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Rise in virus cases locally disappointing

Please be on guard out there as our region sees an uptick in COVID virus cases. Sadly, Clinton County has been labeled a hot spot by the state Health Department-CDC as they track cases. Centre and Lycoming counties are not faring very well, either. Why? Mostly because not enough people ...

A lasting tribute reminds us of the power of love

Chris Johnson obviously was a great guy. A Renovo native and great citizen who served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves. A lovable son and wonderful friend. We say those things because it is remarkable — a testament to the strength of lasting love and friendship — that Chris’ ...

Pump up the LH JAMS

The sound of beautiful music — from classic jazz to cosmic country — will bounce off downtown buildings this weekend as the 6th Annual LH JAMS Festival comes back to Lock Haven after a year’s hiatus. And we couldn’t be more excited. The annual event, organized by the Clinton County ...

Health systems ramping up quality of care

UPMC Williamsport has taken a major step forward with the announcement that it has been granted Level II Trauma Center accreditation, effective Sept. 1, by the state Trauma Systems Foundation. This puts into place a team of surgeons and specialists who deal with patients suffering from car ...

Enjoy the outdoors, but be aware

It’s been said that we live in a dog-eat-dog world, a place of survival of the fittest. It could even be said that nature will always challenge our existence on this planet. Long before we became versed in coronavirus protocol, there were creatures big and small that threatened our ...

Barking up a tree: Changes due for Pa. dog licenses

Is it preposterous to suggest that fewer than 50 percent of Pennsylvania dog owners might not have purchased 2021 licenses for their pets — and perhaps neglect that responsibility every year? Maybe so, but probably not. That question is a reasonable topic for reflection as the ...