HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported Thursday an increase of 832 positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total of 88,074 cases statewide. Of these, 2,501 are probable cases of the coronavirus statewide.

FRENCHVILLE — The 2020 Frenchville Picnic, sponsored by St. Mary Church, will still take place this summer as it has since the 1800s. But because of the current COVID-19 pandemic, adjustments have been made that include taking the event from a two-day affair to a single day.

Obituaries published during last week include the following:

DUBOIS — David McAllister has made it his mission to ensure Emergency Medical Services around the area are properly equipped with properly fitted N95 masks during the pandemic.

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

ST MARYS — A St. Marys woman is charged with a felony after she allegedly stole several items from the Dollar General store on South St. Marys Street.

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

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

The DuBois Little League has kicked around the idea of creating a scholarship fund to hand out to graduating seniors who participated in the league (baseball or softball) during their youth.

BROCKWAY — Alec Freemer, who recently graduated from Brockway, only played basketball in high school, but the sport meant more to him than just a game on the court.

ST. MARYS — After two months of sitting empty, Memorial Park and Benzinger Park are set to welcome back Little League baseball and softball players after the St. Marys Little League announced it would return to play July 6.

So I was scrolling through the social media the other day and I came across an ad from some group or other warning me to avoid voting for Herm Suplizio because he was once seen with Socialist Ed Rendell.

After decades of independence, many older adults may be having trouble with the COVID-19 restriction of self-isolation. It’s hard for many to stay home or to depend upon someone else to help. But, it is a life-saving measure.