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Scarnati Appealing Federal Judge’s Order

Senator Joe Scarnati is appealing a federal judge’s order that he personally pay nearly $30,000 to reimburse lawyers who successfully challenged the state’s congressional districts by saying they were unconstitutionally gerrymandered. US District Judge Michael Baylson found that Scarnati improperly tried to move the legal challenge from state court to…

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Backyard Tour Explores McKean County

The Allegheny National Forest (ANF) Visitors Bureau will host the popular “Backyard Tour,” a deluxe motor coach tour of must see attractions within McKean County, on Friday, May 4, 2018. Participants are invited to join in the fun of being a “backyard tourist” at sites located throughout the county. On…

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Moonan to Receive President’s Award for Staff Excellence

Kathy Moonan, manager of accounts payable at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, will receive the President’s Award for Staff Excellence during commencement exercises April 29. Moonan has worked at Pitt-Bradford for 40 years. “Kathy is a very dedicated and hardworking colleague whose entire life has been focused on safeguarding…

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Bon-Ton Closing All Stores

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. will close all of its stores, including the one in Olean. A winning bid was made in an auction for all of the company’s assets, the company announced Tuesday night. The bid, by Great American Group, LLC and Tiger Capital Group, LLC. is expected to be…

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Causer Welcomes McKean County Conservation District

Rep. Martin Causer presented a citation honoring the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts to area conservation district leaders at the state Capitol on Tuesday. Pictured left to right are Sandy Thompson, manager of the McKean County Conservation District; McKean County Commissioner Cliff Lane, who serves as northwest region director for…

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Teenager Sentenced on Drug charges

An Emporium teenager was sentenced Tuesday to nine month to two years in jail for possession of LSD and painkillers on school grounds.  18 year-old Ethan Vislay was arrested last October after school staff at Cameron County High School discovered drugs in his possession.  Vislay could have received a state…

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Homeless Man Man Facing Charges

A homeless man was arrested Tuesday and charged with theft and filing a false report with City of Bradford Police. Court records say that 26 year-old Matthew Frederick admitted to police that he had stolen a man’s phone. Frederick had been down to the police station on Saturday saying that he had…

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Evergreen Elm Open House

Evergreen Elm Inc. held an open house on Tuesday night at their new group home located at 8 Elm Street. A large group of Bradford residents came out to support the work of Evergreen Elm. The organization helps individuals who are mentally challenged to adapt into society. The Benton House,…

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MCAC Hosting Drum Circle

The McKean County Arts Council is hosting a drum circle Saturday at 80 East Corydon Street, the Old Post Office building. A drum circle is considered a celebration of life, community, and music-making in the moment. Participants sit in a circle while playing drums — or any percussion instrument — and create a group…

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Lawmakers, Farm Bureau Partner to Push for High-Speed Internet

State Rep. Marty Causer and other lawmakers are partnering with the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau to emphasize the importance of bringing high-speed internet to rural areas. Causer, and the others, held a joint news conference about broadband this morning. Causer added that coordination of resources is a key, and that he’s…