It has been eight weeks now since the Great Shutdown began. Humanity has not been forced to sit this immobile for this long since the 1951 movie classic, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and that time it was just science fiction.
With 2020 hindsight, a decade from now, we will want to look back not in anger and anxiety, but in relief and recognition that we struggled past the present precipice and worked for a better world.
Seeing a shutdown coming as the coronavirus spread in March, leaders of spring youth sports leagues canceled uniform orders.
A Green Country mom said it felt like a punch in the gut when she learned her daughter had tested positive for COVID-19.
WOODWARD, Okla. — A hospital in Guymon — struggling to cope with 116 positive COVID-19 cases among workers at a nearby meat processing plant — recently sent several coronavirus patients to AllianceHealth Woodward due to the local facility's designation as a regional hospital for pandemics.
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – A restaurant that was allowed to partially reopen due to its location on the city-county line has raised tax questions, and whether the city of Tahlequah or Cherokee County has jurisdiction during the pandemic.
When the COVID-19 shutdown started mid-March, self-employed business owners and independent contractors such as Emilee Nelson, a Windber esthetician, did not have the ability to apply for unemployment compensation.
Jeffrey Gerritt, editor of the Palestine, Texas, Herald-Press, Monday won journalism’s most prestigious award, the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing.
COLUMBIA, MO -- Palestine, Texas, Herald-Press Editor Jeffery Gerritt has won the 2020 Burl Osborne Award for Editorial Leadership, the national News Leaders Association announced Monday.
In these dark times, with the fallen market and anxious employees teleworking if they are lucky, or receiving unemployment if they are not, we look out at empty streets and face more weeks of loneliness and isolation.
Williamsport Crosscutters’ vice president of marketing and public relations Gabe Sinicropi didn’t mince his words when describing the last two years.
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – A wife and husband who both teach at a regional university in northeast Oklahoma have developed an online survey to track thought patterns on social distancing.
There’s a three-story museum in downtown Wynnewood, Oklahoma, that depicts life in the city of 2,300 people a century ago. Rooms display a general store, post office, funeral parlor and other period artifacts.
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Bryn Smith battles daily with Type 1 diabetes, but she stays busy with a full-time job at the local hospital, family, and volunteer work with an amateur theater company. But lately, a positive COVID-19 diagnosis has kept her isolated.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma plans to randomly test 1,000 persons statewide to estimate what percentage of residents may have had COVID-19 and are now immune to the disease.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Jeffrey Gerritt, editor of the Palestine, Texas, Herald-Press, has won this year’s National Headliner Award for editorial writing, one of the most prestigious honors in American journalism.
Narrow restriction of local information about confirmed cases of COVID-19 begs the question: What is the appropriate balance between protecting an individual’s identity and the public’s right to information during a public health crisis?
Perhaps in your own life, if you love books as I do, there is a bookstore that looms like magic in the recesses of your mind, where dreams and daylight meet and the fairytale world of story is an oasis -- particularly now, when you can go nowhere.
With Tahlequah, Oklahoma, having two hospitals, it is home to many health care workers - and many are putting their lives on the line during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lindsey Johnson, 33, is one of them.
Steelle Stevens normally works in the kitchen at Oasis Health Food Store in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, occasionally helping customers with vitamins and supplements. But the COVID-19 pandemic has closed the kitchen, and all three of Stevens’ schools.
LAVERNE, Oklahoma – No low riders roaring without mufflers were out and about, but minivans, SUVs and family cars were dragging main in this small northwest Oklahoma town Saturday night, March 28.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Chris Cuomo, CNN news show host and younger brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, revealed Tuesday he has been diagnosed as positive for the coronavirus.
TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma – With venues closed and folks told to stay at home, musicians in northeastern Oklahoma are still finding ways to jam for crowds - but now, it's online.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- For more than five decades, the Little People of America has provided opportunities for people living with dwarfism to share their experiences at regional and national gatherings.
General Motors announced Friday it is bringing back 1,000 workers at two plants in Indiana to begin making ventilators for critical-care COVID-19 patients struggling to breathe and stay alive.
Health care dominated political dialogue leading up to the coronavirus crisis this month and if voters in the nation’s heartland are an accurate yardstick, the struggle over the best way to provide it will escalate on the road to November's election.
CLAREMORE, Oklahoma – Health care workers are at the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic, and those living and working in Rogers County, Oklahoma, are pleading with people to take it seriously.
GREENTOWN, Ind. -- With their vows read and rings exchanged, Henry and Emily Riffles sealed their first moments of married life with a kiss Saturday, the wedding party and family looking on from proper social distance.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood producer sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, officials connected with the state prison system said Sunday.
GLASGOW, Ky. – Ronnie Ellis, an accomplished Kentucky political reporter, died Monday at a hospital in his hometown, two weeks before his scheduled induction into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. He was 68.
Did the U.S. Supreme Court go too far in its rationale for free speech and press when ruling for the New York Times in a landmark libel case brought by a public official 56 years ago?
TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma – Widespread panic over the coronavirus has prompted residents here to make a run on stores, culminating in a shortage of disinfectant supplies.
During a Thursday press conference to update Oklahomans on the coronavirus impact, Gov. Kevin Stitt recommended students, teachers, parents, and the public remain calm but cautious, and suggested that public schools remain open for now.
NORMAN, Okla. – The Norman Transcript newspaper has quarantined its Oklahoma City Thunder sportswriter for 14 days because of his close contact at Wednesday night’s game with a member of the Utah Jazz staff.
Kent State University in Ohio has announced it will suspend in-person classes at all eight of its campuses through April 12 to guard against exposure to the novel coronavirus.
TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma – Native American women are more likely to experience crimes of violence than any other group in America, and 97 percent of these women were attacked by non-Native men.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – A western New York man who admitted phoning a death threat to Minnesota Congresswoman Ihan Omar has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison by a federal judge.
FRANKFORT – A backdoor addition to a revenue bill that changes the way legal notices for local government audits and bids are brought to the public’s attention has caught Kentucky newspapers off guard.
EDMOND, Okla. – The pastor of a church with branches in 10 states has placed himself in quarantine because of the coronavirus, but he continues to preach to his congregation.
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – A group of doctors in this Northeast Oklahoma city is expressing concern after hearing politicians compare the infections and spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus to influenza.
Robert W. "Bob," 73, of Grove City. A private family service will be held in CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME Inc., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City, Burial: Crestview Memorial Park.
Jeffrey Patrick, 30, of Grove City. A private family service will be held in CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME, 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City on Wednesday (5-20-20). Burial: Union Home Cemetery, Grove City.
Estelle "Teddie," 89, Grove City, formerly OF Meadville. A private family service will be Monday (5-18-20) in CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME Inc., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City. Burial: Greendale Cemetery, St. Agatha's section, Meadville. A public memorial Mass will be held at the Church of The Bel…
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