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Southern Residents Receive Scam Calls Purporting To Come From Clarion University

Although the telephone calls in question have all been received by residents in three other states, local police officials are warning of a phone scam in which a caller purports to be representing Clarion University, and asks for personal information such as Social Security numbers, birthdates, and loan, mortgage and credit card data. Apparently, caller…

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Harrisburg Hearing Held On Proposed North-Central Pennsylvania Community College

A recent hearing before the state House Education Committee centered around a lawmaker’s proposal to create a pilot program for a community college to serve an 11-county area in north-central Pennsylvania. Community colleges are normally funded locally and on the county level.  Under the proposal from state Representative Marty Causer, the new college would draw…

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Drake Well Museum To Celebrate Pennsylvania’s 333rd Birthday On Sunday

Administrators at Drake Well Museum and Park will observe the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s 333rd birthday in a Charter Day program on Sunday afternoon (March 9). Charter Day is a statewide celebration that will commemorate the founding of Pennsylvania through the charter granted in 1681 to William Penn by King Charles II of Great Britain. During Sunday’s…

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Car That Hit Sen. Hutchinson’s S-U-V Was Reported Stolen; Driver Was 13 Years Old

Police officials are now reporting that the car that hit State Senator Scott Hutchinson’s S-U-V late last week was stolen, and the driver is only 13 years old. Hutchinson and his wife Mary Beth, who are from Oil City, were not hurt, nor was the driver of the car that hit them. State Police say…

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Warren Scores 41 In NC State’s 74-67 Victory At Pitt

T.J. Warren, the Atlantic Coast Conference’s leading scorer, recorded a career-high 41 points Monday night and led North Carolina State to a come-from-behind 74-67 win at Pitt. Warren made 16-of-22 shots from the floor, including 3-for-5 from three-point range, and was 6-for-7 from the foul line.  The 41 points were the most by a Wolfpack…

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Poll Shows Pennsylvanians Support Legalization Of Medical Marijuana

A new poll shows Pennsylvanians overwhelming supporting the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes. The same survey shows state residents are split nearly evenly on the drug’s legalization for recreational use. As a bill that would legalize the use of medical marijuana awaits action in the state Senate, a Quinnipiac University poll shows more than…

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PennDOT Secretary Touts Bundling Of Bridge Projects To Save Money

As Pennsylvania’s new transportation program provides more funding for infrastructure and mass transit, it should also save money through the “bundling” of bridge projects. It is hoped the $2.4 billion program will include upgrades for Pennsylvania’s bridges through bundling.  Speaking to Radio PA News, PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch projected a savings of thirty percent on…

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Alvarez And Martin Homer As Bucs Improve To 4-1-1 In Grapefruit League

Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin both hit two-run home runs on Monday afternoon as the Pittsburgh Pirates (4-1-1) defeated the Boston Red Sox 7-6 in Grapefruit League preseason baseball play in Bradenton, Florida. Starling Marte, who had started spring training 0-for-9, went 2-for-3. Boston back-up first baseman Mike Carp, rumored to be an object of…

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Grove City Woman Charged With Forgery, Other Counts; Stands Accused Of Pleading Guilty Under Sister’s Name

A Grove City woman faces at least fourteen charges in connection with a series of incidents which State Police say began when she gave them her sister’s name and date of birth at a traffic stop in southern Venango County. A State Police release says the case of forgery, identity theft and false identification began in November when Angela Cogswell…

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Storm Misses Oil Region; Areas South Are Hit; Storm Bears Down On Philly, D.C.

The winter storm that placed our area under a Storm Watch for Sunday and Monday missed the Oil Region to the south, and began the week bearing down on Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Weather experts were quick to point out that the two-to-three inches of snow that fell in the Oil Region early Sunday were not part…

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