According to state Department of Health statistics, the average number of daily COVID-19 cases reported from the tri-county area over the past seven days have, for the most part, nearly doubled from the previous seven-day period.

The average number of daily cases, from Nov. 10-16, were as follows:


Tri-County Duplicate Bridge — Winners at Tuesday’s meeting of the Tri-County Duplicate Bridge Club were Mary Emanuele and Maryanne Richardson, first; Laura Flick and Karen Steele, second; and Barry Cressman and Frank Lounger, third.

Adria Jean Kaye Sterling, daughter of Ian and Erica Sterling of Oil City, will celebrate her first birthday Saturday, Nov. 27. Parents whose child will be marking their first birthday may send us the information and a photo by going online to, clicking on the Home button, …

Belles Lettres — Tina Fell won the 50/50 drawing at the recent card/game event held at the Belles Lettres Club in Oil City.

The Student Senate and Veterans Club officers at Clarion University’s Venango Campus presented boxes of pet food, toys and cleaning supplies collected at their annual campus Thanksgiving celebration to the Venango County Humane Society on Tuesday.

TEACHER AWARD — The Specialist Ross A. McGinnis VFW post and auxiliary in Clarion has announced that Gina M. Clark, an eighth-grade reading teacher at Keystone High School in Knox, is a winner of the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award. Clark was selected from entrie…

Dozens of people took a trip back in time as the Oil City Arts Council held a roaring ‘20s speakeasy event last weekend in the Great Room of the National Transit Building.

Venango County Human Services’ Community Support Services, along with the United Way of Venango County, will hold their annual Christmas voucher distribution to eligible county residents from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or until vouchers run out, on Tuesday, Dec. 7.

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