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Latest Poll Shows Wolf With 20-Point Lead Over Corbett In Race For Pennsylvania Governor

The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows Democratic challenger Tom Wolf holding a twenty percentage point lead over incumbent Republican Tom Corbett in the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race. The poll’s assistant director, Tim Malloy, told Radio PA News Wednesday morning the total results of the survey add up to bad news for the current Governor in his…

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State Senate Committee Advances Bills To Reduce Numbers Of Pennsylvania Lawmakers And State Court Judges

A state Senate committee on Tuesday voted unanimously to advance measures that would reduce the numbers of lawmakers in Harrisburg and the numbers of justices on the state’s appeals courts. Because the measures would result in amending the state Constitution, they would need to pass both the House and Senate in two consecutive legislative sessions and then…

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Joy Mining Union Workers Get Wage And Pension Hikes In New Four-Year Contract

Officials of Joy Mining have confirmed that the company and its unionized employees have approved a new four-year contract to succeed the previous four-year deal which expired over the weekend. Despite extensive job reductions in recent years, Joy Mining remains the largest private employer in Venango County. The contract covers more than 500 employees who…

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Tuesday Storms Affect Some, Miss Many

People in several communities in and near the Oil Region were affected by brief, but powerful, mid-afternoon thunderstorms on Tuesday. Residents in other towns, watching the skies and listening to bulletins regarding Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, were left wondering how the weather missed them. Most of the storms occurred between 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM.  Among those…

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Pirates Use Long Ball To Give Cole His 6th Victory, 4-1 Over The Padres In San Diego

Neil Walker and Pedro Alvarez both slammed two-run home runs on Tuesday night, and five Pittsburgh pitchers combined on a four-hitter as the Pirates (28-30) won for the 11th time in their last 16 games, beating the Padres 4-1 at Petco Park in San Diego. The Pirates won for the second straight night against the Padres…

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Franklin Posts 7-2 Win Over Seton LaSalle To Move To PIAA “AA” Quarterfinals

Ryan Madden and Kirk Breithaupt both drove in a pair of runs on Tuesday, leading the Franklin Knights to a 7-2 victory over Seton LaSalle in the rain-delayed first round of the PIAA “AA” high school baseball tournament at Jerry Uht Park in Erie. The win propelled the Knights (19-2) into the quarterfinal round of…

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PIAA 1st-Round Baseball Playoff Results – June 2&3

PIAA 1st-Round High School Baseball Playoff Results – June 2 and 3:   “A” Cranberry 2, California 1 Bishop McCort 5, Eisenhower 0 Elk County Catholic 3, Sewickley Academy 2 Carmichaels 5, Southern Fulton 4 Devon Prep 8, York Catholic 5 Canton 11, Freeland MMI 1  (6 inns.) Schuykill Haven 12, Jules Masterman 2  (5 inns.)…

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Impact Fees From Marcellus Drilling Set For Local Municipalities July 1st

July 1 will mark the date set for the latest allocations to local municipal governments of the impact fees collected by the state from Marcellus shale well drillers in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Association of Township Supervisors has revealed that some $135.4 million will be distributed across the state, a slight increase over last year. The…

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Polk Man Sentenced To County Jail For Halloween Night Crimes In Oil City

A Polk man has been sentenced to one-to-two years in the Venango County Jail for his part in a series of crimes committed around Oil City on Halloween night. 19 year-old Dusty Perry had entered guilty pleas in March to charges of conspiracy to commit robbery and the possession of an instrument of crime.  In…

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Mercer Slams Four Of Bucs’ 16 Hits In 10-3 Win At San Diego

Jordy Mercer went 4-for-5 with a home run, two RBI’s and four runs scored, and the Pittsburgh Pirates (27-30) posted a 10-3 win over the Padres (26-32) in the first game of a three-game series played Monday night in San Diego. Mercer entered the game hitting .199 and raised his batting average twenty points to…

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