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Board rejects Eggleston’s proposal for vaccine promotion effort

A proposal to conduct a local COVID-19 vaccination awareness campaign has been rejected by the county commissioners. The proposal was initially pitched last month by Commissioner Jeff Eggleston. He suggested that the county use a portion of its American Rescue Plan funds — approximately ...

Injunction hearing continued in district mask case

A federal judge has granted a continuance in the Warren County School District mask case “in order to give the parties additional time to reach a possible resolution.” WCSD’s legal counsel, Michael Musone, filed for the continuance which was granted by District Judge Sarah Paradise ...

Pennsylvania attorney general jumps into ’22 governor’s race

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's high-profile attorney general, Josh Shapiro, will formally announce his candidacy for governor on Wednesday, entering the 2022 race months after making his intentions known and effectively clearing the field of potential rivals for the Democratic ...

Pennsylvania state-owned university enrollment drops

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Total enrollment at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities has declined to the lowest level in decades, according to data released Monday. The State System of Higher Education figures indicate loss of another 5,000-plus students this fall, dropping the ...

School board agrees to follow mask mandates

The school board has presented a unified front in favor of mask mandates. At a special meeting Friday morning, all nine members voted in favor of rescinding previous decisions easing mask requirements in the district. There was no discussion of three of the items during public ...

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations rise among vaccinated in PA

The proportion of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations among vaccinated Pennsylvania residents rose sharply last month, though the shot remained broadly protective, according to new statewide health data obtained by The Associated Press. The latest Department of Health data on so-called ...