HONORED — Paul M. Winkler, former president and chief executive officer of Presbyterian SeniorCare Network, which is the owner of Oakwood Heights in Oil City, will be recognized with the 2021 LeadingAge Award of Honor. Winkler retired from his post on Aug. 31 after serving 34 years in variou…

An Auditor General’s performance audit of the Valley Grove School District’s operations was conducted this year. At Monday evening’s work session, the board discussed approval of a resolution to adopt the findings and recommendations.

Sloane Babette O’Brien, daughter of Zack and Shaina O’Brien, and granddaughter of Tom and Patty Sandrock, and Gary and Brenda O’Brien, all of Oil City, will celebrate her first birthday today.

Clarion Garden Club — Members of the Garden Club of Clarion County met at Evermoore’s in New Bethlehem on Oct. 12.

Both the Jefferson County Department of Emergency Services and the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh confirmed a tornado struck northern Jefferson County above Clear Creek State Forest, near the Elk County line, at about 8 a.m. Saturday.

West Forest High School capped off its annual Spirit Week with a homecoming dance on Saturday, Oct. 9. The homecoming court included (front, from left): Darcie Maul, EmmaLee Araujo, junior representative Leah Wagner, Dakotah Walter; and (back): Allen Johnston, Deon Taylor, Braden Custer and …

East Forest High School named Faith Healy and Donald Tucker as homecoming queen and king at a dance held Oct. 9 with students at West Forest High School. She is the daughter of Jeremy and Kelly Healy; he is the son of Donald Tucker and Treava Kendall. Others serving on the homecoming court f…

An additional $3,294 has been collected in the Friends For Food campaign, bringing this year’s total to $13,004.

Butler Health System reported Clarion Hospital had collected 15,687 specimens for COVID-19 testing, including 13,187 tests at the hospital's outdoor collection site. A total of 2,719 tests were positive for the virus. As of 7:30 a.m. Monday, the hospital has 11 confirmed COVID-19 in-patients…

Members of the Cranberry High School Class of 1971 held their 50-year reunion Saturday, Oct. 9, at Cross Creek Resort. Among those in attendance were (row 1, from left) Gary Schubert, Ginny Brinkley, Linda Franklin Ausel, Linda Tudor Lineman, Kathy Pritchard Gibson, Mary Kay Berlin Gill, Den…

BROOKVILLE — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced there will be traffic-pattern change at the Routes 28/322 intersection in Brookville Borough and Pine Creek Township, Jefferson County.

Butler Health System reported Clarion Hospital had collected 15,608 specimens for COVID-19 testing, including 13,121 tests at the hospital. A total of 2,654 tests were positive for the virus. As of 7:30 a.m. Friday, the hospital has 13 COVID-19 in-patients (12 confirmed and one suspected). T…

The Armstrong Indiana Clarion Drug & Alcohol Commission will partner with Clarion Borough Police Department and the Clarion Mall to help area residents safely remove expired or unwanted prescription drugs and/or over-the-counter medications from household medicine cabinets.

Students in Kara Daugherty’s journalism class on Thursday heard what it’s like to work in the writing profession from a couple of newsroom staff members of The Derrick and The News-Herald.

Piper Daly hugs her grandmother, Susie Johnson, after she was crowned Franklin High School homecoming queen Friday night at halftime of the Knights’ football game against General McLane. Piper’s mother, Kayce Daly, was on the 1996 Franklin homecoming court. Piper has hopes of traveling after…

MARIENVILLE — The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service announced the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and Millstone Township, with financial assistance from Elk County and Allegheny National Forest, will replace the Church Run culvert on the Clarion River Road (T-301). Church Run i…

Gardinier Funeral Home, a leading family-owned funeral home in the heart of Franklin since 1932, has officially merged with the Warren Funeral Homes family of Meadville.

An additional $2,440 has been collected in the Friends For Food campaign, bringing this year’s total to $9,710.

Tri-County Duplicate Bridge — Winners at Tuesday’s meeting of the Tri-County Duplicate Bridge Club were Jane Hillard and Mary Emanuele, first; Frank Klinger and Stewart Kunselman, second; and Laura Flick and Mary Ann Richardson, third.

Allegheny-Clarion Valley School District students participated in PennDOT’s annual Paint and Plow safety outreach program. Madison Hurrelbrink, a sophomore at the school, created the winning design, which was selected by superintendent David McDeavitt. The snowplow blade will be used through…

Mike Hresko, the commander of the Legion of Honor out of Erie which is part of the Zem Zem Shrine, will be honored at the 2021 Commander’s Ball in Franklin later this month.

CLARION — The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) announced Clarion University is among 26 providers from 17 states and the United Arab Emirates to be recognized for leadership and commitment to continuous improvement.

Woman to run as write-in for Franklin school board

UPMC Northwest reported the hospital had collected 16,529 specimens for COVID-19 testing through Tuesday, including 3,674 tests at the hospital. A total of 1,220 tests were positive for the virus. The hospital has 24 COVID-19 in-patients.

Franklin High School will crown its homecoming queen Friday during the home football game against General McLane. Pictured (from left) are queen candidates Emeline Eshelman, Piper Daly, Lorene Byler, Grace Turk, Alexandria Mansberger, Natalie Doty and Taylor Ferry. The girls and their escort…

CLARION — Contract negotiations are nothing new between the Clarion Area School Board and the Clarion Education Association, but the way the negotiations are being handled this year is a change.

KNOX — Keystone School District will actively enforce the state Department of Health’s face mask mandate starting Monday.

The presentation of Handel’s “Messiah” by a local choir will be held Dec. 18-19 at the Belles Lettres Club in Oil City.

Oil City TOPS — Twelve TOPS and five KOPS attended last week’s meeting of Oil City TOPS Chapter 0977.

An additional $3,485 has been collected in the Friends For Food campaign, bringing this year’s total to $5,665.

The time has changed for the auditions for a community choir that will sing various selections of Handel’s “Messiah” at the Barrow-Civic Theatre in Franklin later in December.

Community Blood Drive is asking people in the Franklin area to roll up their sleeves this week as it is in critical need for types O- and O+ blood.

Auditions for a community choir that will sing various selections of Handel’s Messiah will be held Saturday, Oct. 16, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Belles Lettres Club in Oil City.

Oil City water crews will be flushing fire hydrants from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights.

A household hazardous waste and electronics collection event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Venango County Community Recycling Center at 134 Hangar Drive in Franklin next to Venango Regional Airport.

When missionaries came to Liberia in the mid-1970s, Zayzay Gwepougee Kpadeh was always the first in his village, in Lofa County, Liberia, to welcome them.

Meah Schiberl-Ielase and Colton Murray were crowned homecoming queen and king at Allegheny-Clarion Valley High School on Oct. 1. She is the daughter of Holly Schiberl and Kevin Ielase of Emlenton. He is the son of Paul Murray and Amber Fair of West Freedom.