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Suspects Identified In Clarion County Burglary In Which One Man Was Shot In The Leg

Two men are facing charges in last Friday afternoon’s incident in Clarion County in which a property owner shot a suspected burglar in the leg. Among the charges being faced by 47 year-old Timothy Stormer, from Summerville, and 27 year-old Shane Bundy, from Knoxdale, are burglary, aggravated and simple assault, conspiracy, trespassing, reckless endangerment and…

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Sugarcreek Borough Approves A Nearly $1.6 MIllion Budget

Sugarcreek Borough Council has given unanimous final approval to a 2015 budget which contains no real estate tax increase. The spending plan totals just under $1.6 million and should require a transfer of a little more than $74,000 from the borough’s reserve fund. Both the tax millage rate and the borough’s street light levy will remain unchanged.

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PennDOT: Pennsylvania Is Making Progress In Repairing Bridges

Pennsylvania transportation officials say they are working hard to decrease the number of bridges which are labeled structurally deficient. The term “structurally deficient” does not mean a bridge is in danger of collapse, but it does indicate a span needs major upgrades.  More than 4,000 of the 22,000-plus bridges in the state fall into this category.…

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Health Rankings Report Has Mixed Findings For Pennsylvania

There are some mixed findings for Pennsylvania in the new America’s Health Rankings Report from United Health Foundation. The 2014 edition of the rankings puts Pennsylvania near the middle of the pack as the 28th-healthiest state.  On the downside, obesity has risen from 12.5 percent to 30 percent of the state’s population since 1990, and…

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Oil City Man Charged In Thrift Store Break-In And With Resisting Arrest

An Oil City man has been arraigned on seven charges following a break-in at an Oil City thrift store. Oil City Police say they responded early Monday morning to a report of someone breaking windows in the Emerald Street area and discovered 18 year-old Preston Rice hiding behind a clothing rack. Officers say Rice resisted…

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Crosby Skates; Bennett Has The Mumps; Fleury, Bortuzzo And Maatta Are All Tested

While team captain Sidney Crosby skated on his own before the Pittsburgh Penguins’ practice session on Wednesday morning, the Penguins have confirmed that Beau Bennett also has the mumps, and teammates Marc-Andre Fleury, Robert Bortuzzo and Olli Maatta – all of whom are feeling ill – were being tested for the mumps. At least fifteen…

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Final Court Submissions In Franklin General Authority Lawsuit Due Monday

Venango County President Judge William White has given the two sides in the Franklin General Authority lawsuit until Monday, December 22 to submit to his bench the last of their paperwork supporting their arguments in the case. White’s order was handed down following a two-day trial in Venango County Court that proceeded even though Franklin…

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Legislation To Be Reintroduced To Reduce Size Of Pennsylvania Senate And House

A state lawmaker says she will reintroduce a bill to reduce the size of the Pennsylvania legislature. The proposed Constitutional amendment would reduce the number of state Senate seats from fifty to forty, while the House would shrink from 203 seats to 121. State Senator Judy Schwank, from Berks County, tells Radio PA News a…

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Titusville’s City Budget Contains A 4-Mill Tax Increase

Titusville City Council on Tuesday passed a $3.9 million budget for 2015 which will contain a four-mill real estate tax increase. The spending plan provides for $400,000 more in expenditures than the most-recent budget.  City officials estimate the property tax hike should bring in about $270,000 to $290,000 in extra levies next year. The tax…

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Environmental Groups Warn Of Pitfalls From Pennsylvania Pipeline Plan

Energy companies have announced plans for hundreds of miles of gas pipelines to crisscross Pennsylvania, but environmental groups are expressing their concerns about what it could all mean. The pipelines are being constructed to transport natural gas from the Marcellus shale region of the western half of Pennsylvania to transit points in the east, but…

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