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State Welfare Secretary Speaks Up On State’s New Medicaid Plan

It is being hailed as an historic agreement by the Corbett administration, as the federal government has given its conditional approval to a state-specific plan to reform Medicaid, but a top official says it should not be confused with an expansion. The current Medicaid program will change from fourteen benefit plans to both low and…

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State Looks At Noise Associated With Natural Gas Processing

The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is taking a closer look at the noise produced by the processing of natural gas and how it may impact nearby wildlife and people. An acoustics professor from Penn State University has spent two weeks recording a natural gas…

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PennDOT Announces Road Work For First Week In September

PennDOT officials have announced a short schedule of maintenance work for the shortened work week that begins after Labor Day. In addition to ongoing repaving projects,  the jobs are scheduled to include crack sealing on Route 8 in the Barkeyville area, patching on Route 268…

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Federal Officials Approve Pennsylvania Medicaid Expansion Plan

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday announced their approval of Pennsylvania’s proposed Medicaid expansion plan. The Affordable Care Act included an expansion plan that would provide…

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Man Out On Bail On Venango County Charges Is Accused Of Rape In Clarion County

A New Bethlehem man, who had met bail conditions and was free while awaiting a hearing in Venango County amid accusations that he allegedly tried to pay a minor to perform sexual…

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Franklin Woman Charged With Assaulting Man With Baseball Bat

A Franklin woman has been charged with assault and disorderly conduct after she was accused of hitting a man in the head with an aluminum baseball bat. Franklin City Police…

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