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Fire Reports From Polk Center, Webco, And Oakland Township

Early reports indicate that eight different fire companies responded to a report of a fire at Polk Center Wednesday night. Although few details have been released, it has been reported that the fire damaged a cafeteria complex. Firefighters responded at about 7:45 PM, and declared the blaze under control after about fifty minutes.  Some crews…

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Approval Given To Turn Oil City’s Brody Block Into City Park

The approval was given on Wednesday by the Oil City Redevelopment Authority to a plan to convert the former Brody Block property on Oil City’s North Side into a park. The property between Center, Seneca, Sycamore and Elm Streets had, until last spring, contained a complex of condemned buildings.  The properties were razed last year, and the…

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Sen. Hutchinson To Chair State Senate Communications And Technology Center

State Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati has appointed Senator Scott Hutchinson, from Oil City, to serve as chairman of the Senate Communications and Technology Committee for the remainder of the current legislative session. The committee must consider and approve all proposed legislation pertaining to communications and technology issues before it can be taken up by…

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Kennerdell Man Sentenced To State Prison In Grove City Burglaries

A Kennerdell-area man has been sentenced to 16 months to ten years in state prison for his role in three burglaries in the Grove City area. 37 year-old Anthony Healey entered guilty pleas last week in Mercer County Court to two counts of burglary.  In his plea bargain, charges from three burglaries were merged. Healey…

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Steelers Sign WR Darrius Heyward-Bey And CB Brice McCain

The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced they have signed former first-round draft pick Darrius Heyward-Bey, a wide receiver who played under a one-year contract last season with the Indianapolis Colts, following four seasons with the Oakland Raiders. Pittsburgh also signed as a free agent cornerback Brice McCain, who has spent five years with the Houston Texans.…

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Tony Sanchez Drives Home 16th-Inning Run In Another Pirates Walk-Off Win

Backup catcher Tony Sanchez delivered a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the 16th inning Wednesday night, and the Pittsburgh Pirates earned their second straight walk-off victory at PNC Park, beating the Chicago Cubs 4-3. The win followed a 1-0, 10-inning triumph in Monday’s season opener, won on a walk-off home run by Pittsburgh’s…

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Farmers Give State Lawmakers Their Legislative Priorities

Pennsylvania farmers have told state lawmakers that more protection is needed for landowners who sell oil and gas drilling rights, and that they would like to see more money for agriculture in the state’s budget. The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau has placed drilling rights high on their list of priorities.  Bureau President Carl Shaffer told Radio PA…

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State House Committee Looks At Heroin Use And Drug Courts

As state lawmakers continue to express concern about what has been termed a heroin epidemic in Pennsylvania, they are hearing positive results from the state’s 98 drug courts. The issues were under the microscope in the House Judiciary Committee. Karen Blackburn, from the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, noted among the positive results the fact…

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State Senate Bill Defines Pedal-Assist Electric Bicycles, And Sets Bike Regulations

A bill passed by the state Senate is designed to clearly define and set standards for the operation of pedal-assist electric bicycles in Pennsylvania. Under the measure, pedal-assist electric bikes are officially defined as having operable pedals and an electric motor, weighing 100 pounds or less and having a maximum capable speed of 20 miles…

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AAA Projects Higher Gasoline Prices As The Weather Warms

AAA says we should expect to start paying higher gasoline prices now that spring has finally arrived. The harsh winter seems to have limited travel, thus holding down the demand for gas and keeping prices at lower levels than last year.  As a matter of fact, our monthly average price for March was the lowest…

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