Posted August 20, 2018 at 05:00 AM | Updated August 20, 2018 at 05:02 AM By Marcus Schneck, [email protected] Families across Central Pennsylvania, and beyond, for more than 50 years have made Lake Tobias Wildlife Park near Halifax a part of their bucket lists for kids in the family. Parents, and grandparents today, who first experienced the park in their childhoods make sure their own kids and grandkids have the same experience they with the bison and elk and alligators at the 200-acre park. Other families make more frequent visits to the park, which attracts more than 170,000 visitors per year. lake tobias 02.jpg Marcus Schneck | [email protected] While it’s still on those bucket lists, Lake Tobias today is not your grandfather’s Lake Tobias. The past few years have brought major additions to the park, ranging from the Reptile and Exotics House to a new covered waiting and loading area for the popular safari ride. But, don’t worry, the signature, … [Read more...] about Wildlife safari in Central Pennsylvania? Yes, there is
Sunday August 19, 2018 02:36 PM Groups on the left and right have been working since the school shooting in Florida to register voters in the 18-24 age group. Written by Karen Shuey The pace of new voter registrations among young people in Pennsylvania accelerated in the aftermath of the February mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida - a signal that the outrage and activism in its immediate wake may prove to be lasting demonstrations of political involvement. At least that's what the data suggest. An analysis of statewide daily voter registration records from 100 days before and 100 days after the Parkland, Fla., shooting found the number of new applicants ages 17 to 24 nearly doubled from 14,112 to 27,490. In the 100 days before the deadly shooting, 34 percent of new voter registrations were from people in that age group. Afterward, those applicants accounted for 52 percent of new registrations. In Berks County, the analysis found the number of new … [Read more...] about Voter registrations among young people rise in Berks, across Pennsylvania
OLD FORGE, Pa — A lucky dog got rescued from a sinkhole in Pennsylvania last week, according to WNEP. Tom Borthwick was cutting the grass when he found Damon the dog, a 14-year-old husky, eight feet below ground. "I saw a hole in the yard and I thought, what's that? So, I walked over and noticed that my son's dog was in the hole," Borthwick said. Lieutenant. Ron Coles of the Old Forge Fire Dept went into the hole to rescue the animal. Coles said it wasn't hard to save Damon. "He seemed tired. He didn't want to fight, just tired. It was really easy to put the harness around, attach him to me, came right up, no fight," Coles said. This week's heavy rain, which has caused damaging floods throughout Pennsylvania, was likely what created the sinkhole. . … [Read more...] about Pennsylvania dog gets rescued from a sinkhole
Billy Kobin Indianapolis Star Published 10:00 p.m. UTC Aug 19, 2018 Recent local and national headlines have given Catholics in the Indianapolis area plenty to think about. First, there was the news that Shelly Fitzgerald, a popular guidance counselor at Roncalli High School for the past 15 years, is facing possible termination after church and school officials were presented with evidence of her 2014 marriage to a woman. Then, in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, a grand jury report accused more than 300 Catholic priests of sexually abusing more than 1,000 child victims. The report details a 70-year "systematic" coverup effort by the state's church leaders. Five Catholic priests with ties to Indiana were named in the grand jury report. For many Catholics, the events have created a certain amount of introspection about what might be described as the separation of church and faith. More specifically, some Catholics may lament the church's positions in … [Read more...] about Roncalli, Pennsylvania cases stir strong reactions from local Catholics
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByMatt Flegenheimer and Thomas Kaplan Aug. 19, 2018 CONWAY, Pa. — The rules are workable enough in the right hands, in the right corner of a right-leaning region of a state like this one. Avoid the jacket-and-tie look, so voters — wary enough of Democrats — do not think they are looking at a Jehovah’s Witness. “That happened,” recalled Representative Conor Lamb, now in a polo shirt. Pivot to safe subjects. After a local here loudly mocked the idea of “Russian collusion” with President Trump to a peer, Mr. Lamb, 34, moved in to introduce himself, telling the man (who said he was Russian) about falling in love with Russian cuisine when he was in the Marines. And if all else fails — and it will, often — there is always prayer. “I was … [Read more...] about Trump Won Pennsylvania. Democrats Want the State (and His Voters) Back.