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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Each year more than 12,500 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer, and over 4,000 women die from the disease. Thanks to preventative measures and early detection, there has been a continued decrease in cervical cancer deaths each year. The human papilloma virus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted disease that…

November Is National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. According to the American Diabetes Association, one in eleven Americans has diabetes. Tioga County Public Health encourages you to make lifestyle changes to decrease your diabetes risk. Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. If not properly managed, diabetes can lead to health problems…

Reed and Tenney vote for AHCA

Saying the new legislation will fix the nation’s health care system and provide relief to families, both of the Southern Tier’s members of the House of Representatives voted in favor of the new American Health Care Act yesterday. Republicans Tom Reed and Claudia Tenney voted in favor of the AHCA legislation, which would repeal and…

Local students in DC for Inauguration Day, hear coverage on WEBO

Today is Inauguration Day in Washington, DC, and some local high school students will be on hand to watch Donald Trump get sworn-in as our 45th President. A group of 38 students in Mr. Tarnowski’s Participation in Government class at Owego Free Academy left yesterday for our nation’s capital. OFA will broadcast the inauguration coverage…

Owego dedicates new 9/11 memorial

Hundreds of people gathered at Hickories Park in Owego yesterday to dedicate the town’s new memorial to the September 11, 2001 attacks. The memorial, which includes pieces of the train track that ran under the World Trade Center, was dedicated in a ceremony that included several speakers and the Owego Free Academy band. Speakers included…

Cal Harris holds press conference following most recent arrest

A press conference was held this morning by Cal Harris outside of the Town of Owego Offices. Harris was arrested last night in Oneonta after a police investigator made claims that Harris was stalking him.   Harris claims that he was in Oneonta last night to sell a drone he posted for sale online to…

Tax Foundation: New Yorkers Pay Most in Taxes

Two reports published by the Tax Foundation showed that New Yorkers face the highest combination of state and local taxes, and is the second worst state to do business in. The Tax Foundation found that the average New Yorker pays about 12.7% in taxes between state and local governments. Connecticut and New Jersey came in…

Today is Election Day

Today is election day across the nation, and voter turnout is expected to be low. Some estimates suggest that only 30% of eligible voters will go to the polls today, which means every vote truly counts. In our region, Fred Akshar and Barbara Fiala are running for the recently vacated 52nd District State Senate Seat.…