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Opinion

Let’s take a regional approach to elections

Letters to the editor

JOE BIALEK Cleveland, Ohio A political primary is a preliminary election in which the registered voters of a political party nominate candidates for office. The key word here is preliminary. The current system allows small states such as Iowa and New Hampshire (assisted by the media) to ...

To Your Good Health: The health effects of traumatic events

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BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 63-year-old male with well-controlled coronary artery disease. I also have chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. Last June, I was in a horrific automobile accident where a person hit me head-on. It took an hour for responders to extract ...

Moms, dads, listen up!

Letters to the editor

MICHAEL MODAY Williamsport You’ll get a call that you’ve been overcharged by your utility company. Those charges will be put back to your account and there will be 30 percent taken off your next bill. Yeah, right. Hang up the phone! It’s a scam! There are others for Amazon ...

Bible Digest

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“And that he died for all, that they which live should not from now on live to themselves, but to him which died for them, and rose again.” (2 Corinthians 5:15 AKJV) Jesus died for us. It only makes sense that we should live for Him. He saved us from Hell to eternal life in Heaven. ...

America should end reliance on mining in China

Letters to the editor

MICHAEL STUMO Washington, D.C. As the presidential debates have shown, many in Washington are eager to move forward on a renewable energy future. Policymakers are already considering wider production of electric vehicles, wind turbines, and solar panels. But there’s a problem. The ...

Coronavirus epidemic

Letters to the editor

DENNIS M. McMANN Blanchard I will preface this letter by saying I am not a very stable genius; nor do I have an uncle that taught at MIT from whom I may have attained some knowledge through some type of genetic osmosis. And, I am not sure I have ever had a truly perfect phone call. ...

Saturday deer opener follow up

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By RANDY SANTUCCI A few months back, a press release was done identifying negative aspects from changing the rifle deer season opener, moving it from the Monday after Thanksgiving to the Saturday prior. This is a follow up identifying how the main reason for this change, to increase ...

Dear Annie: Prioritizing health checkups

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Dear Annie: I lost my wife to cancer two weeks ago after a two-year battle, with surgery and radiation treatments. I just saw a story on the news about how, in America, fewer and fewer people are getting regular wellness checks. There are a variety of reasons why. I ask that you implore your ...

To Your Good Health: HPV cancers of head and neck are on the rise

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BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: Four years ago, I was treated for squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue. One year later my tongue was removed. The chief surgeon told me the cancer had HPV “markers,” which I guess spread cancer throughout the tongue? Is this a common occurrence with ...

Bible Digest

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“I know that, whatever God does, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God does it, that men should fear before him.” (Ecclesiastes 3:14 AKJV) God is still on the throne. God wins!

Pandemic and for profit medicine

Letters to the editor

ADRIANA PENA State College The President dismantled the nation’s medical emergency response team and cut funding and staff at the CDC. This is dereliction of duty — and it has left us fighting a deadly pandemic without the proper weapons. But we committed our own dereliction of duty. ...

Proposed House bill imperils economics of your local ambulance service

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(Editor’s Note: House Bill 1862, the subject of the op-ed below, is on the state House calendar for debate this coming Monday.) By DEAN BOLLENDORF And DON DeREAMUS Pennsylvania lawmakers are attempting to address the practice of out of network balance billing commonly referred to as a ...

The bottom line

Letters to the editor

J. MICHAEL WILLIAMSON Lock Haven When it comes to hospital care, most people in our community think the grass is greener in Danville or Williamsport, Jersey Shore or State College. After spending two nights at the UPMC Lock Haven Hospital recently, I completely disagree. From the time ...

Dear Annie: Planet Plastic: Is reduce, reuse, recycle enough?

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Dear Annie: I am not optimistic about the plastic pollution of our planet. I remember a time when plastic did not exist and we managed OK with glass, tin cans, foil, paper, cardboard (waxed for dairy) and something called cellophane. Now everything comes in plastic. Even cans have plastic ...

Climate Change is a spiritual and a moral issue

Letters to the editor

Rev. Sandy Strauss Harrisburg Climate change has long been a Pennsylvania issue. For years, Pennsylvania has been among the top states for greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. From air pollution exacerbating a childhood asthma crisis to severe weather threatening ...

The truth matters

Letters to the editor

GLENDA A HEYD Montoursville Recently, President Trump held news conferences about the Covid-19. I will not be reassured no matter what he said. He has lied everyday for three years. He has tried to discredit the press that he will desperately need to reassure us. Those of us who watch ...

Bible Digest

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“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:18 AKJV) Value the valuable. Look to God and the things of God.

Roy Hanna

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HARLAN BERGER McElhattan The March-April 2020 “Penn Stater” magazine marked the death of Roy Hanna, World War II recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross. He died July 7, 2019 in Pinehurst N.C., grew up on a farm near Lock Haven, and was a collegiate Golden Glove Boxer on the 1939 ...