HARRISBURG — The state Department of Health on Monday reported no new cases of COVID-19 from the tri-county area, after about a weeklong period in which total cases increased by about one-third in both Venango and Clarion counties.

HARRISBURG — Venango and Clarion counties have reported major increases in their COVID-19 cases count, according to the state Department of Health.

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HARRISBURG — Four new cases of COVID-19 were reported from Venango County on Thursday, according to the state Department of Health. The county, which has reported six additional cases since June 26, now has 23 total cases (16 confirmed and seven probable).

HARRISBURG — Expanding on the business safety order signed by state Secretary of Health Rachel Levine in April that requires the wearing of masks in businesses, Gov. Tom Wolf announced a new order signed by Levine that takes the mask-wearing directive one step further.

Numerous fire crews from around Venango County responded twice to a Sugarcreek Borough home Tuesday morning as fire and outside temperatures smoldered into the afternoon.

A Franklin woman is finding solace with a "mentor" after a life-changing injury in 2016 left her without anyone who could relate to what she was going through.

The third round of Sunday Thunder at the all new Tri-City Raceway Park produced a third different winner in the Shawgo Real Estate Sprint Car division of racing on Sunday as Carl Bowser turned in his first victory of 2020 with a dominating drive.

HARRISBURG — The state Department of Health on Monday said one COVID-19 case attributed to Clarion County has been taken off the county's total number of cases. It now has 34 total cases, all of which are confirmed.

HARRISBURG — The state Department of Health on Sunday said Clarion County reported two additional confirmed cases of COVID-19, and Venango County on Saturday reported one new case.

HARRISBURG — The state on Saturday issued updated guidance on the return of activities, visitation and other events for residents in nursing homes, personal care homes, assisted living residences and private intermediate care facilities.  

HARRISBURG — The state Department of Health on Saturday reported Venango County has an additional confirmed case of COVID-19, pushing the county's total cases to 18 (15 confirmed and three probable).

CRANBERRY - Peyton Sloan played the hero for Optical World on Friday evening in Tri-City Little League baseball action, crossing the plate in the bottom of the sixth for an 11-10 walk-off victory over VFW.

EMLENTON - A pair of teams with Keystone SMILES had one thing in mind this week while they were at Mineral Springs Park - preserve the history and natural beauty of Emlenton's community jewel.

HARRISBURG — The state Department of Health on Friday said COVID-19 cases held steady for the 13th consecutive day in both Venango and Forest counties, and Clarion County cases held steady for the past three days.

HARRISBURG — The state Department of Health on Thursday said COVID-19 cases held steady for the 12th consecutive day in both Venango and Forest counties, and Clarion County cases held steady for the past two days.

Franklin Preservation, with the approval of the City of Franklin, has engaged local stonemason Angelo Gatto of Cooperstown to clean and repair the Venango County Civil War Monument.

HARRISBURG — The state Department of Health on Tuesday reported two new cases of COVID-19 in Clarion County, but no additional cases in Venango or Forest counties.

It was 50 years ago today when a fatal explosion and fire destroyed the Amalie refinery on Route 322, just north of Franklin along French Creek.

The annual Oil City summer playground program opened this week at the Hasson Park, Harriott Avenue, Innis Street and Rouseville playgrounds.

HARRISBURG — The state Department of Health announced for the fourth consecutive day that no new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported from the tri-county area.

This is a story about a barn, an eye-catching building that stood high and mighty at four stories just behind the Brandon home on Route 322 in Cranberry Township.

HARRISBURG — The state Department of Health on Sunday said no new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported from the tri-county area, but Clarion County reported an additional case on Saturday.

HARRISBURG — The state Department of Health on Saturday said one new positive case of COVID-19 was reported from Clarion County, pushing the county’s total to 31, all confirmed.

CLARION - Paul Craig picked up a complete-game victory on the mound and added a pair of hits as the Lions topped Burns & Burns, 5-3, on the opening night of Clarion Little League Baseball action at Weaver Park on Friday.

HARRISBURG — The state Department of Health on Friday said one new positive case of COVID-19 was reported from Venango County, pushing the counties total number to 17 — 14 confirmed and three probable.

A candlelight vigil to bring awareness about racism and its victims drew about 350 people to Clarion on Thursday evening.

Bright sunshine and clear weather that made for a beautiful late spring day on Wednesday also had temperatures soaring into the upper 80s and pushed the heat index into the 90s on Wednesday.

HARRISBURG — The state Department of Health on Tuesday reported one new case of COVID-19 in Venango county and two new cases in Clarion County, but no additional cases in Forest County.