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Octorara Prepares For 2016 Gridiron Campaign

By Jack Mariano Octorara Head Coach Jedd King is pretty excited about this years’ team.  The coach, entering the eleventh year at the helm of Octorara’s program revealed his thoughts on the forthcoming season to Parkesburg


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Community Day 2016 is behind us and despite the weather, it was a success. We experienced a record-setting heat index and temperatures soared to close to 100 degrees. Despite the heat we endured and I am


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BY JACK MARIANO Ominous skies could not dampen the attendance of Sunday’s Memorial Parade held in Parkesburg which included one of the largest crowds ever.  Some estimates placed that gathering approaching one thousand who participated and


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By Jack Mariano Betsy  Gillen, President of the Parkesburg Chapter of Kacie’s Cause welcomed the crowd that was jammed into the Parkesburg Point Center and drew a large round of applause when she announced that the


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By Jack Mariano The Face of America Bicycle Race will be coming through Parkesburg on the way to Gettysburg on Saturday, April 23, 2016. The teams will be making a brief stop at the Keystone Valley


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By Jack Mariano The Quad Graphics Atglen printing Facility was built by Diversified Printing Corporation (DPC), a subsidiary of Parade Publications. The founding fathers of DPC selected the name, at least in part, because they envisione


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Hope During The Holidays

Top photo credit: hope for my parents via photopin (license)


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By David Jones Lin and I have some dear friends we get the pleasure of meeting for lunch and dinner several times a year and sometimes we just get surprised with a place we’ve never been.


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A Closer Look At Octorara’s Collective Bargaining Agreement

By Jack Mariano The Octorara Area School District Board of Directors recently approved a new contract with the Octorara Area Education Association with a 9-0 vote.  The agreement is for four years retroactively, starting July 1,


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Parkesburg Police Clarification

From the desk of Brian Sheller, Parkesburg’s Police Chief: A limited group of readers, within this community information site, drew an improper inference to recent police activity postings. The charges filed against Joshua L.E. Smith, of


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