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WASHINGTON TWP. — The DuBois Regional Airport was a busy place on Thursday as the Jefferson County Department of Emergency Services held a full-scale hazardous material drill. 

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HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania's Department of Health will carry out a text messaging campaign to encourage roughly 254,000 people in the state to follow through and get the second shot of the two-shot COVID-19 vaccine that they never received, officials said Thursday.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — We can officially say that summer is half over, which means we’re also halfway through the Music in the Park season.

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HARRISBURG — Officials huddled this week  to discuss the high prevalence of ticks in Pennsylvania, highlight the numerous diseases that ticks can carry and remind residents of ways they can protect against tick bites.  

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HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that he is not considering a statewide mask mandate as coronavirus cases surge in Pennsylvania and across the country, while his administration said it is not requiring masks in schools.

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BROOKVILLE — Through WPSU Penn State’s State’s Learning at Home grant program from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Brookville Area School District  students participating in the summer program received reading and math learning at home using bags with various materials and activities. 

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BIG RUN — The Big Run War Memorial roof project is finally complete, council president George Bedell announced at the borough’s most recent meeting.The warranty will be issued after the inspection paperwork goes through.Bedell performed the inspection on behalf of borough council throughout …

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HARRISBURG — The lawyer for a Republican candidate for Pennsylvania governor said Monday his client apparently did not hit the motorcyclist who was killed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike last week, but rather hit the downed motorcycle in the road.

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PINE CREEK TWP. — The Jefferson County Fair has come and gone, leaving quite an impression in its wake. According to Jefferson County Fair Board Treasurer Toni Facchine, the fair drew the largest crowd recorded in 24 years. 

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You don’t need a plane ticket, tank full of gas or train ride to enjoy a bit of paradise. Create your own in a small alcove, large patio or deck in your own backyard.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Jefferson County commissioners announced at the Jefferson County Development Council breakfast Friday the slate of candidates for the soon- to-be vacant seat held currently by Jack Matson. 

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — There was a lot of “polkaing” going on Thursday evening during Music In The Park, as Mikey Dee had everyone hooting and hollering in Barclay Square.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — If you’re out of work and have no idea what type of career you want, you might want to check out becoming a school bus driver.

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INDIANA — Based on current conditions in Indiana County and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control about fully vaccinated individuals, as of Friday, IUP will remove its requirement for indoor face coverings/masks for fully vaccinated individuals, the school announced Thursday.

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BROOKVILLE — Brookville Area School District Superintendent Erich May discussed the state budget regarding education for the coming school year at Monday’s meeting in the Hickory Grove gymnasium.

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Blueberries are a summer favorite, great for snacking, baking, topping your oatmeal and so much more.  This nutritious fruit also adds a bit of brain power to your diet and beauty to your landscape with spring blooms, fall color, and of course tasty and colorful fruit.

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BELL TWP. — Despite all the signage and warnings that tractor- trailers cannot drive on Bells Mills-Cloe Road in Bell Township, or make a left turn onto Route 36, another tractor-trailer bottomed out attempting to do exactly that on Monday. 

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Mat Hog Wrestling Club is holding a corn- hole tournament fundraiser Saturday at Walston Park to help raise money that will assist Punxsutawney area elementary wrestlers. 

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REYNOLDSVILLE — A Reynoldsville man has been charged with more than 300 counts related to child pornography following an investigation that began over two years ago, according to documents filed at District Judge David Inzana’s office last week.

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BELL TWP. — The Bell Township supervisors approved a motion to purchase a new dump truck at their meeting on Thursday.

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YOUNG TWP. — The Young Township supervisors discussed the residential burn permit at Wednesday’s meeting.

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COOLSPRING — Just what is a dream? No, I don’t mean the fleeting ones during sleep, but a real vision of doing some- thing very special, both for me and for everyone else to behold. 

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — As summer continues to roll along, so does another trip to the links as SS.C.D. Elementary School’s second annual “Fun”raising Scramble will be held in August. Heather Kunselman, SS.C.D. School principal, said that the scramble is going to be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, at…