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Joy Global Being Investigated In 2012 Company Acquisition

Officials of Joy Global have confirmed that they are being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding their purchase two years ago of the holdings of International Mining Machinery. The announcement does not indicate the reason for the SEC probe. Joy Global purchased the IMM holdings for about $1.2 billion in 2012.  The SEC…

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This Fall’s Second And Third Confirmed Rabies Cases Reported

Two confirmations of rabies in animals killed in the Oil Region were reported Friday by the state Department of Agriculture. The positive rabies test results came from the bodies of a gray fox which had been killed by a dog at a residence in Greene Township in Forest County, and a bat which made contact…

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Police Claim Clarion Woman Tried To Jump From Patrol Car

A Clarion woman was jailed late last week after she allegedly tried to jump from a moving patrol car. State Police officials from the Clarion station say 21 year-old Jamie Bailey was apprehended at a Clarion Township trailer court upon their response to a call that reported two women fighting.  Troopers say Bailey had been…

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Pennsylvania Voter Response On Tuesday Was About 42 Percent

A little more than forty percent of Pennsylvania’s registered voters went to the polls for the midterm general elections on Tuesday. Turnout, according to unofficial figures, has been pegged at just over 42 percent, a number that should climb slightly after all of the write-ins, absentee ballots and military and overseas ballots are officially added to the total.…

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Cooperstown Woman Hospitalized After Route 417 Crash

Police say a Cooperstown woman was hospitalized Thursday afternoon after her S-U-V was struck by another vehicle as she attempted to pull into a driveway along Route 417 in Oakland Township. State troopers say 83 year-old Barbara McCormick was transported to UPMC Northwest in Cranberry following the incident shortly after 4:15 PM Thursday. Police tell KQW that…

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Titusville Women Hurt In Cherrytree Township Rollover

Two Titusville women were injured Wednesday afternoon when their car left a highway in Cherrytree Township and rolled over. State Police officials say a car driven by 54 year-old Sherry Seeley left Route 8 and traveled along a ditch on the west side of the road, eventually rolling over onto its roof. Seeley and a…

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Penguins Win 6th Straight In First Shootout Of The Season

The Pittsburgh Penguins (9-2-1) posted their sixth consecutive victory on Thursday night as Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby both scored during a 2-1 shootout, and the Pens recorded a 4-3 win over the Jets in Winnipeg. The shootout was the first of the season for the Penguins, who took a five-point lead over the New York…

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Franklin Elks Hoop Shoot Goes Early; Scheduled For Saturday At Franklin YMCA

Franklin Elks Lodge #110 has announced that the local “Hoop Shoot” competitions will get off to an early start this year with the Franklin “Hoop Shoot” scheduled for this Saturday (November 8) at the Franklin YMCA. Registration begins at 12:00 noon. The event will feature foul-shooting competitions in six age divisions – three for boys and three…

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Budget For Sugarcreek Borough Passes First Reading

Sugarcreek Borough Council voted this week to approve the first reading of a 2015 borough budget. No real estate tax increase is expected. A final vote should be taken at council’s December 3 meeting, so the public will have nearly four weeks to review the proposed spending plan.

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Reports: Corbett Signed Wrong Gun Law; Legislature Had To Produce Correct Version For Re-do

Sources in Harrisburg say it was discovered this week that the state legislature had sent Governor Tom Corbett the wrong version of a recently-passed law regarding local gun ordinances, and that both houses of state lawmakers were forced to reconvene just long enough to process the correct version of the bill to be sent to…

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