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After several years of discussing and debating what to do about a sagging borough building roof, Saxton Borough Council announced this week that two bids to replace the roof have been received.

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As the area and the nation prepare to celebrate Armed Forces Day on Saturday, it’s an appropriate time to reflect on the variety of roles that those who serve play in our national defense.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people on Thursday, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings.

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The menu for the senior centers in Bedford County for May 17-21 is as follows:

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DEHMCKE, Gary, of Bedford.

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Members of the Everett Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society are already preparing for next school year. During their most recent service project, members spent several weeks collecting supplies like erasers, pencils, pens, and backpacks for their annual backpack project. Each year, d…

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania automatically adopted new, relaxed federal guidance on mask-wearing for people who are vaccinated, while the Philadelphia Phillies said Thursday it will increase seating capacity at home games.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican lawmakers across the country have tried to roll back the emergency powers that governors wielded during the COVID-19 pandemic, as they ordered businesses shut, mask-wearing in public and students home for distance learning.

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CLEMMONS, N.C. (AP) — Motorists found gas pumps shrouded in plastic bags at tapped-out service stations across more than a dozen U.S. states Thursday while the operator of the nation’s largest gasoline pipeline reported making “substantial progress” in resolving the computer hack-induced shu…

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Thursday said it was massing troops along the Gaza frontier and calling up 9,000 reservists ahead of a possible ground invasion of the Hamas-ruled territory, as the two bitter enemies plunged closer to all-out war. Egyptian mediators rushed to Israel for cease-fire…

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting in the death of George Floyd will be pushed back to March 2022, in part to allow the publicity over Derek Chauvin’s conviction to cool off, a judge ruled Thursday.

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Freedom House Ministries gift and resale shop is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Donations of gently used or new items will be accepted during shop hours. No clothing, stuffed animals, bedding or large appliances will be accepted. The ministry is selling Gardne…

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There are many parallels between the United States today and Israel in the time of Jeremiah the prophet. Both nations were heavy into sin, and the sins are similar.

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The Northern Bedford County school board approved a preliminary general fund budget for the 2021-22 school year during their regular session Tuesday.

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The following defendants waived their right to a preliminary hearing in central court on Wednesday.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and the Go-Go’s were elected Wednesday to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame their first time on the ballot, leading a class that also includes Tina Turner, Carole King and Todd Rundgren.

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Spring pork and sauerkraut dinner will be served drive-thru only style by the Bedford Rotary from 5 to 7 p.m. May 17 at the Bedford American Legion. Cost will be $10. Tickets are available at Coldwell Banker SKS Realty office in Bedford or the AT&T store in the Bedford Square Shopping Ce…

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Summer cruise-ins will be hosted by R&N Tire and held at the Moon Glo II Skating Rink parking lot, Bedford, from 5 to 8 p.m. June 20, July 18, Aug. 15 and Sept. 19. For more information, call 814-652-6854, 814-623-8674 or 814-623-0804.

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HINISH, Jenna M., 33, of Breezewood.

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DETROIT (AP) — For the next few months, Charlie Gilchrist figures his 11 car dealerships in the Dallas-Fort Worth area will sell just about every new vehicle they can get from the factories — and at increased prices.

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Work on the structure of the new Beef Barn at the Bedford Fairgrounds was completed last week. Work now turns to the electrical wiring.

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COVID-19 deaths in the United States have tumbled to an average of around 600 per day — the lowest level in 10 months — with the number of lives lost dropping to single digits in well over half the states and, on some days, hitting zero.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans dumped GOP Rep. Liz Cheney from her House leadership post Wednesday for her persistent repudiation of Donald Trump’s election falsehoods, underscoring the hold the defeated and twice-impeached former president retains on his party.

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel on Wednesday pressed ahead with a fierce military offensive in the Gaza Strip, killing as many as 10 senior Hamas military figures and toppling a pair of high-rise towers housing Hamas facilities in a series of airstrikes. The Islamic militant group showed…

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge has ruled that there were aggravating factors in the death of George Floyd, paving the way for the possibility of a longer sentence for Derek Chauvin, according to an order made public Wednesday.

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When the Tussey Mountain school board meets next Monday evening, board members are poised to renew a contract with Saxton Borough Council for school resource officer (SRO) services. The proposed pact was reviewed by board members during last night’s monthly work session held in the high scho…

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As a lengthy, bitter fight over mask requirements for students neared its conclusion, the chairperson of a Florida school board announced that she would agree to lift a mandate that had been in place since September even though she preferred leaving it in place until the end of the academic …

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“Connecting and Random Act of Senseless Kindness” event will be hosted by Heather Crawley, assistant manager of the Bedford Cricket Communications store, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 16, in the store’s parking lot, 9481 Lincoln Highway, Bedford.

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CLEMMONS, N.C. (AP) — Drivers waited in long lines at gas stations in the Southeast on Wednesday after a hack of the nation’s largest fuel pipeline led to distribution problems and panic-buying, draining supplies at thousands of gas stations.

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A candidate to become the next magisterial district judge in Bedford was hired to serve another role in the Bedford County district attorney’s office.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted a record number of available jobs in March, illustrating starkly the desperation of businesses trying to find new workers as the country emerges from the pandemic and the economy expands.

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MOSCOW (AP) — A gunman launched an attack on a school in the Russian city of Kazan that left at least nine people dead Tuesday — including seven youngsters — and sent students hiding under their desks or running out of the building.

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A confrontation between Israel and Hamas sparked by weeks of tensions in contested Jerusalem escalated Tuesday as Israel unleashed new airstrikes on Gaza while militants barraged Israel with hundreds of rockets. The exchange killed a number of militants and civil…

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — America’s commercial casinos matched their best quarter ever in the first three months of this year, as customers continued returning amid the COVID-19 pandemic and internet and sports betting money helped boost revenue numbers.

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The Chestnut Ridge preschool program was recently evaluated by a representative of PreK Counts in order to receive continued grant funding.

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HOPE for Hyndman Charter School its junior-senior prom May 1 and crowned its royalty for 2021. Pictured are, from left, prom court’s Jasmine Richards, princess; Kayla Iman, prom queen; Trenton Harbaugh, prom king; and Mason Orndorff, princess.

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BEIJING (AP) — The number of working-age people in China fell over the past decade as its aging population barely grew, a census showed Tuesday, complicating Chinese leaders’ efforts to create a more prosperous and influential nation.

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Fewer Americans are reluctant to get a COVID-19 vaccine than just a few months ago, but questions about side effects and how the shots were tested still hold some back, according to a new poll that highlights the challenges at a pivotal moment in the U.S. vaccination campaign.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in the U.S. Senate mounted an aggressive case Tuesday against Democrats’ sweeping election and voter-access legislation, pushing to roll back proposals for automatic registration, 24-hour ballot drop boxes and other changes in an increasingly charged national debate.