There was very little traffic early Wednesday morning as snow covered the downtown and most of the region. Only a scant number of vehicles were making their way up Main Street, which had not yet been plowed, and parked vehicles remained covered with snow. With the prediction of large amounts of snow, followed by sleet and freezing rain, area schools and many businesses decided Tuesday to close on Wednesday, allowing residents to sleep in on this cold snowy day. A few lonely souls were out shoveling and sweeping the fluffy white stuff, like The Express’ advertising manager Jordan McCloskey, shown sweeping the newspaper office’s walks.
Sam Gleaves and Tyler Hughes will play country and new Appalachian songs in an Acoustic Brew concert Saturday in Lemont.
In this late Sunday, Feb.4, 2018 photo, Maldivian opposition supporters shout slogans during a protest as they the urge the government to obey a Supreme Court order to release and retry political prisoners, including an ex-president in Male, Maldives. The political crisis in the Maldives deepened Monday, as the government of the island nation said it would not obey a Supreme Court order to free a group of imprisoned opposition leaders. Placards in Divehi language from left, to right, read, “protect the citizens , carry out the supreme court’s order, free political prisoners and to uphold justice”. (AP Photo/ Mohamed Sharuhaan)
FILE – In this Jan. 10, 2017, file photo, pharmaceuticals billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong waves as he arrives in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York for a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. It was announced Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, that the Los Angeles Times is being sold to Soon-Shiong, a local billionaire, for $500 million, ending its strained tenure under the owner of the Chicago Tribune. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
In this Dec. 15, 2017 photo, the HealthCare.gov website is photographed in Washington. A new tally by The Associated Press finds that nearly 11.8 million Americans have signed up for coverage this year under former President Barack ObamaÕs health care law. ThatÕs only about 3 percent less than last year, remarkably stable despite President Donald TrumpÕs repeated efforts to repeal or undercut the program. The Affordable Care Act offers subsidized private health insurance to people who donÕt have coverage on the job. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick
FILE – In this Jan. 20, 2017 file photo, White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter, center, hands President Donald Trump a confirmation order for James Mattis as defense secretary, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, as White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, right, watches. Porter is stepping down following allegations of domestic abuse by his two ex-wives. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Jazz pianist Bill Charlap and his trio will perform Tuesday at Penn State.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the chamber after announcing an agreement in the Senate on a two-year, almost $400 billion budget deal that would provide Pentagon and domestic programs with huge spending increases, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Dr. Jason Shu, center, was honored recently by the Pennsylvania Medical Society and the Lycoming County Medical Society. With him are LCMS President Dr. Quinn Kirk, right, and former president Dr. Tim Heilmann, left.
Wu Han, Philip Setzer and David Finckel will perform Beethoven trios next Thursday at Penn State.
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Mr. and Mrs. Ian Murray
A Falcon 9 SpaceX heavy rocket lifts off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. The Falcon Heavy, has three first-stage boosters, strapped together with 27 engines in all. (AP Photo/John Raoux)