SALAMANCA, N.Y. — A great new year of entertainment is coming into focus at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino, with the announcement that the legendary Chaka Khan will perform inside the Seneca Allegany Events Center on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.

HARRISBURG — With the aim of showcasing the best of the best among Pennsylvania’s environmental stewards, the Wolf Administration invites all Pennsylvanians who’ve recently worked on successful environmental projects to apply for the 2020 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence, the s…

SMETHPORT (EC) — St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Smethport will sponsor its annual arts & craft fair from 6-9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the church and next door at the United Methodist Church.

SMETHPORT — The Smethport Area School Board voted unanimously Monday to approve the district’s Comprehensive Plan that outlines the goals, strategies and action plans for 2019-23.

High school students considering studying at Pitt-Bradford and their families are invited to open houses at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford on Oct. 19 and Nov. 2, where they will get a chance to meet faculty and coaches, tour the campus and learn about student life, admissions and f…

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Pennsylvania residents can set their snow boots aside for a bit longer, as the area will not see a significant amount of snow anytime soon.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As Elizabeth Warren rises to the top of the Democratic pack with ambitious promises to overhaul the political system, she risks coming off as just another politician — avoiding divulging potentially damaging details.

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BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — When hundreds of video cameras with the power to identify and track individuals started appearing in the streets of Belgrade as part of a major surveillance project, some protesters began having second thoughts about joining anti-government demonstrations in the Serbi…

We’ve all experienced sticker shock. It’s one thing to gasp over the cost of a new dishwasher, but sticker shock for those who need to purchase medications for a chronic disease such as diabetes is a serious issue.

Vaping has come of age in the most perfect of social conditions. Smoking cigarettes is falling out of favor socially and even among nicotine users, and is wholly rejected by many young people today. To get their fix they're turning to what is marketed as a cleaner and safer method of ingestion. Enticing flavors, edgy technology and social media are empowering the tobacco industry to ensnare a new generation with nicotine addiction
by way of vaping. And it’s working. In 2016, 43.8% of high schoolers in New York state tried vaping, more than double the total two years prior. This trend has Ontario County officials deeply concerned.

Commonly known as ALS, the condition is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, and it is always fatal. The affected motor neurons deteriorate and the brain and spinal cord lose their ability to send signals to muscles, which begin to atrophy. As muscles lose nourishment, those affected lose their ability to speak, move, eat and breathe. The average life expectancy of those afflicted with ALS is two to five years, and there is no cure.

Project Fit America is a charity that works alongside educators to create opportunities for kids to stay active and healthy. It offers fitness grants and programs to help fund resources such as equipment, teacher training and curriculum. The goal is not only to get students involved physically, but also nurture an environment in which children enjoy living a healthy lifestyle. For the past five years at Homer-Center Elementary, in Homer City, Pennsylvania, that opportunity to stay active has been the Lub Dub Run Club.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — It's one year into Canada's experiment in legal marijuana. Many residents remain proud of Canada for bucking prohibition, but a lot still buy cannabis on the sly. Access is limited and taxes and other issues mean high-quality bud can cost nearly twice what …

MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — In a story Oct. 15 about two shootouts between Mexican security forces and suspected drug cartel gunmen, The Associated Press reported erroneously that they took place the same day. One took place Monday, and the other Tuesday.

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — National soccer team players give military salutes during international matches, Turkish flags flutter from balconies and storefronts, songs extolling the glory days of the Ottoman Empire blare from a border town's loudspeakers, punctuated by the occasional boom of ou…