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COVID-19

Cancellations and Postponements

EVENTS — Due to the Coronavirus, St John’s UCC of Tylersville is postponing their annual yard sale scheduled for June 5 and 6. At this time, another sale date has not been determined. — The Centre County Grange Fair has been canceled. — The Avis Memorial Day Carnival scheduled for ...

Students provide pandemic help through PA National Guard

WILLIAMSPORT — Construction management student Mason E. Blethen and human services and restorative justice student Kristien T. Quintanilla are two of at least three Penn College students called to provide emergency support through the Pennsylvania National Guard during the COVID-19 ...

Roads to Freedom: Some residents ask to be transferred out of nursing home

WILLIAMSPORT — The Lycoming County commissioners have been asked to allocate $250,000 toward the possible transfer of some patients from ManorCare-Jersey Shore, where 19 residents have died and 51 are being treated for the coronavirus. The request was made at Tuesday’s commissioners ...

ManorCare official: Moving patients to hotel would be ‘irresponsible’

JERSEY SHORE — Moving patients from the skilled nursing care facility in Jersey Shore into a hotel environment would be “irresponsible,” according to Julie Beckert, assistant vice president HCR ManorCare in Toledo, Ohio. Beckert said ManorCare officials are “extremely disappointed ...

Lycoming County wants to go green on Friday

WILLIAMSPORT — The Lycoming County commissioners have sent a correspondence to Governor Tom Wolf, asking him to move Lycoming County from the yellow phase to the green phase this Friday. The commissioners wrote: “The residents of Lycoming County, along with the elected leaders, have ...

Bellefonte plans drive-through graduation June 5

BELLEFONTE — Better late than never. At Tuesday night’s school board meeting, Bellefonte Area High School principal Michael Fedisson unveiled the school’s graduation plans. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the graduation will feature a “drive thru” ceremony on Friday, June 5. ...

Clinton up to 54 cases; Centre climbs to 149

Clinton County remained at 54 cases of COVID-19 and Centre County added one case on Wednesday, bringing its total to 149. Statewide, Pennsylvania has now had 69,417 COVID-19 cases, with 780 new positives reported on Wednesday by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. It was the 17th ...

Weis Markets expands hours, reopens delis

SUNBURY — As part of its COVID-19 response efforts, Weis Markets today announced it has extended its operating hours and Weis 2 Go Online Pickup or Delivery availability, reopened its service delis with safety measures, and resumed all Weis Markets Pharmacy immunization programs. Weis ...

Cancellations and Postponements

EVENTS — Due to the Coronavirus, St John’s UCC of Tylersville is postponing their annual yard sale scheduled for June 5 and 6. At this time, another sale date has not been determined. — The Centre County Grange Fair has been canceled. — The Avis Memorial Day Carnival scheduled for ...

Centre County is going green this Friday

BELLEFONTE — It’s not easy being green. During his daily news conference Tuesday, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Centre County will move to the green phase on Friday, May 29. Centre County will bypass the full seven-day waiting period since Wolf was already willing to announce them to ...

Summer concert series postponed

LOCK HAVEN – The 2020 Lock Haven City Summer Concert series will not take place as soon as originally planned. City staff and the concert series committee announced this summer’s series of concerts at Triangle Park and the Corman Amphitheater will start at a later date this ...

Dangerous blood clots pose a perplexing coronavirus threat

First came a high fever, drenching sweats and muscle aches. Then, almost a month later, a weird numbness that spread down the right side of her body. Darlene Gildersleeve thought she had recovered from COVID-19. Doctors said she just needed rest. And for several days, no one suspected her ...

Cancellations and Postponements

EVENTS — Due to the Coronavirus, St John’s UCC of Tylersville is postponing their annual yard sale scheduled for June 5 and 6. At this time, another sale date has not been determined. — The Centre County Grange Fair has been canceled. — The Avis Memorial Day Carnival scheduled for ...

As virus ebbs, Wolf touts increased testing, contact tracing

HARRISBURG (AP) — With 18 counties preparing to move to the least restrictive phase of Gov. Tom Wolf's reopening plan, the number of new virus infections continues to fall throughout Pennsylvania and officials say they're making strides in their ability to manage flareups. Virus testing has ...

Help for the Community

Centre YMCA hosting soup drive-throughs BELLEFONTE — Every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon, Bellefonte YMCA of Centre County’s anti Hunger program will host a soup drive-through at the Bellefonte YMCA. Meals will be distributed behind the building in the municipal parking lot. ...

Congress weighs choice: ‘Go big’ on virus aid or hit ‘pause’

WASHINGTON — Congress is at a crossroads in the coronavirus crisis, wrestling over whether to “go big,” as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants for the next relief bill, or hit “pause,” as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell insists. It's a defining moment for the political parties ...

Centre County is going green Friday

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf said that Centre County will move to the green phase of his coronavirus reopening plan after all this Friday. County commissioners there had previously asked Wolf to keep Centre, which is home to State College and Penn State University, among other things, in the yellow ...

White House goal on testing nursing homes unmet

RICHMOND, Va. — Nearly two weeks ago the White House urged governors to ensure that every nursing home resident and staff member be tested for the coronavirus within 14 days. It’s not going to happen. A review by The Associated Press found that at least half of the states are not going ...