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Bradford Library Gets Grant Money

HARRISBURG – Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) today announced a $45,440 grant has been awarded to the Bradford Area Public Library. The grant will be used to renovate two public restrooms into three, replace all fixtures and meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. “The library is a valuable resource for our…

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Shapiro: Abuse Hotline Gets Nearly 1,100 Calls in a Month

State attorney general Josh Shapiro says the Clergy Abuse Hotline has received nearly 1,100 calls in the month following the release of the grand jury report into child sex abuse allegations in six Catholic dioceses. Shapiro says his office will return every call, log every fact and contribute to further…

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Hinsdale Schools on Lockout for 2 1/2 Hours

The Hinsdale Central School District was on lockout for about 2 /12 hours today after what the superintendent called “an isolated family issue.” Larry Ljungberg posted on the school district’s Facebook page at about 10 a.m. announced the lockout and saying, “All are safe.” At about 12:30 p.m. he posted…

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Federal Funding Source for Local Parks Set to Expire

The federal program that helped to fund projects at Callahan Park in Bradford, Evergreen Park in Kane is set to expire at the end of the month if Congress does not vote to reauthorize it. Ed Perry tells WESB News that the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which uses royalty…

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Bradford Man Dies as a Result of September 5 Crash

The driver of one of the vehicles in the crash on Route 219 on September 5 has died. The McKean County District Attorney’s Office has been notified that 53-year-old Stanley “Guy” Austin of Bradford died in a Buffalo hospital this morning. DA Stephanie Vettenberg-Shaffer says her office and state police…

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Potato City Country Inn Gone

The old Potato City Country Inn is now just a pile of rubble after being torn down to make way for a new state police barracks. The hotel and restaurant had been operating in Potter County since 1949. It closed in April. In its early years, the hotel and restaurant…

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Documentary Film Series Debuts Friday

Pitt-Bradford Arts’ new documentary film series On Screen/In Person starts tomorrow with a film about human trafficking. Break the Chain chronicles two survivors of human trafficking and provides a detailed look at how it goes unnoticed in our own backyards. A question and answer session will immediately follow the film,…

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Two Hurt in Motorcycle Crash

A woman was seriously hurt when the motorcycle she was riding on hit a deer Wednesday night on Brookland Road, just south of Route 49 in Potter County. Police say the motorcycle driver, 48-year-old Todd Moyer of Wellsville, didn’t have time to avoid the deer after it entered the road…

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Potter County Bridge Reopens

A Route 44 (Pine Hill Road) bridge, spanning Kettle Creek near the village of Carter Camp in Potter County, reopened to traffic on Wednesday, September 19. This bridge was replaced as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Replacement will remove it from the list…

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Hearing Waived on Assault Charge

The Port Allegany man accused of threatening to knock a woman’s teeth down her throat waived his preliminary hearing this morning. 42-year-old Larry Kline is also accused of punching the woman in the face and putting her in a choke hold. He’s charged with aggravated assault, strangulation and harassment.

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