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House Resolution Seeks Local Control Of Education Standards

The state House of Representatives this week passed a resolution urging the Pennsylvania secretary of education and the State Board of Education to help protect the right of local school officials to establish education standards, and not to turn that right over to a multi-state organization. The debate hinges on Pennsylvania’s adoption of Common Core State…

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Heat Force Game 7 With 103-100 OT Win

Down five points with 28 seconds remaining in regulation play, and facing the loss of the NBA championship series, the Miami Heat forced overtime and posted a 103-100 overtime home win over the San Antonio Spurs, setting up a seventh and deciding game for the title to be played Thursday night in Miami. LeBron James…

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Pirates Post 12th Combined Shutout, Beat Reds 4-0

The Pittsburgh Pirates managed just four hits and struck out 17 times on Tuesday night, but posted their National League-leading 12th shutout — all combined staff efforts, blanking the Reds 4-0 in Cincinnati. Although he struck out nine batters in five innings of work, Reds starter Mat Latos (6-1; 3.20 ERA) threw 32 pitches and…

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Former Clintonville Borough Secretary Charged In Break-In

A Clintonville woman was charged Tuesday following an alleged break-in at the Clintonville Borough Building. 70 year-old Irene Donaldson had, at one time, served as Clintonville Borough secretary. Donaldson allegedly was discovered inside the borough building on Franklin Street in Clintonville on June 1, and was allegedly going through municipal documents filed inside office cabinets.…

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Liquor Overhaul Proposal Unveiled In State Senate

State Senate Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a new proposal to overhaul the sale of liquor in Pennsylvania, but they are still looking for the votes to move the plan through the Senate and to reconcile it with a House plan. The Senate legislation, written by Senator Charles McIlhinney from Berks County, does not call for…

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Three Arrested After $50,000 In Damages Is Done To Youngsville High School

State Police investigators say three men have been arrested after an estimated $50,000 in damages was done in a vandalism spree at Youngsville High School over the weekend. Officials say 19 year-old Duston Miller, from Youngsville, 18 year-old Tylor Keyes, from Grand Valley and 20 year-old Derek Gifford, from Greensburg, are accused of creating the…

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Millionaire Raffle Sales Pass Halfway Mark

The Pennsylvania Lottery says sales of tickets in their latest Millionaire Raffle have passed the halfway mark with about two-and-a-half weeks remaining until the raffle’s drawings. About twice a year, lottery officials sell a maximum of 500,000 tickets, cut off sales at a half-million, and give away multiple first prizes of one million dollars.  Tickets cost 20…

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Corbett Signs Bill Limiting Abortion Coverage Under Federal Health Care

Governor Tom Corbett on Monday signed into law a bill that would limit coverage of abortions in Pennsylvania under the federal health care provisions which are scheduled to take effect next year. Supporters, including bill sponsor Representative Donna Oberlander, from Clarion County, say Pennsylvania has long prohibited taxpayer-funded elective abortions. Critics say the law expands…

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Oil City School Budget Is Approved With No Tax Increase

The Oil City Area School Board on Monday unanimously approved a $28.9 million budget which will include no real estate tax increase, and which will not necessitate cuts in school programs. Close to one million dollars will be taken from the district’s reserve fund to balance the budget.  The fund reportedly carries a balance of…

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Former Allegheny Star Casey McCloskey Is New Basketball Coach At Franklin

The Franklin Area School Board on Monday approved the hiring of Casey McCloskey as the new boys basketball coach at Franklin High School. McCloskey is a 2003 graduate of Cathedral Prep in Erie, and starred at point guard for Allegheny College in Meadville from 2003 through 2007.  He is tied for 19th place on the Gators’…

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