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Dust, wind and sun exposure may be cause of eye lesion

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BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am under the care of an ophthalmologist, and on a routine exam I was told that I have pinguecula of the eyes. What does this mean? I was given artificial tears and am to follow up regularly. The eye doctor is going to reevaluate in three months. I am ...

Dead horses

Letters to the editor

RICHARD TOBIN Wellsboro Obama didn’t kill coal and Biden won’t kill fracking. Coal declined in spite of an increasing population because other sources of energy were more cost-effective and cleaner. When you price in the cost of burning half of California to the ground and washing away ...

Constitutional public welfare

Letters to the editor

RICHARD PLAZA Whiting, N.J. What is a fundamental purpose of our government? Our Constitution, in part, promote the general welfare. Succinctly put: Keep us safe. Are we? February 2020, this administration was telling the public that COVID-19, a mere “flu,” was under control, it would ...

Spreading false information

Letters to the editor

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport In the mid to late 1940s, when I attended St. Peter’s Elementary School in Mt. Carmel, the Felician Sisters, who taught there, all loved to tell a story based on a old Jewish parable, “A Sack Full of Feathers.” It made an indelible impression on my young ...

Daryl Metcalfe at it again

Letters to the editor

VICTORIA SMEDLEY Jersey Shore I just read Pennsylvania state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe’s (R-Butler) “plan” for stealing Pennsylvania’s electoral votes and I must tell you that I am appalled! Metcalfe has been laying these plans for months. He puts forth a long rant about the vote ...

Applause, Applause!

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Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. This APPLAUSE goes out to everyone who generously made donations to the Wayne Township Nature Park. The Recreation Board has been able to purchase some new Holiday ...

Wake up!

Letters to the editor

DAVID KAGAN Jersey shore Donald Trump got his wall built and made Mexico pay for it as promised. Ha! Donald Trump finally released his taxes as promised. Ha! Donald Trump replaced Obamacare with a wonderful new Health Plan as promised. Ha! Donald Trump is currently addressing the ...

Showing resolve for our students, together

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“Character is who you are when nobody else is watching.” A middle-school English teacher introduced this phrase to me. We recited it each day in class, and it is a lesson that I have carried with me throughout my life and into my teaching career. Now, in 2020, I think it needs a ...

Trusting science during COVID-19

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I was born in nearby Lewistown with a rare genetic disorder of the immune system called Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome, a disease that killed my uncle 30 years prior. When I was 3 years old, I had a life-saving bone marrow transplant. Many of you provided love and support to my family during that ...

Son invited ex to live with us

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Dear Annie: I am a 58-year-old woman who shares a split-level house with my adult son, “Brad.” Brad lives downstairs in what is essentially a separate two-bedroom apartment with his 10-year-old daughter, although it’s technically one unit. Brad and I split the rent evenly. Last year, ...

Results of bone density test determine follow-up testing

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BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 76 years old and have had a bone density test every two years for the past 12 years at the recommendation of my physician. Every test has shown bone loss in my left hip, which is the result of a childhood case of polio. My physician has also pressed ...

Thankful

Letters to the editor

STANLEY ZIMMERMAN Lock Haven I will forever remember the President and what he said to me and all the other servicemen and women who served our country: You are “losers.” I am thankful that Joe Biden won the election.

Trumpism deflates history

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When Pennsylvania was called, the world heard a quick boom, followed by the pffffffffft of a deflating presidency. Suddenly, the angry, paranoiac tweets that used to scare so many because, after all, Donald Trump was president, lost their menace. The air was escaping even before Joe Biden ...

We love the entrepreneurial spirit!

Our View

The entrepreneurial spirit abounds in our region! Within the span of just three days, there are three ribbon cutting/grand openings of businesses just in downtown Lock Haven alone today and tomorrow. Simone’s Bakery on Main Street is celebrating its grand opening. What a sweet deal! The ...

The blue trickle

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Ordinarily, it's not possible for a party to win the presidency and have a bad election night, but the Democrats managed it. Pending the outcome of two Senate runoffs in Georgia, Joe Biden looks set to become a caretaker president who won't be signing any legislation that doesn't pass muster ...

A friend or more

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Dear Annie: I’m a senior at university. I’m living with my boyfriend this semester, so we’re in the same “family unit” and are able to be around each other without masks and social distancing. I’ve been seeing my boyfriend — let’s call him Raul — for about a year and a half ...

The truth about ‘brain supplements’

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BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I would like to know what you think about brain supplements and whether you would recommend any. My age is 84 and I am in good health, but my memory is getting bad.— B.S. ANSWER: I see advertisements daily for supplements touted to have benefits in ...

Renovo Power Plant

Letters to the editor

EDWARD CULLEN State College In the Oct. 17, 2020 Pennsylvania Bulletin, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced its intention to approve the construction of a 1,240 MW electric power plant that would use natural gas and diesel fuel in Renovo, Pa. ...

As university integration moves forward, your voice matters

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Last month, the Pennsylvania State System’s Board of Governors unanimously approved the process and next step for university integrations after Chancellor Dan Greenstein presented findings from an initial financial review of the proposed integrations. Together with Bloomsburg University ...

Big tech tipping elections

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We've reached a crisis point in America when the president of the United States — the leader of the free world — is being censored by social media networks during a presidential election and the pivotal days that have followed. This is a chilling, if not downright frightening, level of ...