BROOKVILLE — Having telepresence robots for students who have to stay at home due to illnesses for extended periods of time has given these students back some of the social experiences they would otherwise miss out on.

HARRISBURG — The Department of Health reported a total of 2,751 additional positive cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 198,446. Daily increases are now comparable with what the state saw in April.

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported Tuesday an increase of 1,557 positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 184,872 cases statewide. Of these, 7,463 are probable cases of the coronavirus.

With Halloween on a Saturday this year, many of the boroughs and communities in Jefferson County are all celebrating Halloween on the same day. The following are the scheduled events and trick-or-treating hours around the county:

BROOKVILLE — Magisterial District Judge Gregory Bazylak presided over the following preliminary hearings on Oct. 15.

CLARION — Partly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-70s on October 10 proved ideal for the enjoyment of children’s games, face painting, exploration of a pumpkin patch, sack races, and hayrides at Zacherl’s Farm Market. Located on Route 66 just north of Clarion, Zacherl’s will be hostin…

BROOKVILLE — For many, watching scary movies is an essential part of the Halloween tradition. This year those folks can get their fix at the Northern Appalachian Film Collective’s (NAFCo) Halloween Horror Festival on Saturday (Oct. 24) at Brookville’s Moonlite Drive-In.

BROOKVILLE — The Knoxdale Area Little Free Library is once again partnering with Jefferson County Children and Youth Services and the Knox Dale Methodist Church to collect winter gear for those in need.

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DuBOIS — Brookville used a strong second quarter to surge past DuBois, 35-13, last Friday night, spoiling the Beavers’ Homecoming festivities at E.J. Mansell Stadium.

MARIENVILLE — Capping the regular season at 6-4, the Clarion-Limestone Lions soccer team has a little momentum going into the District 9 playoffs that’ll start next week.

PUNXSUTAWNEY — There would be no need for a second-half comeback from the Central Clarion Bobcats against Punxsutawney after their thrilling victory over Karns City.

TYRONE — Two familiar Brookville wrestling names, one current and one from the past, found themselves on the opposite side of the spectrum in the final scores of their bouts at last Saturday night’s True Power wrestling card.