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Construction Starts On Cochranton-Area Tire Recycling Plant

Officials of the company building a tire recycling facility in the Cochranton area and a spokesman for the state’s Department of Environmental Protection have confirmed that construction of the $350-million facility has begun. Work is underway even without a resolution in an appeal objecting to the DEP’s approval of an Air Quality Plan for the plant. …

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Woman Involved In Train-Bus Crash Dies

One of eleven people taken to Butler County hospitals after a collision between a train and a passenger bus on Friday morning has died. Officials have identified the dead woman as 91 year-old Claudette Miller.  Nine other passengers, ages 26 to 92 were treated at hospitals after the crash in Evans City.  The bus driver, 60…

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Georgia Linebacker Jarvis Jones Is Steelers’ Number-1 Draft Pick

With the 17th pick in the first round of the 2013 NFL draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected — Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones. In just two years at Georgia, following his transfer from Southern California, Jones became the third top sack leader in Bulldogs history with 28.  He forced nine fumbles, and recorded 45.5 tackles for…

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Devils Earn Come-From-Behind 3-2 Home Victory Over Pittsburgh

Ilya Kovalchuk scored his first goal since his return from the injury list on Thursday night, breaking a 2-2 tie with 6:10 remaining and giving the New Jersey Devils a come-from-behind 3-2 home victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Devils (19-18-10) won the season series with the Pens 2-games-to-one. Until the late stages of the…

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Pirates Win First Series In Philadelphia In 10 Years

Garrett Jones’ pinch-hit, two-run double snapped a tied score, highlighting a 3-run eighth inning, and helping complete a comeback from a 3-1 deficit in a 6-4 win for the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Phillies in Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon. For Pittsburgh (13-9), it was the 12th win in their last 16 games, and the third in…

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At Least 11 Injured In Train-Bus Collision In Butler County

Several injuries were reported Friday morning in a collision between a train and a passenger bus in southern Butler County. The crash occurred at an Evans City intersection.  The bus is believed to be a vehicle from Butler County’s rural transportation program, and it appears the driver had stopped in the fog on tracks at…

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Former Oil City Man Charged In Venango County Robberies

A former Oil City man who most recently has lived in Erie has been arrested and charged in two Venango County robberies which occurred in late 2011. Records show 32 year-old Steven Shawgo was arrested in Erie this week, and was arraigned in Seneca on two counts of robbery and two charges of theft by unlawful…

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State Supreme Court Settles Natural Gas Rights Question

Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court has reinforced longstanding case law on mineral rights that has affected the natural gas industry. The high court ruled Wednesday in favor of a Susquehanna County couple, saying it stands by a 130 year-old ruling which separates gas rights from mineral rights. The case stemmed from a dispute between landowners John and…

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Turkey Season Starts Saturday

Pennsylvania Game Commission officials say results in the upcoming five-week spring gobbler season may be below average. The season begins Saturday (April 27), and the Game Commission expects that about 230,000 hunters will take part. But, the commission’s hunter-trapper education chief, Keith Snyder, says turkey reproduction has been down over the past three years, and…

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Pirates Take Advantage Of Phillies’ Bullpen In 5-3 Win In Philly

After managing just one run and one hit off Philadelphia starter Roy Halladay on Wednesday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates (12-9) jumped on the Phillies’ bullpen for four runs in a 5-3 win in Philadelphia. For the Bucs, it was the 11th win in 15 games following a 1-5 start to the 2013 season. Pedro Alvarez…

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