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Patterson Scores 30 In Pitt’s 73-56 Win Over Cal Poly

Lamar Patterson and the Pitt Panthers (11-1) bounced back from their lone loss of the season, a 44-43 defeat to Cincinnati last Tuesday, with a 73-56 victory over Cal Poly (4-7) on Saturday afternoon at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. Patterson tallied a career-high 30 points.  Durand Johnson added 12. Pitt will be idle…

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Forest County’s 2014 Budget Contains No Real Estate Tax Hike

Forest County commissioners last week passed a 2014 county budget that contains no real estate tax increase. The spending plan totals just under $3 million. Forest County’s current property tax millage rate stands at 23.85 mills.

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Kunitz, Maatta Star In Pens’ 5-2 Win Over Minnesota

Chris Kunitz scored a pair of goals, and Ollie Maatta scored on a penalty shot as the Pittsburgh Penguins recorded their season-high sixth consecutive victory, and their 11th in their last 12 games, beating the Minnesota Wild 5-2 on Thursday night at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Brandon Sutter and Matt Niskanen also scored for Pittsburgh…

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State Supreme Court Overturns Parts Of The 2012 Gas Drilling Zoning Law

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Thursday overturned key parts of the state’s 2012 law that allows gas drilling in every zoning district, including residential. The state’s highest court ruled in a 4-to-2 decision that the law is unconstitutional.  It basically trumped local zoning codes, and even allowed drilling near school properties. Many state Democratic leaders…

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Oil City Budget Contains 1.35 Mill Real Estate Tax Increase

The real estate tax increase contained in Oil City’s 2014 budget will represent a 1.35 mill hike, after all. The increase will mean an extra $13.50 will be levied for every $10,000 in assessed property value. Oil City Council gave its final approval to a $16.2 million budget on Thursday afternoon.  It raises the city’s…

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Nickleville-Area Man Sentenced To 50-To-100 Months In Prison In Child Pornography Case

A Nickleville-area man has been sentenced in Clarion County Court to 50-to-100 months in state prison on his September guilty pleas to 25 counts of the possession of child pornography. 26 year-old Shane Niederriter was ordered to serve two-to-four months on each charge.  He was also sentenced to serve five years of probation to follow…

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Details Released On Crash That Closed I-80 During Saturday Snowstorm

State Police officials just Thursday released details on a tractor-trailer crash that forced the closing of the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 in Clarion County during a snowstorm last Saturday afternoon. Troopers say a rig operated by 56 year-old Scott Shucart, from Missouri, left the highway, hit an embankment and jackknifed, blocking both westbound lanes…

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“Camo Cares” Raises $105,000; Over $10,000 Through Venango Technology Center

The annual “Camo Cares” fundraiser has reportedly brought in about $105,000 this year, and more than $10,000 of that money was raised by students connected with Venango Technology Center. “Camo Cares” was organized by Clarion County natives Jason Say and Kyle Schwaubenbauer, the hosts of the television series “Wired Outdoors,” and raises funds to send…

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Some State Lawmakers Still Want A Marcellus Shale Severance Tax

A small group of state lawmakers is renewing the debate over taxing the production of Marcellus shale natural gas. A pair of moderate Republicans and two Democrats want the legislature to reconsider a severance tax on Marcellus shale production, instead of the current per-well impact fee.  Governor Tom Corbett has always ruled out such a…

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Pens Win 5th Straight Game 4-3 In A Road Shootout With The New York Rangers

The Pittsburgh Penguins killed a 4-man-to-3 overtime penalty disadvantage on Wednesday night, and Brandon Sutter followed by scoring the only goal in a shootout as the Penguins pulled out a 4-3 road win over the New York Rangers for their second five-game winning streak of the season and their tenth win in their last eleven…

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