HANDS: If you’re like us, you are washing your hands way more often these days.
APPRECIATION: The Era’s Smethport correspondent Fran De Lancey is back home in Smethport, and wanted to pass along his thanks to all the folks who have wished him well during his recent health issues.
PBS SHARES: Staying home and inside can be a challenge with children. For those who are seeking ways to help the youth in your home use up some energy, PBS has shared the following tips:
Children’s activities: With social distancing becoming the norm during the coronavirus pandemic, it can be a challenge to continuously find new, interesting activities for your children. Here is a list of activities to keep them entertained for days to come.
Saving money: The 52-week money challenge is a trend that has gained popularity on social media. The idea of the challenge is a simple one, begin by saving $1 the first week then add an additional $1 each week, leading up to $52 the final week of the year and a total balance of $1,378 in you…
New Book: A book exploring ways of thinking about, planning and designing intergenerationally enriched environments is available for purchase. The work is a collaboration that includes Matt Kaplan, professor of intergenerational programs and aging in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.
Maps meet history: Pennsylvania Magazine’s March/April issue has information on maps created with the past in mind. According to an article titled “Magical Maps: Whimsical atlases of Pennsylvania’s north woods keep local history alive,” Sam King created maps that were half historical comic b…
Self-Driving Cars: A new AAA survey on automated vehicles reveals that only about one in ten drivers (12%) would trust riding in a self-driving car. Even more Americans (28%) don’t know how they feel about the technology, signaling consumers are stuck in neutral on the road to accepting self…
Gambling Awareness Month: Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) Secretary Jen Smith was joined in Strawberry Square by the Pennsylvania Lottery, legislative members, providers, and community members to kick off March as National Problem Gambling Awareness Month.
WHOOPS: Thursday’s ‘round the square was a bit early for its time. The topic was the vernal equinox, and it stated that the event occurred at 11:49 p.m., which IS true, on Thursday. HOWEVER, the Thursday in question is March 19, NOT March 12.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Pennsylvania Lottery's "Pick 5 Evening" game were:
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Pennsylvania Lottery's "Pick 4 Evening" game were:
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Pennsylvania Lottery's "Pick 3 Evening" game were:
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Pennsylvania Lottery's "Match 6 Lotto" game were:
LEWIS RUN — Lewis Run-based state police are investigating a report of animal cruelty after the body of a dog was discovered in a suitcase in Wetmore Township.
Police officers from multiple departments arrested a Limestone, N.Y., man Wednesday at Aldi grocery store for felony charges in both New York state and Pennsylvania.
ST. MARYS — A St. Marys man has been charged in relation to a fatal accident in September 2019.
A Bradford man has been jailed on allegations that he assaulted a woman, and when police arrived, he resisted arrest and faked a seizure.
HARRISBURG — Colonel Robert Evanchick, commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police, announced today a temporary change to the way troopers respond to select non-emergency incidents. With the…
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Tens of thousands of medical workers across the United States are suddenly out of work as operating rooms and doctor's offices go dark, casualties of urgent calls to prioritize coronavirus patients at overwhelmed hospitals and of the economic waves the crisis is churning.
Americans are seeking unemployment benefits at unprecedented levels due to the coronavirus, but many are finding more frustration than relief.
Lexington, South Carolina (AP) — No one stands in line to embrace the widow and share memories of her husband of 50 years. No rows of family and friends file toward the flag-draped coffin to pay their last respects. No symphony of sniffles is heard across the room as the minister gives a fin…
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia sharply criticized Russia on Saturday over what it described as Moscow blaming the kingdom for the collapse in global energy prices, showing the tensions ahead of an emergency meeting of OPEC and other oil producers.
Small business owners, sole proprietors, independent contractors and the self-employed are eligible for financial assistance through the federal Paycheck Protection Program, which will extend as much as $349 billion in forgivable loans to enable some businesses to pay employees during the coronavirus crisis.
Gyms and fitness centers across the U.S. are closed amidst the coronavirus outbreak, but there are many exercises that can be done at home to help people who are sheltering and maintain their fitness goals. Some gyms are even offering free live-streaming classes.
Staying at home during the coronavirus outbreak can help you avoid contracting the potentially deadly pathogen. Arming your immune system and creating a natural shield by eating foods rich in essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants can help you fight off an infection, whether it is COVID-19 or other viruses and bacterium.
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.
(The Center Square) – President Donald Trump took a solemn tone Saturday when addressing the nation during his daily press briefing on the novel coronavirus.
(The Center Square) – The Centers for Disease Control is now recommending Americans wear cloth masks when leaving their homes to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, President Donald Trump said Friday.
(The Center Square) – For years, Michael Shelmet said he has been working with college faculty to discuss the ways online platforms can be used to augment classroom instruction.
(The Center Square) – Nearly one in four small businesses – 24 percent – have temporarily shut their doors due to the response to COVID-19 in the U.S., and an additional 40 percent said they likely will do so within the next two weeks, according to a new survey from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Metlife.
For Pope Francis at the Vatican, and for Christians worldwide from churches large and small, this will be an Easter like none other: The joyous message of Christ’s resurrection will be delivered to empty pews.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There are the new dead. And then there are the bodies waiting in overcrowded mortuaries to be buried as cities struggle to meet demand and families wrestle with rules on social distancing that make the usual funeral rituals impossible.