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I-80 Closes Briefly West Of Barkeyville; Speed Limit In Five Counties Reduced To 45 MPH

PennDOT says Interstate 80 westbound from Barkeyville to the Sandy Lake exit has reopened after a closure early Friday morning due to what officials termed multiple accidents. Meanwhile, the speed limit on I-80 from Jefferson County to the Ohio border has been temporarily reduced to 45 miles per hour because of the ongoing weather conditions…

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James Nelles Named Interim City Manager In Oil City

Oil City Council on Thursday unanimously voted to appoint former Warren city manager James Nelles as Oil City’s interim city manager. A native of Oil City, 12-year Marine and Vietnam veteran, Nelles has also served as mayor of Punxsutawney.  He currently lives in the DuBois area. On Monday, Nelles will replace city manager Eric Strahl,…

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Hearing On Proposed Closing Of Utica Elementary School Set For Tuesday

The public hearing concerning the proposed closing of Utica Elementary School will be hosted by the Franklin Area School Board on Tuesday night, January 13. The meeting will be held at 7:00 PM in the Franklin High School Auditorium. By law, the school board cannot act on any possible school closings until at least ninety…

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U.S. House Votes To Repeal 30-Hour Work Week Requirement Of Affordable Care Act

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to pass a bill called the Save American Workers Act which would repeal a thirty-hour work week requirement that is a part of the Affordable Care Act. Supporters say the measure modifies the definition of a full-time employee, repealing the thirty-hour per week threshold and replacing it with…

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Identity Released Of Emlenton Man Killed In Wednesday Afternoon Crash On Route 208

The identity of a driver who was killed Wednesday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash in northern Clarion County has been released by the State Police officials who investigated the incident. 73 year-old Robert Blymiller, from Emlenton, was pronounced dead at the scene.  There are indications that Blymiller may have suffered a heart attack before or during…

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Unveiling Of Annual Butter Sculpture Heralds Saturday’s Start Of The Pennsylvania Farm Show

The 99th Pennsylvania Farm Show does not officially begin until Saturday (Jan. 10), but the annual event which brings attention to the huge agricultural event occurred Thursday. The unveiling of the annual butter sculpture serves as the prelude to the Farm Show, set to begin at the Farm Show Complex near Harrisburg. This year’s sculpture,…

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Two Dead In 18-Vehicle Chain Reaction Collision In Clarion County

Officials in Clarion County say two people are dead and several others were injured following an eighteen-vehicle chain-reaction crash on the westbound lanes of Interstate 80. An early report had indicated there were three fatalities.  As it turned out, the third traffic death occurred around the same time in a separate incident on Route 208 in Salem Township. The I-80…

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Bruins Post OT Decision In Pittsburgh With Controversial Game-Winning Goal

A deflected shot by Boston’s Patrice Bergeron that was ruled the game-winning goal was upheld by a controversial video replay decision, and the Bruins won a 3-2 contest over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Replays showed that the puck was deflected into the net off either the glove of…

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Emlenton Man Dies In Route 208 Crash; Heart Attack Suspected

An Emlenton man died Wednesday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash on Route 208 in northern Clarion County. Accident investigators have not yet released the identity of the deceased driver, who reportedly was 73 years old, but it is now apparent that the man died of a heart attack either before or during the crash. State…

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Pitt Evens ACC Record At 1-1 With OT Win At Boston College

Michael Young and Josh Newkirk both scored 15 points Tuesday night as the Pitt Panthers held off Boston College in a 61-60 overtime contest at Chestnut Hill. Sheldon Jeter added 11 points, and Pitt (11-4 overall) evened their ACC record at 1-1. Olivier Hanlan scored a game high 18 points for Boston College (7-6; 0-2).…

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