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The elderly can be particularly susceptible to scams and fraud, and local and state agencies have arranged an elder law day to help protect local residents.

PORT ALLEGANY — Members of the Port Allegany Women’s Club Above and Beyond Committee Anna Fair, Pam Fischer and Pat Miller visited the Port Allegany Senior Center Tuesday afternoon to present the first Above and Beyond Award to Senior Center Director Angie Culver.  

SMETHPORT — A Bradford man who hid from police in an attic in April, and was charged with forging checks belonging to a single mother in 2017, was sentenced to 60 days to 18 months in county jail, with credit for 27 days served, during sentencing in McKean County Court Thursday. Colts, 33, h…

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A draft industrial pretreatment permit has been issued to Advanced Water Services LLC for the proposed wastewater disposal facility in Bradford Township, but no decision has been made yet as to the possible date for a final permit.

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SMETHPORT (EC) — Backtrack, an award-winning five-person a cappella group from New York City, appeared in assemblies Wednesday for elementary and secondary students in the Smethport Area School District.

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COUDERSPORT — At a Coudersport Borough Council meeting held on Wednesday night, members voted to table acceptance of a bid received for purchase of a portion of the Coudersport Arboretum property.

Claire’s Stores Inc., which has an Indiana Mall outlet among multiple locations in southwestern Pennsylvania, is emerging from the Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection it sought in March.

AAUW's Fall luncheon on how “Women Leaders Listen” through a new initiative for women and girls called WIN (Women in NAACP) was held recently at St. Andrew’s Bristol Court Dining Room.

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SMETHPORT — A Bradford woman was sentenced to 18 months probation for retail theft and ordered to a local substance abuse treatment as soon as possible during sentencing in McKean County Court Thursday.

A Ludlow man is in McKean County Jail for allegedly threatened to shoot his wife, son and nephew if they went on his property.

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The publisher and editor in chief of a Greek newspaper have been detained over an article that alleges mishandling of European Union funds meant to improve conditions in migrant hotspots across the country.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Post. Time Magazine. The Atlantic. The Village Voice. The Los Angeles Times. All American media icons, all bought by billionaires in the past half decade. Some are thriving. One died. On the rest, the jury's still out.

Jonathan “Jon” Levitt spent the last years of his promising young life battling the grips of a merciless addiction to opioids. Jon was an attractive and athletic young man. He excelled in sports, particularly hockey, was academically successful throughout his high school years, with a particular fondness for history, and was a gifted artist. By all accounts, Jon was the son most people dream of raising.

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Flavorings used in e-cigarettes harm blood vessel cells in a way that could trigger future heart damage, according to a study published recently in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.

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The dilemma is all too familiar: It’s Monday morning, and you walk into your office to see someone has left a big box of donuts in the break room. Then, your coworker tells you there will be cake later, for yet another birthday celebration.

Research shows certain risk factors can increase the chances of developing cancer. Some of these factors, such as tobacco use, can be controlled. Others, like age and family history, are beyond our control, so F.F. Thompson Hospital is now offering cancer genetic testing to empower patients in minimizing risk.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — It's a resume that reads like an ideal springboard to higher office: investigated sexual assaults of Olympic gymnasts, charged government officials responsible for a tainted water crisis, bucked the governor on tax hikes.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — On the same day Arab separatists killed at least 25 people in an attack targeting a military parade in southwestern Iran, President Donald Trump's lawyer mounted a stage in New York to declare that the government would be toppled.