Local News Headlines 4/1/20

Here’s your WEDNESDAY morning 4/1 local headlines:

The State Department of health confirmed yesterday there are 756 new cases of COVID-19 and 14 new deaths in the state.

Blair County’s official total has dropped from 6 to 4 due to a clerical error that counted two persons who are not county residents.

Governor Wolf added seven counties to the stay at home order, including Lebanon, Franklin, Somerset, Lawrence, Cameron, Crawford and Forest counties.

President Trump did declare Pennsylvania as a major disaster area, so the Commonwealth will get additional federal assistance.

Researchers from Washington State are predicting that deaths from coronavirus in Pennsylvania will peak sometime in mid-April.

Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Health says there are no easy answers when it comes to when the commonwealth might see a peak in coronavirus cases.

The Blair County Commissioners yesterday announced the furlough of 59 full-time county employees.

A Union representing children and youth workers in Blair County has issued a series of grievances against the county.

With federal, state and school district taxes being delayed, your county real estate tax bill is still due and must be paid in full by April 30th to qualify for the discount.

Yard waste pickup in the city has been extended through next week.

Two Johnstown men are facing charges after police say an uncovered cough led to gunfire.

A Hollidaysburg man has been charged with forcing a woman to perform sex acts then robbing her.

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