Blog Archives

Powerball Jackpot Estimated At $216 Million

Powerball Lottery officials have estimated the annuity value of the jackpot in Wednesday’s drawing of the game at $216 million. The cash value of the prize was estimated at $124.8 million. Pennsylvania Lottery officials tell us that, in the most recent drawing held Saturday, two lottery players had purchased tickets in this state which contained…

Read more »

Redman Waived; Steelers’ Tomlin Talks Injuries

The Pittsburgh Steelers have waived running back Isaac Redman. Redman has appeared in only three games this season, rushing for 12 yards and catching four passes for 14 yards.  He has amassed 1,136 yards in 47 games with the Steelers, and appeared in four postseason games. To take Redman’s spot on the roster, the Steelers…

Read more »

Meadville Man Dies In Tuesday Morning House Fire

A Meadville man died in a fire that swept through his home on Tuesday morning. Officials say the body of 82 year-old Robert Irwin was pulled from a burning one-story residence on Gill Street in West Mead Township at about 9:00 AM Tuesday.  Crawford County Coroner Scott Schell confirmed that Irwin was already dead. Eight…

Read more »

Pens Record First Home Loss, 1-0 To Colorado

The Pittsburgh Penguins outscored visiting Colorado 34-14 on Monday night, but dropped a 1-0 decision to the Avalanche (8-1) for their first home loss of the season. Colorado’s Gabriel Landeskog scored the game’s only goal late in the second period.  Jean-Sebastien Giguere earned his second shutout, stopping all 34 of the Penguins’ shots. Pittsburgh (7-2)…

Read more »

Giants Earn First Win, 23-7 Over Minnesota

Eli Manning threw for 200 yards and a touchdown, leading the New York Giants (1-6) to their first win of the NFL season, 23-7 over visiting Minnesota (1-5) in this week’s Monday night game. For the first time this season, Manning completed a game without an interception, and the much-maligned Giants defense played 60 minutes without…

Read more »

Leyland Steps Down As Tigers Manager

Jim Leyland announced his resignation Monday after eight seasons as manager of the Detroit Tigers. Leyland’s tenure included two World Series appearances and three division titles. Leyland has 1,769 career victories as manager of the Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Florida Marlins and Colorado Rockies.  His record at Detroit was 700-597.  Leyland won a World Series title…

Read more »

Four Hurt In Two-Vehicle Crash In Maple Shade

Four people were injured, three seriously, in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Monday morning on Route 322 in the Maple Shade area of Cranberry Township. State Police say the collision occurred when a vehicle driven by 55 year-old Lester Smith, from Venus, pulled into the path of an S-U-V operated by 38 year-old Michelle Pratt, from…

Read more »

NFL Results – 2013 Week 7

NFL Results – Week 7   Thursday, October 17: Seattle 34, Arizona 22   Sunday, October 20: Pittsburgh 19, Baltimore 16 Green Bay 31, Cleveland 13 Cincinnati 27, Detroit 24 Buffalo 23, Miami 21 NY Jets 30, New England 27  (OT) Kansas City 17, Houston 16 Dallas 17, Philadelphia 3 Washington 45, Chicago 41 San…

Read more »

State Senate Votes To End Triple-Dipping

Pennsylvania’s Senate voted unanimously Monday to approve a bill to end “triple-dipping,” a practice frequently undertaken by retired state workers. “Triple-dipping” involves retirement by an employee who then returns to work for a brief period of time, just long enough to then start collecting unemployment benefits. Many state workers are allowed to return following retirement…

Read more »

State House Votes For Prescription Drug Monitoring Database

The state House of Representatives on Monday voted in favor of a bill to create a statewide database by which the use and abuse of prescription drugs may be monitored in Pennsylvania. The measure passed by a 191-to-7 vote. The bill would require pharmacists to provide information about prescriptions of controlled substances.  Such data would…

Read more »

Venango Weather