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Wolf Administration Provides Recommendation for School and Recreational Youth Sports

Harrisburg, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Health and Department of Education today jointly recommended that Pre-K–12 school and recreational youth sports be postponed until at least Jan. 1, 2021, to protect children and teens from COVID-19. The administration is providing this strong recommendation and not an order or mandate. As with deciding whether students should … [Read More...]

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Wolf Administration Provides Recommendation for School and Recreational Youth Sports

Harrisburg, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Health and Department of Education today jointly recommended that Pre-K–12 school and recreational youth sports be … [Read More...]

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Sec. Levine responds to Miami Marlins COVID-19 outbreak

During the Tuesday press availability Todd Bartley of News Talk WMPT was in attendance at the PEMA building in Harrisburg and posed questions to Dr. Rachel Levine, … [Read More...]

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Wolf Administration Provides Recommendation for School and Recreational Youth Sports

Harrisburg, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Health and Department of Education today jointly recommended that Pre-K–12 school and recreational youth sports be postponed until at least Jan. 1, 2021, to protect children and teens from COVID-19. The … [Read More...]

Sec. Levine responds to Miami Marlins COVID-19 outbreak

During the Tuesday press availability Todd Bartley of News Talk WMPT was in attendance at the PEMA building in Harrisburg and posed questions to Dr. Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania Secretary of Health regarding the recent Miami Marlins COVID-19 outbreak in … [Read More...]

Darrick Dixon has Jussie Smollett holding his beer

The following is the initial article in an investigative series into multiple racial hoax incidents being perpetrated on local Lycoming County businesses.  By: Todd Bartley, Talkwilliamsport.com Darrick Dixon, who claims he is the most famous Williamsport … [Read More...]

Gov. Wolf Visits WellSpan York Hospital, Thanks Staff, Discusses Mask-wearing Benefits

Harrisburg, PA – With a recent rise in COVID cases and subsequent additional targeted mitigation efforts put in place, Governor Tom Wolf today visited WellSpan York Hospital to thank staff and emphasize why mask-wearing and social distancing are necessary and … [Read More...]

Dept. of Aging Hosts Conversation, Seeks Public Input on its Draft Four-Year State Plan on Aging

  Harrisburg, PA – More than 200 people participated in the Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s Virtual Community Conversation to discuss the department’s State Plan on Aging for 2020-2024 and to provide feedback on strengthening aging services throughout … [Read More...]

Congressman Fred Keller votes for the National Defense Authorization Act

Legislation includes Keller amendment to prioritize domestic tungsten, support jobs in northeast Pennsylvania Washington, D.C. — Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) today voted in support of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the annual funding for the … [Read More...]

OP-ED: Jennifer Lake Wokebegone – PART IV

The following is an opinion editorial authored by Todd Bartley, Fox Sports Williamsport, todd@foxsportswilliamsport.com. Given the responsibility as an elected official why do you remain silent, after failing to respond to constituents after calling them … [Read More...]

LYCOMING COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ANNOUNCE RECREATION AUTHORITY BOARD VACANCIES

The Lycoming County Commissioners announced that they will be accepting applications from interested individuals for vacancies on the Lycoming County Recreation Authority. The Commissioners’ are seeking applicants to assist in upcoming endeavors. The … [Read More...]

Laura Harper Selected as Coppin State Women’s Basketball Head Coach

BALTIMORE – Former WNBA player, Laura Harper, has been named as the new Coppin State University women’s basketball head coach, it was announced by Director of Athletics Derek Carter on Monday morning. "It is a dream come true to be named the new head women’s … [Read More...]

Congressman Keller announces HHS Head Start and Early Head Start grant

$5,551,562 awarded to Lycoming-Clinton Counties Commission for Community Action Washington, D.C. — Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) announced today that the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Lycoming-Clinton Counties … [Read More...]

Former Pennsylvania Governors Voice Support for Wolf Administration Response to COVID-19 

Harrisburg, PA – Three former Pennsylvania governors today voiced their support for how Governor Tom Wolf and his administration have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, including endorsing statewide mitigation efforts and mask-wearing. “As a former … [Read More...]

EXCLUSIVE: Congressman Keller weighs in on Gov. Wolf latest orders

Congressman Fred Keller (PA-12) joined Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey and business leaders this morning at the Williamsport Lycoming Chamber of Commerce. Keller, again took exception to the orders issued by Governor Wolf that took effect at … [Read More...]

EXCLUSIVE: Senator Toomey visited Williamsport Thursday

Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey visited with business leaders this morning at the Williamsport Lycoming Chamber of Commerce. After his prepared remarks he took several questions from the attendees. Most of the questions were directly related to the … [Read More...]

Wolf Administration Provides Updated Guidance to Safely Reopen Pennsylvania’s Schools

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine and Education Secretary Pedro Rivera today jointly announced updated guidance to help Pre-K to 12 schools prepare to reopen and safely educate students for in-person learning. Each … [Read More...]

Wolf Admin: Hazard Pay Grants Now Available for Front-Line Workers in Life-Sustaining Industries

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the availability of $50 million in grant funding to help employers provide hazard pay to employees in life-sustaining occupations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hazard pay is intended to keep front-line … [Read More...]

7 new COVID-19 cases added Thursday in Lycoming County now at 259 cases and no new deaths with 20 total deaths, with 5,934 negatives according to DOH report.

Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, 781 Positives Bring Statewide Total to 98,446 Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., July 16, that there are 781 additional positive cases of COVID-19, … [Read More...]

DOH: Extreme Heat Can Cause Dangerous Health Conditions in Children, Infants and Pets

Harrisburg, PA - As hot summer weather continues across the state, the Department of Health encourages all Pennsylvanians to be aware of the dangerous impacts extreme heat can have on themselves and their neighbors, especially the elderly and other vulnerable … [Read More...]

Wolf Administration to Allow Additional Medicaid Providers to Apply as Opioid Use Disorder Centers of Excellence

Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration today announced that the Department of Human Services (DHS) will allow for additional Medicaid providers to enroll as an opioid use disorder Center of Excellence (COE). Since 2016, 45 COEs have transformed the way care … [Read More...]

Wolf Admin: $10 Million in New Funding Available to Support Advancement of COVID-19 Treatments

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the availability of $10 million in grant funding through the COVID-19 Vaccines, Treatments, and Therapies (CV-VTT) program to support the rapid advancement of vaccines, treatments, and therapies by qualified … [Read More...]

Congressman Keller announces USDA Community Facilities Direct Loan Program awards

$129,500 in combined grants for Renovo Borough and Chapman Township will go to rural development Washington, D.C. — Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) announced today that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded Renovo Borough and Chapman … [Read More...]

Congressman Fred Keller: “Governor Wolf is punishing hardworking Pennsylvanians who have done everything right”

Says new order restricting hospitality industry will kill businesses, jobs Washington, D.C. — Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) today released the following statement in response to Governor Tom Wolf’s latest statewide mandate further restricting operations of … [Read More...]

Wolf Administration Announces Targeted Mitigation Efforts in Response to Recent COVID Case Increases

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Sec. of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today signed new orders for targeted mitigation efforts in response to the recent rise in COVID cases, primarily in southwest Pennsylvania, but also in other counties in the state, … [Read More...]

DOH: 349 Nursing Homes have Completed Universal COVID-19 Testing, Others to Complete by July 24

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Health today recognized nursing homes for reporting their COVID-19 facility information and 349 of the state’s 563 nursing homes for completing mandated universal testing. Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine … [Read More...]

Wolf Administration: Farmers Market Nutrition Program Connects Hungry Pennsylvanians with Fresh, Local Food

Harrisburg, PA – At the new Allison Hill Farmers Market in Harrisburg today, the Departments of Agriculture, Aging and Health reminded Pennsylvania’s low-income seniors and WIC recipients to use their vouchers from the Pennsylvania Farmers Market Nutrition … [Read More...]

July 15, 2020 – Department of Health Report

Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, 994 Positives Bring Statewide Total to 97,665 Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., July 15, that there are 994 additional positive cases of COVID-19, … [Read More...]

DHS Announces Health Systems and Academic Medical Centers Selected for Regional Response Health Collaboration Program

Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced applicants selected to participate in the Regional Response Health Collaboration Program (RRHCP). The RRHCP will directly support COVID-19 continued readiness and response planning in … [Read More...]

Wolf Administration Warns of Dangers of Not Protecting Against COVID-19

Harrisburg, PA – Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine today warned the commonwealth is on the verge of repeating the pattern that led to widespread community shut-downs in the spring to mitigate COVID-19, urging residents to stop the cycle by … [Read More...]

Congressman Keller urges House Leadership to consider additional measures to keep hardwood industry operational

Sends bipartisan letter recommending future relief for the industry  Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (PA-12) sent a letter to House Leadership recommending additional relief for the hardwood industry, which continues to struggle due to the COVID-19 … [Read More...]

DHS Secretary Reminds Pennsylvanians of Food Assistance Resources

  Philadelphia, PA – Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller today visited Philabundance to assist with on-going volunteer efforts to ensure food is available for people and families experiencing challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic … [Read More...]

July 12, 2020 – Department of Health Report

Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, 725 Positives Bring Statewide Total to 95,414 Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., July 12, that there are 725 additional positive cases of COVID-19, … [Read More...]

July 11, 2020 – Department of Health Report

Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, 813 Positives Bring Statewide Total to 94,689 Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., July 11, that there are 813 additional positive cases of COVID-19, … [Read More...]

Governor Wolf Signs Executive Order Authorizing Commonwealth Agencies to Conduct Remote Administrative Proceedings

Harrisburg, PA – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to help reduce unnecessary in-person contact that can spread the virus, Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order today authorizing state agencies to conduct administrative proceedings remotely. … [Read More...]

Dashboard Data Confirms Need for Masking, Social Distancing

  Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf released a weekly status update detailing the state’s mitigation efforts based on the COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard comparing the seven-day period of July 3 – July 9 to the previous seven … [Read More...]

Wolf Administration: Wear Masks to Protect and Support Local Businesses

  Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin, and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today reminded Pennsylvanians to wear masks while shopping and dining to protect and support our … [Read More...]

Wolf Administration Awards Nearly $19 Million for Homelessness Assistance and Prevention

Harrisburg, PA — Today, Gov. Tom Wolf announced nearly $19 million in funding awards to assist in mitigating the impacts of the coronavirus on homeless families and individuals and to prevent future homelessness across the commonwealth. The Wolf … [Read More...]

DHS Reminds Pennsylvanians to Apply for Housing, Utility and Emergency Assistance Programs

Harrisburg, PA – Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller today encouraged Pennsylvanians who have been affected financially by the COVID-19 public-health crisis to take advantage of programs designed to help with rent payments and utility … [Read More...]

Department of Health: While Enjoying Summer Activities, Take Steps to Protect Your Eyes

Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Health today urged all Pennsylvanians to take steps to prevent eye injuries that can occur more frequently during the summer months. “During the summer, many children and adults are staying active by playing outside and … [Read More...]

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