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Metcalfe Speaks Out Against Corbett Medicaid Proposals

A western Pennsylvania lawmaker has spoken out strongly against his own party’s Governor’s plan to utilize available federal Medicaid dollars to help the working poor. Republican state Representative Daryl Metcalfe, from Butler County, says the use of government tax dollars to buy insurance, and forcing taxpayers to pay for other people’s health care amount to…

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Annual Fall Gas Up Scheduled For Saturday

Drake Well Museum and Park will host the 29th Annual Fall Gas Up, sponsored by the Pioneer Steam and Gas Engine Society, this Saturday (Sept. 21) from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM. The event will feature antique engines, farm and oil field equipment, cars, trucks and models.  Drake Well’s Olin gas engine and pumping wells…

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Supreme Court Upholds State Law Allowing Abolitions Of Jury Commissioner Posts

The state Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed a ruling by Commonwealth Court that had upheld a state law that allows county commissioners to vote to abolish the positions of jury commissioners. The ruling came in an appeal by the Pennsylvania State Association of County Commissioners, and will be followed by the release of the highest court’s…

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Oil City Man Charged With Threats At Grove Avenue Address

An Oil City man was charged early Tuesday evening after he allegedly made threats against his neighbors and the police, and created a brief standoff with responding law enforcement officers. Oil City Police say 52 year-old Stephen Blauser is charged with aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and reckless endangerment. Police who responded to a call…

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Franklin Man Charged After Allegedly Threatening Three With A Pellet Gun

A Franklin man faces charges after he allegedly threatened three people with a pellet gun. Franklin City Police say the incident happened shortly before 10:00 PM Sunday on the 10-hundred block of Buffalo Street in Franklin.  Responding to a call that someone was brandishing a gun, officers say they arrested 28 year-old Montez Harris at a…

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Grove City Woman Charged In Thefts Through Intermediate Unit Credit Card

A Grove City woman who was charged last week after being accused of using her agency credit card for personal use has waived a preliminary hearing, and will face an arraignment hearing in Mercer County Court in November. 56 year-old Cecelia Yauger is accused of making more than $2,000 in purchases through a credit card…

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Plans For Cherrytree Bridge Replacement To Be Unveiled

PennDOT says they will make public their plans for the replacement of a Cherrytree Township bridge next Tuesday. The span to be replaced crosses Prather Run on Dempseytown-Gresham Road. The display of project plans will be available for viewing on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM, and on Wednesdays and Thursdays from…

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2013 Cranberry Festival Kicks Off

The first of the preliminary activities in this year’s Cranberry Festival will be held tonight (Wednesday, Sept. 18) at the Seneca Fire Hall. The event’s fundraising spaghetti dinner will be served from 5:00 until 7:00 PM.  The dinner will be followed by the Festival King and Queen Talent Show and Crowning Ceremony at 7:00 PM.…

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Gyorko Blast Lifts Padres Over Pirates Again

Morgantown, West Virginia’s Jedd Gyorko slammed a three-run home run off Pirates starter Jeff Locke in the third inning of Tuesday night’s game in Pittsburgh, and the San Diego advanced to a 5-2 win over the Bucs. The Padres (70-80) are 30-10 in the games they have played at PNC Park, and have won 18…

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Altomare New Head Of Titusville Chamber

Emily Altomare takes over today as the new executive director of the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce. Altomare succeeds Christa Battin, who began a new job in a similar post for the Meadville-Western Crawford County Chamber of Commerce last month. Altomare, who hails from Marion Center in Indiana County, is a graduate of Indiana University of…

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