CLEARFIELD — Administrative assistant Janice Stephenson, of Clearfield, is the newest member of the Clearfield County Conservation District.

NEW BETHLEHEM — A New Bethlehem area outdoorsman harvests more than wild game from the woods and fields of western Pennsylvania. John Royer IV is always on the lookout for edible mushrooms nesting on the forest floor or clinging to tree trunks.

PHILIPSBURG — There’s plenty of programs that are offered by the Moshannon Valley YMCA, and gymnastics are no exception. Whether you’re a beginner or looking to compete at an elite level, gymnastics program director Tami Hutchko said there’s something for you at its “Fantastic Gymnastics” program.

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:

STRATTANVILLE — Clarion-Limestone wasted little time in getting the sour taste out of their mouths from last weeks loss by putting up 30 first quarter points on their way to a 66-0 whitewash of Port Allegany on Friday evening at the C-L Sports Complex.

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.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter is stepping up efforts to convince voters his Democratic opponent is a security threat because of his family's background — something the Latino, Arab-American contender forcefully rejects as a desperate attempt by an indicted incumbent.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — About 20 Cuban diplomats and demonstrators have disrupted a U.N. meeting called by the United States to spotlight the country's political prisoners, banging on tables and shouting in Spanish "Cuba Yes, U.S. Blockade No!"

LONDON (AP) — Google says it will start charging smartphone makers to pre-install apps like Gmail, YouTube and Google Maps on Android handsets sold in Europe, in response to a record $5 billion EU antitrust fine.

Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash has a new album, and some scary new music for a Hollywood Halloween event. Rick Damigella reports.

WASHINGTON — If Sen. Ben Sasse is right — he has not recently been wrong about anything important — the nation’s most-discussed political problem is entangled with the least-understood public health problem. The political problem is furious partisanship. The public health problem is loneline…

NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine — Could towns like this, a tiny crossroads of fewer than 1,300 households — now draped in brilliant autumn foliage colors, by Election Day perhaps resting quietly under a gentle dusting of snow — decide whether Democrats or Republicans rule the House? Or whether subpoena-…