BROCKWAY – The Brockway Area School Board meeting Tuesday was moved to the elementary gymnasium to accommodate around 40 parents and residents who came to tell the board that they want an end to mask mandates.

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Several Punxsutawney business officials shared how the employee shortage has impacted them and the importance of events such as the job fair that was hosted Tuesday evening by the Punxsutawney Chamber of Commerce.

BROOKVILLE — Jefferson County District Attorney Jeff Burkett has said he will not be prosecuting violations of the state’s recent order mandating masks in all schools.

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Brooks Farm is preparing for the first weekend of its annual fall festival that will run from this weekend to Oct. 16 and 17 next month.

HARRISBURG – To continue its legislative investigation into the integrity of recent elections, the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee voted Wednesday to issue subpoenas for a variety of different materials from the Pennsylvania Department of State.

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DuBOIS — Juniata Elementary School students and staff, last Friday, celebrated the completion of a newly-built shade structure on their frequently-used playground — a project made possible through a Shade Structure Grant from the American Academy of Dermatology.

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ST. MARYS — Elk County peaceful protesters were seen lining the front sidewalk of St. Marys Area High School prior to Monday evening’s board meeting, holding colorful poster boards with phrases like “Unmask our children” and “Parent’s Choice.”