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Commonwealth Court Upholds Judge’s Decision To Remove Forest County District Attorney From May Primary Ballot

A decision by a judge to remove the Forest County District Attorney’s name from the May primary ballot has been upheld by Commonwealth Court. The appeals court has ruled against D.A. Elizabeth Ziegler in her bid to keep her name on the ballot in a re-election effort. A challenge by another candidate, Paul Rockwell, had…

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State Senate Passes “Stolen Valor” Legislation

The state Senate has passed a bill that targets so-called “stolen valor.” The measure would make the act of misrepresenting yourself as the recipient of a medal or decoration a third-degree misdemeanor.  Penalties would be more severe for lying about the Congressional Medal of Honor, the Navy Cross or Air Force Cross, the Silver Star…

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Home Evacuated, Cherrytree Township Road Closed Due To Gas Line Break

A Cheerytree Township home was evacuated early Monday morning and a township road was closed for several hours after a gas leak was reported. Officials now say they discovered a gas line break in the Foster Road area. The incident was reported shortly after 3:30 AM Monday.  The evacuation and road closure lasted for nearly…

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Senate Confirmation Hearings For Wolf Cabinet Nominees Begin Tuesday

Confirmation hearings are scheduled to begin Tuesday (Apr. 21) for Governor Tom Wolf’s cabinet nominees. The Senate Transportation Committee was scheduled to consider two of the nominees, Leslie Richards for Secretary of Transportation and William Lieberman as Pennsylvania Turnpike Commissioner.  Pedro Rivera, the Governor’s choice for Education Secretary was to go before the Senate Education…

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Dog Law Wardens Are Canvassing Venango County

The Venango County treasurer’s office says dog law wardens will be canvassing the county over these final two weeks of April, ensuring that area dogs are licensed, vaccinated and safe. State law requires that all dogs three months and older must be licensed.  Additionally, rabies vaccinations are required for all dogs and for any cat…

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Public Hearing On Revisions To Gas And Oil Regulations Scheduled For Warren

Three public hearings have been scheduled for the discussion of proposed revisions to the Environmental Protection Performance Standards at oil and gas well sites in the state. One of the hearings will be held on Thursday, April 30 at 6:00 PM at the Warren County Courthouse in Warren. Other hearings are scheduled for Wednesday, April…

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New Road Work Projects Include Route 8 Paving In Titusville, And Route 8 Bridge Closing Near Slippery Rock

Two repaving projects in the Titusville area and bridge work on Route 8 near Slippery Rock highlight PennDOT projects that are now underway and which should continue well past the current week. PennDOT officials say they have begun paving projects on Route 8 between Franklin Street in Titusville and Route 408 in Hydetown Borough.  Separate…

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Work To Begin Monday On Another Bridge On Deep Hollow Road

PennDOT announced Friday that another bridge on Deep Hollow Road in Cranberry Township is being closed for repairs. The 84 year-old, 17-foot bridge carries the road over Deep Hollow Run and is located between Bredinsburg Road and the Oil City line. PennDOT spokesman Jim Carroll says the three-week job will begin Monday (April 20), and will…

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Butler Man Charged In November Clarion County Crash Which Injured Four

A Butler man was charged last week in a November automobile crash in northern Clarion County which injured four people, including himself. 32 year-old Anthony Smith was charged last week with three counts of aggravated assault while driving under the influence, two other DUI counts and several other traffic offenses. Smith is charged in a crash…

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Ethiopian Lelisa Desisa Wins Boston Marathon In 2:09.17

The 119th Boston Marathon was won Monday morning by Lelisa Desisa, from Ethiopia, in an unofficial time of 2:09.17. Desisa was also the winner of the event in 2013, the year the explosions of a couple of bombs killed three, wounded 260 and shocked the world. Desisa finished the 26.2 mile course some 31 seconds…

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