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The Bloomsburg Fairgrounds Revival

Randy Mausteller (left) and Levi Jones at the new Bloomsburg Fairgrounds Raceway. Auto racing at the Bloomsburg Fair, the largest fair in Pennsylvania, dates back to the roaring ’20s. Many notable drivers, especially those who raced midgets, have competed there, including household names such as Mario Andretti. Racing at the fair came to an end when a car landed on a vendor’s stand in the mid-’80s. No one was injured, but the fair’s board of directors decided racing was too much of a liability to continue.

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The Bloomsburg Fairgrounds Revival

Pace of COVID case increases slows in Berks and statewide

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 cases continued to rise in Berks County and Pennsylvania overall, but the increases were less steep than in recent reports, according to the weekly Early Warning Monitoring Dashboard from the state Department of Health. Berks had 20 more confirmed cases for the week ending Thursday than it did the week ending April 1. There was an increase of 53 in the previous week's report. The positivity rate stood at 12.7%, down 1.5% from the week before. Pennsylvania

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Pace of COVID case increases slows in Berks and statewide

Mother’s Day Truck Convoy helps Make-A-Wish children

Mother’s Day Convoy will consist of 100 trucks, bringing attention to Make-A-Wish cause. (Photo: Delmas Lehman/Shutterstock) The Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Delaware and Susquehanna Valley chapter will continue its annual Mother’s Day tradition of hosting one of the world’s largest fundraising truck convoys. The 2021 Make-A-Wish Mother’s Day Truck Convoy will take place May 9 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The convoy provides funding more than 75% of the wishes granted for the Susquehanna Valley chapter,

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Mother’s Day Truck Convoy helps Make-A-Wish children

Gov. Wolf commemorates five year anniversary of “Medical Marijuana Program” being established

FILE – In this Nov. 4, 2020, file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during a news conference in Harrisburg, Pa., regarding the counting of ballots in the 2020 general election. Facing a deep, pandemic-inflicted budget deficit, Gov. Wolf will ask lawmakers for billions of dollars funded by higher taxes on Pennsylvania’s huge natural gas industry for workforce development and employment assistance to help the state recover. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File) HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — Governor Wolf is commemorating

wearecentralpa.com ,  34min 0
Gov. Wolf commemorates five year anniversary of “Medical Marijuana Program” being established

Covid cases continue slow increase as over 40% of Pa. has at least 1 vaccine dose

A view of downtown Pittsburgh on March 17 from the North Shore For the fifth straight day, Pennsylvania has posted a new daily covid case number above 5,000 — something it has not done since mid-January. The state’s seven-day case average rose to 4,949, with a total of 34,642 cases during that seven-day span. The last time the state’s seven-day case average was over 5,000 was on Feb. 3, which is also the last time its seven-day case total exceeded 35,000. While cases continue to increase on average,

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Covid cases continue slow increase as over 40% of Pa. has at least 1 vaccine dose

Pennsylvania jobless rate fell in March, as payrolls grew

(Harrisburg) — Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate fell slightly in March, as payrolls expanded and every economic sector except for construction recorded growth, according to state figures released Friday. Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was 7.3%, down a tenth of a percentage point from February’s adjusted rate, the state Department of Labor and Industry said. That was more than a whole point above the national rate of 6% in March. In a survey of households, the labor force remained virtually the same

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Pennsylvania jobless rate fell in March, as payrolls grew

America hits the vaccine wall: Thousands of appointments go unfilled as states across the nation warn that 'hesitancy' to get the shots threatens to derail rollout

The U.S. supply of COVID-19 vaccines is beginning to rapidly outpace demand, as appointments remain unfilled across the country and states say they are running out of people willing to get the shots. As of Friday, 49 percent of U.S. adults had received at least one vaccine dose, and various polls suggest that only about 60 percent are interested in getting a vaccine right away. Health officials have suggested that the country needs to achieve a vaccination rate of 70 to 90 percent to achieve coronavirus herd

dailymail.co.uk ,  56min 1
America hits the vaccine wall: Thousands of appointments go unfilled as states across the nation warn that 'hesitancy' to get the shots threatens to derail rollout

Holy Cross vs. Bucknell FREE LIVE STREAM (4/17/21): Watch Patriot League Championship Game, FCS football online | Time, TV, channel

Bucknell faces Holy Cross in the Patriot League Championship Game, a college football game during a unique spring season, at Christy Mathewson–Memorial Stadium in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, April 17, 2021 (4/17/21). Fans can watch the game for free via a trial of fuboTV or Paramount+. Here’s what you need to know: What: Patriot League Championship Game Who: Holy Cross vs. Bucknell When: Saturday, April 17, 2021 Time: 2 p.m. ET Where: Christy Mathewson–Memorial Stadium TV: CBS Sports Network

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Holy Cross vs. Bucknell FREE LIVE STREAM (4/17/21): Watch Patriot League Championship Game, FCS football online | Time, TV, channel

Nearly half of Pa. nursing home staffers decline to get coronavirus vaccine

A health care worker fills a syringe with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine before administering it to emergency medical workers and healthcare personnel at the Chester County Government Services Center in West Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File) By Sean D. Hamill, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (TNS) Despite the devastation COVID-19 has wrought in Pennsylvania nursing homes over the past year, with thousands of residents dead and more than 14,000 staff members infected, nearly half the workers in those homes have

pennlive.com ,  5h 10
Nearly half of Pa. nursing home staffers decline to get coronavirus vaccine

Flip the Pharmacy Announces Award Winners

CARY, N.C., April 17, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Flip the Pharmacy, a 5-year pharmacy transformation program directly supporting over 800 community-based pharmacies and impacting thousands more, announced the winners of its inaugural Flip the Pharmacy Awards. The year one winners are: Pharmacy of the Year: Norland Avenue Pharmacy in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Flip the Pharmacy Team of the Year: Team Pennsylvania Technology Solutions Provider of the Year: PioneerRx Pharmacy Software "Congratulations to Team

benzinga.com ,  1h 0
Flip the Pharmacy Announces Award Winners

Jobless Rate Falls Slightly in Pa. but Remains Above National Rate

What to Know Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate fell slightly in March, as payrolls expanded and every economic sector except for construction recorded growth. That's according to state figures released Friday. Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was 7.3%, down a tenth of a percentage point from February’s adjusted rate. That was more than a whole point above the national rate of 6% in March. Pennsylvania has regained about 60% of the 1.1 million jobs lost in the pandemic. Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate

nbcphiladelphia.com ,  1h 0
Jobless Rate Falls Slightly in Pa. but Remains Above National Rate

Valley surpasses 20,000 COVID cases; 5,114 new cases across Pa.

Pennsylvania health officials registered 5,114 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the fifth day in a row with more than 5,000 new cases. The state's rolling average also approached 5,000; it now sits at 4,922, the highest since February. Since Tuesday, there have been 28,192 cases statewide according to the Department of Health. In the Valley, there were 87 new cases, pushing the Valley's total number of cases to more than 20,000 since the pandemic began last month. There were 44 new cases in Union County — including

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Valley surpasses 20,000 COVID cases; 5,114 new cases across Pa.

Pennsylvania Sports Betting Handle Rebounds In March

Villanova Wildcats Basketball Pennsylvania sports betting handle reached $560.3 million in total during the month of March. Betting on March Madness helped with the uptick in total wagers. Almost 92% of all sports bets in PA were placed online. PHILADELPHIA – Pennsylvania sports betting handle, along with betting handle in most U.S. states saw a substantial rebound in the month of March. This is thanks mostly in part to the 2021 NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament. According to the Pennsylvania Gaming

legalsportsbetting.com ,  2h 0
Pennsylvania Sports Betting Handle Rebounds In March

‘Bullhorn lady’ openly mocked a judge’s order to wear a mask in public. Then a judge found out

Attribution: Some people just never learn. After being released pretrial, Rachel Powell, known as “bullhorn lady” for using a megaphone during her participation in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, has once again gone viral for posting a picture of herself in a Pennsylvania bookstore while wearing a mesh mask. The video, originally posted to Facebook on March 31 and reported by Law & Crime, was deleted by the bookstore but re-uploaded to Twitter by HuffPost’s Ryan J. Reilly on April 9. In response to the video,

dailykos.com ,  2h 167
‘Bullhorn lady’ openly mocked a judge’s order to wear a mask in public. Then a judge found out

17-year cicadas expected to be fish ‘filet mignon’ in Pennsylvania

A periodical cicada crawls on a tree on Saturday, June 1, 2019, after emerging from a 17-year hibernation in Zelienople, Pa. The insects are due in 2021 as part of Brood X that covers numerous states, including parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. They come out of the ground once the temperature reaches optimum, then climb into trees and make a droning sound to attract mates to breed. Their activity will peak between mid-May and mid-June, and then die off about four weeks after first emerging according to the

lehighvalleylive.com ,  2h 3
17-year cicadas expected to be fish ‘filet mignon’ in Pennsylvania

Sondra L. Schwab, Niles, Ohio

NILES, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Sondra L. “Sandy” Blaney Karr, 82, of Niles, died Friday afternoon, April 16, 2021 with her loving family by her side, at her residence. Sandy, as she was affectionately known, was born June 29, 1938 in Fairchance, Pennsylvania, the daughter of O’Neil and Betty (Datko) Angeline. She was a 1956 graduate of Fairchance High School and worked for may years in the produce department for various grocery stores in the area, most recently IGA on Youngstown Road in Warren, prior

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Sondra L. Schwab, Niles, Ohio

Fish 'Filet Mignon': Cicadas Are Coming to Pennsylvania

What to Know Anglers are expecting a fisherman’s paradise toward the end of May in southeastern Pennsylvania. The Brood X cicadas are expected to emerge after a 17-year slumber and the high-protein insects are delicious food for a variety of fish. “Any type of predatory fish will eat them,” Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Commissioner Eric Hussar said, recalling the last time he fished during an emergence of cicadas. “It’s like a steak to these fish. Like a big filet mignon,” he said. Anglers

nbcphiladelphia.com ,  2h 8
Fish 'Filet Mignon': Cicadas Are Coming to Pennsylvania

1 dead, another hurt in crash on Schuylkill Expressway: Officials

EMBED More Videos 1 dead, another hurt in crash on Schuylkill Expressway UPPER MERION, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- One person is dead and another injured in crash on the Schuylkill Expressway. The accident happened around 5 a.m. Saturday in the eastbound lanes of the highway in Upper Merion Township. Officials say a van and car collided, forcing both vehicles to flip over. The crash remains under investigation. No word on the second victims condition.

6abc.com ,  3h 1
1 dead, another hurt in crash on Schuylkill Expressway: Officials

Margaret Katherine King, Hermitage, PA

HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Margaret Katherine (Linn) King, age 83, of Hermitage, Pennsylvania, passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 in Sharon Regional Hospital. Born February 10, 1938 in Washington, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late James and Gertrude (Null) Linn. She married Gerald C. King on April 22, 1960 and he survives in Hermitage, Pennsylvania. Margaret was a 1956 graduate of Trinity High School in Washington, Pennsylvania and a 1959 graduate of Washington Hospital

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Margaret Katherine King, Hermitage, PA