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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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Lionville Misses Little League World Series By One Game

Pennsylvania’s Little League champions from Lionville were upset in the championship game of the Mid-Atlantic Regional in Bristol, Connecticut in an 8-2 loss in the title game to Newark, Delaware, thus missing a chance at a trip to the Little League World Series in South Williamsport by one game. Lionville entered the title game with…

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Dufner Holds Off Furyk At PGA Championship At Oak Hill

Jason Dufner captured his first Major golf championship on Sunday, closing four days of competition with a two-under-par 68, and beating Pennsylvania native Jim Furyk by two strokes to win the PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club’s East Course in Pittsford, New York. Dufner finished the last Major tournament of the year at (68-63-71-68) 10-under-par…

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Kyle Busch Wins Cup Race At Watkins Glen

Kyle Busch held off Brad Keselowski on Sunday to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International in New York.  Busch now stands fifth in the Sprint Cup points standings with four races remaining before the Chase for the Cup begins. Keselowski finished in second place for the third…

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Steelers Drop Preseason Opener 18-13 To NY Giants

The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped an 18-13 home decision to the New York Giants in their preseason opener on Saturday night in a game in which only one offensive touchdown was scored. The Giants’ Eli Manning threw a 57-yard scoring pass to Victor Cruz late in the first quarter for that lone offensive six-pointer.  New York…

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Armstrong County Man Dies In Motorcycle-Car Crash

An Armstrong County man was killed over the weekend when his motorcycle struck a car that had entered an intersection and traveled into the path of his bike. State Police accident investigators say 60 year-old Robert Ruffner, from Templeton, had not been wearing a helmet, and was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash happened Saturday…

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Teen Struck And Killed By Car While Fishing, Companion Hospitalized In Grove City

In a bizarre tragedy in Mercer County, a teenager from Ohio died, and a woman who was with him was injured when a truck left a nearby highway and struck them at the farm pond where they were sitting. Investigators say Austin Rife, from Dayton, Ohio, was pronounced dead at Grove City Medical Center early Friday…

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