More snow; shortage of store staff; Civil Warz: Hello, Pennsylvania

What you need to know today, Tuesday January 18, 2022.

Today’s weather

High: 34; Low: 22. Sunny.

Photo of the day

Snow falls on a statue of Jesus outside St Theresa’s Roman Catholic Church in New Cumberland yesterday. (Photo by Mark Pynes,

Top stories

Lack of staff : A sign you’re more likely to see these days: “Due to staffing issues, we are closed.” Retailers are no longer always able to be open as they used to.

  • See also: Shortages reported at grocery stores nationwide

Civil war : The battle over a Sheetz store proposed to be built next to a Civil War battlefield in Virginia moves to Pennsylvania.

Snowy week: Flurries are possible tomorrow evening and Thursday morning, although no significant accumulations are expected. The more bitter cold is however. This morning, icy roads are delaying schools.

Young baker: An 11-year-old girl from central Pennsylvania has earned a spot in the Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship.” She says it’s “much more stressful” than cooking at home.

Governor Race: More than a dozen Republicans are running to be Pennsylvania’s next governor. Trump’s influence still takes center stage.

  • See also: Trump’s attempt to nullify Pennsylvania election foiled by ‘covert’ language: report


Kill Shot: Harrisburg police are seeking advice and have made no arrests after a man was shot dead in a bar this week.

Take it easy: A 294-ton “supercharge” is still crawling through Pennsylvania at 30 mph. He is expected to reach his destination this week after 10 days on the road, mostly at night.

Funerals of the victims: Mourners gathered Monday for the funerals of nine children and three adults who died in a fire in Philadelphia this month. On Sunday, services were held for 15 of the 17 people killed in a New York apartment fire the same week.

  • See also: Family faces trauma after surviving Philadelphia fire


Linked draft: Penn State football yesterday had seven players still eligible in college for the 2022 NFL Draft.

Mid-Season Stars: Many Mid-Penn men’s basketball teams are midway through their seasons. Some high-profile performances and performers showed up along the way.

  • See also: Mid-Penn Women’s Basketball All-Star Team

In short