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Six Sentenced for Welfare Fraud

A Mount Jewett woman and several Elk County residents have pleaded guilty to welfare fraud, and have been sentenced.The state inspector general’s office say 32-year-old Anita Arthurs received more than $6,200 in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Arthurs was sentenced to 23-and-a-half months probation and 80 hours of community…

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Vote for Bradford!

This would be pretty — if it was the beginning of winter instead of the beginning of spring.Go here to vote in The Weather Channel’s Toughest Weather City Tournament.

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Pascarella Picked for Big 30 Team

The names of six more players who have accepted invitations to play in the 38th annual Big 30 Don Raabe Charities Classic are: Nick CappellettiOffensive Tackle/Defensive TackleCuba-Rushford Central SchoolHeight: 6’2” Weight: 260 lbs.Nick will attend SUNY Brockport in the fall and major in history. He is an Olean Times Herald…

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Sorg Joins Staff at Charles Cole Memorial

Amy Sorg, CRNP, has joined the staff at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital and will care for patients at the Eldred Health Center. Appointments can be made by calling 814/225-4241. Sorg earned associate’s and bachelor’s degrees at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and Pennsylvania State University. She earned a master’s…

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Report: PA Has Country’s Worst Bridges

Pennsylvania has the highest number of structurally deficient bridges in the country, according to a report released today by Washington DC-based Transportation for America.The report says more than 26 percent of bridges in Pennsylvania are structurally deficient, giving the state both the highest percentage and greatest number of deficient bridges…

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Special Olympians Compete in Pittsburgh

Eight bowlers from McKean County Special Olympics were among over 300 special athletes who competed at the Western Pennsylvania Special Olympics Bowling Tournament held in Pittsburgh recently.Tom Day and George Burton won gold medals. Their names will go into the competition pool and be considered for selection to the Pennsylvania…

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Study Ranks Health of Counties

A new report looks at county health rankings nationwide, and considers a number of health factors including risk behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors and the physical environment of a county. McKean County ranks 44th out of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. Cameron County is 61st; Elk County 60th, Jefferson, 45th,…

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Man Pleads Guilty in Son’s Death

A Jamestown man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for killing his 2-year-old son in 2009.32-year-old Agustin Morales was charged after his son Auston died on October 17 at Women and Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, a day after he was found unresponsive at his home.Morales was scheduled for a jury trial…

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Work on I-86 Starts Monday

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has announced that construction is scheduled to resume on Interstate 86, in the towns of Randolph and Cold Spring, Cattaraugus County. As a result, several travel restrictions will go into effect. Beginning Monday, April 4, Interstate 86 between Exit 16 and Exit…

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SUV Hits Street Sweeper; 3 People Hurt

Three people were hurt when an SUV hit a highway department street sweeper in the Town of French Creek this afternoon.Sheriff’s deputies say 45-year-old Loye Albright was operating the street sweeper on Redding Road when the speeding SUV driven by 35-year-old Julia Miller of Clymer hit the sweeper, causing it…