HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an increase of 4,882 cases of COVID-19 Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 1,068,974 since the pandemic began.

DuBOIS — The Sandy Township Supervisors, at this week’s meeting, approved an outdoor amusement permit for three upcoming events planned at the DuBois Mall.

REYNOLDSVILLE — The Reynoldsville Borough Council addressed concerned citizens regarding the future of the police department during a work session Wednesday, following the official resignation of police Chief Troy Bell.

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REYNOLDSVILLE — The Reynoldsville Borough Council approved several events throughout the summer during a work session meeting Wednesday, giving the OK to a car show and a gun drawing to be held at the football field.

DuBOIS — Two men are facing multiple charges as a result of a drug investigation by DuBois City Police on Wednesday, according to criminal complaints filed at the DuBois Magistrate office.

ST. MARYS — Magisterial District Judge Mark Jacob presided over several preliminary hearings Tuesday.