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What you need to know for Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

Today’s weather

High: 58; Low: 54. Rain.

Photo of the day

Vehicles line up at UPMC’s Dauphin County COVID-19 vaccine site at HACC yesterday. Photo by Joe Hermitt,

Today’s talkers

Education: More students are logging failing grades this year because of reduced in-person instruction due to the pandemic, local educators say. They have plans for turning that around. Read more.

  • See also: Teachers who excel at online learning

Unemployment: Tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians are close to the end of any available state unemployment benefits. They might get federal help, but problems with the system mean stress and uncertainty. Read more.

Dining: Zeroday Brewing Co. opened a taproom and Mexican restaurant in Harrisburg yesterday. Read more.


Suspects: Two men charged with assaulting a U.S. Capitol policeman before his death had similar upbringings and political views as the officer. Read more.

Victims: A 21-year-old man is charged in a mass shooting at a Colorado store. The 10 who died, including a police officer, ranged in age from 20 to 65. Read more.

Penn State recruits visit for Indiana game

Penn State recruit Lonnie White Jr. visits with head coach James Franklin before the Indiana game on Nov. 16, 2019.
Joe Hermitt |, file


Penn State: A special athlete who hasn’t even arrived at Penn State yet is on our latest list of interesting coaches and players. Read more.

  • See also: ‘Micah doesn’t like to lose’

NFL: The Philadelphia Eagles have signed veteran quarterback Joe Flacco, who started his career in Baltimore, to a one-year deal. Read more.

  • See also: Steelers cut cornerback Steven Nelson

In brief

Full Worm Moon to rise | Victorian home in historic district: Cool Spaces | 4 charged after Pittsburgh pigeons are poisoned | Working 1 day a week makes people happy: study | Actor George Segal dies at 87 | Harrisburg candidate’s residency questioned | Harrisburg charter school wins appeal, to open |

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