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PENNSYLVANIA’S VOTER PHOTO I-D LAW STRUCK DOWN!

A state judge has struck down Pennsylvania’s law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls. Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley ruled that the requirement that was the centerpiece of the 2012 Voter I-D Law places an unreasonable burden on the fundamental right to vote. The law had been approved over the protests of…

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Pennsylvania Website Will Allow Filing Of Both State And Federal Tax Forms

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue announced Thursday that a new state website will allow taxpayers to file via computer both their state and federal income tax forms. PAFreeFile.com will offer free software for filers with federal adjusted gross incomes of $58,000 or less.  The software will be available through vendors who are approved to prepare state and federal filings. For…

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Pennsylvania Game Commission Has New Executive Director

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners has approved the appointment of a new executive director. Matthew Hough assumes his duties on Friday (Jan. 17).  He replaces Carl Roe, whose retirement becomes effective on the same day. Hough is a Washington County native who now lives in Adams County.  He has been with the Game Commission…

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Residents Review Options For Change In Franklin Area School District

A meeting concerning proposed major changes in the Franklin Area School District on Wednesday covered not only the possibility of the closing of another elementary school in the district, but also a proposal to change the geographic boundaries that determine the specific schools that students attend, and a plan to change the class hours at both…

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State House Passes School Funding Formula

A plan that could get state lawmakers back to doling out education funding based on a specific formula has passed the state House of Representatives, and it is something many school advocates have endorsed for years. The measure would create a commission to study education funding and recommend a funding formula.  Radio PA News reporter…

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Official Says Flu Has Not Yet Peaked In Pennsylvania; Vaccines Are Still Advised

Pennsylvania’s Physician General says influenza season has not yet peaked in the state. Dr. Carrie DeLone told Radio PA News it is still not too late for residents to be vaccinated against the flu. The state has recorded more than 6,000 confirmed cases of the flu this season, and fourteen deaths have been reported in connection…

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Oil City Residents Provide Views On Future Of Brody Block Site

Those attending a meeting regarding the future of the Brody Block property on Oil City’s North Side were given the opportunity this week to offer their input on how, or if, the property should be developed. Residents at an Oil City Main Street meeting regarding the tentatively-named Oil City Town Square were allotted the opportunity to…

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Meadville Elementary School Placed On Lockdown After Perceived Gunshot Is Heard

An elementary school in Meadville was placed on lockdown for nearly a half-hour on Wednesday afternoon following the report of a gunshot thought to have originated near a restaurant in the neighborhood. The city’s First District Elementary School was locked down while a search was made of businesses and residences on the 700-block of North…

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J.C. Penney To Close 33 Stores – Three In Pennsylvania – None In The Oil Region

Three of the thirty-three stores nationwide slated to be closed by the J.C. Penney chain are located in Pennsylvania.  None are based in the Oil Region. The company announced Wednesday the closings should save the corporation some $65 million a year.  Officials say the moves will affect some 2,000 jobs. According to Finance.com, J.C. Penney…

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Pens Post 4-3 Win Over Caps On Late Tiebreaking Goal By Ollie Maatta

19 year-old rookie Ollie Maatta gave the Pittsburgh Penguins their first lead of the game Wednesday night with a tiebreaking goal with 1:54 remaining, and the Pens held on  for a 4-3 win over the visiting Washington Capitals, setting a franchise record with their 13th consecutive victory at home. Kris Letang, Taylor Pyatt and Jussi…

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