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St. Marys factory worker murder hearing postponed

ST. MARYS — An evidentiary hearing in the murder case of Michael J. Stephanic Jr. — charged with fatally shooting his girlfriend earlier this month

Third Circuit denies appeal in ANF mineral rights case

The U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected the appeal of a group of environmental interests in an ongoing lawsuit over mineral rights in

Investigation continues into suspicious van

Area police agencies continue to investigate multiple reports in McKean County that a man who drives a white van may be targeting children.

Guild to tour organs in Bradford churches

A group will be meeting this weekend to admire an often-overlooked beauty in Bradford: Its organs.

New York state residents attempt to bypass state gun laws in Pa.

“Probably two or three times a day I have to turn away a New York resident from buying a high-capacity magazine because they’re not allowed

United Way Day of Action set for Saturday

Numerous local volunteers will participate in the third annual “Live United Day of Action” on Saturday, working on projects to benefit non-profits at multiple locations

New bids in for sewer plant rehab

The Bradford Sanitary Authority heard a new set of bids Thursday for the scaled-down version of a rehabilitation project for its wastewater treatment plant.

DeMott won’t run again for McKean County Commissioner

SMETHPORT — McKean County Commissioner chairman Joe DeMott confirmed Wednesday that he won’t run again after his second term in office is over.

Measuring stick: Schools to receive School Performance Profiles

There’s a new way to measure how well schools are performing, and at least two local districts are looking forward to the changes.

Water authority announces first fall timber sale

The Bradford City Water Authority is seeking bids for its first sale of timber this fall.

Local gun shops impacted by ‘Ammo hoarding’

A local gun shop is the latest casualty in a nationwide ammunition shortage that has dealers struggling to maintain inventory as demand continues to outpace

Cleer, Kase appointed to Kane Borough Council

KANE — Del Cleer and Tom Kase were appointed as the new borough council members at an executive session of Kane Borough Council on Monday.

Vaccines ready for upcoming flu season

Autumn has fallen upon us, which means the dreaded flu season is right around the corner.

Officials mark anniversaries at Kinzua Bridge Fall Festival

Thanking the Kinzua Bridge Foundation for its role in promoting the Kinzua Bridge State Park, state Rep. Kathy Rapp, R-Warren, said, “The state provides the

Teacher evaluations changing under new state system

SMETHPORT — After more than 40 years, Pennsylvania has a new state-mandated and much more detailed evaluation system for teachers that is being initiated this school

Many take in Autumn Classic despite chilly, wet weather

Many got out to take in the 34th annual Autumn Classic at Bradford Area High School’s Parkway Field on Saturday despite the chilly, wet weather

Nature, illusions featured in BCPAC’s ‘Botanica’

Nature, illusion, aesthetics and physicality will be put on the stage by the MOMIX dance company’s “Botanica” — the first show of the 30th season

Smethport takes precautions after potential threat

SMETHPORT — An increased police presence and beefed up security at the Smethport Area School District Friday wasn’t due to a direct threat, but was

Ex-teacher’s posts show obsession with student

Former high school physics teacher Christopher Swanson resigned from Smethport Area School District in January 2012 and lost his teaching license earlier this year because

Balloon release celebrates Control Chief milestone

A Friday afternoon balloon release celebrated a milestone reached by one Bradford company.

Family escapes fire at South Center Street residence

A family of six are all safe after their residence at 7 S. Center St. in Bradford City was destroyed by a fire that erupted

Hearing date set in Bradford for Hillard

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for next month for the suspended Kane Borough police chief.

Hearings continued for four charged in meth lab case

Court appearances for four people charged with operating a methamphetamine lab in Mount Jewett have been postponed for one week.

Area firefighter home safe from California wildfire

Ten days after returning home from battling a massive western wildfire, Roderic “Rod” Johnson of Port Allegany is still nursing a persistent, dry cough. 

Food stamp cuts to greatly impact region’s recipients

A total of 14,386 eligible recipients in Elk, McKean, Cameron and Potter counties will see a marked decrease in their food stamps when a $183

Depto latest to enter race for Kane school board seat

KANE — Claire Ann Depto is the latest to enter the race for a spot on the Kane Area School Board, announcing her candidacy as

Bradford man dies in Route 66 accident in Highland Township

RIDGWAY — A Bradford man died and his passenger was injured in a one-vehicle accident at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday on Route 66, just south of

Police had earlier contacts with murder suspect

ST. MARYS — In the hours before he allegedly gunned down his girlfriend at the plant where they both worked, St. Marys police had two

Residents talk about revitalized Second Ward

Potential, momentum, positivity and revitalization were some of the buzzwords of the evening at the Second Ward Neighborhood Revitalization civic engagement meeting Tuesday.

Renovated Callahan Park ice rink to open soon to skaters

Area residents will soon be able to enjoy skating at the newly-renovated Callahan Park ice rink.

Volunteers lend some elbow grease to clean up Evergreen Park in Kane

KANE — Saturday morning was somewhat chilly in Kane, but it did not stop a group of volunteers from coming out to Evergreen Park for

Jordan scores four goals to send Bradford over DuBois

DUBOIS — Ben Jordan scored four goals to send Bradford to a 6-2 boys’ soccer win over DuBois on Saturday.

Could municipalities pay for surcharges?

Can the Bradford Sanitary Authority charge municipalities for surcharges?

Coppersmith passes the shears after 40 years a barber

With only a handful of barbers left in town, Fred Coppersmith is retiring his shears after more than 40 years in the business.

Bradford band to share world music at Autumn Classic

The Bradford Area High School Marching Band will share music from around the world when they take the field on Saturday at the 34th annual

Second Ward school purchased for possible apartments

The old Second Ward Elementary School building at 72 Congress St., most recently the location of Clark & Anderson Inc., has been purchased with the

Police encounter murder suspect in hours leading up to St. Marys plant shooting

ST. MARYS — In the hours before he allegedly gunned down his girlfriend at the plant where they both worked, St. Marys police had two

Bradford airport officials discuss improvement projects

Bradford Regional Airport officials discussed some improvement projects during Thursday’s monthly meeting.

Kane school board discusses local tragedy, computer issues

KANE — A local tragedy was acknowledged and more questions and concerns from parents of local students were among the topics discussed at the Kane School

Asbestos discovered at Cameron County High School

EMPORIUM — What began as a minor floor repair has mushroomed into a huge project that will affect sports seasons, physical education classes and other activities
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