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The Ghost Walk

I have a few rituals at this time of the year. One is that I give annual haunted walking tours as a fundraiser for the library. This year, they’re by pre-registration, and I have some pretty good stuff on the tours. People love these ghost walks, and I think the writer Henry Shoemaker would ...

PSERS keeps its communications secret from the public

HARRISBURG — In December 2020, Pennsylvania’s largest pension fund adopted a figure for investment profits that its executives said was rock solid. “We did our due diligence,” the chief investment officer of the PSERS fund told its board. The number was wrong. In April, the board ...

GOP uses voters to push election reforms in unlikely states

HARRISBURG — Republicans have succeeded this year in passing a range of voting restrictions in states they control politically, from Georgia to Iowa to Texas. They’re not stopping there. Republicans in at least four states where Democrats control the governor’s office, the ...

Vaccine mandates create conflict with defiant workers

BATH, Maine (AP) — Josh “Chevy” Chevalier is a third-generation shipbuilder who hasn’t missed a day of work during the pandemic in his job as a welder constructing Navy warships on the Maine coast. But he’s ready to walk away from his job because of an impending mandate from ...

Kids of all kinds enjoy Trunk or Treat at Pine Creek Vet

BETHANY BARRETT/THE EXPRESS Pine Creek Veterinary Associates of Lock Haven hosted a Halloween Trunk or Treat this year. The family-friendly event had themed costumes, prizes and candy. Adults, children, and pets showed up dressed in costumes to attend the fun-filled festivities.

Deadline nears for mail-in ballots

HARRISBURG — Those who wish to vote by mail for the Nov. 2 election have until Oct. 26 to apply for a mail-in ballot. Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid this week urged Pennsylvanians interested in using vote by mail to apply soon and return their ballot quickly to ensure it ...