Recent changes to school opening guidelines did not deter two of the three major school districts in Crawford County from ratifying the Informed Reopening Plan. Conneaut School District Officially adopted the plan on Wednesday with Penncrest voting for it yesterday evening, Crawford Central holds their next voting school board meeting August 24th. Details on the Informed Ropening Plan can be found at PennCrest.org. Schools in the three districts open on September 2nd.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Thursday August 13th saw the largest increase in COVID-19 cases for the month of August but spread of the disease is still on a downward trend. 991 new cases put the overall total at 122,121 confirmed cases since the pandemic began and 78% of all confirmed cases are now considered to have recovered from the disease. 24 new deaths means 7,409 residents have succumbed to COVID-19.
Barry Schiff of Lancaster County was sentenced yesterday after being convicted of Human Trafficking last November. Schiff was sentenced to a term of 55 to 141 years in State Prison.