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University Seniors Worried Over Effects Of APSCUF Faculty Strike

Many seniors at Pennsylvania’s fourteen state-owned universities are worried about how the strike by faculty members will affect their graduation dates. One senior at Indiana University of Pennsylvania told Radio PA News her professors have advised her not to worry about the effects, but she said, if the picket lines continue through the school year, she could encounter some…

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This Week’s Clarion University Sports Events Still On As Scheduled

Administration officials at Clarion University say this week’s sports events involving the school’s teams remain on as scheduled, despite the strike by faculty members from Pennsylvania’s fourteen state=owned universities which began Wednesday. That would include Clarion’s final road football game of the season, scheduled for 1:00 PM Saturday at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  IUP is…

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Flash Flood Watch In Effect Until Noon Friday

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch, effective until 12:00 noon on Friday (Oct. 21). The Watch area includes western Pennsylvania, much of West Virginia, and portions of western Maryland and east-central Ohio.  Local counties covered in the Watch include Venango, Clarion, Forest, Jefferson, Armstrong, Butler, Mercer and Lawrence County. A Flash…

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Mercer County Man Killed In Route 62 Rollover

A Mercer-area man has died in a rollover crash on Route 62 in Mercer County. State Police officials say 57 year-old Lance Davis died when his car traveled off the right side of the highway in East Lackawannock Township and rolled over onto its roof. Davis was ejected from his vehicle.  He was later pronounced…

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Titusville Woman Cheated Out Of More Than $11,000 In Telephone Clearing House Scam

A Titusville woman who had been told over the telephone that she had won six million dollars in a sweepstakes was scammed out of more than $11,000. Investigators say the scam was continued over an extended period of time earlier this month, and that the woman sent several checks to a caller claiming to represent…

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Governor, House Majority Leader Urge End To University Faculty Strike

Governor Tom Wolf on Wednesday urged both sides to get back to the bargaining table and hammer out a contract agreement for the faculty at Pennsylvania’s state-owned universities. The faculty members, represented by the Association of Pennsylvania College and University Faculties, walked off the job at 5:00 AM Wednesday following the latest five-day negotiating session which…

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Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Is Saturday

State Police officials in Venango County will be among those participating this Saturday, October 22 in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The day is aimed at “encouraging the public to dispose of expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs that (may be) prone to abuse and theft.” Organizers say the non-medical use of controlled substance medications…

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Steelers’ Injury List Lengthy; Tomlin Rules Out Roethlisberger, Heyward For New England Game

At his weekly press conference on Tuesday, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin ruled out both quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and defensive end Cam Heyward for Sunday’s home game (4:25 PM) with the New England Patriots. Roethlisberger underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Monday morning, and is out at least until after the Steelers’ bye…

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Pens Blanked 4-0 In Montreal

The Pittsburgh Penguins (2-1-1) suffered their first loss in regulation in their initial road game of the season Tuesday night, a 4-0 defeat in Montreal. Veteran Al Montoya, the Canadiens’ backup goaltender, stopped 36 shots to post the shutout.  Pittsburgh also apparently lost both forward Conor Sheary and defenseman Kris Letang to injuries. David Desharnais…

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State University Faculty Members Strike

The first strike by university faculty in the 34-year history of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is underway. Five days of contract negotiations between the PSSHE and the Association of Pennsylvania College and University Faculties (APSCUF), the union representing more than 5,000 faculty members at the fourteen state-owned universities, ended Tuesday night without…

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