‘Office’ star Creed Bratton to perform music and comedy at F.M. Kirby Center

Announced today, the F.M. Kirby Center will welcome one of the stars of NBC’s “The Office” this spring for an evening of music and comedy. Creed Bratton — known for his popular character of the same name on the hit series that also starred Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer and John Krasinski, among others — will […]

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To Your Health: Four signs that you might need a mental health day

With the holidays behind us and daylight lengthening ever so gradually, you’d think we’d all be feeling great. Yet the ravages of a severe flu season, unpredictable winter weather, government shutdowns, and so many other shared and personal challenges keep our stress levels high. In ancient times, our bodies’ stress responses helped humans avoid or […]

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Prototype blood test to detect eight cancers early gives promising results

Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. Many groups are working on liquid biopsy tests, which look for DNA and other things that tumors shed into blood, to try to find cancer […]

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Neil Diamond says he has Parkinson’s, retires from touring

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Diamond is retiring from touring after he says he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Days shy of his 77th birthday, the rock legend is canceling his tour dates in Australia and New Zealand for March. He was on his 50th anniversary tour. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer offered […]

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Today in history

Today is Monday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2018. There are 343 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 22, 1968, the fast-paced sketch comedy program “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” premiered as a weekly series on NBC-TV. On this date: In 1498, during his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, […]

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York County church has a rich history dating back to 1850

NEW PARK — Pastor Marlon Carter walked through the cemetery at Fawn AME Zion Church, gazing at the markers. He got chills, and it wasn’t from the cold wind coming off the corn field next door. “The history,” he said. “It’s all around you.” And it is. The small church cemetery has markers dating to […]

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Out On a Limb: Research mining ancestors with local resources

Don’t let 2018’s Mining History Month end without researching your own coal mining ancestors here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. If you know those ancestors toiled for a mining company, you’re a step ahead. If you can’t link them to mining, you can catch up. What’s great is that much of the material you’ll need is right […]

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Four pressing questions ahead of Tuesday’s Oscar nominations

NEW YORK — Oscar nominations balloting might be finished but Hollywood’s “Me Too” moment has kept right on going. When Academy Awards nominations are announced Tuesday morning, it might be a brief, celebratory reprieve for an industry inflamed by sexual harassment scandals and gender equality protests. Or it might just add more fuel to the […]

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College Life: Snow days hamper productive energy early in the semester

Boy, Mother Nature really messed me up this week. I know I complain a lot, and I had a particularly lazy break, but I really was ready to go back to school. I took the obligatory screenshot of my schedule for easy access during the beginning of the semester, and looking over it, I got […]

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Game Night raises funds, awareness for Big Brothers Big Sisters

PLAINS TWP. — Angela Michael, of Jackson Township, approached the easel and worked fast, drawing a squiggly sort of square with a Florida panhandle toward the south to represent the United States. Then she drew a musical staff under the map of the country. Get it? Get it? By the time the rapid-fire artist — […]

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