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Motorcyle Show to Benefit CARE for
Children Coming to Bradford in July

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More info coming soon!

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Create Special Memories with Dad in the Allegheny National Forest Region

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By Sandra Rhodes
Visitor & Member Services
Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau


It’s been 40 years since Father’s Day was named a federal holiday so it’s the perfect time to explore the Allegheny National Forest Region, located in northwestern Pennsylvania with dad. Surprise dad by building an adventure that will allow the both of you to share the forest by air, on land, or by water.

Vintage Biplane Rides, operated by experienced pilot Bruce Klein, allows you to soar over the amazing Kinzua Sky Walk and the Allegheny National Forest in a beautifully restored 1943 Boeing Stearman. Featuring an open cockpit, a biplane offers a safe, enjoyable and memorable opportunity to fly with some wind in your hair, a little sun warming your face and a lot of joy in your heart.

Flights take off from the Bradford Regional Airport, 212 Airport Road, Lewis Run, Pa., located along Route 59 just southeast of the City of Bradford. Rides are $80 per person; group rates…

Ceglia Expert: Contract is Authentic

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Paul Ceglia has received some of the news he’s been waiting for.

The Wellsville man claims he owns part of Facebook, but lawyers for the multi-billion company and its founder Mark Zuckerberg claim Ceglia doctored a contract he and Zuckerberg signed in 2003.

Earlier this week a forensic document examiner filed a 99-page declaration in federal court in Buffalo saying the contract is authentic.

James Blanco says experts for Facebook were wrong when they said evidence proves Ceglia forged the contract.

Facebook attorney Orin Snyder still contends Ceglia is a fraud.

Zuckerberg has said that he and Ceglia did sign a contract, but it was to work on another project that had nothing to do with Facebook.

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SBU's Katie Krisko Signs Pro Contract

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Former St. Bonaventure women's soccer defensive standout Katie Krisko has signed a professional contract to join Gustafs GoIF in Sweden's Second Division.

Krisko, who graduated in May, was a four-year starter for the Bonnies, anchoring the defensive backline for the Brown and White each season. She will join her new team in Sweden on Friday.

"I'm really excited about the opportunity to continue my soccer career in Sweden," Krisko said. "I'm anxious to get back on the field and make an impact. I can't thank my family, coaches and friends enough for all their support and encouragement in helping me do what I love."

A native of Ashland, Ohio, Krisko made an immediate impact for SBU in her first season, being named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team. Krisko started 17 of 19 games, helping lead the Bonnies to five shutouts and also chipped in with two game-winning goals and 10 points on the campaign (4 G, 2 A).

Krisko played every minute of every A-10 ga…

Pitt-Bradford Students Donate
Time, Money to Community

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By Kimberly Marcott Weinberg
Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing


Over the past year, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford students have contributed 7,771 community service hours and $10,337 in donations to various causes locally and globally.

The hours and donations were compiled by Tonya Ackley, coordinator of community engagement, a position created a year ago at Pitt-Bradford to match Pitt-Bradford students with opportunities for service in the Bradford community and beyond.

Alpha Phi Omega, a co-educational service fraternity, provided the most hours of service with 1,444. APO worked with Red Cross and Community Blood Bank Blood Drives, Adopt-a-Highway, Empty Bowls project to benefit the Friendship Table, Bradford Ecumenical Home, Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems, Bowl for Kids’ Sake, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Friendship Table, George G. Blaisdell Elementary School and Special Olympics.

Students in Free Enterprise provided 827 hours of service teaching at th…

America's Most Wanted to Air
Update on Joseph Chapman

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Former fugitive Joseph Chapman is back in jail, but he will be on America’s Most Wanted again on Friday.

The show will feature an update on Chapman, who was captured because a Stockton, New York, woman saw him on America’s Most Wanted and called police.

Chapman escaped from the McKean County Jail in 2007, where he was being held after violating his probation in Cameron County. He is still facing charges related to the rape of an 8-year-old girl in Cameron County.

Since his escape, he lived in East Amherst, Depew and Gasport before moving to Chautauqua County last fall’ He had been using the name Joshua Tompkins, and had been working as a construction worker, handy man and security officer.

The update on America's Most Wanted airs on the Lifetime Network at 9 p.m. on Friday.

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Bradford Woman Arrested in Allegany

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A Bradford woman is facing charges after allegedly going through a drive-through at an Allegany fast food restaurant repeatedly.

Sheriff’s deputies say they stopped 35-year-old Jessica Danielson of Garlock Hollow at 12:18 a.m. Wednesday after getting reports that she had gone through the drive-through at Burger King a number of times.

Danielson was charged with three felony counts of driving while intoxicated and set to jail on $1,500 bail.
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One More from Zippo ...

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I thought I lost this picture, but this morning I found it on my other camera. (Yes, I had two cameras, a video recorder and a sound recorder. And yes, I'm a mulit-tasker.) Pictured are WKBW-TV's Keith Radford, WICU-TV's Paul Wagner, two members of the international media (The woman on the right is from the UK.) and Zippo's Kathy Jones waiting for the 500 millionth lighter to make its way to the engraving station.
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At Fretz Middle School ....

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Yesterday four of our resident St. Francis Drive ducks checked out the grounds of Fretz Middle School.

Today ...

...Fretz students are holding their third annual Mini Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society.





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Wednesday Rainbow

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After Wednesday's early evening downpour we spotted a rainbow on St. Francis Drive. There's a 50-50 chance of seeing rainbows today. The National Weather Service says there's a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and, other than that, we'll see partly sunny skies.

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Wedding Belle Winner

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This year’s Wedding Belle’s contest winner was announced earlier today on The Morning Buzz.

Amber Bacha (pictured with fiance Randy Confer) is the winning bride-to-be and will receive $1,000. You can see a list of the runners-up and their prizes here.

This year’s contest pumped $1.94 million into the local economy.



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ARC Taking Strawberry Shortcake Orders

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The McKean-Potter Counties American Red Cross is still taking orders for its Strawberry Shortcakes fundraiser to support Red Cross programs.

The shortcakes feature a full southern style biscuit smothered with fresh sweetened strawberries and topped with a generous dollop of whipped cream, served in a sealed 16oz container and is delivered to your business or location. Spoons and napkins are provided also and shortcakes will be delivered on Thursday, June 14th.

Anyone interested in ordering should contact the Red Cross office by 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 12th to place their order. Information and order forms are also available on the chapter website at www.mparc.org. There is a minimum order of 4 shortcakes for delivery. Anyone interested in placing an order or with questions can contact the Red Cross at 368-6197. Delivery area limited to Bradford and the surrounding townships and the Smethport area.

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Ray Bradbury Dies at Age 91

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Ray Bradbury, the author of classics such as “Fahrenheit 451,” “Something Wicked this Way Comes” and “The Martian Chronicles,” died Tuesday night in Los Angeles at the age of 91.

Read more at MSNBC.com.







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UPB Summer Plantings Inspired by Artists

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By Kimberly Marcott Weinberg
Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing


Artists Monet, Van Gogh and Georgia O’Keeffe were inspired by flowers, but Bob Harris, facilities worker and gardener at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, is inspired by the artists.

This year, Harris has designed the flower beds at Pitt-Bradford with an artistic influence in mind. Each major planting is inspired by the work of an artist: Monet, Van Gogh, Titian (he wanted to throw in a Renaissance painter), Georgia O’Keeffe and Picasso.

It’s not the first year his beds have had a scholarly theme. They’ve been based on the colors of ancient Egypt (complete with plexiglass pyramid), mimicked Victorian carpet patterns and reproduced the Minotaur’s Labyrinth on the Greek island of Crete.

This theme, he said, reflects his interest in and envy of painters. Plus, he’s got art in the family – a wife who loves art history and a daughter who’s a mixed media artist in New Mexico.

Lots of Award Winners

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WESB and The Hero's Create-a-Commercial winners for this year were recognized this morning during an assembly at the school.
Nate Franco came in first with his ad for W.R. Case & Sons.

Second place went to Chris Eaton for 100.1 the Hero.com; third place went to George Hocker for Kathy Obermeyer/Real Living Avista Properties and Casey Warner for Signature Smile. An honorable mention went to Linsy Simanowski for Northwest Savings.

The annual Awards Assembly for seniors was held last night at the school.

Bethany Swan performs "Sonata" during Tuesday's assembly. Swan, who served as a drum major for the Marching Owls, was presented with several awards and scholarships.

Jon Hannon (purple shirt) hugs one of the recipients of the first Bryan Hannon Memorial Scholarship. Bryan Hannon, Jon's brother, died in August of last year in an automobile accident at the age of 21. Bryan was a 2008 graduate of Bradford Area High School. The scholarship recipients are Paul DePalma, K…

George Duke: GGB Would Not Believe It

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Zippo owner and Chairman of the Board George Duke places the 500 millionth lighter in its permament spot in the Zippo/Case Museum. He said his grandfather, founder George G. Blaisdell, would not have believed the company would reach this milestone.

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The -- Almost -- Finishing Touches

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Zippo employees watch as the 500 millionth lighter is engraved. Ruth Wagner oversees the engraving process.




The -- almost -- finished product at 10:51 a.m. The case is finished, but the "insides" have not been added yet.

In the following videos Jim McDonough, Zippo's vice president of operations, explains to the media where the 500 millionth has been, and what's happening next. McDonough guided the lighter through each step of the production process.





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The New Zippo's Journey

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Each and every Zippo employee got a chance to touch the 500 millionth lighter, which was manufactured today -- the birthday of founder George G. Blaisdell.







Barb Reid hands part of the "insides" of the lighter to CEO Greg Booth. On September 21 Reid will celebrate her 47th year with the company. The rest of the "insides" were presented by A.J. Comilla, who has been with Zippo since 1989 but has had perfect attendance since 1994



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Crash at Foster Brook Intersection

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Emergency crews were called to the scene of a three-vehicle crash at East Main Street and Derrick Road at just before 2 o'clock this afternoon. We'll have more information as it becomes available.

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The Click Heard 'Round the World

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Zippo owner and Chairman of the Board George Duke lights the 500 millionth Zippo lighter this morning, about an hour after it came off the assembly line and was engraved. As Duke lit the milestone lighter, all the Zippo employees and guests held their lighters high. As the wind started blowing Duke quipped, "It's a good thing they're windproof."


More photos and information will be coming later today.

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