HARRISBURG — A vote taken by the state House of Representatives on Wednesday failed to override Gov. Tom Wolf's veto of House Bill 2787, which would have allowed school districts to decide whether it’s safe to allow students to participate in extracurricular activities and spectators to atte…

HARRISBURG — The state Department of Health on Wednesday announced there were no additional cases of COVID-19 reported from the tri-county area.

HARRISBURG — The state Department of Health on Tuesday announced Venango County reported two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and Clarion County reported two additional cases (one confirmed and one probable).

As this pandemic-filled year agonizingly pushes forward and an ever-growing number of people face obstacles of which they hadn't dreamed, a Butler man is proving attitude in the face of adversity is everything.

FOOTBALL: Oil City 38, Meadville 14; Grove City 34, Slippery Rock 21; Lakeview 26, Cochranton 0; Redbank Valley 21, Brockway 7; Union/A-C Valley 14, Keystone 7; Moniteau 21, Punxsutawney 14; Karns City 55, DuBois 14; Cambridge Springs 13, Maplewood 0

HARRISBURG — The state Department of Health on Friday announced there were no additional cases of COVID-19 reported from the tri-county area.

A water line break in Oil City has closed a portion of Route 8. PennDOT said the road is closed from its intersection with Center Street to the intersection with Route 62 (Petroleum Street) and Route 428 (Halyday Run Road). The roadway is expected to reopen later today.

HARRISBURG — The state Department of Health on Wednesday announced Venango County reported two new confirmed cases of COVID-19, raising the county's total to 79 cases (62 confirmed and 17 probable).

A 6,000-pound cast iron, 25-horsepower Reid gas engine, manufactured in 1923 in Oil City, was installed Tuesday on Elm Street where the company's sprawling factory was once located.

HARRISBURG — The state Department of Health on Monday announced Venango County reported three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and Clarion County reported five new cases (three confirmed and two probable).

CLARION - More than 100 people came out in support of men and women in law enforcement during a "Back the Blue" rally over the weekend at Veterans Memorial Park.

Final scores (football): Oil City 68, Franklin 6; Meadville 45, Titusville 6; Central Clarion 42, Punxsutawney 6; Union/A-C Valley 37, Brockway 7; Saegertown 13, Cochranton 6; Northwestern 17, Maplewood 14 (OT); Redbank Valley 44, Curwensville 0; Karns City 31, Moniteau 8; Hickory 41, Grove City 21

About 50 people, many of them local police and firefighters, gathered at the Oil City VFW on Friday to honor first responders and veterans during a 9/11 memorial event.

Crews put in primitive campsites, picnic table pads and more at Oil City's West End Marina this week. The project is designed to enhance the location and encourage public use.

No more twiddling of thumbs, vague walks into the backyard, overcleaning the house and other I-am-so-bored exercises prompted by a pandemic-inspired restlessness - it's time to predict the weather!

HARRISBURG — The state Department of Health on Wednesday announced Clarion County reported five new confirmed cases of COVID-19, raising the county's total to 107 cases (96 confirmed and 11 probable).

HARRISBURG — The state Department of Health on Tuesday announced there were no additional cases of COVID-19 reported from the tri-county area.

The Derrick and The News-Herald will not be published today due to the Labor Day holiday. In addition, the newspaper offices are closed.

(Editor's note: Here is another in a series of stories the newspaper is publishing to mark the 75-year anniversary of the end of World War II this year. This story spotlights the service of Oil City veteran Jack Hynes.)

Routine maintenance Thursday on the Eighth Street bridge in Franklin caused temporary traffic delays for some morning commuters.

HARRISBURG — The state Department of Health announced Thursday that Venango County reported one new confirmed case of COVID-19 and one additional probable case. The county now has 72 total cases (56 confirmed and 16 probable).

(Editor's note: The newspaper's school district reporters - Judith O. Etzel, Sarah Titley, Kara O'Neil and Dillon Provenza - contributed to this story that takes a look at how things went on the first day of school Tuesday in the Venango County districts.)

HARRISBURG — The state Department of Health on Monday announced Clarion County subtracted one confirmed case of COVID-19, reducing the county's total cases count to 98 (89 confirmed and nine probable).

(Editor's note: Here is another in a series of stories the newspaper is publishing to mark the 75-year anniversary of the end of World War II this year. Today's story takes a look at the service of WWII veteran John Ward Sr. of Oil City.)

HARRISBURG–The state Department of Health on Sunday announced Clarion County reported one new confirmed case of COVID-19, raising the county's total to 99 cases (90 confirmed and nine probable).

HARRISBURG – The state Department of Health on Friday announced Clarion County subtracted one confirmed case of COVID-19, giving the county a total of 98 cases (89 confirmed and nine probable).

HARRISBURG — The state Department of Health on Thursday announced Clarion County reported three additional confirmed cases of COVID-19, giving the county a total of 99 cases (90 confirmed and nine probable).

A Titusville resident with a penchant for preservation purchased the old YMCA building in town with plans to revive its splendor.

HARRISBURG — The state Department of Health on Wednesday reported one confirmed case of COVID-19 in Forest County, giving the county a total of 14 cases (11 confirmed and three probable).

The Venango County commissioners laid out a vision for bringing better broadband access to rural areas of the county during a town hall meeting at the Scrubgrass Grange Tuesday evening.