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Letters to the editor

Marshall will work tirelessly to administer justice

C. ALAN WALKER Clearfield Brian Marshall is the right choice to be Centre County’s next judge. I have known Brian for nearly his entire life. Although he has been a resident of Centre County all his adult life, Brian was born and raised in Clearfield, and he has never forgotten where he ...

Not fair, not right

ALLEN NEVILLE Lock Haven I am upset. You see, I do not drive a vehicle so I ride a bicycle to work and back. My bike is all lit up. I have Christmas lights on my bike that take batteries. I have a headlight on my helmet, and my wife bought me a vest that is battery operated. It has light ...

Well done LHU!

ANGELA SMITH Lock Haven Recently, I attended the Dinesh D’Souza speech at Lock Haven University. Mr. D’Souza offered some surprising data and perspective of historical and modern facism. The event impressed me all around as respectful, informative, and unique. I offer a hearty ...

Support Keith Kibler

ELWOOD C. HOCKER Lock Haven Keith Kibler, current police chief of the City of Lock Haven who I’ve known for over 15 years, is logically the most suitable candidate running for magisterial district judge in district 25-3-01. As the chief, Keith has significant background and experience ...

Elect Brian Marshall for Centre County Judge

NANCI ROMMEL State College On November 7, we will elect a new Centre County Judge. This judge will serve a 10-year term, so it is essential we choose the candidate with the right mix of temperament, knowledge, and experience. Brian Marshall is that candidate. In addition to his extensive ...

Congress should save Iran deal

EMMETT ELDRED Hollidaysburg I am deeply concerned that the president has decided to decertify the Iran Nuclear Deal. This decision makes it more likely that Iran will develop a nuclear weapon, and it also puts our country on a collision course toward war with Iran. Now, U.S. Reps. Bill and ...

Thank you, Tom

JAY D. MYERS Hughesville I just watched 60 Minutes on CBS. They reported that our congressman, Tom Marino, is in the pocket of the drug industry. As I’ve read article after article about drug overdoses in our region and in Marino’s district, I then find out that OUR congressman was ...

Road woes

KEITH KELLY Lock Haven I had the occasion to visit Rest Haven Memorial Park in September. It was very disheartening to travel the roads in the park and find them in a deplorable condition. They are in serious need of repaving. I called the owner of the park to express my concern. He ...

A missed opportunity

MIKE ENGLE Duncansville Thumbs up to the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association (NMLRA) for hosting one of the state’s largest rifle frolics at the Altoona Rifle and Pistol Club. Shooters from the local area and from many other states were here to shoot muzzle loaders, as well as ...

Permissible prohibitions

DAVID BROSS Cogan Station In 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the right to bear arms was an individual right. In that ruling, the court focused on an individual’s right to bear weapons for self-defense, especially in the home. In that same ruling, the court cast doubt on the ...

Russia! Russia! Russia!

TIMOTHY HAVENER Mill Hall Julian Assange got annoyed recently in an interview with Amy Goodman from Democracy Now when being asked to defend himself against Roger Stone’s comments claiming he had contact with him, and I can’t say I blame him. The left wing media has spent a year on ...

Foundational principles

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville I wish Mr. Phil Underwood, in his letter, “The truth,” of Oct. 7, would take the time to really research the foundation of our American government instead of inserting his political ideology into it. He claims that conservatives are bent on preserving the ...

As parents, we call on Washington for robust funding

CANDACE MCQUILLEN CASEY CROFT and RACHEL WILT Altoona As Head Start parents, we were honored and energized to recently meet with staff of local senators and representatives of Pennsylvania while in Washington, D.C. for the National Head Start Association Fall Leadership Institute to ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. Road Hawgs Inc. would like to THANK everyone who helped us support our annual Juvenile Diabetes ride, which was held on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. The ride is held at the ...

Penns Valley EMS in crisis; please come to Oct. 26 meeting

DAVID BRAUCHT Coburn Having adequate funding is an issue that almost all emergency medical services (EMS) organizations across the state are wrestling with. The issue the townships of Penns Valley are considering is a request by our EMS to enact a .5 of a mill tax for EMS services. No ...

One person, one vote, and all votes are equal

ROSE REEDER Lock Haven This is an issue that seems to lurk in the shadows. Many citizens do not recognize the term or only have a fuzzy understanding of it. Fair Districts Pa. has been making a concerted effort to change that. Ending Gerrymandering is a nonpartisan issue and affects ...

Why not burn our history books?

CAROLE MYERS GERST Milesburg I say let’s go to our library and burn all of the books, after all, it’s only our history! What could we possibly learn!? We Americans allowed prayer to be taken out of our schools. No big deal right? And we have allowed the Pledge of Allegiance ...

Anti-gun hypocrits

WILLIAM L. EMICK Barbours The anti-gun politicians, left-wing media and America’s elites are squawking for more gun control after a psychopath having complied with all firearms laws killed 59 people in Las Vegas. It was acclaimed to be the greatest mass killing in U.S. history, but ...

Our enthusiastic senator

ARNO VOSK Williamsport Exactly why is Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey “very enthusiastic” about Donald Trump’s tax plan? For most lower and middle income Americans, the current basic federal income tax rates are 10 percent and 15 percent. The Trump plan would raise those basic ...

Brian Marshall for Centre County Judge

KATHY O’NEAL NILES State College I believe Brian Marshall is the best choice for Centre County Court of Common Pleas judge because he is an excellent attorney who is knowledgeable, kind, patient and committed to helping people. I have known Brian for 12 years, and he has served as my ...