With the announcement that Gov. Tom Wolf would seek a statewide mask mandate for Pennsylvania schools, it was easy to imagine the outrage immediately beginning to percolate among parents frustrated by the idea of sending their children back to another year of mask-impeded learning and socializing.

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The Pennsylvania Secretary of Health described the most recent coronavirus mitigation order that she and Gov. Tom Wolf signed — one that limits customer occupancy at bars and restaurants to 25 percent — as “surgical and thus precise to prevent from repeating the cycle we saw in the spring.”


The last three and a half weeks have changed everything. Tough times, even tougher than we’ve been through to this point, likely lie ahead.

We offer a sincere congratulations and wish the best of luck to the newly elected and re-elected officials sworn in recently in Crawford County during the annual government reorganization process.

When the planes crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville 18 years ago, our world was thrown into chaos.

Employees and administration at Rolling Fields Elder Care Community and Conneaut School District said they have trained for situations like the EF2 tornado that hit the western Crawford County nursing facility on Tuesday. But watching everyone come together that afternoon, it looked as if it…

A tragic death reported in our sister paper last week, the (Johnstown) Tribune-Democrat, is a strong reminder for us all to check on your neighbors this winter — especially seniors.

Pittsburgh earned the moniker City of Champions in 1979 after the Pirates won their fifth World Series, the Steelers captured their third Super Bowl, the Pitt Panthers claimed the Fiesta Bowl, Carnegie Mellon University went undefeated in football, the Penguins finished third in their divisi…

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