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Many Pitt-Bradford Grads Headed into Nursing, Health Fields

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford nursing majors will head to hospitals from Cleveland to Philadelphia after commencement exercises Sunday. The nursing students are among 286 students who will earn their associate or bachelor’s degrees from Pitt-Bradford. Many of those students will be employed or further studying health fields. Nursing majors…

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Big Crack Cocaine Bust in Dunkirk

Nearly 120 grams of crack cocaine and more than $117,000 in cash were found in a drug raid this morning by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force in Dunkirk. The investigation into the sale of crack cocaine in the city had been going on for seven months. They believed…

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday

Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Jennifer Smith, acting secretary of Pennsylvania’s Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, explains the purpose of the day. You can drop off the unwanted or unneeded prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at any state police barracks, or the Cattaraugus…

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Take Your Kids to Congress Day

U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson has three grown sons, but he had a special visitor Thursday as the nation marked “Take Your Daughters and Sons To Work Day.” Seth Parish, 7, of Maryland shadowed Thompson for the day. Seth’s dad was serving in the U.S. Army when he lost…

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Sheffield Death Still Under Investigation

State police are still investigating the death of a man near Sheffield on Wednesday, and say it may be a couple more days before they release any information. They say the man was found in his car that was parked in a turn-off area on Route 666 south of Sheffield…

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Woman, Baby Die After Sunday Fire

A 21-year-old pregnant woman and her baby have both died after an apartment fire Sunday in Olean. The Olean Times Herald reports that Amber Ruhland died Tuesday afternoon at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse after being declared brain dead. She suffered carbon monoxide poisoning in the fire, and was unconscious…

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Bridge Work on Routes 59, 46 Starts Monday

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will begin work on Monday, May 1 to replace two bridges on Route 59 in Keating Township, McKean County. Replacing the bridges will allow PennDOT to remove them from McKean County’s structurally deficient list. One bridge will be replaced in 2017, with the other…

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Rixford Man Sentenced for Sexual Assault

A Rixford man was sentenced Thursday in McKean County Court to two to four years in two related cases.  19 year-old Sky Tipton was also deemed to be a sexually violent predator and will have to register for life with state police under Megan’s Law.  Tipton pleaded guilty last October…

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Woman Sentenced in Walmart Gun Incident

The Bradford woman, who caused a panic and evacuation at the Walmart in Fosterbrook last November has been sentenced to 18 months of probation and community service.  58 year-old Debra Faucher will have to report to an assigned community service location for seven hours a day for six weeks.  Faucher…

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Bradford Hospital Foundation Establishes O’Mara Fund  

The Bradford Hospital Foundation announced the establishment of the James E. O’Mara Memorial Fund. O’Mara was a tireless advocate for rural healthcare. He served the Bradford Hospital Foundation board for six years, and four years as chairman until his passing Feb. 5. His loving wife, Dr. Kimberly Young O’Mara, along…

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