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Counting their losses — 4-H kids deal with effects of virus

Jun. 27, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — The coronavirus has affected almost everyone, and for about 100 Blair County kids ranging in age from 8 to 18 who raise and sell livestock at farm shows and fairs, the economic impact of COVID-19 is about to hit. Kristy Bigelow, 4-H coordinator for Blair County, said the state 4-H...

A night out — Drive-ins eager to welcome cooped-up residents

Jun. 13, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — For movie buffs looking to enjoy a big-screen cinema experience, outdoor drive-in theaters offer an alternative to the living room as COVID-19 restrictions keep indoor multiplexes shuttered. “If you are looking to go out for dinner and a movie, we’re your only...