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Pitt Rushes For 407 Yards, 7 TD’s In 62-0 Romp Over Delaware

Pitt rushed for 407 yards and seven touchdowns, including four by a sophomore from Erie, James Conner, in a 62-0 romp over Delaware in a college football opener played Saturday afternoon at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Conner ran for 145 yards and Rachid Ibrahim for 95 yards, while Chris James scored twice on the ground,…

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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 compressor in a state forest in the north-central part of…

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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 near Emlenton, ditch work along Rockland Road in Rockland Township…

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Ficken’s Fourth Field Goal Wins Penn State’s Opener At Final Gun

Sam Ficken kicked a 36-yard field goal, his fourth three-pointer of the game, as time expired on Saturday, lifting Penn State to a 26-24 win over Central Florida in a college football opener played at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland. UCF had taken a 24-23 lead with 1:13 remaining in the game on a 6-yard…

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Trbusich Scores Three Rushing TD’s In Oil City’s Season-Opening 37-18 Win Over Corry

John Trbusich ran for 189 yards and three touchdowns on Friday night as the Oil City Oilers opened the 2014 football season with a 37-15 home victory over the Corry Beavers. Jackson McFall threw a pair of TD passes to Morgan Hadley, and the Oilers were credited with a two-point safety when their opponents were…

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Franklin Drops Season Opener; Titusville Avoids OT With Last-Minute TD Throw

The Titusville Rockets scored the tie-breaking touchdown on a 14-yard run by quarterback Todd Brown with 50 seconds remaining in the game on Friday night to avoid overtime and beat the Franklin Knights 25-18 in the season opener for both teams at Franklin High School. The outcome avenged an 18-14 loss by the Rockets to the…

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Harrison Paces Bucs To Late Win After Volquez Pitches Six No-Hit Innings

After Edinson Volquez’s no-hitter ended in the seventh inning, and after the visiting Cincinnati Reds broke a scoreless tie with a solo run in the top of the eighth inning, the Pittsburgh Pirates scored twice in the bottom of the eighth frame to post a 2-1 victory on Friday night in the first game of…

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High School Football Results – Week 1

High School Football  Results - 2014 Season Week 1   Friday, August 29 Titusville 25, Franklin 18 Oil City 37, Corry 15 Lakeview 46, Youngsville 0 Wilmington 28, Grove City 18 Girard 34, Maplewood 3 Reynolds 34, Cochranton 6 Meadville 32, Fairview 28 DuBois 61, Mifflin County 38 Conneaut 35, Northwestern 0 St. Marys 19, Bradford 14 Greenville 26, North East 8 Hickory 24, Strong Vincent 0…

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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 billions of dollars to the nation’s states, but here in Pennsylvania the Corbett administration said it would accept the money only under terms that included…

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