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Olean PD: Apartment Fires May Be Related

Olean Police are now saying that a series of apartment fires in the City over the last two and a half weeks may be related after a graffito found at the scene of the most recent fire suggested the possibility of more fires to come. Police and Firefighters discovered the…

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Ridge Hospitalized After Heart Attack

Former Governor Tom Ridge is recovering from a heart attack after undergoing an emergency heart procedure. Ridge remains hospitalized in Austin, Texas, where he was attending a Republican Governors’ Association conference. According to a statement from his wife, Michelle Ridge, the former governor is day to day, and she asked…

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Smethport Fire Department Answers Two Calls

The Smethport Fire department responded to two calls Friday afternoon. Early in the afternoon, firefighters were called to West Water Street where it was discovered that an electric candle produced smoke and an odor. There was no damage, and the Department offered no other assistance. Later in the afternoon, the…

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Foothills Medical Group Earns PCMH Recognition

Foothills Medical Group received Patient Centered Medical Home recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its patient centered, quality and coordinated care. Earning PCMH recognition means those practices use a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care and patients’ experience and reduce…

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Jefferson Co. Rest Areas on I-80 to Close for Renovations

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that both Jefferson County Rest Areas, located on I-80 East at mile marker 87.4 and West at mile marker 88.5, will close on November 30 for approximately two months while the facilities undergo renovations. The $172,000 project includes interior restroom renovations and…

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Bon Ton Closing 40 Stores

Bon-Ton Stores says declining sales are forcing them to close 40 stores next year. There’s no word yet on which stores would close. Besides the store in the Olean Center Mall, there are five others in Western New York, and one in the Warren Mall. The Milwaukee based company operates…

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ANF Proposing Forest Health Improvement Project

The Allegheny National Forest’s Bradford Ranger District is initiating an environmental analysis for a forest health improvement project. The 8,780 acre Hoover Project is located in Sheffield Township, Warren County, Pennsylvania. “This project addresses forest health issues within the project area and improves recreation opportunities for Hector Falls,” said Acting…

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BRMC Offering Thanksgiving Dinners

Bradford Regional Medical Center, a Kaleida Health facility and member hospital of Upper Allegheny Health System, plans to make the Thanksgiving holiday a little brighter for patients who cannot be home with their families. For those who will be patients at BRMC on Thanksgiving, the hospital will offer a festive…

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Ridgway Man Facing Assault Charges

A Ridgway man has been charged with making terroristic threats.   Police responded to a domestic disturbance on November 5 at a home on Depot Street in the borough and were told that 38 year-old Sean Butterfuss had broke his wife’s phone and when she tried to phone 911 he threatened to…

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Helping Veterans in Many Ways

BY JEFF NUHFER Connecting veterans to the help they need in a variety of areas was the focus of the Veteran Resource and Job Fair Thursday evening at Pitt-Bradford. Byron Sutton is a veteran employment representative for CareerLink. A number of local businesses took part in the event.  Among those…

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