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Safe driving in a school zone: September is the heaviest month for school zone violations. Over the last five years, 30,862 Pennsylvania drivers were cited with school zone violations for either speeding in school zones or illegally passing a school bus.

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Crime and Courts

LYONS — Closure is not a term Wayne County District Attorney Mike Calarco and Sheriff Barry Virts would use to describe the guilty plea Wednesday by Alberto Reyes to two counts of first-degree manslaughter in the 2018 deaths of 18-year-old Selena Hidalgo-Calderon and her 14-month-old son, Owen Hidalgo-Caldero.


NEW ORLEANS, La  The New Orleans Saints have signed coach Sean Payton to an extension running through the 2024 season. Payton had been earning about $9 million per year in a contract that was due to expire after the 2020 season.

Former Nebraska secondary coach George Darlington says the Husker defense has improved, especially up front. "But if that one kid (safety Cam Taylor-Britt) is out, there could be problems. All in all, the defense is better, but it's still not where anybody wants it to be talentwise. There are warts at some positions. I'm not talking about effort or anything like that. They just need to be a little more talented in some places."

ATLANTA - With things looking kind of bleak, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan tossed a short screen out to wide receiver Julio Jones on a fourth down and 3. After picking up a nice block from left tackle Jake Matthews, Jones took off on a 54-yard touchdown and became the franchise's all-time leader in career receiving yards, passing his mentor Roddy White, as he lifted the Falcons to a 24-20 ...

Business and Economy

PITTSBURGH — The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is two cents cheaper this week at $2.750 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.

OLEAN — Opening for business Aug. 1, Focus Physical Therapy of Olean, at 610 Wayne St., is the latest option for physical therapy after injuries or surgery in the Olean area. Here’s five things to know about the business:

    Similar to our "What IS Your Story?" feature, the News Gazette brings you "What IS Your Business?" Where we'll learn about some of our local businesses by posing some questions and asking for some fun facts. If you would like us to feature your business please contact us by e-mail at

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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.