CLEARFIELD — Jason Merritts, 37, of Park Avenue Extension, Clearfield, who is accused of participating in a drug ring responsible for distributing $1.5 million worth of crystal methamphetamine, waived his right to a preliminary hearing before District Judge James Glass Wednesday at Centraliz…

DuBOIS — District Judge Patrick N. Ford of DuBois presided over preliminary hearings and other proceedings Friday.

President Judge Fredric J. Ammerman heard the following cases at sentencing court for the month of September:

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DuBOIS — After falling behind 1-0, DuBois Central Catholic score five unanswered goals on their way to a 5-2 victory over visiting Redbank Valley despite less than ideal weather and field conditions Monday afternoon.

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BROCKWAY — DuBois Central Catholic used strong nights at the net from Alyssa Bittner and Jordan Kosko, along with a balanced attack at the service line to secure a 25-16, 25-10, 17-25, 25-17 v…

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DuBOIS –It was basically just another day at the office for the DuBois Area High School volleyball team as the Lady Beavers easily routed Punxsutawney in straight sets, 25-13, 25-4, 25-16, Thursday.

It’s right around the corner. That’s right — flu season. And like clockwork, the familiar muscle aches, coughs, chills, headaches, runny noses, sneezes and sore throats return, too. With the kids back in school, there’s also a much greater chance that they could catch a bug and bring it home to share with the rest of the family.

It’s autumn, and the markets are filled with a harvest of carrots, parsnips beets and turnips, loaded with fiber and vitamin C. But how do you eat these rich root vegetables? Chef Jeffory McLean, of the New York Wine and Culinary Institute, offers some tips on buying and preparing seasonal root vegetables, just in time for comfort food.

It’s said that a positive attitude is essential to health and wellness. Keeping a positive attitude in the face of great obstacles — tragedy, anger, violence, illness or hardship — is life’s toughest challenge. Hank Commodore has a simple, unfailing solution: Humble yourself with wisdom, and practice love and kindness to humankind.

BROCKWAY — The next meeting of the Mengle Memorial Library Readers Group in Brockway is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 17, 1:15 p.m.

Avery Ott, an animal lover and wishes to be a veterinarian, celebrated his 8th birthday and invited his guests to bring presents for the animals at Gateway Humane Society. He is shown holding Silvia.

Julie Fenton of the Clearfield County Agency on Aging recently met with the DuBois Rotary Club to discuss the first in state ECHO Cottage, which is located in Sandy Township. ECHO, which stands for Elder Cottage Housing Opportunity, is designed to be a semi-permanent home option for elderly …

MILAN (AP) — Italy's populist government was heading into a budget battle with the European Union after disregarding pointed warnings to ease up on spending promises that have shattered previous deficit pledges and threaten Italy's ability to lower its heavy debt load.

SHANGHAI (AP) — Shanghai's Hongqiao airport is now using facial recognition technology to fully automate flight check-in, part of an ambitious rollout of facial recognition systems in China that has raised privacy concerns as Beijing pushes to become a global leader in the field.

One hundred years ago ... the exact date may never be known (reports differ between Oct. 1, Oct. 8 or Oct. 10), but it was 100 years ago this October that the first officer from the DuBois area was killed in WWI.

With the mid-term elections next month, I have been pondering the effect of social media on the 2016 election and wondering how it will affect things in November. The more I think about it, the more I am convinced of the truth in the words uttered by an admired philosopher of my youth, Pogo,…