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Franklin Woman Named Outstanding Student At Pitt-Titusville

A Franklin woman was named Wednesday as the Outstanding Student at the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville. Tenasia Law, a UPT sophomore, had last year been given the school’s Freshman Leadership Award. This year’s campus achievements by Law included the organization of a tribute night to honor poet, author and civil rights activist Maya Angelou.…

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Josh Harrison Gets New Four-Year Contract

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a new four-year contract reported to be worth as much as $27.3 million with third baseman Josh Harrison. Reports indicate that Harrison will receive a $1 million signing bonus, a $2.8 million salary this season, $5 million next year, $7.5 million in 2017 and $10 million in 2018.  The…

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Pennsylvania Traffic Deaths Reach All-Time Low

Numbers released Wednesday by PennDOT show that the number of traffic fatalities in Pennsylvania reached an all-time low last year. 1,195 people died in traffic crashes in the state in 2014, the lowest number since recordkeeping began in 1928.  The numbers of drinking-related fatalities, deaths by unbuckled motor vehicle occupants and fatal crashes involving vehicles…

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Audit Shows State Universities, Including Clarion, Edinboro And Pitt, Have Not Complied With Background Clearances

In an audit released by the state Auditor General’s office, it has been revealed that several state-owned and state-supported universities have not fully complied with the completion of required background clearances. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said East Stroudsburg University failed to conduct criminal background checks and child abuse clearances at 229 youth camps and other non-university events…

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Guys Mills Man Gets Up To 10 Years For Firing Shot At Meadville Home, Wounding One

A Guys Mills man was sentenced Tuesday in Crawford County Court to forty-four months to ten years in state prison for firing a shotgun toward a Meadville home last May. One of four people standing outside the residence was injured in the incident. 22 year-old Bryan Sedlak had entered a guilty plea in February to…

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Warren Couple Seriously Hurt In Route 27 Crash

Two Warren residents were seriously injured Tuesday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash on Route 27 near Grand Valley in southwestern Warren County. Police officials say a vehicle driven by 84 year-old Harold Miller left the road, struck a culvert and then hit several trees. Miller and his wife, 83 year-old Mary Miller, were both airlifted…

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Penguins Squander 3-0 First Period Lead, Lose 4-3 In Overtime At Ottawa

The Pittsburgh Penguins, for whom a win in regulation would have clinched a Stanley Cup Playoff berth, squandered a 3-0 first-period lead on Tuesday night and lost 4-3 in overtime at Ottawa. So, instead of securing a postseason position for the ninth straight year, #7 seed Pittsburgh saw their lead over Ottawa dwindle to just…

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UConn Wins 10th Women’s Basketball Title

Moriah Jefferson and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis both scored 15 points on Tuesday night as Connecticut won their tenth NCAA women’s basketball championship – and their third in a row – defeating Notre Dame 63-53 in Tampa. Breanna Stewart contributed 8 points and 15 rebounds for UConn (38-1) and earned the Final Four Outstanding Player award for…

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Wolf’s Nominee For State Treasurer Is Montgomery County Man

A Montgomery County man has been tabbed by Governor Tom Wolf to be the state’s new treasurer. Tim Reese, who has been described as a venture-capitalist who has focused recently on companies owned by minorities, women and veterans, will require the approval of two-thirds of the state Senate,  He would become Pennsylvania’s first black treasurer. …

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LIHEAP Application Deadline Extended Until May 1

The state’s deadline for applying for assistance in paying home heating bills has been extended by nearly a month until May 1. The original deadline was April 3, and officials note the irony in that Pennsylvania saw snow on Saturday, the day after that deadline. The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services says you may find…

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