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The Bear Track Tavern and Inn, 203 East Main St., Westfield, was cited on Feb. 7 by the Montoursville Bureau of Liquor Control enforcement for a violation involving its health license.

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Crime and Courts

WATERLOO — If there was anyone who thought Emerson "John" Tohafjian might be paroled some day for killing two people last summer, Acting Seneca County Judge Rick Healy took care of that notion Friday.

NEWARK — The Newark Police Department said Wednesday that it continues to investigate a stabbing that took place in the village early Saturday morning. Meanwhile the victim, who has not been named, continues to be listed in critical condition.


LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Josh Donaldson is talking about all the things he did during his workout program, and it's pretty much everything you expect until he gets to the middle of the list. "Some toe exercises," Donaldson said. Wait. Toe exercises? "Everything starts from the bottom, the ground, right?" Donaldson said Thursday at Braves spring training. I suppose it does, when he puts it that ...

HARTFORD, Conn. - If it seems like Napheesa Collier and Katie Lou Samuelson have moved up in the record books or reached new season highs nearly every game this season, it's because they practically have, and Wednesday night was no different. The senior duo has had very few off games this season, and as of late they look completely incapable of them. In UConn's 102-45 win over Memphis, Collier ...

SAN DIEGO - Let's start with curses, which have a colorful niche in baseball history. These days, the baseball world gives curses no credence due to the Cubs and Red Sox finally winning a World Series. No one gnashes teeth over a billy goat's exile from a tavern, or that Babe Ruth was traded. Or, in this little slice of the baseball universe, that the Padres failed to pour holy water on home ...

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Lakers' Rajon Rondo and Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul will share the Staples Center court on Thursday night in their first meeting since they came to blows on Oct. 20 during the Lakers' regular-season home opener. The contentious relationship between the two spilled over after Rondo spit in Paul's face during the game. Paul responded by putting his finger in ...

LOS ANGELES - LeBron James is not OK with what happened with the Los Angeles Lakers heading into the All-Star Break. He's not comfortable with the losing record they bring into the second part of the season. He's not happy that the turbo-boost he'll have to provide is needed so early in the season. He doesn't like it at all. But he also loves it. "I love being uncomfortable," James said. "I ...

Business and Economy

    In continuing to bring our readers new and interesting information about your friends and neighbors, we are presenting our “What’s Your Story” series. This is a Q & A panel of 20 questions that we ask Randolph County Residents. The information is fun facts and good advice from them on various topics. We are interested in seeing what we can learn about our readers in 20 questions! Hope you enjoy!

PITTSBURGH — Gas prices in Western Pennsylvania are about a penny cheaper this week at $2.463 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.  

Health Care

As part of an effort to keep students front and center regarding plans for preparedness, staff at Seneca Valley School District recently participated in the first “Stop the Bleed” training to learn the basics of bleeding control, how to use dressings and how to use a tourniquet properly.

Whether you like to graze all day at the office or eat simply out of boredom, it can be tough to make healthy snack choices when you’re sitting at a desk, especially if you’re limited to a potato chip-filled vending machine, a co-worker’s candy jar or a nearby fast food restaurant.

You know the routine. Life’s hectic, and you’re short on time. For ease and convenience, how often do you find yourself reaching for pre-packaged, processed foods or hitting the drive-thru after work? Even grocery stores provide single-serving meals you can heat for a quick bite.

It’s that time of year again, where football is at the center of many a weekend party. Foods like chips, dip, sliders, taquitos and mozzarella sticks are standard fare, but is there a way to make Super Bowl Sunday a little more health conscious without taking away any of the fun of these time-honored treats? We say, absolutely yes. Check out three excellent swaps for your game day feast.

Arts & Entertainment

    The Jay County Visitor and Tourism Bureau will hold its 16th Annual Jay County Fiber Arts Festival Friday March 8 and Saturday March 9, 2019 at the Jay Community Center located at 115 E. Water St. Portland, Indiana. The 2-day event devoted to the fiber arts will include classes, hands-on activity, and a variety of demonstrations. On Friday at 6:00 pm Kate Larson, a well-known fiber artist loves using fiber arts as a bridge between art and agriculture. She is the author of The Practical Spinner’s Guide: Wool (Interweave, 2015) and several videos, including How to Spin Yarn to Knit. Her work has appeared in Spin-Off, Jane Austen Knits, and more. Follow her at

    Arts Place, Inc. is pleased to announce that Second National Bank recently made several contributions to the nonprofit organization and its programming. The bank’s donation of $1,000 for the 2019 and 2020 annual campaigns helps provide meaningful experiences in the arts to citizens across East Central Indiana and West Central Ohio. Second National Bank also contributed to Arts Place Portland Center’s Legacy Campaign. On February 12, 2019, Shawn Robinson, Fort Recovery Branch Manager of Second National Bank, presented a check in the amount of $2,500 as the first installment of a $5,000 pledge to Arts Place CEO Eric Rogers.  The Arts Place Legacy Campaign will allow for a much needed expansion to the Portland Center, a new public art piece to celebrate the community, retirement of the center’s mortgage, and renovations to address critical structural issues.

    The closing performance of the Portland Center Stage series will take place on April 5, 2019. This final show will be performed by indie-alternative folk group The Hunts. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m., in the Hall-Moser Theatre, at the Portland Center of Arts Place. Tickets are on sale now at Arts Place and online at Advance tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for students.