It’s quite a unique concept. I must say that I’m pretty proud of myself ...
In the race for Centre County judge, one candidate has distinguished himself through his professional development, unique qualifications, and judicial temperament. That candidate is Brian Marshall.
A successful and highly regarded attorney, Brian has diverse ...
I am a practicing family and criminal law attorney in Centre County, and have been for the past 34 years. I have tried many cases, both before a jury, and before judges in bench trials, and have participated in many hearings. I have practiced in eight surrounding ...
Frustrated with the budget impasse, Gov. Tom Wolf recently offered several proposals as a way forward with the Pennsylvania Legislature.
Among those plans, the governor announced that the state would securitize profits from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control ...
JAY D. MYERS
Four Americans killed in Africa. How shocking! We should have a Congressional investigation into their deaths and why they were left to die without an attempted rescue.
This is not Bengazhi, but Niger and the President (if you can call him that) is not a ...
SCI Somerset, Pa.
About 10 years ago now, my family lost someone dear to our hearts — my cousin, Jonathan Conway.
And although a decade has gone by without him, it seems like just yesterday to me that he and I were wrestling around as children, or ramming around the woods ...
If this new tax plan actually goes through, it better cut down on the amount of taxes coming off of my paycheck each week.
I have no problem with paying taxes, but I’d prefer to see them going toward policies that benefit working families. It doesn’t feel that ...