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J.C. Penney To Close 33 Stores – Three In Pennsylvania – None In The Oil Region

Three of the thirty-three stores nationwide slated to be closed by the J.C. Penney chain are located in Pennsylvania.  None are based in the Oil Region. The company announced Wednesday the closings should save the corporation some $65 million a year.  Officials say the moves will affect some 2,000 jobs. According to Finance.com, J.C. Penney…

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Pens Post 4-3 Win Over Caps On Late Tiebreaking Goal By Ollie Maatta

19 year-old rookie Ollie Maatta gave the Pittsburgh Penguins their first lead of the game Wednesday night with a tiebreaking goal with 1:54 remaining, and the Pens held on  for a 4-3 win over the visiting Washington Capitals, setting a franchise record with their 13th consecutive victory at home. Kris Letang, Taylor Pyatt and Jussi…

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Two To Stand Trial In Fryburg Bar Chainsaw Assault Incident

The two men charged with assaulting a Shippenville man in a series of incidents in which a chainsaw was allegedly used as a potential weapon will stand trial following proceedings in a Clarion County district magisterial court this week. And now, counts of conspiracy to commit aggravated assault and conspiracy to commit simple assault have been…

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State Democrats Look To Increase Funding For Public Schools

Preceding Governor Tom Corbett’s annual budget address scheduled for February 4, state House Democrats are pushing for more funding for public schools and the return of a funding formula for distributing the money. They want the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to study the impact of cuts in school funding during the Corbett administration and…

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Win At Georgia Tech Lifts Pitt Into A First-Place Tie In The ACC

Talib Zanna’s 22 points helped lift Pitt to an 81-74 victory at Georgia Tech on Tuesday night and into a first-place tie with another conference newcomer, Syracuse, for first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.  The Panthers will face Syracuse on Saturday afternoon at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. In their closest victory of the…

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Teen Girl Hurt When Pickup Strikes Tree In Sugarcreek Borough

A teenage girl was injured Tuesday evening when a truck in which she was riding left a road in Sugarcreek Borough and struck a tree. The girl was riding in a pickup driven by another teenage girl.  Police did not release the identities of either occupant of the truck. Accident investigators say the pickup left…

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500,000 Attend 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show

Despite the worst cold snap so far this winter, some 500,000 people attended the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show which was held January 4-11 in Harrisburg. Although the half million figure was impressive in regards to the weather, it marked a decline of about 15 percent from the record attendance of the 2013 Farm Show. The…

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Larry Johnson Leaves Penn State’s Football Staff

Amid reports that he will accept a position at Ohio State, longtime defensive line coach Larry Johnson, Sr. announced Monday that he will not continue as part of the Penn State football coaching staff. The 61 year-old Johnson has been with the Nittany Lions staff since 1996. Johnson told PennLive.com on Monday night that he…

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PennDOT Passes Halfway Mark Of Winter Maintenance Budget

With eight major statewide snow and ice storms already this winter, and an arctic cold snap that gave us the coldest temperatures in twenty years, PennDOT officials have been very busy since before Thanksgiving. We are not yet halfway through winter, and PennDOT has passed the halfway mark of its seasonal budget for handling the…

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Allegheny River Flood Watch Extended Into Thursday Afternoon

The National Weather Service has extended the Flood Watch for the Allegheny River until Thursday afternoon (Jan. 16) at 4:00 PM. The watch area extends from West Hickory southward to the CW Bill Young Dam in the Pittsburgh area. A river Flood Warning issued Friday afternoon was downgraded on Sunday to a Flood Watch, which was originally expected…

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