The S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library in Port Allegany is celebrating the freedom to read by highlighting books that have been reported to the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom as challenged or banned in certain schools, universities, libraries and communities.

On Saturday, Sept. 28, at 3:30 p.m. at Kettle Creek State Park, there will be a program on the “Whitetails of Pennsylvania.” Topics will include adaptations, a brief history, and habits among other things. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Nature Center in the Lower C…

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The Potter County District Attorney's Office announced that on Sept. 17, state police seized six large marijuana bushes from the Ulysses area.


The Port Allegany Police Department responded to an animal complaint on Hickory Street to assist the game warden in removing a mason jar from the head of a skunk on Aug. 22.

The Port Allegany volleyball team went 2-1 in last week’s North Tier League action, picking up its first two wins of the season by outlasting Austin (26-24, 21-25, 25-16, 16-25, 15-12) and Smethport (25-22, 19-25, 20-25, 25-18, 15-11) in a pair of five-set thrillers.

Port Allegany and Elk County Catholic each entered Friday night’s District 9 Small-School football crossover game minus the services of their star running backs, with Port’s Josh Rees and ECC’…

Both Port United varsity soccer teams went unbeaten in last week’s action, with the Gator boys (6-1, 3-0 UAVSL North) chalking up a big win over St. Marys while the girls climbed back to the .…

On Friday, Sept. 20, at 3:30 p.m. at Kettle Creek State Park in Renovov, there will be a program on the “Logging Legacy of Kettle Creek.” Topics will include the local history and prehistory o…

On Friday, Sept. 20, at 8 p.m., at Ole Bull State Park in Crooked Creek, there will be a program on the “Logging Legacy of Ole Bull.” Topics will include the local history and prehistory of th…

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission posted detailed information about this year’s distribution of impact fees on natural gas producers – totaling $242,964,000 – on the PUC’s Act 13 website.

This month, the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc. announced three updates to its flagship program, the Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania: a new website was launched, the membership program was expanded to include new organization types, and the program no longer requires annual memb…

The PA Route 6 Alliance announced that the deadline to be included in the 2019 PA Route 6 Map/Guide is fast approaching. Area businesses have until May 22 to advertise in the multi-county guide and website designed to attract more travelers to the scenic highway.

Commonly known as ALS, the condition is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, and it is always fatal. The affected motor neurons deteriorate and the brain and spinal cord lose their ability to send signals to muscles, which begin to atrophy. As muscles lose nourishment, those affected lose their ability to speak, move, eat and breathe. The average life expectancy of those afflicted with ALS is two to five years, and there is no cure.

Project Fit America is a charity that works alongside educators to create opportunities for kids to stay active and healthy. It offers fitness grants and programs to help fund resources such as equipment, teacher training and curriculum. The goal is not only to get students involved physically, but also nurture an environment in which children enjoy living a healthy lifestyle. For the past five years at Homer-Center Elementary, in Homer City, Pennsylvania, that opportunity to stay active has been the Lub Dub Run Club.

Vaping has come of age in the most perfect of social conditions. Smoking cigarettes is falling out of favor socially and even among nicotine users, and is wholly rejected by many young people today. To get their fix they're turning to what is marketed as a cleaner and safer method of ingestion. Enticing flavors, edgy technology and social media are empowering the tobacco industry to ensnare a new generation with nicotine addiction
by way of vaping. And it’s working. In 2016, 43.8% of high schoolers in New York state tried vaping, more than double the total two years prior. This trend has Ontario County officials deeply concerned.

We’ve all experienced sticker shock. It’s one thing to gasp over the cost of a new dishwasher, but sticker shock for those who need to purchase medications for a chronic disease such as diabetes is a serious issue.


Eddie George spoke to the current Tennessee Titans as the team prepares to retire the jersey numbers of both himself and the late Steve McNair at halftime of their home opener against Indianapolis. (Sept. 12)