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In response to news reports last weekend that at least one additional administration whistleblower has come forward to say what he or she knows about President Trump’s Ukrainian schemes, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham tweeted, “I’ve seen this movie before — with Brett Kavanaugh. More and more doesn’t mean better or reliable.”

McKean County District Attorney Stephanie Vettenburg-Shaffer reported that, on Sept. 28, detectives with the McKean County Drug Task Force arrested three people within the city of Bradford fol…

Port Allegany’s Homecoming football game against Union/Allegheny-Clarion Valley was a one-score contest well into the second half, but a trio of huge plays by the Falcon Knights’ Tanner Merwin…

The Port Allegany volleyball team split a pair of North Tier League matches in last week’s action, falling at Galeton (25-11, 25-14, 25-19) on Monday night before edging Northern Potter by a s…

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.

The Masonic Lodge #317 will host a Red Cross blood drive from 1-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the lodge at 8 Kelsey St., Wellsboro.

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.

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Local news starts with us. Newspapers have been the foundation of real news for more than 300 years. While the delivery of the product has transitioned from black ink on newsprint, to the internet, to smartphone applications and social media outlets, no other industry is as firmly rooted in …