Step Outdoors Winter Outings in Tioga and Potter counties include a winter hiking adventure at Lyman Run State Park near Galeton; outdoor activities at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum’s lumber camp; and the Kayak Club Open House at Mansfield University.

The American Cancer Society has kicked-off its annual Daffodil Days. This colorful first flower of spring represents a campaign to bring hope to cancer patients and those affected by the disease. Funds raised through the sales help support groundbreaking research, patient services, and other…

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PITTSBURGH, Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- To honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, Gateway Health is joining Highmark Health's Black Organization for Leadership and Development Business Resource Group and the American Diabetes Association to sponsor the MLK 2020 Commemorative Breakfast. The Commemorative Breakfast will be held in Pittsburgh on Monday, January 20, 2020, from 8 - 10:30 a.m.

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PITTSBURGH, Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- PANTHERx(®) Rare Pharmacy announces that it has been selected by Blueprint Medicines Corporation as a very limited distribution partner for breakthrough drug AYVAKIT(TM) (avapritinib). It has been approved for the treatment of adult patients with unresectable or metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) harboring a PDGFRA exon 18 mutation, including PDGFRA D842V mutations. With nationwide distribution of AYVAKIT, PANTHERx establishes a formidable presence in the precision oncology space.

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COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ursinus College has received the largest single private gift in its 150-year history, a gift that will fill the financial gaps confronting many students from low- and middle-income families, even those already receiving significant scholarship support for tuition.

The Coudersport boys remained unbeaten in North Tier League play following a 56-40 win at Port Allegany on Jan. 6, but the Gators didn’t go down without a fight. Port held the lead following the first quarter and went to halftime with the score knotted at 28-28, but Kolby VanWhy dropped in e…

While the young, rebuilding Coudersport wrestling team works toward match-to-match improvement, the state-ranked Port Allegany squad has loftier goals, with most observers considering them a s…

The Port Allegany boys basketball team tipped off the 2020 portion of its schedule with a one-point heartbreaker at Smethport, as the Hubbers rallied from a 24-16 halftime deficit for the 48-4…

Coming into the new year, the Port Allegany and Coudersport girls shared top billing in the North Tier League basketball standings, setting up their Jan. 3 meeting at Coudy as an important ear…

Northwest Bancshares, Inc., announced net income for the quarter ended Sept. 30 of $33.4 million, or $0.31 per diluted share. This represents an increase of $5.7 million, or 20.5%, compared to the same quarter last year when net income was $27.7 million or $0.27 per diluted share. The annual…

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 American Society for the Positive Care of Children estimates that child abuse reports involve 7.5 million children, and child abuse crosses all socioeconomic and educational levels, religions, ethnic and cultural groups. The National Children’s Alliance has reported that nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S annually., a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse, found that a report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds.

It is healthy for the bodies to take probiotics. They cleanse the body and the gut system. The “good bacteria” helps keep the gut healthy. Instead of buying expensive probiotic products, nature offers some organic choices for you that you can use daily for a better gut health. The name itself is derived from the Latin 'pro-' 'for' and the Greek '-biotic' 'life. The discovery of the probiotics came in the early 20th century and was found in Bulgaria where the bacteria Bacillus Bulgarikus was found in milk.

Overeating during the holidays and New Year’s may now be in the rearview mirror. But that doesn’t necessarily make losing or maintaining weight easier for everyone — even if you resolved to make healthier food choices. It may be a tough work to keep a healthy weight and diet. For some people, it can be especially difficult.

One way to achieve mental health, happiness and clarity is through meditation. What meditation does is uniquely dynamic — allowing your whole being to open up, decluttering your thoughts, feelings and emotions into a positive state of confidence.

Whether you brush your teeth once, twice or thrice per day, this daily ritual can sometimes fall to the wayside during and after the holiday seasons. Sweet treats lurk around every kitchen corner and dining room dessert table. Luckily, we’ve got you covered — but not covered in toothpaste. Check out our top five tips to take care of your teeth this winter.


Since 2010, the population of Port Allegany has fallen almost 10%, from 2,151 residents to 2,037 in 2017. While this may seem like a marginal fall at first glance, this is a loss of about 27 people per year. At this rate, Port Allegany is expected to have less than 1,500 residents in the year 2040.


As an avid news reader in the 1950s, I had tired of the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series. Luckily someone suggested I read Jim Kjelgaard, and I was hooked: “Big Red” (later a Disney movie), “Irish Red,” “Outlaw Red,” as well as many other tales of boy and dog adventures in forests and streams.