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Pens Split Weekend Games

The Pittsburgh Penguins outshot their opponents 31-29 on Saturday night, but dropped a 3-2 decision in Montreal. The loss followed a 4-3 home win over the New York Islanders on Friday.  With the weekend split, the Pens (15-9) lead Washington by four points in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division. Max Pacioretty scored twice for the Canadiens…

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20 Inches Of Snow Measured; Next Winter Storm Watch Begins Tuesday Morning

As much as 20 inches of snow covered parts of the Oil Region over the weekend in what, for many, was this winter’s first major blast. And, the National Weather Service warns us to expect more snow on Tuesday and Wednesday. A 20.1-inch snowfall total was measured Sunday in a rural area of Seneca in…

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Pitt Now Bowl-Eligible After One-Point Win At Syracuse

A blocked extra point by Outland Trophy semifinalist Aaron Donald made the difference on Saturday afternoon in Pitt’s 17-16 victory at Syracuse. Donald also recorded 3.5 tackles for losses, helping Pitt (6-5) become “bowl-eligible.”  The Atlantic Coast Conference has been promised at least eight, and possibly ten, bowl game invitations.  Pitt and North Carolina both became eligible…

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Penn State Loses In OT To Nebraska, Needs Win Over Wisconsin For Winning Season

Sam Ficken missed an extra point kick and an overtime field goal attempt, and Penn State allowed a 99-yard kickoff return by Nebraska’s Kenny Bell as the Nittany Lions dropped a 23-30 overtime decision to the visiting Cornhuskers (8-3) on Saturday. The loss means Penn State (6-5) must win at Wisconsin (9-2) on Saturday to…

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S-U-V Driver Dies When Vehicle Hits Snow Plow And Catches Fire

State Police accident investigators have not yet released the identity of a driver who died when an S-U-V struck the rear of a snow plow and caught fire. The incident occurred shortly after 7:00 PM Sunday on the southbound lanes on Interstate 79, about two miles south of the Route 62 exit. The victim was…

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Baby Injured When Hit-And-Run Tractor-Trailer Strikes Parked Car

A one month-old baby was transported to a Pittsburgh hospital Saturday night after a parked car operated by a Franklin-area woman was struck by a tractor-trailer along Interstate 80. State Police say the incident occurred around 9:00 PM Saturday on the westbound lanes of I-80 near Knox. Troopers say 22 year-old Shianne Hays, from Franklin, had…

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Rear Entrance Now Mandatory At Venango County Courthouse

Beginning Monday (Nov. 25), entrance to the Venango County Courthouse in Franklin will be permitted through the newly-reconstructed rear doors only. County officials say the front doors will now be utilized only as an emergency exit. Originally slated to be ready for use in early October, around Franklin’s Applefest, the new entrance off Elk Street…

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High School Football Playoff Results – District 10 Championship Weekend

High School Football Playoff Results  -  District 10 Championship Weekend   Friday, November 22: District 10 “AAA” Championship Cathedral Prep 63, General McLane 21   District 10 “A” Championship Lakeview 27, Sharpsville 0   PIAA “AA” Playoff Karns City 35, Chestnut Ridge 14   Saturday, November 23: District 10 “AA” Championship Hickory 21, Girard 10   District 9…

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Hutchinson’s Military Physician Incentive Legislation Passes State Senate

The state Senate last week passed and sent to the state House legislation introduced by Senator Scott Hutchinson. from Oil City, intended to help the Pennsylvania National Guard in recruiting and retaining resident physicians. The intent of the bill is to use state Educational Assistance Program funding to encourage such officers to continue their service…

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State Tax Break For Timber Harvesters Okayed By State House

The state House of Representatives last week approved a tax break for timber harvesters intended to help lumbermen remain competitive. The bill would amend the state Tax Code to exclude the purchase of machinery, parts and equipment used in the timber harvest industry.  The easement is being compared to tax exemptions enjoyed by farmers on…

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