Dr. Rachel Levine
Oct 15, 2020

Dr. Rachel Levine: Pennsylvania facing fall resurgence of COVID 19

The increase in Pennsylvania COVID-19 cases over the past week are the first signs the virus is surging into the fall, according to state Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine.

Oct 14, 2020

UGI announces emergency relief program for customers affected by COVID-19 pandemic

Customers who have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic may qualify for an emergency relief program offered by UGI Utilities, Inc.

Oct 9, 2020

New ID verification system starts for Pa. unemployment payments

New identity verification procedures are now in effect for those filing claims with the Pennsylvania Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program.

Oct 8, 2020

Lehigh University issues stay-in-place order after COVID-19 spike

Lehigh University is asking students to stay where they are after testing on Tuesday showed 147 positive COVID-19 cases between on- and off-campus students.

Oct 6, 2020

State system for deciding which businesses could stay open, created uneven playing field, Auditor General says

The findings, following an audit of the state Department of Community and Economic Development’s rationale for labeling some business “life sustaining” and other not, validates the concerns of business owners who were told to cease operations while competitors could remain open.

Oct 5, 2020

Appellate Court allows Pa. to reinstate crowd size restrictions

A federal appeals court stayed a district court’s Sept. 14 order that declared Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 gathering limits unconstitutional, allowing the Wolf administration to enforce crowd gathering restrictions while the Sept. 14 order is being appealed.

Oct 5, 2020

Regal Cinemas announces it will close its theaters temporarily, blames pandemic

Regal Cinemas, including those in Easton, Doylestown, Quakertown and Oaks, will close Thursday as the company continues to lose revenue because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oct 2, 2020

State hires identity-verifying firm for PUA program after fraud problems

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry announced delays in sending checks last week after it discovered numerous cases of fraudulent claims including the arrests of 18 prison inmates and their accomplices for allegedly making $300,000 in claims on stolen identities.

Sep 30, 2020

PennDOT extends commercial driver license expiration dates

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has once again extended the expiration dates for commercial driver licenses and commercial learner’s permits because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sep 25, 2020

Summer travel season ends down at LVIA

The Lehigh Northampton Airport Authority reported this week that 25,116 passengers traveled out of the airport during the month of August.

Sep 25, 2020

Lehigh University’s Supply Chain Risk Index shows slight improvements, lingering concerns

The Lehigh Center for Supply Chain Research has just released its Fourth Quarter Supply Chain Risk Index, which is down 2.5 points from the third quarter.

Sep 23, 2020

Bill lifting many restaurant restrictions passes despite Governor’s veto threat

While Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has said he intends to veto the measure, House Bill 2513 has passed through the state legislature, to the applause of restaurant industry representatives.