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Bald Eagle Nest Count Hits Modern Record High In Pennsylvania

Just in time for the Fourth of July holiday comes a report on the resurgence in Pennsylvania of one of the nation’s enduring symbols – the bald eagle. The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s annual mid-year survey shows that 277 bald eagle nests have been reported in the state.  That would mark a modern day record, topping…

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Wolf Vetoes Liquor Privatization Bill, School Funding Measures

Governor Tom Wolf pulled out his veto pen again on Thursday, beginning with a veto of a Republican-backed liquor system privatization bill. The Democratic Governor said selling off the state liquor store system is not a good business decision, and he said the move would have led to higher prices. The plan would have phased…

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Truck Crashes Into Wine And Spirits Store Near Clarion

State-employed crews raced to secure a wine and spirits shop near Clarion on Thursday afternoon after a pickup crashed through four windows in front of the store. State Police officials say the driver of the truck was pulling into a parking space in front of a state store in a plaza in Monroe Township when…

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District 25 Little League Tournament – Scores And Schedules

District 25 Little League (11 & 12 year-olds) Baseball Tournament – First-Round Scores  –  Monday, June 29   Clarion 14, Oil City 1  (4 inns.) Franklin 9, Cranberry 5   Wednesday’s Scores  –  Wednesday, July 1  (Winners’ bracket semifinals)   East Butler 12, Franklin 2 Clarion 11, Butler Twp. 1   Thursday’s Scores  –    Thursday, July…

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Oil City Seeks $14 Million In Loans For Water And Sewer Improvements

Oil City has begun the process toward being approved for the loans for a major upgrade to the city’s water and sewage systems. The initial plan is to apply for a pair of 25-year loans totaling some $14 million.  Reports indicate the updates will cost at least $12 million. Among the scheduled jobs will be the replacement…

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Bridge Replacement On Patchel Run Road, Resurfacing In Crawford And Forest Counties To Start Soon

PennDOT says a bridge replacement project on Patchel Run Road in Jackson Township should begin next week. The 27-foot box beam bridge spans Wolf Run, and is located just north of Bowman Road. The project is set to begin on Tuesday, July 7 and run through mid-August.  The posted detour will utilize Meadville Pike and…

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Walker Shines Again In Pirates’ 8-4 Victory In Detroit

Neil Walker recorded his second straight four-hit game, and Francisco Cervelli homered as the Pittsburgh Pirates completed a three-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers with an 8-4 victory at Comerica Park in Detroit on Thursday afternoon. The Pirates (45-33) have swept nine series this season, most in the Major Leagues.  With Thursday’s win, they moved…

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Highway Traffic Expected To Increase Over 4th Of July; Officials To Also Stress Safe Boating

Nearly 42 million Americans are expected to travel fifty or more miles from home this holiday weekend. That would mark an increase of about seven-tenths of one percent from the Fourth of July holiday last year. One-and-a-half million Pennsylvanians will travel by car this weekend, and most travelers will find gasoline prices in most areas to…

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Files Suit Against Golden Living Centers’ Parent Company

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office has announced that their Health Care Section has filed a legal action against the parent corporation of subsidiary Golden Living Centers, which operates 36 nursing home facilities in Pennsylvania. The suit names Golden Gate National Senior Care LLC, and claims that Golden Living Centers violated the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer…

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Pirates’ 21 Hits Include Four Homers – Two By Walker; Bucs Beat Detroit 9-3

The Pittsburgh Pirates assaulted Detroit pitchers with 21 hits, their largest single-game total since 2004, and belted four home runs in Wednesday night’s 9-3 victory over the Tigers at Comerica Park in Pittsburgh. Neil Walker slammed two homers in a four-hit performance.  Starling Marte also had four hits, including a homer.  Pedro Alvarez homered, as…

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