The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., April 2, that there are 1,211 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 7,016 in 62 counties. The department also reported 16 new deaths among positive cases, bringing the statewide total to …

As the S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library in Port Allegany enters into week 3 of the COVID-19 Crisis Closure, understand that the health of the community is of great concern right now. Everyone’s actions and decisions during this time may impact the health of others. Remember to wash your ha…

March was once again a very fickle weather month. One never knows what March will bring in the weather department. In checking back over the years, we have had little, if any, snow. Then there was a year like 1993, when we received 48”. March was cold, then warm, then cold, once again. It wa…

Commissioner Robert Evanchick announced Friday that 99 cadets graduated from the State Police Academy in Hershey and have been assigned to troops across the commonwealth. The men and women represent the 158th graduating cadet class.

As Northwest Savings Bank adapts its practices to prevent the spread of coronavirus and ensure the well-being of its customers and employees, it will further limit access to the branch lobbies and continue to serve customers through the retail drive-thru network and alternative banking channels.

The Potter County Senior Centers will remain closed until further notice, due to the coronavirus. Home delivered meals will still be delivered on the normal day. If any senior center participant would still like to receive a meal, on the day the senior center is open, they should make a meal…

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Trevor Howard, a native of Shinglehouse and a 2011 graduate of Oswayo Valley and also a member of the Army National Guard since 2011, was chosen through multiple processes to be a representative at the state level of competition for the Best Warrior Competition.

The Coudersport Lady Falcons (23-4) continued their journey through the State playoffs and on Wednesday, March 11 topped the Blacklick Valley Lady Vikings (18-8) by a score of 54-46.

I was in the kitchen a while back and my cell phone rang. When I answered it, I was surprised. It was a phone creature. I could tell because there was a pause after I said hello.

PITTSBURGH, April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Federated Hermes, Inc. (NYSE: FHI), a leading global investment manager, today approved a change to the format for the company's annual shareholder meeting. As people around the world confront the unprecedented effects of the Covid-19 virus, and in the interests of shareholders, directors, officers and employees of the company, the board decided it was prudent to change the scheduled in-person meeting to a teleconference meeting.

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PITTSBURGH, April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:PNC) today announced $30 million in charitable support of coronavirus relief efforts, primarily directed toward basic needs and hardship relief programs across the markets in which PNC operates.

Gyms and fitness centers across the U.S. are closed amidst the coronavirus outbreak, but there are many exercises that can be done at home to help people who are sheltering and maintain their fitness goals. Some gyms are even offering free live-streaming classes.

Staying at home during the coronavirus outbreak can help you avoid contracting the potentially deadly pathogen. Arming your immune system and creating a natural shield by eating foods rich in essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants can help you fight off an infection, whether it is COVID-19 or other viruses and bacterium.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., March 28, that there are 533 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 2,751 in 56 counties. The department also reported 12 new deaths among positive cases, bringing the statewide total to 3…

The societal response to the Covid-19 outbreak in the United States has led to most people practicing social distancing, and large segments of some states’ populations essentially in social isolation. Spending more time than usual indoors and away from social situations, and the lack of facetime with friends is something many people are struggling with. Time alone without that social outlet is for some people new, uncomfortable and even scary.

As we conclude our March community discussion on the topic of the national debt, we cannot help but note how unexpected it was that this subject became so suddenly and surprising relevant in light of the current COVID-19 crisis. In February, projections for 2020 were that our country would h…