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LOCAL NEWS | JUNE 14, 2019

The state Senate Banking and Insurance Committee has approved a measure that would ensure Stage IV metastatic cancer patients have access to medications and treatments prescribed by their doctor, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Judy Ward (R-30).  In current practice, insurance companies may limit coverage for prescriptions, or require patients to try other insurance-mandated […]

LOCAL NEWS | JUNE 13, 2019

Legislation authored by Representative Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon/Centre/Mifflin) that honors a Huntingdon County hero was approved this week by the state House of Representatives.  The bill designates a portion of Route 747 over the Juniata River in Mount Union Borough as the Captain Joseph S. Giacobello Memorial Bridge. Giacobello, a lifelong resident of Mount Union, was […]

LOCAL NEWS | JUNE 12, 2019

The Huntingdon-based J.C. Blair Health System has officially joined Penn Highlands Healthcare.  The move became official June 1st.  J.C. Blair, a 71-bed, non-profit community hospital, is now known as Penn Highlands Huntingdon, making it the fifth hospital in the Penn Highlands Healthcare system.  The boards of directors of both Penn Highlands and J.C. Blair signed […]

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