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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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Crawford County Road Rage Incident Involves Horse-And-Buggy

A road rage incident in a rural area of Crawford County this week involved a horse-and-buggy. State Police officials say a 33 year-old man from an Atlantic-area Amish community claims another man pulled up to his buggy and pointed a handgun at him.  The buggy driver says the assailant then fired the gun in the…

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Harrisville Woman Named Ms. Wheelchair Pennsylvania

A Harrisville woman was named Ms. Wheelchair Pennsylvania at an event held in Bradford. 33 year-old Jen Gilliland will represent Pennsylvania at the Ms. Wheelchair America event, held annually in August in Long Beach, California. Ms. Wheelchair Pennsylvania officials cite their purpose as finding the state’s “most accomplished and articulate spokeswoman for people with disabilities.” …

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Pens Lose 4-1 To Carolina; Division Title Still Unclaimed

The Carolina Hurricanes avoided a four-game season series sweep with a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. The loss by the Penguins was their 7th in their last 11 games, and with Philadelphia picking up a single point in a 1-0 shootout loss in St. Louis,…

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IRS Warns Of Scam Aimed At Tax Filers

As the April 15th tax deadlines approach, the Internal Revenue Service is warning about a new phishing scam aimed at tax filers. This new e-mail scam appears to come from the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service, and comes complete with what we are told is a bogus case number.  It includes a link to a website…

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Local February Unemployment Numbers Were Mixed; Venango County Drops To 6.3%

Unemployment numbers in February were down in Venango and Crawford Counties, unchanged in three neighboring counties, and climbed in Forest County, according to numbers released Tuesday by the state’s Department of Labor and Industry. February unemployment in Venango County was tallied at 6.3 percent, down from 6.6 percent in January.  As recently as November, that…

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Hutchinson Measure Would Develop Panel On Conventional Oil Production

Legislation introduced in Harrisburg by state Senator Scott Hutchinson, from Oil City, is intended to protect the conventional oil production industry from state regulations intended for companies extracting Marcellus shale natural gas. Hutchinson’s Senate Bill would establish the Penn Grade Crude Development Advisory Council.  The panel  would be “empowered to study existing regulations and assist the…

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$990,000 In Renovations Approved For Rocky Grove High School Kitchen

The Valley Grove School Board on Monday approved more than $990,000 in renovations to the Rocky Grove High School kitchen and cafeteria. The extensive project will include the construction of a new kitchen, wiring, heating and air-conditioning, plumbing, a new roof over the food storage area and a new cafeteria floor. Of the total amount…

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Franklin Woman Arrested In Parking Lot Fight

Franklin City Police have charged a Franklin-area woman after she was accused of assaulting another woman in the parking lot of a bar in the city’s Third Ward. Officers say 24 year-old Alexa Martin knocked another woman to the ground and pushed her face into the gravel in the parking lot.  The other woman reportedly…

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Pirates Win Opener 1-0 On 10th-Inning, “Walker-Off” Home Run

Neil Walker’s leadoff home run in the bottom of the 10th inning off the Chicago Cubs’ Carlos Villanueva on Monday afternoon gave the Pittsburgh Pirates a 1-0 victory in their season opener before an overflow crowd of 39,833 at PNC Park. It marked just the second time in Major League Baseball history in which an…

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