The Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Applefest Core Committee has voted to cancel this year's Applefest.

The event was scheduled for Oct. 2 through 4 in Franklin.

According to a press release from the chamber, the decision to cancel was unanimous and stems from the inability to follow current COVID-19 guidelines.


HARRISBURG–The state Department of Health on Saturday announced Clarion County reported three new cases of COVID-19 (two confirmed and one probable), bringing the county total to 110 cases (98 confirmed and 12 probable).

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The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association decided this afternoon to move forward with the fall sports season, rejecting Gov. Tom Wolf’s recommendation that all youth sports be postponed until 2021 to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

According to Venango County 911, flooding has been reported throughout the region following a downpour between 5 and 7 p.m. today.