Roy Dunn, founder of the Opportunity Valley News, looks through one of the first editions of the free weekly newspaper that was distributed to every home in Orange County beginning on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 1971.,After nine years, Cox Newspapers, owner of the Orange Leader and Port Arthur News, bought the paper from Dunn and it was published by the Orange Leader for the next 20 years.,It's been 50 years to the day – St. Patrick's Day, 1971 -- since Roy Dunn went into the newspapering business with the first edition of the Opportunity Valley News.,Roy Dunn says Runnels' weekly sports column entitled "'Strike Two, Third Down' made his name very famous around Orange County.","With all the success the Opportunity Valley News had, the Community Post was just amazing, the way it took off," Roy Dunn said.

The county of 10 million people was one of several that moved into the state’s orange tier, which is the second-least restrictive of California’s four-tier system.,The International Olympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee said they fully respect and accept the move

Placer County is one of 13 California counties that have moved Sunday to the red tier of California’s COVID-19 reopening framework, loosening some restrictions.,The counties became eligible to move from the purple tier (“widespread”) to the red tier (“substantial” spread) after the state hit its goal Friday of delivering 2 million COVID-19 doses to communities hit hardest by the pandemic, triggering new thresholds.,Butte County has qualified to move from the most stringent purple tier to the less-restrictive red tier of the state’s COVID-19 reopening plan.,For a county to move down to the red tier, there should be a case rate of 4-7 per 100,000 residents with a 5-8% test positivity rate. read more

Bauer, Demetria Tennison, 20, of Palmyra, and Jordan Artley, 20, of 2405 W. Fourth St., were taken into custody at 2307 1/2 Lycoming Creek Road after several pounds of marijuana were found inside the Lycoming Creek Road property when police went there with a warrant for Artley’s arrest out of Lackawana County.,Driving a Chevrolet Malibu, Danille Trimble, 31, 312 Broad St., apartment 1, was stopped by a state trooper at Riverside Drive and Linden Street in South Williamsport about 3:10 a.m. on Aug. 15 because the license plate on her car had been suspended due to the insurance on the vehicle was canceled.,Travis Mosteller, 23, of 2330 W. Fourth St., has been charged by state police with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 300 block of Broad Street in Montoursville on Nov. 28.,Joseph Clements, 39, of 421 Wylie St., Jersey Shore, has been charged by state police with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia at Market Street and Southern Avenue in South Williamsport on Sept. 29.,A bench warrant was expected to be filed for Aaron Brew, 22, of Philadelphia, after he failed to appear for his preliminary hearing last week on a state police charge of possession of marijuana stemming from an incident on Sheridan Street in Loyalsock Township last March 26.

Brands with established corporate social responsibility programs can sometimes be seen with suspicion.,Since 2011, multinational technology company Apple has supported employees’ efforts to volunteer with and donate to organizations whose causes they care about.,Here’s one from insurance company AXA Mansard, for example:

Whether for International Women’s Day or for other seasonal events that raise awareness of social issues, you can also post similar graphics online to express your support.,There are many ways for a brand to exercise corporate social responsibility too, from contributing donations to volunteering, and to expressing your stand on social issues.,In these current times, how will your brand practice corporate social responsibility? read more

Some 533,000 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, which both require a second dose a few weeks after the first, had been administered in Orange County by Sunday, Feb. 14, according to the state Department of Public Health.,At least 306,000 people who live or work in Orange County had received at least one dose by Monday, Feb. 8, according to the OC Health Care Agency’s latest available data.,A month ago, eligibility in the county was expanded from frontline health care workers and those in long-term care facilities to seniors 65 and older as well.,With vaccination super sites in Anaheim and Aliso Viejo and roaming pop-up mobile clinics, the county Health Care Agency has borne the brunt of bristling demand for COVID-19 immunization as traditional health care providers rev up their own drives.,On Friday, state health officials announced that starting March 15, vaccine administrators could start inoculating people ages 16 to 64 with medical conditions that put them at increased risk of having a deadly case of COVID-19.

5:16 p.m.: In diverse Stockton, people of color still underrepresented in vaccination People of color in California are still underrepresented among COVID vaccine recipients, even in Stockton, which U.S. News and World Report ranked last year as the most racially diverse city in the country.,According to the Associated Press, as more people are vaccinated and the daily number of COVID-19 cases and deaths drop, public health officials are starting to relax on containment strategies.,While stressing that people should avoid close contact — including sex — with anyone outside their household, the city’s public health department told the San Francisco Chronicle it was updating guidance it first issued last year “to reflect the latest science on COVID-19.”,12:09 p.m.: Some fitness trainers got vaccine as 'health care workers'

Some fitness trainers in California were able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 after state health officials created a loophole that helped them qualify as health care workers.,KGO-TV reports that in January, the California Department of Public Health released updated guidelines on vaccination allocation that classified outdoor recreation as health care, the first tier eligible to get the vaccine along with people over 75. read more

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CloudMD Software & Services Inc. (TSXV: DOC, OTCQB: DOCRF, Frankfurt: 6PH) (the “Company” or “CloudMD”), a telehealth company seeking to revolutionize the delivery of healthcare to patients, is pleased to announce that it has closed the previously announced acquisition of Medical Confidence Inc. (“Medical Confidence”), a revolutionary healthcare navigation platform with proven results in wait time reduction and patient satisfaction.,The integration of Medical Confidence into CloudMD’s platform of Enterprise Solutions will enable employers and insurers to realize lower absenteeism and improved return to work outcomes with personalized health and wellness care plans and improved access to healthcare resources.,The acquisition is immediately accretive to CloudMD as Medical Confidence generated approximately $2 million in revenues with earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) margins exceeding 26% over the last fiscal year ending March 2020.,In consideration for the purchase of 100% of the outstanding securities of Medical Confidence, CloudMD has agreed to pay shareholders aggregate consideration of $6 million payable as follows: (i) $2.25 million in cash, subject to a working capital adjustment; (ii) $2.25 million in shares of the company; and (iii) a performance-based earnout of $1.5 million, which is payable 50% in shares of the company and 50% in cash in equal annual issuances over a period of two years.,EBITDA and EBITDA margins are Non-IFRS measures the Company uses as an indicator of financial health and excludes several items which may be useful in the consideration of the financial condition of the Company and Medical Confidence, as applicable, including interest expense, income taxes, depreciation, and amortization.

More than 250,000 Indiana residents age 70 and older have scheduled appointments to receive the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, including more than 125,000 people age 70 to 79 who scheduled vaccines Wednesday, the first day of that age group's eligibility, the Indiana State Department of Health said Thursday.,To combat a spike in cases, Noble County has implemented a new set of pandemic restrictions, as most of northeast Indiana remains in the red, county health officials said Thursday.,The public health order authorized by Dr. Terry Gaff, Noble County's health officer, states the Noble County Health Department will not accept or approve plans for any social gatherings or events where attendance is expected to exceed the attendance limits outlined in Holcomb's order.,Noble County's capacity limits extend to all facilities or individuals that host social gatherings and events, including but not limited to entertainment venues, sports venues, restaurants, bars, taverns, nightclubs and other establishments providing in-person food and drink service.”,Sporting events in Noble County must also adhere to the governor's order, but the Noble County Health Department may approve additional spectator attendance “upon submission of a safety plan submitted seven days in advance of the event.”

Amherst orthopedic injury walk-in clinic opensAMHERST — Cooley Dickinson Health Care opened its second orthopedic injury clinic last week.,The Amherst clinic, at 170 University Drive, is in addition to the West Hatfield orthopedic injury clinic location, which opened in the fall of 2016.,For more information, call 413-586-8200 or Bond finalist for Mt. Tom plant project WESTFIELD — Tighe Bond Inc. has been recognized by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts as a 2020 Engineering Excellence Award Finalist (Gold Award).,Tighe Bond, in conjunction with a team of subconsultants and property owner ENGIE North America, transformed the site of the Mt. Tom coal-fired power plant into the state’s largest community solar and energy storage facility.,Grants will provide 100,000 meals for people in region HATFIELD — Two regional companies are providing major support to The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts based in Hatfield that will pay for about 100,000 meals for residents in the region.

ALBANY — New York state expanded COVID-19 vaccine distribution Tuesday to people 65 and over, increasing access to an already short supply of doses being distributed through an overtaxed system some users have found time consuming.,The state had already dramatically expanded vaccine eligibility beyond health care workers on Monday to include people 75 and older and to police officers, teachers and other key professions.,Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the lower age eligibility Tuesday, even as a state vaccine hotline was temporarily not accepting calls due to high call volumes.,Cuomo has blamed the short supply on the federal government, which he says is sending the state of more than 19 million people 300,000 doses a week.,Cuomo has warned that it will take six months to vaccinate 7 million New Yorkers if the state keeps only receiving 300,000 vaccine doses a week.