UGI Utilities, Inc. has provided $60,000 of financial support to local food banks serving communities in its service area to assist them in meeting the increased need as a result of the coronavirus emergency.

Pennsylvania needs critical medical supplies. North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning Commission is assisting the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is securing needed medical supplies. To fulfill this need, the departments of Community and Economic Development, Health, General Services, and …

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., April 2, that there are 1,211 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 7,016 in 62 counties. The department also reported 16 new deaths among positive cases, bringing the statewide total to …

As the S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library in Port Allegany enters into week 3 of the COVID-19 Crisis Closure, understand that the health of the community is of great concern right now. Everyone’s actions and decisions during this time may impact the health of others. Remember to wash your ha…

March was once again a very fickle weather month. One never knows what March will bring in the weather department. In checking back over the years, we have had little, if any, snow. Then there was a year like 1993, when we received 48”. March was cold, then warm, then cold, once again. It wa…

Commissioner Robert Evanchick announced Friday that 99 cadets graduated from the State Police Academy in Hershey and have been assigned to troops across the commonwealth. The men and women represent the 158th graduating cadet class.

Recent Obituaries



Trevor Howard, a native of Shinglehouse and a 2011 graduate of Oswayo Valley and also a member of the Army National Guard since 2011, was chosen through multiple processes to be a representative at the state level of competition for the Best Warrior Competition.

The Coudersport Lady Falcons (23-4) continued their journey through the State playoffs and on Wednesday, March 11 topped the Blacklick Valley Lady Vikings (18-8) by a score of 54-46.

I was in the kitchen a while back and my cell phone rang. When I answered it, I was surprised. It was a phone creature. I could tell because there was a pause after I said hello.

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MECHANICSBURG, Pa., April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Select Medical Holdings Corporation ("Select") (NYSE: SEM) has withdrawn its business outlook for calendar year 2020 previously provided in its press releases dated January 27, 2020 and February 20, 2020. Select's decision was due to the rapidly evolving developments surrounding the COVID-19 global pandemic and the uncertainty of its potential impact on Select's results of operations. Select will discuss its financial results for the first quarter and the impact of the pandemic on each of its reporting segments during its earnings conference call at 9am EDT on May 1, 2020.

ERIE, Pa., April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Erie Indemnity Company (NASDAQ: ERIE) (the "Company") announced that due to the rapidly evolving public health impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its concern for the safety and wellbeing of its employees and shareholders, the Company will change the format of its 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders ("Annual Meeting") from an in-person meeting at its Home Office in Erie, Pennsylvania to a live webcast. The virtual meeting will be held on Monday, April 20, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. EDT.

Small business owners, sole proprietors, independent contractors and the self-employed are eligible for financial assistance through the federal Paycheck Protection Program, which will extend as much as $349 billion in forgivable loans to enable some businesses to pay employees during the coronavirus crisis.

Gyms and fitness centers across the U.S. are closed amidst the coronavirus outbreak, but there are many exercises that can be done at home to help people who are sheltering and maintain their fitness goals. Some gyms are even offering free live-streaming classes.

Staying at home during the coronavirus outbreak can help you avoid contracting the potentially deadly pathogen. Arming your immune system and creating a natural shield by eating foods rich in essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants can help you fight off an infection, whether it is COVID-19 or other viruses and bacterium.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., March 28, that there are 533 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 2,751 in 56 counties. The department also reported 12 new deaths among positive cases, bringing the statewide total to 3…

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President Donald Trump says his administration is “doing our best” for New York, and the state should have ordered more ventilators years ago on a day when Gov. Andrew Cuomo vowed to seize unused ventilators in the state to fight the coronavirus pandemic. (April 3)

As we conclude our March community discussion on the topic of the national debt, we cannot help but note how unexpected it was that this subject became so suddenly and surprising relevant in light of the current COVID-19 crisis. In February, projections for 2020 were that our country would h…