EDITOR’S NOTE — Because of the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting shutdown, many Memorial Day celebrations will not be held this year. This column originally was written to be delivered as a Memorial Day speech to be delivered by National Commander of the American Legion James W. “Bill” …

WASHINGTON (TNS) — President Donald Trump said he would order states to allow places of worship to reopen from stay-at-home restrictions imposed to combat the coronavirus outbreak, promising to override any governor who refuses without explaining what authority he had to do so.

DuBOIS — The regularly scheduled DuBois City Council meeting of Tuesday, May 26 at 7 p.m. is canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions and no pressing items for the agenda.

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Partly cloudy this evening. Scattered thunderstorms developing after midnight. Low near 65F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

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REYNOLDSVILLE —Magisterial District Judge David Inzana presided over the following preliminary hearings on May 26.

DuBOIS — District Judge Patrick N. Ford of DuBois presided over preliminary hearings and other proceedings recently.

ST MARYS — Magisterial District Judge Mark Jacob presided over several preliminary hearings Tuesday.

ST. MARYS — Every successful team needs players who aren’t necessarily considered “stars” but still quietly go about their business and do things that are just as important to aide in that success.

ST. MARYS — All athletes hope to be able to “go out” on their own terms, but that certainly wasn’t the case for seniors who played spring sports with all seasons being cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

ST. MARYS — The current graduting class at St. Marys High School was filled with female athletes who excelled at their given sports, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a more decorated than Tessa Grotzinger.

When you talk about the true “running” sports in the Tri-County Area — cross country and track & field — you’ll be hard-pressed to find someone who has dedicated more time to those ventures or coached to truly benefit his athletes more than Tom Shade, who has been caoching since the 1970s.

After decades of independence, many older adults may be having trouble with the COVID-19 restriction of self-isolation. It’s hard for many to stay home or to depend upon someone else to help. But, it is a life-saving measure.

I always enjoy reading former editor Denny Bonavita's opinion column in the Tri-County Sunday and have been reading each one for several years. He's done a great job of offering his take on a variety of topics.