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The American Red Cross has extended its urgent call for donors of all blood types to give blood or platelets. With influenza escalating across the country and preventing some donors from giving, and winter weather threatening to cancel blood drives, the Red Cross now has a critical shortage …

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Kalie Blumenauer is the newest real estate agent for JoAnne Kizer Real Estate. Kalie is a Towanda, Pennsylvania native. She graduated from Towanda Area Junior Senior High School in 2010.

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Athens senior Aaron Lane joined the exclusive 1,000 point club on Tuesday night during the Wildcats’ game at Troy. Lane went into the game needing just one point to get his 1,000th career point and he would get that early on in the game to reach the milestone. Lane finished with 29 points as…

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OWEGO — Efforts are underway to light up rural homes throughout the region with dark fiber and boost free market competition for internet service providers as a public benefit corporation is in pursuit of an engineering study to reach that goal.

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CANTON — An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of THE TORTOISE VERSUS THE HARE on Monday, January 27 at the Nelle Black Westgate Auditorium on the Canton Area High School Campus from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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The Sayre Area School District Board of Education presented second grader Kellin Sorensen with the Redskin Spotlight Award during Monday’s board meeting. “Kellin is a second grade student in Mr. Patterson’s class. Kellin has a classmate who uses a communication device. At times, this device …

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TOWANDA — A Gillett man who stole and crashed a car in Wells Township on Feb. 10, 2019 will serve the next two to five years in state prison, according to the Bradford County District Attorney’s office.

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Christian band “Chronicles” offered a special, free performance on Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Waverly. The concert served as a benefit for Evan Davies to help pay for his medical expenses after battling leukemia.

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SPENCER — Mayor Kenneth Sutfin from the Village of Spencer spoke during the open floor Tuesday evening at the Spencer Town Board Meeting regarding the petition to dissolve the Village of Spencer.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Fred Keller, R-Pennsylvania, recently announced that he has signed a bipartisan, bicameral letter requesting that the House and Senate Budget Committees require the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to include debt servicing costs in all CBO estimates.

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HARRISBURG – State Sen. Gene Yaw announced Friday that the BLaST Intermediate Unit 17 and several local school districts across Bradford, Lycoming and Union counties are the recipients of PAsmart targeted grants to expand computer science programming and training in their school districts.

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Waverly’s girls’ indoor track team wins first sectional title

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HARRISBURG – Two local workforce development boards were awarded funding this week by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (L and I) to boost educational opportunities and career training in the region, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Williamsport.

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Mother Nature is looking to throw a wrench into weekend plans today as wintry weather is expected to blow through the Valley throughout the day.

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The Bradford County District Attorney, Chad M. Salsman, reports that the following persons were recently sentenced in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda, Pennsylvania:

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The Athens Arts4All is a two-day juried art event including art, music, food and fun. Those who attend the event can make a tie dye shirt or a ceramic pot or add a stone to our community rock garden while shopping at the busiest art show around. While providing a fun and friendly experience,…

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WAVERLY — Help is finally on the way to upgrade Waverly’s century-old water infrastructure, as trustees announced this week that the village is receiving a state grant of $3 million to aid in that expenditure.

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ATHENS — Charges have been filed in connection with the incident that occurred at Athens Area High School on Tuesday, according to a Facebook post from the Athens Borough Police Department.

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Wickward Resources LP to Harold C. Russell and Virginia Russell of LeRaysville for property in Warren Township for $88,000.

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I grew up in West Chester, Pennsylvania and most of my family still lives in that area. I had a nephew born recently and a niece born in August. I also have a 2-year old nephew.

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SAYRE — Guthrie and Temple University Hospital recently announced an affiliation for advanced heart failure services and heart transplants that will provide patients living in the Twin Tiers streamlined access to Temple’s heart transplant and advanced heart failure specialists.

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Bob Hugg and Kenny Sindoni celebrated their ROMEO (Retired Old Men Eating Out) birthdays at Becky’s Diner in Waverly on January 14. The party was well attended and the cake was baked by Dessert First of Waverly.

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Pictured, from left, are Guthrie CEO Dr. Joseph Scopelliti, Robert Packer Hospital President Joseph Sawyer and American Hospital Association (AHA) Regional Executive Michael Draine. Guthrie on Thursday received an award from AHA celebrating Guthrie’s centennial anniversary as one of the orig…

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SAYRE — Late last summer, as the remodeling of the Sayre Area High School gym was being completed, it was realized that the new bleachers would set back further from the court sideline. With this additional space, the school would have room for seating for teams that would separate them from…

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ATHENS — Dandy announced on Wednesday that the 2019 Dandy Canes community fundraising campaign raised a record-breaking $89,195 across the chain’s 65 locations.

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ATHENS — A group of kids were running around the Valley Playland on Wednesday afternoon — a common occurrence for children from the Valley community over the last three decades.

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The Waverly High School swimming and diving squad honored a pair of swimmers who picked up milestone wins recently. Above, Waverly’s Mike Atanasoff (center) was honored for picking up his 200th career win earlier this season. Below, Waverly’s Collin Keefer, center, was honored Thursday for r…

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Sayre Rotary is pleased to welcome their new member, Grayson Bailey. Grayson was born in Sayre and graduated from Athens Area High School. He then attended Pennsylvania College of Technology, graduating in 2007 with two bachelor degrees in Computer Security and Computer Networking. He works …

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HARRISBURG – State Sen. Gene Yaw last week announced that three grants are being awarded in Bradford and Lycoming counties to improve agriculture education.

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OWEGO — On Tuesday, legislators took several start-of-the-year actions which ranged from grant fund acceptance, appointing several positions, and re-establishing unfinished capital projects and purchases.

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WAVERLY — Following a lengthy public hearing that spilled into the regular meeting, Waverly trustees on Tuesday opted to take the extensive parking changes that they approved last month back to the village’s parking committee for at least one more review.