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North Country Scenic Trail Alternatives To Be Covered At Wednesday Meeting

A public meeting to look for alternatives for the North Country National Scenic Trail corridor will be held Wednesday (Aug. 14) in Clarion. The National Park Service and the Clarion County Trails Association will host the open house meeting at 5:00 PM at the Clarion Holiday Inn.  A formal presentation on the trail and its planning…

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Local Officials To Meet Labor Department Reps On Audit Of Regional Workforce Center

Local officials were to meet Tuesday with representatives of the state Department of Labor and Industry following the release of a state audit which found that the Regional Center for Workforce Excellence has engaged in wasteful spending practices. Among other things, the audit found that the amount of money spent through the Northwest Pennsylvania Workforce…

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Pirates Call Up Slugger Andrew Lambo

Just in time for a three-game showdown with the second-place Cardinals in St. Louis, the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday called up slugging right fielder Andrew Lambo from “AAA” Indianapolis. The 25 year-old left-handed hitter was leading all minor leaguers with 31 home runs (for Indianapolis and for “AA” Altooona), and has driven in  97 runs…

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Petroleum Economist Comments On Natural Gas Boom

With the quest for natural gas deposits in Pennsylvania still booming, and oil production in the United States up this year, the industry is keeping a watchful eye on Washington. The chief economist for the American Petroleum Institute, Pennsylvania native John Felmy tells Radio PA News he is concerned that any proposals to add new…

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Crawford County To Hold School Disaster Drill

Police and emergency officials, other first-responders, U.S. Army Reserves, and medical and school officials will take part in Crawford County on Wednesday (Aug. 14) in a drill testing the ability of the agencies to respond to a specific emergency incident. At an elementary school in the Meadville area, officials will simulate a response to a call…

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Sugarcreek Borough Man Killed When Motorcycle Hits Deer

For the third time in less than a week, a man has died as the result of a motorcycle hitting a deer on a Crawford County highway.  The latest victim was a Venango County man. State Police from the Corry station say 79 year-old William Wheeling, a Sugarcreek Borough resident, died when his motorcycle struck a deer than…

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Initiative Proposed To Help Students Pay For College

A state Senator from Montgomery County has a plan to help students finance their educations without the burden of traditional loans. Senator Daylin Leach has introduced a plan he calls “Pay It Forward, Pay It Back.”  He says it would set up a fund which would enable any students from Pennsylvania going to a Pennsylvania…

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Former Player To Be Charged In Attack On Sharon High School Football Coach

Police say the man who attacked Sharon High School football coach Jim Wildman in his home on Sunday afternoon is someone who played for Wildman during his first stint as Sharon coach. Like Coach Wildman, 38 year-old Joseph Koscincki, the alleged attacker, ended up in a hospital.  Police say Koscinski will face charges of aggravated…

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Route 62, Riverside Drive Area, To Close August 13 For Sage Run Construction Work

PennDOT announced Thursday that the new closing date for Route 62 in the Riverside Drive area in Cranberry Township, bordering Oil City’s East End, will be Tuesday, August 13. Originally, the road was to have been closed August 5 as part of the work being done on the realignment on the Route 62/Route 257 intersection.  The latest…

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7th-Inning Double Leads To Colorado Win, Home Sweep Over The Pirates

Nolan Arenado doubled home the go-ahead run in the bottom of the seventh inning on Sunday afternoon, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates, and a sweep of the three-game weekend home series with Pittsburgh (70-47). Pittsburgh took a 2-0 lead early in Sunday’s contest on Pedro Alvarez’s 28th home…

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