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Reaction Is Immediate To EPA’s New Power Plant Rules

Reaction was swift and mixed following the release Monday by the federal Environmental Protection Agency of new power plant emissions standards. The most ambitious regulation calls for greenhouse gas emissions to be reduced by thirty-two percent below 2005 levels within the next fifteen years. Pennsylvania U.S. Congressman Glenn Thompson called the move the continuation of…

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Former U.S. Senator Richard Schweiker Dies At Age 89

Former United States Senator from Pennsylvania Richard Schweiker has died at the age of 89. Schweiker’s family announced on Monday that Schweiker died Friday at a medical care facility in New Jersey. A native of Norristown, Schweiker was elected to the U.S. House in 1960 and to the Senate in 1968.  Although a Republican, he…

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Pirates’ Burnett Has Strained Flexor Tendon, Is Told Not To Pitch For Four Weeks

Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander A.J. Burnett has been diagnosed with a strained flexor tendon in his right elbow, and has been told by doctors not to pitch for four weeks. The condition is not as serious as a torn ligament, an injury some feared the 38 year-old Burnett may have sustained.  Reliever Jason Grilli had the…

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Major Tyree Blocker Is Governor Wolf’s New Choice For State Police Commissioner

Governor Tom Wolf’s new choice for State Police Commissioner is retired state police Major Tyree Blocker. The 62 year-old Blocker was with the Pennsylvania State Police for thirty years.  He has since headed a consulting company, served as minister for national security for Trinidad and Tobago, and has run a fitness company. Wolf’s press secretary,…

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Pirates Rained Out; Game With Cubs Will Probably Be Made Up In September

Following two lengthy rain delays totaling nearly three-and-a-half hours, the game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Monday night was postponed. The teams were tied at 1-1 through four innings. No makeup date was announced.  The game will probably be made up when the Cubs return to…

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Pirates’ Kang Named NL Rookie-of-the-Month

Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang has been named the National League Rookie-of-the-Year for July. The 27 year-old Kang, the first position player from the Korean Baseball Organization to become a regular starter in the Major Leagues, hit .379 in July with three home runs, nine RBI’s, 13 extra-base hits and a .443 on-base percentage.…

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Conneaut Lake Bankruptcy Reorganization Plan To Be Heard On September 1

September 1 has been set as the first hearing date for the bankruptcy reorganization plan to be presented by the Trustees of Conneaut Lake Park. The trustees filed in December for federal Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.  The park owes more than $900,000 in taxes to Crawford County, two townships and the Conneaut Area School District. …

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Irwin Township Woman Sentenced For Methamphetamine Manufacturing

An Irwin Township woman has been sentenced to up to two years in jail for making methamphetamine in the kitchen of her home. 52 year-old Zetha Martin was ordered last week to serve ten months to two years in the Venango County Jail to be followed by two years probation.  Martin had entered guilty pleas…

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Tuesday At The Venango County Fair

Tuesday’s activities at the Venango County Fair will include the morning’s swine shows and the afternoon’s rabbit show. Other daytime activities will include additional woodcarving and puppet shows, the continuing “Have Monkey, Will Travel” performances, the Barnyard Olympics’ pie-eating contest and a vegetable and fruit carving competition. The sheep shows will start at 5:00 PM, farm…

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Kenseth Wins At Pocono As Three Leading Drivers Run Out Of Gas

Matt Kenseth passed three other drivers who all ran out of gas in the closing laps and won Sunday’s running of the Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond. Joey Logano, Martin Truex, Jr. and Kyle Busch all finished on “empty” as Kenseth won for the second time this season and for the…

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