State Republican House leaders are calling for an investigation into the COVID-19 contact tracing data breach by the Wolf administration.  A recent WPXI-TV/Target 11 investigation revealed that more than 70,000 Pennsylvanians had their personal information accessible on the internet after answering calls from employees of Insight Global.   Insight Global was awarded a no-bid contract by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to conduct contact tracing. In addition to serious concerns about the various consequences of the data breach, lawmakers are also troubled by the lack of urgency by the governor’s administration. Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) said this latest breach of trust is another clear reason why the General Assembly passed legislation to ask the voters for their input on emergency disaster declarations.

 

A jackpot-winning, Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket for the May 1st drawing was sold in Centre County.  The lucky ticket worth $275,000 was sold at Ingram’s Market on Nittany Valley Drive in Bellefonte.  The market earns a $500 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

 

Beginning Monday, May 10th, all Geisinger patient appointments for podiatry and nail care services will be moving from 27 Sandy Lane to Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital at 400 Highland Avenue. The new Geisinger-Lewistown Podiatry office will be located on the fourth floor of the hospital across from Cardiology, and in the same suite as Wound & Clinical Nutrition.  Patients may use hospital entrance C, level 4.  If you have any questions or need to schedule an appointment, please call 717-363-9189.