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JAMESTOWN — The Portville football team improved to 2-0 with another dominant performance, blanking Maple Grove 60-6 on the road.

ROCHESTER (AP) — A Rochester man has been charged with setting off explosives in another man's yard and sending letters to neighbors warning that he planned to continue doing it.

OLEAN — Shavonne Henderson has been promoted to district manager with Community Bank N.A. for the Olean area, which includes branches in Allegany, Olean, Cuba, Portville, Franklinville and Yor…

I needed a meeting — with myself and maybe the CEO of the universe — and not where I’ve lived and worked, often in isolation, for the past year. This meeting would happen on a mountaintop. A force I recognize as a soul magnet drew me south to think, to contemplate. To just “be.”

Last Saturday, the City of Olean Youth Bureau and Recreation Department held a drive-thru Easter egg hunt event at Forness Park. Several hundred children participated and enjoyed the gift bags that were distributed.

As president of the Board of Trustees of the Olean Public Library, I could not be prouder of our staff. What a wonderful resource for books, information, programming and support.

Last week, we saw another horrific anti-Asian assault on video. A 65-year-old woman was walking to church in New York City when she was brutally attacked by a man on a street near Times Square. The assailant said, “You don’t belong here,” as he kicked her in the chest and stomped on her whil…

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The mother of a Black man who was fatally shot by police in a Minneapolis suburb during a traffic stop said she spoke to her son just before his death. Daunte Wright's killing has sparked violent protests as officers clashed with demonstrators. (April 12)

(The Center Square) – After states shut down schools and forced families into virtual learning, parents and families found new ways to provide K-12 education to their children. While doing so, support for school choice options soared, a new poll from Real Clear Opinion Research found.

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Crowds of mourners and protesters gathered in a Minneapolis suburb where the family of a 20-year-old man said he died after being shot by police before getting back into his car and driving away, then crashing several blocks away. The family of Daunte Wright sai…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden White House is amplifying the push for its $2.3 trillion infrastructure package with the release of state-by-state breakdowns that show the dire shape of roads, bridges, the power grid and housing affordability.

For decades, a deadly type of childhood cancer has eluded science’s best tools. Now doctors have made progress with an unusual treatment: Dripping millions of copies of a virus directly into kids’ brains to infect their tumors and spur an immune system attack.

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Monday opened the trial of a feminist activist and artist charged with disseminating pornography after she shared artwork depicting female anatomy online — a case in line with the Kremlin’s conservative stance promoting “traditional family values” that has el…

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) — La Soufriere volcano fired an enormous amount of ash and hot gas early Monday in the biggest explosive eruption yet since volcanic activity began on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent late last week, with officials worried about the lives of those who h…