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OVERHEAD

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THE WAY FORWARD

The impact of COVID on mental health is likely to survive a pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic, which has been sweeping the world for more than two years, is at its core a threat to public health. Highly infectious disease has claimed the lives of more than 6 million people and affected hundreds of millions more. But the effects of the pandemic did not stop there. Its effects have spread to all parts of people’s lives. It has caused financial damage to people by shutting down businesses and leaving millions temporarily unemployed. This prevents children from attending their classes, instead they are forced to adapt to learning almost outside their home. COVID was devastating. It was a disappointment. It caused fear.

NEWS

A man from Norristown admits to being involved in the arms trade

A man from Norristown, who as a teenager was accused of being one of the leaders of an arms trade network in several counties that illegally extracted and sold 44 firearms using straw buying schemes, admitted his role in the organization. Rajajah Taylor Batchelar, now 19, from 1100 on Green Street, pleaded guilty in a Montgomery County court to charges of corruption, illegal income transactions, illegal sale or transfer of firearms, misappropriation of communications equipment. juvenile firearms and conspiracy in connection with incidents that occurred between March and August 2020.

Pottstown man jailed for sexual assault on teenage girl

When he learned that he had gone to jail on charges of sexual assault on children, a man from Pottstown continued to claim that he fell in love with a teenage girl who, according to prosecutors, was a troubled fugitive to whom he gave drugs and cared for his sexual pleasure. “I fell in love with a 15-year-old girl and I had an adult relationship with her. I didn’t do anything she didn’t want to do. I didn’t mean to offend (the girl) and I apologize, ”39-year-old Mark Mel told the Montgomery County Court when he faced a sentencing judge after he pleaded guilty to legal charges of sexual assault. Mele added, “I’m an honest man and I love women.”

Anxiety at the University of Cutztown after hitting Harlisville student, who is in critical condition

A pedestrian accident that left a student at the University of Cutztown in critical condition has heightened campus concerns about the safety of students crossing Cutztown Road at the pedestrian crossing in front of Old Main. University officials plan to join the Student Government Council on a previously scheduled safety walk on April 13 after Sunday’s accident, according to an e-mail addressed to the “KU Community Campus” by the University Liaison Office.

In Oxford, the killer was sentenced to life in prison

A man who shot and killed a man from Lancaster County, who stopped to offer him a ride on a country road in southern Chester County and then stole an SUV on which the man was driving home from a family dinner, was officially convicted. Tuesday to life imprisonment in state prison without parole. Hakim Smith of Oxford was convicted by a jury in December for stealing the car of Sam Algarin, whose family sued over the cost of his death, which District Attorney Deb Ryan called “pointless” during the trial. them emotionally.

SPORT

Washington Capitals defender Martin Feherwari, 42, scored a goal through Philadelphia Flyers goalkeeper Carter Hart, 79, during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon)

Ovechkin, Capitals beat Flyers 9-2 and win 4th in a row

Alex Ovechkin continues to score, and the Washington Capitals continued their strong game against the first opponent with whom they did not play in the playoffs for more than two weeks. Ovechkin scored his fourth game in a row, reaching his 46th of the season, and TJ Oshi stopped the drought with nine games to help the Capitals defeat the weak Philadelphia Flyers 9-2 on Tuesday night and extend their four-game winning streak. . If on the eve of Washington’s longest trip of the season with Philadelphia there was any concern, Ovechkin and his teammates closed it prematurely. The longtime captain scored his 776th goal of his career six minutes later, and the Capitals flooded him from there.

Bohm’s guilty plea after the game should bring him time to recover

Third baseman Alec Bohm felt the anger of fans on Monday night, the crowd at Citizens Bank Park performed an accurate throw he made with sarcastic applause as he had already made a couple of tough throwing errors and three overall for the first three innings. A bow would be a strong step for a veteran. Instead, Bohm did what would have made your main disappointment a 25-year-old guy, which clearly states, “I (blue) hate this place.” Let’s be honest about that. Bohm did not approach the fans and did not say so. He also did not turn the bird over. No, the words caught the TV and paid readers out of their mouths. It happened but was not intended for public consumption.

ENTERTAINMENT

“Hairspray” will play at the Miller Theater Kimmel Cultural Campus (formerly Merriam Theater) from May 17-22. (Photo by Hairspray)

“Hairspray” to Bring “Good Morning Baltimore” to Philadelphia

Bring back the time machine to the 1960s, straighten your hair and keep your voice ready to sing because “Hairspray” is coming to the Kimmel Cultural Campus as part of a long Broadway series in Philadelphia. The musical “Hairspray”, based on the 1988 film by John Waters, will be performed at the Milriam Theater (formerly Merriam Theater) from 17 to 22 May.

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