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REAL ID deadline pushed back to 2021

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The federal government has extended the deadline for getting a REAL ID to Oct. 1, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a news release, the state suspended issuing REAL IDs when the state Department of Transportation closed all driver and photo license centers on March ...

Food task force pinpointing areas to allocate resources

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“One of our most basic needs — food — does not stop during this emergency.” That’s what Teresa Miller, state secretary of human services, had to say of efforts by the Wolf Administration to ensure that everyone’s food security needs are met during this uncertain time. “Life has ...

Food production safe; panic-buying harmful

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Food production remains and will continue to be safe, accessible and reliable, according to Russell Redding, state agriculture secretary. “No Pennsylvanian should ever go hungry,” Redding added. “We’ve worked hard to provide guidance to the agriculture industry to ensure that healthy ...

Evangelical reports two cases; state jobless claims skyrocket

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Two people this week have tested positive for COVID-19 at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, according to hospital officials. No additional details related to the two will be released. The individuals who tested positive will likely be listed in the county where they live and not ...

9 charged with various crimes

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Nine people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Jennifer Allis, 43, of 370 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore; state police; possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia on Feb. ...

Tax day extension on city’s agenda

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City taxpayers may be getting a tax filing deadline extension. A proposal by Nicholas Grimes, city treasurer and tax collector, will go before City Council on April 2, he said. The deadline extension is due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions for individuals and businesses, he said. The ...

State officials push for continued education despite school closures

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“We are operating in unprecedented circumstances,” said Pedro Rivera, the state secretary of education Wednesday as he spoke via conference call with members of the media throughout Pennsylvania. Rivera was joined by Matt Stern, deputy secretary of elementary and secondary education, and ...

COVID-19 shakes up firehouse traditions

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Just as it has at home and in the office, COVID-19 has turned life on its head in the volunteer firehouse. Out of precaution for their members as well as for the communities they serve, “we’re acting very differently. I don’t know how to describe it,” Alan Little, an assistant Picture ...

Fire leaves couple homeless

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UNITYVILLE — A husband and wife moving into a vacant home will have to find another place to live after the house on Sheets Hill Road was destroyed Tuesday night in a two-alarm fire. The one-story structure was engulfed in flames when volunteer firefighters arrived on the scene about 7:15 ...

Little libraries

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Remembering how her mother read to her as a child and how she in turn read to her children, kindergarten teacher Lisa Cenimo, wanted to offer that opportunity to other children and parents. “I just remember the joy of books,” Cenimo said. “I just wanted that for every child who ...

County confirms first COVID-19 case; state reaches 11 deaths

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There has been one case of the coronavirus confirmed in Lycoming County, the county’s Department of Public Safety confirmed on Tuesday. No information about the individual was released, but Lycoming County Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr. said he was told the person has been instructed to ...

VIA provides learn-at-home opportunities for students

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VIA Public media has changed its afternoon television schedule from 1 to 4 p.m. to air programs to provide learn-at-home opportunities for students. Each program airing during this block will have curriculum and additional resources that parents and educators can use for students in fourth to ...

Fed. inmates arrive, at least one tested for COVID-19

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Many federal inmates have begun to arrive at the United States Penitentiary Lewisburg and the Federal Corrections Complex at Allenwood — including one who was sick and tested for COVID-19. The relocations are “a mistake,” says U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, R-Kreamer, who opposes further ...

LHU waiving applicant SAT/ACT scores

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LOCK HAVEN — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lock Haven University will waive the SAT/ACT score requirement for prospective students effective immediately. The Office of Admissions will continue to review each applicant and may require additional information such as a phone interview. ...

WASD alters meal program hours, not food

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The Williamsport Area School District has announced that, beginning Monday, the meal assistance program will only operate from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays. To ensure students receive the same amount of food, Monday’s bagged meals will include two breakfasts and two ...

What it means here: New Love Center offers free take out meals,

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New Love Center offers free take-out meals JERSEY SHORE — The New Love Center has announced the following community services during the COVID-19 crisis: The New Love Center Cafe, 1407 Allegheny St., is offering free take-out meals between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday using ...