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U.S. House Votes To Repeal 30-Hour Work Week Requirement Of Affordable Care Act

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to pass a bill called the Save American Workers Act which would repeal a thirty-hour work week requirement that is a part of the Affordable Care Act. Supporters say the measure modifies the definition of a full-time employee, repealing the thirty-hour per week threshold and replacing it with…

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Identity Released Of Emlenton Man Killed In Wednesday Afternoon Crash On Route 208

The identity of a driver who was killed Wednesday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash in northern Clarion County has been released by the State Police officials who investigated the incident. 73 year-old Robert Blymiller, from Emlenton, was pronounced dead at the scene.  There are indications that Blymiller may have suffered a heart attack before or during…

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Unveiling Of Annual Butter Sculpture Heralds Saturday’s Start Of The Pennsylvania Farm Show

The 99th Pennsylvania Farm Show does not officially begin until Saturday (Jan. 10), but the annual event which brings attention to the huge agricultural event occurred Thursday. The unveiling of the annual butter sculpture serves as the prelude to the Farm Show, set to begin at the Farm Show Complex near Harrisburg. This year’s sculpture,…

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Two Dead In 18-Vehicle Chain Reaction Collision In Clarion County

Officials in Clarion County say two people are dead and several others were injured following an eighteen-vehicle chain-reaction crash on the westbound lanes of Interstate 80. An early report had indicated there were three fatalities.  As it turned out, the third traffic death occurred around the same time in a separate incident on Route 208 in Salem Township. The I-80…

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Bruins Post OT Decision In Pittsburgh With Controversial Game-Winning Goal

A deflected shot by Boston’s Patrice Bergeron that was ruled the game-winning goal was upheld by a controversial video replay decision, and the Bruins won a 3-2 contest over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Replays showed that the puck was deflected into the net off either the glove of…

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Emlenton Man Dies In Route 208 Crash; Heart Attack Suspected

An Emlenton man died Wednesday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash on Route 208 in northern Clarion County. Accident investigators have not yet released the identity of the deceased driver, who reportedly was 73 years old, but it is now apparent that the man died of a heart attack either before or during the crash. State…

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Pitt Evens ACC Record At 1-1 With OT Win At Boston College

Michael Young and Josh Newkirk both scored 15 points Tuesday night as the Pitt Panthers held off Boston College in a 61-60 overtime contest at Chestnut Hill. Sheldon Jeter added 11 points, and Pitt (11-4 overall) evened their ACC record at 1-1. Olivier Hanlan scored a game high 18 points for Boston College (7-6; 0-2).…

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Penn State Drops To 0-3 In Big East Play

Following their 12-1 start to the college basketball season, the Penn State Nittany Lions have lost their first three games in Big Ten Conference play. The Nittany Lions (12-4; 0-3 Big East) dropped their conference home opener 73-64 to Michigan on Tuesday night.  Caris LeVert led Michigan (9-6;2-1) with 18 points, and Zak Irvin added…

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Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz And Biggio Named To Baseball Hall-Of-Fame

For the first time since 1955, four players have been elected in the same year to the Baseball Hall-of-Fame. The new “class,” which will be inducted this summer in Cooperstown, New York, includes pitchers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz and second baseman Craig Biggio. Johnson was named on 97.3 percent of the ballots…

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Lake Effect Snow Warning And Wind Chill Advisory Are Both Posted

The National Weather Service has posted a Lake Effect Snow Warning to extend until 4:00 AM Thursday morning (Jan. 8) and a Wind Chill Advisory, effective until 1:00 PM Thursday afternoon. A Lake Effect Snow Warning means lake effect snows will make travel hazardous.  Such storms may align themselves in bands and drop several inches…

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