Township turns over Friendship Middle; cat dies with coronavirus; extra: Good Morning, Pennsylvania

Township turns over Friendship Center; cat dies with coronavirus; more: Good Morning, Pennsylvania

What you need to know for Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020.


High: 79; Low: 60. Partly cloudy.

Photo of the day

Steel-High’s Mehki Flowers, top, intercepts a pass against Camp Hill in high school football on Saturday. Photo by Sean Simmers,

Today’s talkers

Ailing cat: The state has seen its first confirmed case of a cat testing positive for the coronavirus. The 16-year-old Cumberland County pet was euthanized. Read more.

Rec changes: Despite some pushback, Lower Paxton supervisors unanimously approved allowing the Harrisburg YMCA to run the Friendship Center. Read more.

Woman killed: A 24-year-old Harrisburg woman was killed yesterday, and her 26-year-old husband has been charged with homicide. Read more.

  • See also: Teen cited with going 95 mph weeks before fatal crash

Eugene DePasquale and Scott Perry

Pa. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, a Democrat, left, and Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, are competing for the 10th Congressional District in the U.S. House.
(PennLive and AP file photos)


Perry & DePasquale: Does U.S. Rep. Scott Perry accurately reflect the 10th Congressional District? How does state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale feel about critics claiming he misused his office? We asked them. Read more.

  • See also: PennLive’s voters guide

Restrictions stay: The House of Representatives fell two votes short of overriding Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of legislation to loosen restrictions on restaurants. Read more.

  • See also: Trump holds rally in Erie

Postage due: Perry County voters who opt to mail in a ballot are asked to do something no other Pennsylvania resident is required to do: Buy a stamp. Read more.


Down, not out: Penn State star running back Journey Brown is not playing because of a medical condition. “We want to focus all of our energy and love and support on Journey through this,” coach James Franklin said. Read more.

  • See also: Depth chart for Saturday’s opener

On tape: Fox Sports broadcasters Joe Buck and Troy Aikman were caught on tape mocking that military jets were flying over a nearly empty football stadium. Read more.

The former Bon-Ton near Capital City Mall is demolished

The former Bon-Ton store on Gettysburg Road, near Capital City Mall, is partly demolished, November 6, 2019.
Dan Gleiter |

In brief

Specialty grocer could open at former Bon-Ton | Mall owners plan to buy JCPenney | Medical marijuana growing facility opens in Perry County | Pa. unemployment claims process needs work: lawmakers | Camp Hill borough manager resigns | Oasis near Hershey: Cool Spaces | Bill Cosby’s prison photo updated |


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