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OWEGO — The Tioga County Public Health Department, in partnership with Tioga County Chair Martha Sauerbrey, Guthrie Healthcare, Tioga Opportunities Inc., and the New York State Department of Health, will be offering free rapid COVID-19 testing this weekend in Owego.

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Earlier this month, the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting event for Nelson Development Group at the Gateway Building in downtown Owego.

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WELLSBURG — The Village of Wellsburg’s monthly board meeting included a discussion over whether the village should purchase a laptop for its clerk.

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TOWANDA — The number of deaths connected to the COVID-19 virus in Bradford County climbed to eight over the weekend, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

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WAVERLY — Valley residents will have access to rapid COVID-19 testing this week thanks to a partnership between the Tioga County Public Health Department, Tioga County Legislative Chair Martha Sauerbrey, Guthrie, the Village of Waverly and the New York State Department of Health.

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ATHENS — For the last several years, Athens’ Roger Carling has been trying to give back to the community.

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SAYRE — The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association presented Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital with the Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and Guthrie Corning Hospital with the Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award.

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SAYRE — Greater Valley Emergency Medical Services recently received approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Bureau of Emergency Medical Services to participate in a trial program for Antibiotics for Open Fractures.

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A press conference was held Wednesday to launch Tioga County’s latest initiative — Tioga To-Go — a campaign to promote carry-out, delivery, curbside pick-up and online ordering offered by county restaurants.

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BARTON — A Barton woman was killed in a two-car accident on State Route 17C in the Town of Barton on Wednesday.

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ATHENS — The Athens School Board voted Tuesday to expand the amount of spectators allowed at both indoor and outdoor athletic events for the remainder of the fall season.

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National Ag Day 2020 has come and gone. Due to COVID-19, your county farm bureau was not able to deliver the Ag Literacy book to the Bradford and Sullivan elementary school libraries. This year’s book is titled “On The Farm, At The Market” and was written and illustrated by G. Brian Karas. N…

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WAVERLY — The Susquehanna River Archaeological Center (SRAC) located in Waverly recently announced the recent publication of the 16th Century Susquehannocks on the North Branch: New data from the Murray Garden Site, Athens, Pennsylvania in the Fall 2020 issue of the Pennsylvania Archaeologist.

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Across the nation, Relay for Life events are looking quite different in 2020. Typically held in communities across the country each year as walks to raise money for the American Cancer Society, many have been canceled or moved to a virtual format as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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OWEGO — “It’s like going to buy tires from the shop you’ve been going to since 1992, and them saying ‘oh, by the way, the tires cost twice as much, but I’m only giving you two tires,’” said Tioga County Legislator Dennis Mullen on Tuesday.

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The 2020 Athens Area High School Homecoming Court has been announced and the winner will be crowned on Friday. The Homecoming celebration will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday inside Alumni Stadium. The court will be introduced along with Mr. Athens. The entire senior class is invited to atten…

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HARRISBURG — Thirty fire and EMS companies in the 110th Legislative District were awarded a one-time state grant to assist with extra expenses resulting from the COVID-19 public health emergency, according to Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Susquehanna/Sullivan).

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SAYRE — Monday night Sayre’s Board of Education accepted a recommendation from the Athletics and Recreation committee to increase the number of spectators allowed at fall sporting events.

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Mike Riley, President of the American Canal Society; Dan Wiles, a board of directors member of the Canal Society of New York State; Cabryn Gurdo, Executive Director of the Canal Society of NYS; Mary Ellen Kunst, Historian of the Town of Chemung and Ronald Kunst held a meeting on Saturday wit…