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Opinion

Pa. can’t fight COVID-19 nursing home crisis alone

Letters to the editor

COVID-19 is spreading like wildfire through the nation’s nursing homes. Already, more than 56,000 residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities — including over 4,800 in Pennsylvania — have died from COVID-19. They account for more than 44 percent of U.S. ...

Our View: Come to your community’s living room

Columns

The City of Lock Haven’s continued investment in new streetscapes downtown is a great long-term investment. Beautifying streets and sidewalks with plantings has only added to the appeal of the community. It also builds pride and spirit. Ultimately, it has and should continue to enhance ...

Opinion: Kids need to wear masks at school and parents can help

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I’m a pediatric nursing professor with four young children. The youngest is 9 months old and the oldest is 9. My oldest will soon enter third grade, and his brother will be in second. My family plans to send them both back to their school for in-person instruction in mid-August. Our ...

Bible Digest

Columns

“Where no wood is, there the fire goes out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceases.” (Proverbs 26:20 AKJV) Let’s cut out the gossip. It will save us and others a lot of heartache.

Jobless benefits due to virus vs. normal unemployment compensation

Columns

Americans who lost their jobs because of the pandemic had been getting a $600 bump on top of state benefits in their weekly unemployment checks since March. That ended on July 31, and lawmakers are debating whether to extend the program and if so by how much. Senate Republicans are arguing ...

There’s idiocy on all sides in the ‘law and order’ road show

Columns

As the Trump administration takes its "law and order" show on the road after a dress rehearsal at Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C., and a soft opening in Portland, Oregon, let me just say I'm disgusted with almost everybody involved. Let's start with the Portland demonstrators. ...

Dear Annie: Feeling alone during isolation

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Dear Annie: I feel some days I just can’t handle our society and the cruelty of men and women toward other humans or defenseless animals. My life has been full of neglect, disrespect, abuse (mental and physical) and loneliness, so I’m accustomed to it. However, when I hear a story about ...

Bible Digest

Columns

“The Lord give mercy to the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain:” (2 Timothy 1:16 AKJV) What a compliment! Let’s be a people that refreshes others.

Pa. Bus Assn. supports federal CERTS Act

Letters to the editor

In July, bipartisan bills, known as the Coronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services Act (CERTS Act), were introduced in the U.S. Senate (S.4150) and House of Representatives (H.R.7642). If enacted, CERTS would provide $10 billion in economic relief for over-the-road buses, ...

Election from hell

Columns

During the midst of the Great Depression, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), in his first inaugural address told the nation, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” In less than 10 years this nation, under FDR’s leadership along with other world leaders, would be tested ...

Rated ‘T’ for teens

Columns

COVID-19 has become a word we’re all used to. We’re also all annoyed by it now, but that really doesn’t matter. We have to make life flow as we go over this bump in the road. My life has started to continue, and it feels really good. To be specific, the athletic department is allowing ...

Bible Digest

Columns

“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.” (Psalms 90:12 AKJV) Life is short. It is a gift from God. Make the most of it.

Conspiracy theories have no place here

Letters to the editor

PAM LAROSE Lock Haven It was extremely disturbing to open up The Express — a medium I once turned to for facts and information — and see opinion columns devoted to the rants of a madman hiding behind the church to broadcast political conspiracy theories and whip up rage against anyone, ...

We all need to be more tolerant about masks

Columns

To wear a mask in public, or not, that is the question. I don’t like to use a mask, but I choose to wear one, especially in enclosed public spaces, because I believe it provides some protection for myself and for others. Although coronavirus particles are tiny and can pass through mask ...

In his shadow

Letters to the editor

DAN REEDER Lock Haven It has been said that our lives are but shadows and dust that pass quickly. There is an element of truth in this, but there are those who have cast a giant shadow, a shadow that protects us from the searing glare of injustice, prejudice and fear; and their shadows will ...

Struggling to keep the lights on

Columns

Energy is a basic need, and many Americans are struggling to afford it in the COVID-19 recession Several months into the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, lower-income families are struggling to pay their energy bills. That’s a big concern during extreme events like summer heat waves, which can be ...

Dear Annie: Working through emotional affair

Columns

Dear Annie: I have been with my husband for 23 years now, married for the last eight. A year ago, I found out that my husband had been communicating with an old high school girlfriend without my knowledge. They ran into each other seven years ago and had been talking daily. He used his work ...

Anti-Parkinson’s medication also helps prevent influenza

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DEAR DR. ROACH: About 20 years ago, I was prescribed amantadine to offset the side effects of psychiatric medications I was being given. I also have always been predisposed to serious flu complications, even though I did get flu shots. Amantadine not only helped with side effects, but I very ...