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Pension Reform Legislation Approved By State House Committee

A state House committee passed legislation this week that would result in pension reform at the municipal level. The bill approved by the House State Government Committee would change pension benefits for newly-hired municipal workers to a defined contribution plan and remove pension benefits altogether from the collective bargaining process.  There would be no changes…

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Commonwealth Court Rules Governor Overstepped Authority When He Fired Director Of Open Records Office

A state appeals court ruled Wednesday that Governor Tom Wolf overstepped his authority when he fired the executive director of the state’s Office of Open Records during the early days of his administration in January. The Commonwealth Court ruling also ordered that Erik Arneson be reinstated and given his back pay. Outgoing Governor Tom Corbett named…

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House Speaker Turzai Accuses Governor Wolf Of Calling For A de facto Moratorium On Gas Drilling

The Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives has accused Governor Tom Wolf of “basically calling for a de facto moratorium” on gas drilling in the state, and said the Governor’s plan would cost jobs and hurt the drilling industry. Mike Turzai told a news conference on Tuesday Wolf’s plan for a severance tax on…

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LeBron Scores 40; Cavs Take 2-1 Lead In NBA Finals

LeBron James scored 40 points, and Matthew Dellavedova added 20 on Tuesday night as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors 96-91 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland to take a 2-games-to-1 lead in the best-of-seven NBA championship series. Trailing by 20 points late in the third quarter, the Warriors could only cut the…

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Pirates Fail In Opposing Pitcher’s Major League Debut

Once again, the Pittsburgh Pirates struggled against a pitcher they had never seen before, managing only three hits against the starter in the Major League debut of 2011 first-round draft pick Taylor Jungmann in a 4-1 loss to the last-place Milwaukee Brewers in the middle game of a three-game series played Tuesday night at PNC…

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Giants Rookie Chris Heston Throws Season’s First No-Hitter

San Francisco Giants rookie Chris Heston fired the 2015 season’s first no-hitter on Tuesday night as he led the Giants to a 5-0 shutout over the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York. Heston allowed only three baserunners, all as hit batsmen, in delivering a no-hitter by a Giants hurler for the fourth…

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PIAA Softball Semifinal Results – Tuesday, June 9

PIAA High School Softball Semifinal Results  –  (games played Tuesday, June 9 at Slippery Rock University):   “A” Elk County Catholic 2, Cochranton 1   “AA” Deer Lakes 4, Cambridge Springs 3  (8 inns.)

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Lawmakers Fight Governor’s Plan To Keep Rejected State Police Commissioner As Acting Department Head

Some state lawmakers are warning Governor Tom Wolf that they may go to court to fight Wolf’s decision to maintain rejected nominee for State Police commissioner Marcus Brown as acting commissioner. Colonel Brown’s confirmation was rejected by the state Senate late last week in a 26-22 vote. Brown’s opponents in the Senate had argued that…

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Former VFW Commander Charged In Disappearance Of $115,000 In Post Gambling Assets

An Oil City man who once served as post commander for the Oil City VFW has been charged by city police in the disappearance of more than $115,000 in gambling ticket assets from the organization. 52 year-old Randy Carlson had already been charged with the intimidation of a witness and with a weapons violation in…

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Eisenhower Advances To PIAA Baseball Championship Game

Eisenhower will represent District 10 on the schedule of PIAA high school baseball championship games to be played at Penn State University on Friday, June 12. The Knights advanced to the Class “A” title tilt with a 3-1 victory over District 6 champion Juniata Valley in a semifinal game played Monday evening at Showers Field…

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