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Repairs To Twin Bridge In Sugarcreek To Begin January 26

PennDOT says repairs to the bridge on Sugarcreek Drive crossing Sugar Creek in Sugarcreek Borough are scheduled to begin on Monday, January 26. Spokesman Jim Carroll says the span, known as the Twin Bridge, is expected to be closed through the month of February. The posted detour will utilize Route 322. PennDOT says the work will involve…

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PennDOT Customer Survey Deadline Is Thursday

PennDOT District 1 officials say their 2014 online Customer Survey will be maintained live through Thursday (Jan. 15) to gather input from as many northwestern Pennsylvania drivers as possible. The poll is intended for motorists in Venango, Crawford, Forest, Warren, Erie and Mercer Counties. Drivers will be asked their opinions on what is most important to…

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Elliott And Jones Lead Ohio State To Victory In College Football’s National Championship

Sophomore Ezekiel Elliott ran for 246 yards and three touchdowns on Monday night, and Ohio State captured college football’s national championship with a 42-20 victory over Oregon in Arlington, Texas. It is OSU’s eighth national title. The Buckeye’s third-string quarterback, Cardale Jones, threw for 242 yards and a touchdown and ran for 38 yards and…

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Reed Beats Late 4-Stroke Deficit And Wins Tournament Of Champions

Patrick Reed erased a four-shot deficit with four holes remaining by recording an eagle and two birdies, and won the PGA Tour’s Tournament of Champions with an 18-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole Monday at the Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort in Hawaii. Reed’s late surge forced a playoff with Jimmy Walker, completing a…

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Pat Gavin Named Oil City Schools Superintendent

The Oil City Area School Board has voted to name assistant superintendent Pat Gavin as school superintendent, effective July 1. Gavin has served as interim superintendent since the resignation of Joe Carrico last June.  He has also served as a school principal in the Oil City District and as assistant principal at Cranberry High School.…

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State Gypsy Moth Spraying Plans Announced

Pennsylvania officials have already set into place its plans to fight the gypsy moth this spring. The gypsy moth can hatch and begin feeding as early as mid-to-late April, so the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources already has plans to spray nearly 27,000 acres to fight the pest in six northeastern Pennsylvania counties. The department’s…

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Fire Destroys Garage In Sugarcreek Borough

No one was injured when a fire destroyed a detached garage in Sugarcreek Borough early Monday afternoon. No one was home when the fire started.  A neighbor reported the situation shortly after 12:30 PM. Officials say propane tanks stored inside the garage contributed to the blaze.  Firefighters were able to prevent the flames from spreading to…

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St. Marys Mayor Fined For Tirade In Daughter-In-Law’s Beauty Shop

The mayor of the Elk County community of St. Marys has been found guilty of disorderly conduct and fined $100 for an expletive-heavy verbal tirade inside his daughter-in-law’s beauty parlor in November. Mayor Bob Howard, a candidate for Elk County Commissioner, could have been jailed for up to ninety days. The incident shortly before Thanksgiving…

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Winter Driving Awareness Week Is Underway

PennDOT reminds us that we are currently observing Winter Driving Awareness Week which highlights the need for motorists to keep safety in mind throughout the winter season. PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch says it all begins with having your vehicle serviced by a mechanic to check its cooling system, battery, hoses, drive belts, tires and wiper…

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U.S. House Approves Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

The United States House of Representatives on Friday voted to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline Project bill, which President Obama has threatened to veto. The House vote was 266-to-153.  The Senate may act on the measure as early as late Monday. The bill would authorize a nearly 1,200-mile pipeline to carry more than 800,000 barrels…

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