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Friday Slated For Veterans To Record Discharge Papers

This Friday, November 1, has been set aside to aid military veterans in registering their discharge papers. The state House of Representatives has designated Friday as “Veterans, Record Your Discharge Day.” Registering discharge documents can be a prerequisite for the receipt of federal and state benefits.  The move can also be helpful for employment applications…

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State Life Jacket Regulation Includes Smaller Boats, Starting November 1

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission reminds us that the state regulation regarding the mandatory use of life jackets on smaller boats goes into effect Friday (Nov. 1). The law, which was enacted last year, mandates that anyone in a boat, canoe or kayak under 16 feet in length must wear a Coast Guard-approved personal…

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Cities In Three States Postpone Trick-Or-Treating Because Of Impending Storms

Numerous cities in neighboring Ohio, and in the states of Indiana and Kentucky have postponed trick-or-treat hours until Friday because of a storm moving from Texas toward the Great Lakes. The possibility of tornadoes even exist for some areas.  At the least, gusty winds and heavy downpours are expected.  Hail is possible in some places.…

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Protestors Target Clarion University Fall Community Breakfast

An estimated eighty protestors showed up to greet those arriving at the Clarion University Fall Community Breakfast on Thursday morning, showing their disdain for the school’s Workforce Plan, which includes the potential loss of 35 or more jobs and cuts in several academic departments. The protestors handed out flyers urging others to air their voices, and…

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Former Probation Officer Bound For Trial In Rape And Sexual Assaults Cases

A former Venango County probation officer has been ordered to stand trial on seventeen charges stemming from accusations that he sexually assaulted two women who had been court-ordered to the county supervision program. The charges against 39 year-old Marc Taylor, from Knox, include rape. In a preliminary hearing Wednesday, one woman testified that she engaged numerous times in sex…

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Driver Dies When Cement Truck Overturns Near Mercer

A New Castle man died Tuesday afternoon when the cement truck he was driving left a highway near Mercer and rolled over. Police say the truck, driven by 51 year-old James Minteer, left Route 318, hit a culvert, caromed back onto the road, and slid on its side into an oncoming car carrying two people. …

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Red Sox Win Eighth World Series Title

For the third time in ten years and the eighth time overall, the Boston Red Sox are Major League Baseball’s World Series champions. Shane Victorino slammed a three-run double and an RBI single, Stephen Drew homered and Mike Napoli singled home a run as the Sox clinched the title on their home field for the…

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Pens Continue Winning Streak Over Boston Team Which Swept Them In The Playoffs

Although they were swept in four games by the Boston Bruins in last spring’s NHL Eastern Conference finals, the Pittsburgh Penguins now have a seven-game regular season winning streak over Boston, thanks to a 3-2 win by the Pens on Wednesday night at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Chris Kunitz, Brandon Sutter and Jussi…

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Steelers Release Zoltan, Sign Punter Mat McBriar

In one move among an expected many intended to restructure a floundering Pittsburgh Steelers teams, the Steelers on Tuesday released punter Zoltan Mesko, and signed two-time Pro Bowl punter Mat McBriar. Mesko was signed September 2, and punted 34 times in seven games for the 2-5 Steelers.  He ranked last in the AFC, and 31st…

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Conneaut Lake Park Mishaps Investigated; State Official Says Safety Not Threatened

Even as state inspectors investigate a pair of incidents involving a vintage Conneaut Lake Park roller coaster, some state lawmakers say that perceptions of problems with Pennsylvania’s amusement parks normally stem from record-keeping, not with matters of safety. As a matter of fact, state Representative John Maher, from Allegheny County, who is the chairman of the…

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