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Santorum Announces Another Bid For President

Former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania Rick Santorum announced in Butler County on Wednesday night that he is planning another try at the Presidency. Santorum ran in 2012 and won eleven states in the Republican primary, but the GOP nomination went to Mitt Romney. Santorum was born in Virginia, but lived in the Butler area for…

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Three Held For Court In Pleasantville Bank Robbery

The three suspects in a May 14 bank robbery in Pleasantville have all been held for court in proceedings in Venango County Court in Franklin. 36 year-old Mikeal Thomas, from Sheffield, is accused of entering the bank, handing a note to a teller saying he had a weapon and escaping with an undisclosed amount of…

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Sugarcreek Borough Man Awarded PennDOT Honor At Luncheon In Harrisburg

A Sugarcreek Borough man was among those honored at an awards luncheon in Harrisburg on Wednesday. Scott McMasters was one of 25 PennDOT employees awarded the transportation department’s Star of Excellence.  The award is presented each year to employees who PennDOT says represent their values of service, performance and integrity. McMasters is a design engineer…

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Cranberry Wins D-9 Baseball Title; Will Face Quaker Valley In PIAA Tournament On Monday

The Cranberry Berries manufactured four runs in the fourth inning on Wednesday afternoon en route to a 7-3 victory in the District 9 “AA” baseball championship game played at Clarion-Limestone High School in Strattanvillle. The title win propels the Berries into the PIAA state tournament where they will first face Quaker Valley (Leetsdale), the WPIAL…

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5-Run Seventh Inning Lifts Bucs To Sixth Straight Victory

The Pittsburgh Pirates erupted for five runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning on Wednesday afternoon, and pulled away for a 5-2 victory over Miami at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The win was the sixth straight for the Pirates (24-22), and completed a 6-2 homestand. The Bucs tied the game at…

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NHL/NBA Playoff Results – Wednesday, May 27

NHL Playoff Result  –  Wednesday, May 27  (best-of-seven Western Conference championship series):   Chicago 5, Anaheim 2  (series tied at 3-3)     NBA Playoff Result  –  Wednesday, May 27  (best-of-seven Western Conference championship series):   Golden State 104, Houston 90  (Warriors win series 4-games-to-1)

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Friday’s MegaMillions Prize Estimated At $233 Million; Powerball Climbs To $171 Million

No one will claim the jackpot from Tuesday night’s MegaMillions Lottery drawing, so game officials are estimating the annuity value of Friday’s prize at $233 million. The one-time cash value of the jackpot is currently estimated at $143.1 million. Nobody matched all the numbers drawn Tuesday in a $214 million jackpot game.  One player who…

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Oil City Search For Burglary Suspect Includes State Police Helicopters

An unsuccessful search in the Oil City area on Wednesday evening that eventually involved a pair of State Police helicopters reportedly was the result of the missed apprehension of a burglary suspect. The search began in the West Fourth Street neighborhood where a man fled just before he could be arrested by arriving police officials, and…

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Drought Watch Continued For 27 Pennsylvania Counties, Including Mercer And Lawrence

A Drought Watch remains in effect for portions of Pennsylvania. The watch was first issued in March for twenty-seven Pennsylvania counties, mostly in northern and northeastern parts of the state, but Mercer and Lawrence County are also included. The state’s Department of Environmental Protection reports that consistent below-normal groundwater levels this week prompted them to…

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Governor Wolf Insists A State Budget Will Be Signed In June

Governor Tom Wolf says he is still counting on signing a new state budget on time next month. The Democratic Governor and the Republican-dominated state legislature remain far apart on several key issues as we approach the stretch run of the yearly budget process.  With a June 30 deadline looming, Wolf told Radio PA News he is…

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