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Commissioners end solicitor appointment

In a 2-1 vote, the county commissioners ended the appointment of its solicitor, Francis O’Connor, effective Wednesday, Feb. 23. Commissioner Elizabeth Arnold sounded the “no”…

Mental health needs on rise in county

In Susquehanna County, local health care facilities have reportedly seen an increase in the number of patients coming in for behavioral health issues – including those in crisis. “The ages are greatly varied and cover pediatric to geriatric,” said Endless Mountains Health Systems CEO Loren Stone.
Stone said the uptick could possibly be linked to the pandemic, but he is unable to make a direct causal relationship between COVID and the increased number of patients with behavioral health issues. “Access to others in society, socialization, etc. has been reduced during COVID and this may have been an indirect impact of the pandemic on the population’s behavioral health status,” he said. “As a nation, there has been a significant shortage of behavioral health capacity.”

Mt. View adds to STEM courses

Mountain View plans to add to its STEM class offerings next year, with the addition of a computer science class. The board approved the 2022-23…

Changes coming with redistricting plan

A new Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Pennsylvania Senate map was approved Friday, Feb. 4, by the 2021 Pennsylvania Legislative Reapportionment Commission. Changes to the…