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LOCAL NEWS | AUGUST 10, 2020

A recent report in the Pennsylvania Capital-Star says the Wolf administration has yet to spend almost two-thirds of the $104 million Pennsylvania received from the federal CARES Act.  The funds were dedicated to improve internet connectivity, including rural broadband access, for K-12 and college students across Pennsylvania.  House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) is calling […]

LOCAL SPORTS | AUGUST 10, 2020

Atlanta took both ends of yesterday’s doubleheader with the Phillies, 5-2 and 8-0. Detroit beat the Pirates, 2-1.   One day after the Mid-Atlantic Conference announced it would not hold a football season this fall, ESPN is reporting that the Power 5 Conferences, including the Big Ten, met yesterday to discuss the same fate for […]

MERF RADIO BIRTHDAY & ANNIVERSARY WINNERS | AUGUST 7-9, 2020

— JOE’S OIP * / Kamden Everly  (8/7), Katie Stuck (8/8), Ralph Corbin (8/9) — LEWISTOWN FLORIST ** / Emma Mae Bryner  (8/7), no qualifiers (8/8), Caitlyn McChesney (8/9) — DEIHL’S BIRTHDAY FLOWERS  *** /  Kelly Miller — DEIHL’S ANNIVERSARY FLOWERS *** / Bill & Holly Snook   * Your certificates have been mailed ** […]

LOCAL NEWS | AUGUST 7, 2020

The Wolf Administration has recommended that Pre-K–12 school and recreational youth sports be postponed until at least January 1st, 2021, to protect children and teens from COVID-19.  The Pennsylvania Department of Health and Department of Education made the recommendation yesterday, stipulating it is not an order or mandate.    Senate Republicans say schools have been preparing […]

LOCAL SPORTS | AUGUST 7, 2020

The Flyers knocked off Washington, 3-1, to improve to 2-0 in the round robin portion of the Stanley Cup qualifiers. The Penguins, meanwhile, need a win this afternoon to stay alive in their Stanley Cup qualifier with the Montreal Canadiens.   Governor Tom Wolf said yesterday he believes there should be no high school sports […]