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Flashing lights, blaring sirens surprise 7-year-old on his birthday

MILL HALL — Earlier this week, James Wolford turned 7. Since he couldn’t celebrate with his friends at school, his family was forced to get a little creative. His great grandmother, Maze, thought it would be nice if some fire trucks made their way past his home in Mill Hall for the ...

Pa. curve is flattening

By David Wenner dwenner@pennlive.com HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s growth rate for new coronavirus cases has been falling for a week, although state officials on Wednesday warned “we cannot become complacent.” “We have a subtle flattening of the curve, which is good news,” state ...

Bellefonte making plans for ‘virtual’ graduation

BELLEFONTE — In a somewhat surprising move, the Bellefonte Area School District announced Tuesday night that it is preparing for a virtual graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020. That announcement came during Dr. Michelle Saylor’s superintendent report, as the board met via Zoom to ...

Pa. Senate approves emergency measures for local governments

HARRISBURG — The Senate has approved emergency measures to help local governments respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). Senate Bill 841 would take a number of steps to ensure local governments can continue to operate during the ...

Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, making Joe Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee to challenge President Donald Trump in a general election campaign that will be waged against the backdrop of the coronavirus ...

The pandemic – What’s the plan?

(Editor’s Note: This is another in a series of articles as The Express asks superintendents of area school districts how they are dealing with closure of the schools due to the pandemic and what’s planned for the remainder of the school year.) By CHRIS ...

Mt. Nittany extending mask requirements

STATE COLLEGE — As an additional measure to protect patients, staff and community members against the spread of COVID-19, Mount Nittany Health is extending its employee masking requirement to patients and visitors at the Medical Center. All patients and those visitors permitted under ...

Wolf orders targeted distribution of supplies to hospitals

HARRISBURG — Among myriad actions to support Pennsylvania’s health care system during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Tom Wolf on Wednesday signed an order to provide critical aid to hospitals with targeted PPE and supplies distribution. “Combatting a pandemic means we all have to work ...

Gov. Wolf orders flags to half-staff in honor of COVID-19 victims

HARRISBURG — Governor Tom Wolf ordered commonwealth flags on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds fly at half-staff until further notice to honor the victims of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic. “Too many Pennsylvanians have lost their lives to COVID-19, and, ...

Cancellations and Postponements

EVENTS — The following meetings have been canceled for the month of April — The Covenant Cafe, April 21; Cancer Support Group, April 9; Alzheimer’s Support Group, April 14. Contact Person: Fran Decker (570-748-4302) or fdecker@kcnet.org — The Sugar Valley Lions Club has canceled ...

Local pastors to present ‘The Crucifixion of Christ’

By PASTOR TIM BOGER For The Express LOCK HAVEN —For over two millennia churches have gathered together to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus on Good Friday and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday. these two events are of central importance in orthodox Biblical ...

Calling all ‘mask makers’

LOCK HAVEN — Since the coronavirus entered our world, we’ve been asked to do many things we don’t normally do and some that we really don’t want to do ... like washing hands often, staying at home, social distancing, not being in crowds and most recently, wearing masks or face coverings ...

Dominion gives $1 million to COVID-19 relief

RENOVO — The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has committed $1 million to aid COVID-19 relief efforts. Of the $1 million commitment, $250,000 will go to the American Red Cross as it continues to mobilize efforts to respond to the outbreak, and the remaining $750,000 will provide ...

Trout fishing season opens two weeks early

By Marcus Schneck mschneck@pennlive.com HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission suddenly opened the 2020 trout fishing season statewide at 8 a.m. today. In the announcement posted to the commission’s website, the commission said the unexpected early opening was done ...

Centre County commissioners wear masks

BELLEFONTE — Sporting protective masks, the Centre County Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday and discussed several measures related to the COVID-19 crisis. Cases of the novel coronavirus continue to climb in Centre County. As of Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 55 ...

‘We’ve been here before’

By LOU BERNARD Writing about past disasters, I’ve mentioned the Loganton fire of 1918. I’ve talked about the Ice Flood of 1918. But I haven’t yet written about the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic. Man, 1918 was a really bad year. Initially, the Spanish Flu came in on the trains. Much like ...

Geisinger nurse’s connection leads to PPE donation

WILKES-BARRE — Being on the front lines of the pandemic, Lindsay McFarland, RN, and her coworkers at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center continue to work to complete their moral duty of caring for patients. However, during this public health crisis, the staff worries about bringing the ...

Geisinger Health Plan waives out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 treatment

DANVILLE— Geisinger Health Plan (GHP) is waiving all out-of-pocket costs for members receiving in-network, inpatient treatment for COVID-19. This means if you are a GHP member hospitalized following a positive test, you will not have any deductibles, co-pays or co-insurance for COVID-19 ...

The pandemic – What’s the plan?

Editor’s Note: This is another in a series of articles as The Express asks superintendents of area school districts how they are dealing with closure of schools due to the pandemic and what’s planned for the remainder of the school year. MILL HALL — When Jacquelyn Martin took over as ...

Cancellations and Postponements

EVENTS — The following meetings have been canceled for the month of April — The Covenant Cafe, April 21; Cancer Support Group, April 9; Alzheimer’s Support Group, April 14. Contact Person: Fran Decker (570-748-4302) or fdecker@kcnet.org — The Sugar Valley Lions Club has canceled ...