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New York State Issues Ban On Fracking; Producers, Environmentalists React

In New York state, government officials have issued a ban on the natural gas extraction method of fracking. The state had earlier placed a moratorium on the drilling practice until New York decided if it should join the Marcellus shale boom. Industry groups have already told Radio PA News the order is good news for Pennsylvania in…

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Fire Ravages A Clarion Mobile Home

At least three fire companies responded Friday morning to a fire that was ripping through a mobile home outside Clarion. The fire was reported around 9:00 AM at a residence on Route 322 east of Clarion.  Some reports have indicated the mobile home will probably be declared a total loss. There were no injuries.  No…

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Oil City’s 2015 Budget Gets Final Approval With No Property Tax Hike

Oil City Council on Thursday gave its final approval to a 2015 city budget with no real estate tax increase. The spending plan totals about $16.6 million. Oil City was one of the last local communities to pass a budget for next year – in part, because council members had turned down a spending plan…

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Oil City Has A New Treasurer – Former Mayor Joe Womer

Oil City Council has appointed former city mayor Joseph Womer to fill the treasurer’s post left vacant after the resignation of Kevin Roth. Womer will serve until the end of next year, while a new treasurer is chosen via the 2015 elections process. Roth resigned last month after he moved to a residence located outside…

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Fleury Gets Personal Best Sixth Shutout; Comeau Scores In OT In 1-0 Penguins Win

Marc-Andre Fleury, who as it turns out tested negative for the mumps and was cleared to play, earned his personal best sixth shutout of the season on Thursday night as the Pittsburgh Penguins posted a 1-0 overtime victory over the Carolina Hurricanes at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Blake Comeau scored the game’s only goal…

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NFL Results – 2014 Week 16

NFL Results  –  Week 16   Thursday, December 18 Jacksonville 21, Tennessee 13

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Grove City Woman Charged After Toddler Was Found Wandering In 30-Degree Weather

A Grove City woman has been charged after authorities say a two year-old child in her care was discovered wandering alone elsewhere in her neighborhood. Grove City Police say the child was several houses from home and was wearing only a T-shirt and sandals, that the temperature was about thirty degrees and that the youngster’s…

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New Report Looks At Human Impacts Of Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling

A new report attempts to provide some answers on the impacts on the quality of life in Marcellus shale regions where natural gas drilling is taking place. The Shale Tipping Point Report is a joint effort of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center and the Keystone Research Center.  It examines the impact on factors such…

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Cryst Takes Wisconsin Job; Pitt Fires AD Pederson

The University of Wisconsin made it official Wednesday evening.  They named Pitt coach Paul Chryst their new football coach. Meanwhile, the University of Pittsburgh will need a new athletic director before they hire Chryst’s replacement.  Pitt fired Steve Pederson on Wednesday. Chryst was 19-19 in three seasons at Pitt,  In taking the Wisconsin job, he…

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Artis Scores 20 In Pitt’s 65-56 Win Over Manhattan

The Pitt Panthers improved to 3-0 since the return of senior guard Cam Wright with a 65-56 victory over Manhattan on Wednesday night at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. Jamel Artis led the Panthers (7-3) with a career-high 20 points, and Michael Young tallied 16. Wright, who had been sidelined earlier with a foot-injury,…

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