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Census Numbers Show Pennsylvania Population Grows; Venango County Wanes

Figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau show Pennsylvania’s population has grown by about six-tenths of one percent since 2010 Census data was compiled, but the population of Venango County has dropped by about two percent. The Venango County population estimate for July 1, 2013, unveiled Thursday, was registered at 53,907 residents.  Oil City’s…

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Hunter Hayes Announced As Crawford County Fair Entertainer

Hunter Hayes, a four-time Granny Award nominee, has been named as the first entertainer booked for the 2014 Crawford County Fair in Meadville. Hayes will perform on Saturday, August 16 at 7:00 PM.  Also on the bill will be Dan + Shay and Sam Hunt. Hayes’ current single, featuring Jason Mraz, is called “Everybody’s Got Somebody…

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Oil City Men Charged With Selling Prescription Drugs

Two Oil City men have been charged with selling a prescription drug used in addiction treatments. 31 year-old Daniel Kulling and 25 year-old Andrew Henry were charged and arraigned on Tuesday, and were lodged in the Venango County Jail in lieu of bail. Oil City Police say they made arrangements for a confidential informant to…

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Thursday’s NCAA Men’s College Basketball Results – March 27

NCAA Men’s College Basketball Results  -  Thursday, March 27:   South Region Semifinals  -  at Memphis Dayton 82, Stanford 72 Florida 79, Stanford 68   West Regional Semifinals  -  at Anaheim Wisconsin 69, Baylor 52 Arizona 70, San Diego State 64

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Penguins Lose For 6th Time In Last Eight Games

Drew Doughty broke a 2-2 tie with the go-ahead goal with 16:09 left in the game, and the Los Angeles Kings tied a franchise-record with their eighth straight road victory, defeating the Penguins 3-2 on Thursday night at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. The loss was the sixth in the last eight games for the…

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Pirates Drop 4-2 Decision To Yankees In Final Florida Bet

Pittsburgh starter Stolmy Pimentel (1-1) allowed four runs and nine hits over four innings on Thursday afternoon, and the Pirates lost a 4-2 decision to the New York Yankees in the Bucs’ final preseason game in Florida, played at McKechnie Field in Bradenton. The Pirates (14-10-3) will play exhibition games against the Phillies in Philadelphia…

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Bill Introduced Requiring Elected Officials To Produce Receipts For Reinbursements

A state lawmaker whose legislative district spans parts of Butler and Allegheny Counties has introduced a bill in Harrisburg that would require elected officials in Pennsylvania to provide receipts before they could be reimbursed for expenses by the Commonwealth. Currently, state legislators may claim up to $159 per day for performing their duties outside their…

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Cold Winter May Have Killed Off Many Wooly Adelgid Pests In Pennsylvania Forests

A state forestry official says there could be one benefit to the bitterly cold winter from which we are just now emerging. It appears that the cold may have killed off about ninety percent of the wooly adelgid pest – the number-one enemy of the Pennsylvania state tree, the hemlock.  Donald Eggen, the state’s Forest…

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Former Auditor General Jack Wagner Drops Out Of Pennsylvania Governor’s Race

Former state Auditor General Jack Wagner is the latest candidate to announce his withdrawal from the 2014 Pennsylvania Governor’s race. Wagner said Wednesday he does not have the financial resources to continue his run.  Wednesday was the final day candidates could withdraw without having their names appear on the ballots for the May 20 primary…

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State Senator Seeks To Lessen Penalties For Possession Of Marijuana

Now added to the numerous pieces of legislation in Harrisburg concerning the use of marijuana, including bills to legalize pot for medical and/or recreational uses, is a measure that would lessen the penalties for the possession of small amounts. Under state Senator Mike Stack’s bill, the first two convictions on the charge of possession of…

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