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Former State Treasurer McCord Likely To Face Charges; Christopher Craig Becomes Interim Treasurer

State treasurer Rob McCord, who resigned last week, has acknowledged that he is facing federal corruption charges. McCord was halfway through his second term as treasurer when he made his resignation announcement, and the decision was to have become effective later this month.  Now, McCord reportedly faces the possibility of charges related to fundraising abuses…

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Winter Storm Warning To End At Noon Monday

The National Weather Service has predicted that another one-to-three inches of snow could fall in the Oil Region before the present storm system has passed completely through the area. A Winter Storm Warning that became effective before dawn Sunday was slated to expire at noon Monday.  Forecasters say there could be lingering snowfall until about…

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Penguins Follow Friday’s OT Win In New Jersey With A Shutout Loss At Home To Nashville

The Pittsburgh Penguins were shutout by a backup goaltender Sunday in a 4-0 home loss to Nashville. Connor Hutton (3-4-4) made 21 saves to earn his second career whitewash, subbing for Pekka Rinne who has a sprained knee. Roman Josi, Gabriel Bourque, Eric Nystrom and Mike Fisher scored for the Predators (32-11-6), who lead the…

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Koepka’s Eagle Putt Leads The Way For PGA Win At Phoenix

Brooks Koepka parlayed a 50-foot eagle putt on the 15th hole Sunday into a win at the Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale in Arizona. Koepka, a five-time winner overseas, recorded a final-round 5-under-par 66 to win for the first time on U.S. soil, finishing at 15-under-par 269 and pocketing $1.134 million. Bubba Watson, Ryan Palmer…

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Pitt Upends #8 Notre Dame 76-72

Jamel Artis led a balanced Pitt scoring attack with 19 points on Saturday as the Panthers (14-8; 4-5 ACC) upset 8th-ranked Notre Dame 76-72 in an Atlantic Coast Conference contest played at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. Michael Young contributed 16 points, and James Robinson and Cam Wright both tallied 14.  Robinson recorded 10…

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Hill’s Last-Second Layup, 27 Points Lead Illinois Past Penn State 60-58

Malcolm Hill beat the final buzzer with a game-winning layup on Saturday as Illinois (14-8; 4-5 Big Ten) edged Penn State 60-58. Hill led all scorers with 27 points, while teammate Kendrick Nunn added 10. D.J. Newbill scored 20 for Penn State (14-8; 2-7), and Shep Garner tallied 14, while Julian Moore came off the…

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No Surprise: Punxsutawney Phil Predicts More Winter

At his annual appearance at his Jefferson County home, groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter. According to legend, if Phil emerges from his lair and sees his shadow, his prognostication will be for a continuation of winter.  If there is no shadow, spring is expected to arrive early. Most usually, the prediction, like…

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Roxanne Gonzales Named Executive Dean At Venango College In OIl City

Education consultant Roxanne Gonzales has been named the new executive dean at Venango College of Clarion University in Oil City. Gonzales, a former professor at the University of New Hampshire will succeed Chris Reber, effective July 1.  Reber became president of Community College of Beaver County last year. Gonzales has served as national president of both…

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Cochranton Man Sentenced To Jail For Pair Of Assaults On Franklin Man

A Cochranton man was sentenced last week to eight months to two years in jail for a pair of assaults on the same Franklin man and a physical attack on a Franklin woman last July. 47 year-old Darnell “Kato” Butler, formerly of Franklin, entered guilty pleas in December to three counts of simple assault.  In…

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Another State Senator Proposes A Minimum Wage Increase

Last week, KQW reported that a state Senator is proposing legislation that would increase Pennsylvania’s minimum wage by nearly three dollars an hour to $10.10.  Senator Christine Tartaglione says the time is right, what with President Obama having called for a national increase and some nearby states having already made the jump to higher pay. Now,…

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