From crafting a cliché to a local drive for a global aid project, from one of the more odd thoughts for downtown revitalization to an unfortunately-named product bringing Olean into the spotlight, here’s a look back on the week that was 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago on this edition of Turning…

ALBANY (TNS) — The first round of the state’s efforts to reduce the spread of an invasive insect that is killing hemlocks along Lake George is complete, but the Department of Environmental Conservation said it is planning consecutive annual treatments after spotting more areas with infestations.

BRADFORD, Pa. — A tool developed by two members of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford community to help students navigate online classes has been made available to all Pitt students and faculty members through the university’s Center for Teaching and Learning.

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Notes from the Chiefs’ 38-24 win over the Bills in Sunday night’s American Football Conference Championship Game at Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium:

President Joe Biden presents two essential values to the nation: unity and truth. Whether Americans accept them is, of course, another matter.

Inaugural addresses are meant to be aspirational, so President Joe Biden might as well have doubled down on his call for unity in his address.

Soon after an inaugural speech in which he talked about the need for the nation to unify in order to meet interlocking crises, Joe Biden got to work getting dozens of things done — issuing what his team says are 15 executive actions, as compared to two such actions from his four precedessors…

Change can be hard. We’ve had to embrace, or at least adapt to, a lot this past year. Being in the clutches of pandemic circumstances brought requirements far beyond anything we might have previously imagined. Some come through laws, others necessity.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday refused to discuss the circumstances surrounding the abrupt departure of Michigan's health director during the coronavirus pandemic, not saying if she had asked for his resignation.

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte intends to offer his resignation on Tuesday, his office said Monday, a move likely to be a gamble that the embattled leader will get a fresh mandate from the president to forge a more viable coalition.

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's foreign ministers on Monday condemned the arrest of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and the detention of thousands during protests backing the most well-known critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin but stopped short of weighing new sanctions …

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch politicians on Monday condemned rioters who clashed with police in about 10 towns and cities across the Netherlands on the second night of a coronavirus curfew and authorities feared more unrest overnight.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The world must take decisive action to build resilience to the devastating effects of climate change, U.S. climate envoy John Kerry told a global virtual summit Monday, pledging that President Joe Biden's new administration would play its role.