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Mars Man Charged In Oil City In Alleged Failure To Submit Fundraiser Money

A Butler County man was charged in Oil City on Wednesday after he was accused of failing to submit the promised money from a fundraiser to the city. The money was targeted for training and equipment for the Oil City Police Department. 33 year-old Thomas Burke, from Mars, is free on bail after having been…

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Powerball Jackpot Climbs To $223 Million

Lottery officials say the estimated annuity value of the jackpot for Saturday’s drawing of the Powerball Lottery has climbed to $223 million after no one matched all of the numbers in a $203 million game on Wednesday night. The estimated value of the one-time cash jackpot prize currently stands at $132.7 million. One player who…

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Republicans Respond To Governor Wolf’s Rejection Of Their New Congressional District Map

A top Republican in the state Senate has warned Pennsylvania may be headed toward a Constitutional crisis following the rejection by Democratic Governor Tom Wolf of a GOP-drawn Congressional district map. And, other Republican leaders were quick to respond to Tuesday’s decision by the Governor. Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman says the map that Republican…

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Power Outage Reported On Oil City’s North Side

More than 800 homes and businesses in the Oil City area lost electric power late Tuesday afternoon. The outage affected mostly customers on Oil City’s North Side, along with a few from Cornplanter and Cranberry Townships. Power was restored to most customers by early Tuesday evening.  Penelec officials attributed the problem to downed electric lines.

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Phony $100 Bill Passed In Cranberry Township

Another counterfeit $100 bill has surfaced in Venango County. State Police officials say the phony bill was passed by a Franklin man to make a purchase at a cycle shop in Cranberry Township.  Police gave no indication as to whether they thought the man did or did not know the money was counterfeit. The incident…

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Aston-Reese, Guentzel Both Score Twice In Pens’ 6-3 Win Over Ottawa

Rookie Zach Aston-Reese scored his first two National Hockey League goals on Tuesday night, leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 6-3 home victory over the Ottawa Senators. Jake Guentzel also scored twice for the Pens, and Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang added goals.  Sidney Crosby, Justin Schultz and Brian Dumoulin each recorded two assists, and…

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Wrestling Match Results In Assault Charges

State Police officials say a “mutual wrestling match” between a 37 year-old man and a fifteen year-old boy has resulted in assault charges. Investigators did not say specifically how the wrestling match in Cherrytree Township escalated into a confrontation, but they did say both parties received “visible minor injuries.” Police say 37 year-old Travis Strawbridge…

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Governor Wolf Rejects Congressional Map Redistricting Proposal

Calling it “still a gerrymander,” Democratic Governor Tom Wolf on Tuesday rejected the Republican proposal for a new Congressional district map for Pennsylvania, and said he will submit his own proposal to the state Supreme Court. The high court recently ruled the former map unconstitutional, and ordered the state legislature to create a new map…

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Political Candidates May Begin Collecting Nomination Petitions On Wednesday

This year, Valentines Day also marks the first day in which aspiring political candidates in Pennsylvania may begin circulating nominating petitions, collecting the signatures needed to put his or her name on the primary ballot in the mid-term elections this year. Petitions may be solicited until March 7, and candidates may begin filing their nomination…

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Water In Franklin’s Third Ward Approved For Bathing And Washing Clothes

City officials in Franklin have given the go-ahead for residents in much of the city’s Third Ward to once again use city water for bathing and for washing clothes. A subsequent notice will be given when it is deemed that the water is safe for drinking. The city now blames high levels of fluoride for…

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