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Megan Minich is New United Way Director

Megan R. Minich has been named Executive Director for the United Way of the Bradford Area, according to John Peterson, president of the United Way board of directors.The announcement was made on Wednesday June 8, 2011. “The Personnel Committee, as well the members of the Executive Board, have spent the…

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Senate Passes Bill to Ban Texting, Cell Phone Use While Driving

HARRISBURG – The Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senator Tommy Tomlinson (R-Bucks) and supported by Senator John Rafferty, Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee that would prohibit the use of handheld cell phones and texting while driving and set new guidelines for junior drivers.Tomlinson said Senate Bill 314 would…

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Porter: Seneca Nation Will Appeal

Seneca President Robert Odawi Porter says the Nation will file papers with the Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court in regard to today’s court decision allowing the state to collect taxes on cigarettes sold by Indian retailers to non-Indians.In a news release, Porter says, no matter what the court…

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Court Rules Against Seneca Nation

The New York State Supreme Court has ruled against the Seneca Nation of Indians, which means the state can start collecting taxes on cigarette sales to non-Indians.A lower court ruled last month that the state could start the collection, but the next day another court put an injunction in place…

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Casey Teams Up with Jennifer Garner

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) today joined actress Jennifer Garner and Mark Shriver of Save the Children to push for quality early education for all children and improved access to quality childcare. “High-quality early education and childcare boosts the nation’s productivity, prosperity and competitiveness by…

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Casey: Job Training Must be a Priority

WASHINGTON, DC— U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement calling for faster action on job training after President Obama’s speech today on job training and manufacturing: “Pennsylvania has a long history of innovation and rebuilding in manufacturing. A lasting economic recovery…

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Scarnati Supports Ban on Taxpayer-Funded Elective Abortions

HARRISBURG — Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) this week voted for legislation to extend the Commonwealth’s existing prohibition on using public funding for elective abortions to the proposed new insurance system created under the federal healthcare law. Senate Bill 3 passed the Senate and now goes to the House for consideration.…

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PA Courts Expand Use of Video Conferencing, Saving $21 Million Annually

HARRISBURG, PA, June 7, 2011—A survey released today by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania reveals that a day in court for many individuals charged with a crime no longer means a trip to a courtroom. Instead, defendants often remain in a correctional facility or booking center as judges increasingly use…

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Coudersport Wellness Center ReceivesBikes, Snowshoes to Encouarge Exercise

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s Coudersport Wellness Center recently received two bikes, helmets and snowshoes with poles through the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Center for Rural Health Practice. The equipment can be rented free of charge by community members and was purchased with funds from the Get Active grant as…