HARRISBURG — As COVID-19 cases continue to grow and the state continues to seek relief to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19, today Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine revised their “Stay at Home” orders to include Cameron, Crawford, Forest, Franklin, Lawrence…

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Tuesday confirmed that there are 756 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 4,843 in 60 counties. The department also reported 14 new deaths among positive cases, bringing the statewide total to 63. All peo…

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With trout season still two weeks off and the news bulging with virus reports, I wonder how to distance myself mentally from this national alarm. Ah, let’s remember my trip to Africa, the hot …

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MIDLAND, Pa., March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, a nonprofit arts and education organization based in Midland, Beaver County, is offering digital courses, content, and support to Pennsylvania school districts struggling to provide online instruction to students during the current state-wide closure caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CEDAR FALLS -- Northern Iowa head coach Mark Farley has filled out his staff with the hiring of former Nebraska quarterback Joe Ganz as the Panthers new wide receivers coach.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon fired a worker who organized a walkout at a New York warehouse to demand greater protection against the new coronavirus, saying the employee himself flouted distancing rules and put others at risk.

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Stocks closed lower on Wall Street Tuesday, ending the first three months of the year with a decline of 20%, the market's worst quarter since the dark days of the financial crisis.

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NEW YORK (AP) — In Sandwich, New Hampshire, a town of 1,200 best known as the setting for the movie “On Golden Pond," broadband is scarce. Forget streaming Netflix, much less working or studying from home. Even the police department has trouble uploading its reports.

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The societal response to the Covid-19 outbreak in the United States has led to most people practicing social distancing, and large segments of some states’ populations essentially in social isolation. Spending more time than usual indoors and away from social situations, and the lack of facetime with friends is something many people are struggling with. Time alone without that social outlet is for some people new, uncomfortable and even scary.

With the current coronavirus outbreak going on around the world, many employees are being forced to work from home to support “social distancing.” While this may come easy for some companies or employees, others might not be used to this new work environment.

You’ve likely read a lot about the coronavirus or talked about it with friends or co-workers. It’s been on almost every major news outlet website, newspaper or TV station in the last few months. The coronavirus was first detected in China, and it’s now been detected in about 60 locations internationally, including the U.S., according to the Centers and Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

You’ve reached the significant milestone of retirement. Although you might be out of the workforce, that doesn’t mean you can’t splurge a little and treat yourself to a vacation — and still stay active. After all, retirement is a great time to travel the world and visit certain spots you’ve always wanted to see in person.

There’s no shortage of medical information on the internet; so, when it comes to men and prostate cancer, how do you separate myth from fact? What about dated and current information?

(The Center Square) – As of March 31, 30 of the 50 states have issued stay-at-home orders to residents. Although the names of the orders – shelter-in-place, stay-at-home, stay home, stay safe – vary from state to state, they include at least two common elements: the closure of nonessential businesses and requesting all residents to stay home except for essential trips.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has started taking tougher measures against the coronavirus after weeks of its president hugging followers and saying religious medals would protect him. Some experts warn the sprawling country of 129 million is acting too late and testing too little to prevent the …

PARIS (AP) — One by one, elderly residents of French nursing homes are going into forced isolation into their rooms. Their caregivers are walling themselves in as well, against both the known and the unknown. They are running out of body bags.

I was texting someone over the weekend and, in what has become a usual exchange, I asked if he was doing OK.

In this time of crisis and uncertainty that we are all experiencing together, we recognize the essential role we play to help keep our community informed and safe. We want to assure you that we are taking every precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while we continue to serve the community.

Recently we have seen commentary suggesting that COVID-19 is no big deal and that we should not worry. This sends a message that encourages complacency in the face of a growing public health emergency.