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Opinion

Safety issues created by Route 220 safety project

Letters to the editor

JOHN SHABLESKI Linden When representatives from the state Department of Transportation (PennDOT) held the latest meeting regarding the safety improvements for the Route 220 corridor through Woodward Township, it was clearly evident they had no intention of taking questions from the ...

Dear Annie: Tired of being tired

Columns

Dear Annie: My live-in girlfriend and I, both 58 years old, have a dilemma. Several times a month, we watch her 7-year-old granddaughter for a night or two, usually on weekends. The child arrives in the evening, stays up until 3 or 4 a.m. and sleeps until early afternoon. I have made fun ...

Conquer your fear and join the fight against coronavirus

Our View

Iknow the next few weeks will be challenging. There is no reason to be fearful, or to panic, but we need to take this disease seriously. Please, stay home. Make as few in-person contacts as you can.” So said Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf this week as he announced directives aimed at stopping ...

Bible Digest

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“For he has made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21 AKJV) Jesus took our sin upon Himself so that He could clothe us in His righteousness. Thank you Jesus.

The Irish question

Letters to the editor

JOSEPH R. FISCHER Northhumberland Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Tis a day to celebrate being Irish, or wanting to be Irish. We celebrate what we have brought to this stew of nationalities we call America. We celebrate the Irish in the arts, literature, food, and the sciences. We ...

What we lose by closing of community dept. stores

Columns

By SALENA ZITO PITTSBURGH — Five years ago, the sad goodbye to an icon began when Macy's decided to close its flagship location in downtown Pittsburgh. The void, alas, still remains. For most of that building's storied 110-plus-year-old life, until Macy's took it 15 years ago, it was ...

Dear Annie: Finding forgiveness

Columns

Dear Annie: I have managed to overcome an abusive childhood, and I’d like to share with you how I did it at age 42, which, unfortunately, was 22 years after my abuser, my father, died. My father had been very abusive but also very loving. As a child, and then as a teenager, this “dual ...

High potassium levels require treatment

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BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 73-year-old male and have been diagnosed with a number of different medical conditions. I have one kidney (stage 4) and have had atrial fibrillation since 2008. Recently my nephrologist said I have high potassium levels. In order to treat this, he ...

Bible Digest

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“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalms 46:10 AKJV) Stop. Look to God. He is the One who is worthy to be praised and followed.

Falsehoods around virus, politics

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By BEATRICE DUPUY and AMANDA SEITZ Associated Press A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real ...

‘Harden not your heart’

Our View

Facts, not fear. That must be our collective mindset and approach amid these trying times as our nation faces the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19. Yes, these are trying times. But by working together and showing compassion for one another, we will persevere. Indeed, the virus ...

Dear Annie: Sick of talk of being sick

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Dear Annie: We have a friend whose spouse has many medical concerns. They are serious and can be life-threatening. However, in my opinion, the biggest concern is that every time we are with them, the conversation turns to these medical conditions. My own view is, “What a wonderful world!” ...

Bible Digest

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“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17 AKJV) Are you looking for a new start? Jesus can make us all what we need to be.

Kids for cash

Letters to the editor

PAUL JONES Lock Haven Yes, Luzerne County had its “Kids for Cash” deal with corrupt judges. In my opinion, every county in our state has a “kids for cash” deal also but it’s known as family court. My brother-in-law, who is an excellent father, was kept from seeing his kids ...

Applause, Applause!

Columns

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. HELP (Hardship Emergency Loan Program) for Pets was incorporated 10 years ago. Since the first interest-free loan was issued in 2011, HELP for Pets has issued 130 ...

Worst of our spending problem

Letters to the editor

WILLIE NORMAN Jersey Shore I was cleaning up my computer files and came across this letter I wrote to Sen. Bob Casey Jr. in 2008. I believe this is when President Obama was bailing everyone out. With the bills being passed for the coronavirus and the tornados in Tennessee (both worthy ...

Time to unite to fight coronavirus

Columns

By ADRIANA COHEN Here's the bad news: America is at war. Not with a foreign enemy or a terrorist regime like the Islamic State Group. We're at war with a highly contagious global virus, a pandemic, commonly known as the coronavirus. In order to combat, and ultimately destroy, this ...

Redistricting reform

Letters to the editor

RICK ARNOLD Jersey Shore There was an excellent letter to the editor on March 4 in The Express by Kathleen A. O’Connell entitled, “Demand Pa. legislators work against Gerrymandering.” It will be very difficult to get our state representatives and our senators to pass pending bills ...

Dear Annie: Tough love is tough

Columns

Dear Annie: My wife and I have a 20-year-old son, “Joe,” who has “failure to launch” syndrome. He coasted through high school, smoked pot, played video games and did the minimum to get by. After graduation, we agreed he could work part time and go to college, while living at home, ...