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Governor Wolf Vetoes Public Pension Overhaul Bill

In addition to overriding a Republican-backed state budget plan and a liquor privatization bill, Governor Tom Wolf has now vetoed a GOP-sponsored measure to overhaul Pennsylvania’s public pension system. The legislation would have moved new state and public school employees to a hybrid 401k-style contribution plan.  Wolf criticized the plan as something that “does not address…

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Eight Added To Franklin High School Hall-of-Fame

Eight new members have been announced for the Franklin High School Hall-of-Fame.  The new members will be inducted in ceremonies in early October to be held during Franklin’s Applefest Week. The new inductees include Seth Bodnar, Jim McCullough, Barrett Melvin, Corey Ace and the members of a state swimming championship relay team – Nathan Edmondson,…

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Tuition At Pennsylvania’s State-Owned Universities To Climb By 3.5 Percent

The Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education voted Thursday to raise tuition at the fourteen state-owned universities by three-and-a-half percent. The move would bump tuition up by $240 per year, and increase a corresponding technology fee by $14 to $436 per year at schools like Clarion, Slippery Rock and Edinboro.…

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Titusville Man Arrested By Federal Marshals

Federal marshals on Thursday arrested a Titusville-area man who had been wanted in a burglary that had occurred in January in Pleasantville. Officials say 28 year-old Ricky Frantz was arrested Thursday morning at a mobile home near Centerville in Crawford County, the culmination of a search that had begun earlier in the day near his…

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Cards Beat Bucs 4-1 In First Game Of Crucial Four-Game Series

The St. Louis Cardinals scored four times in the fifth inning on Thursday night, and went on to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 in the first game of a four-game series between the top two teams in the National League Central Division played at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Matt Carpenter and Yadier Molina both slammed…

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Ken “The Snake” Stabler Dies At Age 69

Legendary Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken “The Snake” Stabler has died as a result of complications from colon cancer.  Stabler was 69. The National Football League’s Most Valuable Player in 1974, the famed Raiders quarterback led his team to a Super Bowl win over Minnesota in 1977. A starter for Oakland for more than seven seasons,…

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Tornado Watch Issued Thursday For Clarion, Forest, Armstrong, Jefferson And Indiana Counties

The National Weather Service on Thursday (July 9) issued a Tornado Watch, effective until 9:00 PM Thursday evening for Clarion, Forest, Armstrong, Jefferson and Indiana Counties in western Pennsylvania. A Tornado Watch means that weather conditions are favorable for the formation of tornado activity in and near the watch area. The Watch was issued in…

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Weather Service: Flooding Is Possible Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a statement indicating that localized flooding is possible on Thursday afternoon and Thursday night (July 9). Thunderstorms expected through at least early Thursday evening have created this hazardous weather outlook for northwest, southwest and west central Pennsylvania, east central Ohio and the northern panhandle of West Virginia. Conditions are expected…

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Attorney General Says Governor’s Death Penalty Moratorium Is “Blatantly Unconstitutional”

Saying Governor Tom Wolf’s moratorium on the death penalty in this state is “blatantly unconstitutional,” Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane this week filed with the state Supreme Court to continue the path toward the execution of a man who is on death row for a murder in York County some twenty-two years ago. Wolf issued the moratorium as…

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Meadville Pike Paving Project To Begin On Monday

A paving project on the entire stretch of Meadville Pike in Sugarcreek Borough outside of Franklin is tentatively scheduled to begin on Monday, July 13. The four-mile project could continue until early September.  No detours are expected, but drivers may encounter one-lane travel controlled by work crew flag personnel from time to time. PennDOT says the…

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