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Main Street's Newest Store Holds Grand Opening

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Denise Bean, Lynne Kuntz and Allison Ambrose cut the ribbon for the grand opening of Downtown Bradford's newest business, Santo Vida Natural Wellness Center. Besides a large assortment of natural and healthy products, they will be offering a 13-week weight loss program that covers nutrition, exercise "and all the things you need to know to make good choices and transform your life," Kuntz told WESB. A naturopathic doctor will be available three times a month on Fridays for consultation. Santo Vida will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce photoThe news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Kids' Fest Today in Bradford

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Hundreds of people attended today's Kids' Fest at the Bradford YMCA. The event is sponsored by the Y and the McKean County Collaborative Board and is designed to give parents of young children a look at all the programs and activities in the county that are available to them. Developmental screenings are also a big part of the event. WESB's Frank Williams was broadcasting live from Kids' Fest. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Pitt-Bradford Students Head Off to
Graduate School, Work

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Some University of Pittsburgh at Bradford students may be seeing quite a bit of each other even after they graduate on Sunday, having been hired by the same employer or headed to the same graduate school. Max Asinger, a business management and computer information systems major from Bradford, will be a programmer analyst at Zippo Manufacturing Co. while working on a Master of Business Administration at St. Bonaventure University. Among his co-workers at Zippo will be fellow computer information systems and technology majors Nathan Debockler of Port Allegany, who will also be a programmer analyst, and Daniel Yeager of Rew, will work as a systems support analyst. Another trio of students will be staying close to their alma mater by working at American Refining Group in Bradford. Lincoln Dorward, a computer information systems and technology major from Bradford, will work as an information technology services technician; Rachelle Heffner, a h…

Duke Center Man Hurt in
Crash That Closed Route 59

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A Duke Center man was hurt and Route 59 was closed for about 6 hours after a tractor-trailer crashed just east of Kinzua Dam this morning. Police tell WESB 44-year-old Todd Barrett was headed east and going around a curve when the tractor rolled onto its passenger side and hit a guiderail. The impact caused the semi-trailer’s tank to rupture and spill diesel fuel. Barrett was taken to Warren General Hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Clarendon and Glade volunteer firefighters, Warren County Emergency Management, PennDOT, the US Forest Service, Army Corps of Engineers and Red Cross were among the agencies on the scene. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Singh to Receive Inaugural
Presidential Teaching Award at UPB

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Dr. Om Singh, associate professor of biology, will receive the inaugural President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Scholarship and Service at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford during its commencement exercises Sunday afternoon. Dr. Livingston Alexander, president of Pitt-Bradford, will present Singh with the award, which was created to recognize faculty who perform at the highest level in the principal areas of faculty responsibility: teaching, scholarship and service. “We’re fortunate to have on our campus exceptionally talented faculty members who enthusiastically share their knowledge and experience with our students,” Alexander said. “This award will shed a spotlight not only on superior work in the classroom, but also on high levels of productivity in research and service to the campus and the community. Dr. Singh has performed admirably across all three areas and is well-deserving of this award.” Singh, who has been teaching at Pitt…

Glen Campbell's Family in Bradford

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In case you didn't see this on our Facebook page, the family of legendary music star Glen Campbell was in Bradford last night for a screening of the documentary "I'll Be Me" about Campbell's -- and his family's -- journey with Alzheimer's Disease. Facebook.com/1490wesb.com. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Wine Walk Coming to Bradford

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Kiinzua Dam Report

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ARG Oil Prices

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Watkins Glen Partners With
Seneca Resorts & Casinos

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Watkins Glen International has announced that Seneca Resorts & Casinos are now its official resort and casino, effective immediately. Michael Printup, president of Watkins Glen International, says in a news release sent to WESB, they are thrilled to partner with Seneca, and are excited to get started. Doni Taube, senior vice president of marketing for Seneca Resorts & Casinos says Watkins Glen is one of the legendary motor sports venues in North America, and the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino – the premier resort in the Southern Tier – is just a short drive away. He says the experience visitors have at both places should bring them back to the region time and time again. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Shipment of Contaminated Baby Clothes
Seized at Lewiston Bridge

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LEWISTON, N.Y. – Yesterday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Lewiston Bridge seized a shipment of baby clothing found to contain lead. On March 19, CBP officers, working in collaboration with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, examined a shipment of children’s clothing manufactured in China. Preliminary findings resulted in the discovery of possible lead contamination. Samples were shipped to CPSC’s Product Testing and Evaluation Center which confirmed that the clothing contained excessive and violative levels of lead on component parts of the clothing. The shipment was seized under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act and will be destroyed. Thursday, the shipment was seized under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act and will be destroyed. “Our close working relationship with CPSC prevented extremely harmful clothing from entering the commerce and potentially prevented some serious health issues,” said Joseph Draganac, acting port director …

Water Authority Watershed Gates
Closed Through May 31

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Due to continuing spring weather conditions, road gates of the Bradford Watershed shall remain closed through the end of May. Despite these gate closures, all lands of the Watershed are available for public hunting throughout the junior and adult spring gobbler turkey season. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Potter Co. Growing Operation Discovered

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Two Potter County residents are in jail after their indoor marijuana growing operation was discovered Thursday in Genesee Township. State police executed a search warrant at 214 Main Street in Genesee and then seized 197 marijuana plants, two pounds of processed marijuana and numerous pieces of drug paraphernalia. Then they arrested 46-year-old Matthew Andrews and 36-year-old Chelah Ryan. They’re both jailed on $100,000 bail. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Tanker Crashes Near Kinzua Dam

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UPDATE: 3:30 PM -- Route 59 has re-opened. UPDATE: PennDOT says the road will be closed at least until "early evening." They have posted detours using US Route 6 and Route 321. A tanker carrying diesel fuel crashed on Route 59 just east of Wolf Run Marina this morning. The driver was able to get out safely, with only minor injuries, but the tank is leaking. State police say they expect to keep one lane of the road open. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

City of Bradford Police Log for 4/23/15

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City of Bradford Police on Thursday investigated thefts on Main Street and Constitution Avenue, and a disturbance on South Avenue. They were called to a domestic on Main Street and a report of criminal mischief on Summer Street. Officers also got a call about a public drunk on Main Street. They also issued a traffic citation at Jackson and Davis streets, and three at Congress and Elm streets. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Man Chokes, Beats, Threatens Ex

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A Bradford man is accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home, choking her until she was unconscious – twice – and kicking her in the head. Court papers say Michael Byerly was inside the victim’s Willard Avenue home when she got there at 12:30 on the morning of April 11. He yelled at her, grabbed her by the hair, threw her onto a coffee table and started choking her. While choking her until she was unconscious, he kicked her in the head. When she came to, her choked her again and then kicked her in the face, spit on her and threatened to kill her. He also stomped on her right foot before leaving the home. Byerly was scheduled for a preliminary hearing today, but that’s been moved to May 6. He remains in McKean County Jail on $50,000 bail. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Mader Speaks to Administrative Assistants

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About 50 people attended the Administrative Assistant Luncheon on Wednesday, coordinated by the Potter County Education Council at the beautifully renovated Pennsylvania Lumber Museum in Galeton. Those in attendance enjoyed an inspiring presentation by Julie Mader, PA Wilds Juried Artist (pictured). Julie spoke to the group about her journey as an artist and the value she finds in journaling. Each guest received the gift of a journal to commemorate the day and to discover the joy of journaling.
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It's Never Too Early to Help
Children Learn to Love Reading

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State Rep. Marty Causer read to kids at the Bradford Family Center this morning. They read "Number One Sam" as part of the "Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child" early literacy initiative. Learn more here: http://paonebook.org/. Photo from https://www.facebook.com/repcauser.The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Conservation Districts Get Grant Money

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Agencies in McKean, Elk, Warren and Potter counties are among those sharing more than $300,000 in grant money that will go toward educating young people about environmental issues. Conservations districts in McKean, Elk and Potter counties will all receive $3,000, as will the Austin Area and Warren County school districts. The Department of Environmental Protection says the money will be used for a variety of initiatives, including summer camps, farm field days and exploratory learning activities. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Obituary
Rose Schiappa

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Rose M. Schiappa, 78, of Lewis Run, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center. She was born on July 6, 1936 in Bradford, the daughter of the late Antonio and Assunta Palazetti Serafini. She was a graduate of the St. Bernard School. On May 3, 1958, in the St. Bernard Catholic Church she married Ralph Schiappa who survives. She enjoyed travelling with her husband to visit relatives. Raising and caring for her family was the most important part of her life. In addition to her husband of 56 years, Ralph Schiappa of Lewis Run, she is also survived by two sons, Nick Schiappa of Bradford and Steve (Brenda) Schiappa, Sr. of Bradford; one daughter, Sue Schiappa of Lewis Run; one brother, John Serafini of Delray Beach, FL; six grandchildren, Alan Lentz, Jr., Rocco Lentz, Angela DiFonzo, Uriah Schiappa, Stephen Schiappa, Jr. and Vince Schiappa; one great granddaughter, Leah Rose Schiappa and several nieces and nephews. In addition …