STRATTANVILLE — Several weeks into the school closures imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the feeling of isolation can really set in.

HARRISBURG — As of noon today, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has reported one new additional positive COVID-19 case in Clearfield County, bringing the total to five cases. No positive cases have yet been reported in Elk and Jefferson counties. 

NEW BETHLEHEM — Many locally owned restaurants have closed temporarily because of the state-mandated closure of public dining areas, but others are still providing takeout and delivery service for their patrons. Changes in menus and operating hours are helping to keep their doors open and th…

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ST. MARYS — The City of St. Marys Police Department has filed charges against an Elk County man following a fatal accident in September 2019.

BROOKVILLE — Magisterial District Judge Gregory Bazylak presided over the following preliminary hearings on April 1.

DuBOIS — A DuBois man faces drug-related charges after Sandy Township police went to his home in response to a report of a drug overdose, according to a criminal complaint filed at District Judge Patrick Ford’s office in DuBois.

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A man faces felony charges after allegedly breaking into his stepfather’s house and attempting to strangle him.

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After a record-setting performance at the PSAC Championships at the Graham Aquatic Center at York in late February, IUP sophomore (and 2018 Clearfield graduate) Paige Mikesell was hoping to make some noise at the NCAA Division II Championships just a couple weeks later.

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NEW BETHLEHEM — A runner-up finish in the Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference and returning a good amount of its district-qualifying lineup from last spring had the Redbank Valley Bulldogs track and field team looking forward to any type of season.

BROOKVILLE — Returning the bulk of its lineup from a District 9 Class 2A title run and 8-1 dual meet season, the Brookville Lady Raiders track and field team had high hopes for the upcoming season.

JOHNSONBURG — Despite losing a large senior class from last year’s squad, hopes were still high for the Johnsonburg track and field program heading into the season.

ST. MARYS — The 2020 season looked to be a mixed bag for the St. Marys track and field team, as the girls were set to rely on several key returnees while the boys team lost many of its top performers from last year to graduation.

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.

I always enjoy reading former editor Denny Bonavita's opinion column in the Tri-County Sunday and have been reading each one for several years. He's done a great job of offering his take on a variety of topics.

I saw a meme on the internet the other day that said all Hollywood is doing is rebooting things from our childhoods and cynically marketing them back to us to tap into our nostalgia.