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Yes ,Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history’s most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part or whole in dozens of…

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Church Gives Money to Shoppers

The First Wesleyan Church of Bradford handed out $1,000 in cash in increments of $10 each to area residents this Christmas Season.On Thursday members of the church handed out $500 in cash at the Save-A-Lot grocery store in Bradford. On Friday church members concluded their giving at the Big Lots…

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Hearing on Water, Sewer Rates in Olean

Olean residents will get a chance to share their opinions about water and sewer rates during a public hearing of the Olean Common Council at 6 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers at the municipal building.Council wants to gain citizens’ views and allow them to voice their concerns regarding the proposed…

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Casey Appointed to Tax Cut Committee

Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement in response to his appointment to the payroll tax cut conference committee by Majority Leader Harry Reid: “At a time when almost 500,000 Pennsylvanians are out of work, I am grateful for the opportunity to continue my work to reach…

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Potential for Icing on Area Roads

The National Weather Service in Buffalo says there’s a potential for icing on roads in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Allegany counties today.Wet roads combined with temperatures falling below freezing by early afternoon will create the potential for icing on untreated roads. Motorists are advised to use caution, especially on bridges and…

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‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’

1490 WESB presents Chris Mackowski’s annual reading of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss at 12:35 this afternoon. You can also hear it online at WESB.com. Click on the “Listen Live” link. The news leader of the Twin Tiers …since 1947

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Corbett Signs Several Bills into Law

Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett on Thursday signed into law the following bills:House Bill 210 – This bill amends the Act of Dec. 19, 1990 (P.L.1234, No. 204), known as the Family Caregiver Support Act. It changes the name of the Act to the Pennsylvania Caregiver Support Act, addresses approved…

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Christmas Eve’s Eve Service Tonight

Open Arms Community Church will hold its 8th Annual “Christmas Eve’s Eve” service today.The event will feature traditional Christmas music in a rock music arrangement, drama, videos, and fun for the whole family. The church will host two services, at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.Open Arms Pastor Mike McAvoy says,…

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16 Graduate From MSW Program at UPB

Sixteen residents of the region graduated Dec. 10 from the Master of Social Work program at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.Dr. Livingston Alexander, president, greeted the graduates and their guests, recognizing the continuing social challenges for the region and praising the students’ commitment to attaining a post-baccalaureate degree while…