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Opinion

Searching for a cause of mystery discharge

Columns

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: Back in late 2014, I noticed a dampness in my underwear — no coloration, only dampness. I consulted a gastroenterologist about a possible anal discharge. After obtaining a history, we took some conservative approaches to deal with this, including ...

A scenario in the Biden-Harris America

Letters to the editor

BEVERLY HUNTER Pleasant Gap A scenario in the Biden-Harris America, or should I say Harris-Biden America because Pelosi and her gang will have Joe declared incompetent after the first six months and Harris and Pelosi will rule the country. Okay, let’s look at a scenario under their ...

Doctor, my eyes

Letters to the editor

STEPHEN HUDDY Williamsport Long before its numbers morphed into “The Year from Hell,” 2020 served as a measure of how clearly one envisions the surroundings. Three weeks before the election, let’s check that vision. Mr. Trump was elected as a perceived antidote to a dismal ...

Don’t make it a requirement

Letters to the editor

CHARLES M. REEDER Montoursville If you don’t want a candidate for the Supreme Court religious views or religion attack, then don’t make religion a requirement or preference in your choice. As a matter of fact, no candidate for political office should be chosen because of their faith. ...

Shifting principles

Letters to the editor

HARLAN BERGER McElhattan As the November election approaches, Joe Biden appears to shift his principles. During the Democrat Party debates, he was foursquare to ban fracking. Now he wouldn’t. Didn’t want to lose Pennsylvania and Ohio votes. He was coy on packing the Supreme Court. ...

Self-awareness helpful during COVID-19

Columns

In a conversation with a physician, I learned that there are more COVID cases in the White House than in all New Zealand. I don’t know if that is true, but close is embarrassing enough. As a result, New Zealand is not really shut down. We could attribute this to their totalitarian ...

Why I am voting

Letters to the editor

BILL CROWELL Lock Haven Every election cycle, we all see the same thing. Candidates bashing each other and talking about their opponents’ flaws instead of touting their own policies and what they have to offer. I hear the same complaints every cycle. People don’t want to hear the ...

Dear Annie: Celebrating while being mindful of others’ struggles

Columns

Dear Annie: After years of fiscal discipline, my wife and I have paid off our mortgage. We contemplated having a mortgage-burning party to celebrate but were advised this would be in poor taste and akin to bragging. While we are justifiably proud, we don’t wish to offend anyone. What is your ...

The importance of debates

Letters to the editor

JACKIE PARUCHA Mill Hall I attended the Christian Coalition debate held earlier this week at the Clinton County Courthouse for the candidates for the 76th state House District seat, the 25th state Senate District seat and the Pennsylvania 12th District seat for U.S. Congress. All ...

Nuclear stress test is better diagnostic option for heart disease

Columns

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 64-year-old woman with a family history of heart disease. Both of my parents had heart attacks and open-heart surgery. At ages 50, 55 and 60, I experienced what I thought were signs of a heart attack. With each experience, I ended up in the hospital ...

A vote for Joe Waltz is a vote for our community!

Letters to the editor

JASON WALKER Lock Haven We need an advocate and a voice that works for us, the hard-working people of the 76th Legislative District. We need a representative who will work for the betterment of the entire district. A vote for Joe Waltz ensures that. Joe Waltz has lived, worked, ...

Concern for health care workers

Letters to the editor

SCOTT CONKLIN Phillipsburg I am proud to have served the people of Centre County for almost 15 years now as your state representative. I care for this community and I am deeply concerned about the current situation surrounding Mount Nittany Medical Center and the changes and disruptions ...

Joe Waltz

Letters to the editor

DAVID COLEMAN Lock Haven I have been involved in many campaigns over the years and I can tell you this: Joe Waltz and his committee are running one of the best campaigns I have ever seen. They are doing a remarkable job at getting his message out to the people. It’s refreshing to ...

Addicted to love

Columns

Dear Annie: I am depressed and deeply heartbroken over the final breakup with a man whom I have loved for eight years. I went to endless therapy and even went to a wellness center in Germany to help me get over him. Nothing has worked. Here’s the backstory. “Steve” has hurt me deeply ...

Biden for our economy!

Letters to the editor

SUSAN MORRIS Mill Hall Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will build our shriveled economy not just the way it was before coronavirus, but better! Last week Trump and Pence walked away from COVID stimulus negotiations to avoid providing relief for hurting Americans until after the election. ...

Trigger finger doesn’t get better on its own

Columns

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: My left thumb has been “clicking” and locking in position for the past five months. Moving it from one position (straight) to another position (bent) can be done with the help of my other hand. Trying to move it without the other hand’s assistance ...

Joe Waltz has earned my vote

Letters to the editor

TRACIE CHRISTENSEN McElhattan As a Republican, earning my vote wasn’t easy, but Joe Waltz did just that with his transparency and willingness to listen to both Republicans and Democrats. When I met with Joe, in an effort to inform my choice on Nov. 3, Joe demonstrated a deep local ...

My experience with the 76th District office

Letters to the editor

SANDY DEWALD Lock Haven I would like to share an experience I had when going for assistance to the office of Stephanie Borowicz, our 76th District state representative. I got my rent rebate application in the mail this year and needed help filling it out. I went to the state ...

Tired of Trump bashing children of illegal immigrants

Letters to the editor

DEAN MOYER Mill Hall I read the recent letter to the editor by Paul Kettlewell, “Trump’s policy harms children,” and I have done some fact checking. Here is what I have come up with. Mr. Kettlewell has blamed Trump for separating parents (illegal immigrants) and their children at ...