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Even if you've never heard the phrase "dark patterns," you're almost certainly familiar with them. They're the sneaky ways online companies trick you into agreeing to stuff you'd normally never assent to. Classic example: You encounter a prompt asking if you want to sign up for some program or service, and the box is already checked. If you don't uncheck it - that is, if you do nothing - ...

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Crime and Courts

WATERLOO — Pretrial hearings were held Monday in Seneca County Court for Emerson "John" Tohafjian who faces felony charges of rape and unlawful imprisonment for an alleged incident last June in Fayette. Tohafjian already is serving life in prison without parole after being found guilty in December of two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of two people last July 10.

Sports

PHOENIX - For three months, the Los Angeles Dodgers have plowed through their competition, constructing a double-digit lead in the National League West with the best record in the majors before Tuesday. They've done it with an elite starting rotation and a relentless offense despite an average bullpen that constitutes a prominent flaw in context. They did not do it with the team that took the ...

SAN FRANCISCO - Madison Bumgarner looked like a pitcher ready for a playoff push Tuesday night in a 4-2 San Francisco Giants' win over the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park. Coming off a poor start against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Bumgarner (4-7) gave up two earned runs through six innings with three walks and 11 strikeouts. The smart money has Bumgarner being dealt to a contender before the ...

MILWAUKEE - The obvious justification for the Mariners' most recent success, which included a three-game winning streak would be the level of competition played. Taking three of four from the Baltimore Orioles, the worst team in baseball, is expected even for a team that has played only marginally better. But Seattle showed that its more than capable of playing well against better competition ...

ST. LOUIS - Oakland hit three home runs against Cardinals starting pitcher Jack Flaherty and scored six runs in the fifth inning on the way to a 7-3 win Tuesday night at Busch Stadium. Flaherty allowed six hits in the decisive inning before he was relieved. The Cardinals, meanwhile, couldn't take full advantage of a rough outing by A's starter Chris Bassitt, who lasted only 3 1/3 innings and ...

LOS ANGELES - It was nice that after two months of front office implosions, Jeanie Buss finally decided to talk. That she conducted her first interview on a red carpet was as revealing as the interview itself. In her brief stops in front of the media Monday at the NBA Awards show, a seemingly detached Buss acted as if her Los Angeles Lakers are a star attraction that could simply dazzle their ...

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!

    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 — The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is seven cents cheaper this week at $2.850 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Paul Reid, CEO of The Reid Group/Crosby’s, recently received the New York Association of Convenience Stores’ 2019 Carl Tripi Award at the association’s Chairman’s Banquet held May 16 in Syracuse.

    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!

Health Care

If you’ve ever been a pet parent you know animals love to explore and taste just about everything in their path. Unfortunately, there are things at home that our furry friends shouldn’t eat. In fact, according to the ASPCA in 2018, the Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) received an average of 1,200 calls daily and assisted 266,554 animals.

According to the Oxford Dictionary, a boundary is defined as “a line that marks the limits of an area.” In more straightforward terms, it’s the line you clearly draw so that others know not to cross it. Boundaries are essential to healthy relationships, whether that’s among friends, within the workplace or in a romantic partnership.

Root canals and comedy clubs. It’s true that one is significantly more pleasant than the other, but they share the same goal: To put a smile on your face. There is another commonality. Both are among the patient services at Brockport Smiles, a dental office with a fresh approach to patient care and oral health.

Arts & Entertainment

    The News-Gazette presents “Scott’s Stumper,” a feature by Scott Shaffer that shows zoomed-in photos of various things around Randolph County.

    On Wednesday, May 8th at 7:00p.m., Arts Place Portland Center will present it’s ensembles in concert in the Hall/Moser Theatre. Eastern Breeze Flute, Distant Thunder and the Jay County Community Band will perform. On Monday, May 20th at 7:00p.m., A Choired Taste, the community choir of Arts Place, will be in concert. Both events are free and open to the public.