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Gettysburg susquicenntenial starts Monday

What you need to know for Thursday, June 25, 2020.


High: 85, low: 63. Partly sunny.

Photo of the Day

The Louisiana Monument on Seminary Ridge on the Gettysburg battlefield, July 1, 2013. File photo by Mark Pynes,

Today’s talkers

Hard history: Monuments linked to racism are being toppled nationwide. What should Gettysburg do with its 40 Confederate statues? Read more.

  • See also: Mount Rushmore will stay, governor says

Closing the book: The Press And Journal weekly newspaper is ceasing publication after 166 years. The pandemic is being blamed. Read more.

  • See also: Readers react to loss of ‘Middletown institution’

Coming back: CBS 21 journalist Robb Hanrahan was awake days after a “massive” heart attack that put him on life support, his wife reported. Read more.

  • See also: FBI joins search for Amish woman

Plymouth Meeting Mall

A giant Lego giraffe greets you outside the Plymouth Meeting Mall entrance, which houses Legoland Discovery Center Philadelphia.
Julia Hatmaker |


Shopping: Some Pa. shopping malls are reopening this week, including four in the Philadelphia suburbs. Read more.

  • See also: Antique auto museum to reopen

Drinking: Rubber Soul Brewing is turning Hummelstown’s old borough hall into a brewpub that is expected to open in August. Read more.

  • See also: Jack’s Hard Cider to open restaurant


Better news: A doctor says the number of people hospitalized in UPMC with COVID-19 is the lowest in weeks, and those who test positive aren’t getting as sick. He suggested the country is focusing too much on rising case counts. Read more.

  • See also: Dauphin County sewage shows May surge

Quarantine order: N.J., N.Y. and Connecticut are requiring visitors from certain states to quarantine for at least two weeks. Read more.

  • See also: Cases surge among younger people

Penn State vs Indiana

Penn State place kicker Jake Pinegar kicks an extra point during the second quarter on Nov. 16, 2019.
Joe Hermitt |

In sports

Specialist’s year: Penn State football’s Jake Pinegar topped the 100-point mark as a true freshman placekicker in 2018, then upped his field goal game in 2019. What will this year be like? Read more.

  • See also: ‘Hey, Jones’ Q&A

Under pressure: Five Philadelphia Eagles are facing make-or-break seasons this year. Read more.

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives host Guy Fieri

Guy Fieri on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and DivesFood Network

In brief

Petition wants ‘Flavortown’ named for Guy Fieri | Police ID Harrisburg shooting victim | Men robbed shortly after selling vehicle | $975K home on 3 acres: Cool Spaces | How to turn around system racism: John Baer | Family battles township over pet chickens | GNC files for bankruptcy | Report on bullying at CV | 

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