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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 ...

Residents of Fulmer’s Personal Care Home celebrate Memorial Day

DUNNSTOWN — The coronavirus pandemic didn’t stop the residents of Fulmer’s Personal Care Home in Dunnstown from celebrating Memorial Day yesterday afternoon. Almost all of the home’s residents enjoyed a cook out and outdoor concert performed by The Hunter Family, all while soaking ...

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 ...

Trump honors fallen soldiers on Memorial Day in twin events

BALTIMORE — President Donald Trump honored America’s fallen service members on Monday as he commemorated Memorial Day in back-to-back appearances in the midst of the pandemic. “Together we will vanquish the virus and America will rise from this crisis to new and even greater heights," ...

DOH distributes third shipment of drug to help treat COVID-19

HARRISBURG — The Department of Health distributed the third shipment of the investigational antiviral medication, remdesivir, to treat patients in the hospital with COVID-19. on Thursday, 8,928 doses of medication were sent to 81 hospitals. The medication was sent to the department by the ...

Charity events wary in time of COVID-19

It wasn't exactly the finish line Ali Riecke had in mind. The 27-year-old had envisioned something more tropical when she signed up to participate in her second “Run Across Haiti,” an ambitious eight-day, 200-mile tour of the impoverished Caribbean nation sponsored by the nonprofit ...

NASA astronauts go back to the future with capsule launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — It’s back to the future as NASA astronauts launch again from the U.S. — aboard a retro-style “Right Stuff” capsule. Make no mistake: This is not your father’s — or grandfather’s — capsule. SpaceX’s Dragon crew capsule outshines NASA’s old ...

Pa. Fish and Boat Commission: If you catch a frankenfish, kill it

Northern snakeheads — non-native, invasive, predatory fish sometimes called frankenfish — stacked up at a Susquehanna River fish passage intended for shad have pushed the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat into preventative action. The commission has issued an advisory urging anglers who catch ...

John Probst decorates veterans’ graves at Fairview Cemetery

LOCK HAVEN — It’s been almost five years since John Probst went looking for the final resting place of his grandparents and other relatives. He soon found a little cemetery, but finding the burial plots of family members among the fallen trees, overgrown bushes and weeds, broken tomb ...

Centre County to go ‘green’ June 5… maybe sooner

BELLEFONTE —Due to a quick decision by the Centre County commissioners to not move to the green phase of Gov. Tom Wolf’s reopening plan on Friday, May 29, the county has now been placed on the list of counties to go green on Friday, June 5. Centre County Commissioner Mark Higgins said a ...

Corman unhappy with commissioners

HARRISBURG – Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) issued the following statement Friday night upon learning that Centre County Commissioners Mark Higgins and Michael Pipe had requested a delay in moving the county from the yellow phase to the green phase. “I am stunned that the ...

DOH highlights ongoing nursing home inspections

HARRISBURG (AP) — Since the beginning of February, the Pennsylvania Department of Health nursing home surveyors conducted 1,473 inspections of nursing homes, including 907 complaint investigations during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, 10 sanctions were finalized against nursing care ...

Two new cases of COVID-19 in Clinton

LOCK HAVEN — Two more cases of COVID-19 were reported in Clinton County this weekend increasing the total to 50 confirmed cases since the outbreak first began, according to the state department of health. As of Sunday night, 517 residents have tested negative for the virus, the department ...

General Douglas MacArthur

America has produced countless successful military leaders throughout its history, but arguably none more powerful and influential than General of the Army Douglas MacArthur. His service record is unparalleled, and the late American writer and biographer, William Manchester, once compared ...

51 positive cases at ManorCare-JS; 18 have recovered

JERSEY SHORE — As of Sunday afternoon, there were 51 COVID-19 positive patients in-house at ManorCare-Jersey Shore, according to Julie Beckert, assistant vice president at HCR ManorCare in Toledo, Ohio. At last count, 17 patients at ManorCare-Jersey Shore have died from the coronavirus, ...

Cancellations and Postponements

EVENTS — The Centre County Grange Fair has been canceled. — The Avis Memorial Day Carnival scheduled for May 26 through 30 at the Avis Fire Company is canceled. The company’s food sale will still be held outside the fire hall on May 29 and 30. — The Clinton County Fair Farmers and ...

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. ...

Dogwood Circle celebrates 60 years

LOCK HAVEN — In December 1960 several women in the Swissdale area met at the home of Helen Shuman to form what would become the seventh garden club in the Lock Haven area. Garden clubs had been around since the 1930s and since clubs met in members’ homes, the membership of each club ...