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Zanna’s Double-Double Leads Pitt Past Lehigh 77-58

Talib Zanna scored a career-high 23 points Wednesday night as the Pitt Panthers (4-0) defeated Lehigh (1-4) 77-58 in a game played at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. Zanna also grabbed 14 rebounds, Durand Johnson scored 15 points and James Robinson tallied a career-high 11 assists. Tim Kempton paced Lehigh with 20 points. Pitt…

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Erie Man Wanted In Crawford Co. Was Passed Out In Car; Suspected Meth Lab Found

An Erie man who was wanted on warrants in Crawford County has been found. Police say 31 year-old Timothy Goodwill was discovered passed out in the driver’s seat of his car at a business in Millcreek Township on Tuesday afternoon.  Millcreek Police called in representatives of the state Attorney General’s Drug Control bureau when they…

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State House Passes Transportation Funding Package

Lawmakers in the state House of Representatives finally voted Tuesday to approve a comprehensive transportation funding package. The approval came one day after House legislators had defeated a package by just four votes. Radio PA News reports the funding plan would raise $2.3 billion dollars a year for roads, bridges and mass transit.  Apparently six…

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Tentative Venango County Budget Approved; No Tax Hike Is Included

The Venango County commissioners have given their approval to a preliminary $51.3 million county budget that does not contain a real estate tax increase. Expenses for 2014 are listed at about a two-percent higher level than for this year.  The spending plan anticipates a deficit of more than $2.8 million. The general fund budget in the…

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Oil City Woman Injured When Car Hits House In Reno

An Oil City woman was injured early Wednesday morning when her car left Route 8 in Reno and struck a house. State Police officials say the crash occurred about five minutes after midnight near the Route 8 intersection with Fourth Street near the Reno Post Office.  A car driven by 51 year-old Lisa Wice, headed toward…

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Titusville Council Passes First Reading Of Budget With No Tax Increase

Titusville City Council on Tuesday approved the first reading of a 2014 city budget totaling just over $3.5 million. The spending plan contains no real estate tax increase. The budget’s first draft was okayed in a unanimous vote.  Final approval is expected in December.

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Conneaut Lake Park Trustees Ordered To Deliver Financial Records To A.G.’s Office

A Crawford County judge Tuesday ordered the trustees of Conneaut Lake Park to deliver copies of all of the park’s financial records, including insurance information, to a state Deputy Attorney General. The court order was handed down following a petition by the Attorney General’s office that the trustees be removed, and amid investigations into whether…

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Pittsburgh Man Charged In Clarion County Bar Attack Will Stand Trial

A Pittsburgh man who was accused in an attack on a Leeper man outside a bar in northern Clarion County in August has been ordered held for trial. 31 year-old Sean Smith, who is free on $100,000 bond, is charged with attempted homicide, two counts apiece of both aggravated assault and simple assault, plus reckless endangerment,…

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Transportation Funding Plan Fails Again

Another effort in Harrisburg to advance a plan to fund roads, bridges and mass transit in Pennsylvania failed on the floor of the state House on Monday night. According to Brad Christman from Radio PA News, legislative leaders and aides to the Governor say, at one point, an amendment containing a negotiated transportation infrastructure funding…

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Bar Gambling Bill Headed To Governor Corbett’s Desk

The state Senate Monday approved by a 34-to-15 vote the bill that would allow “small games of chance” gambling in Pennsylvania’s bars. There was no debate about the bill this time on the Senate floor where the measure had originated.  A spokesperson for Governor Tom Corbett’s office says the Governor will sign it. The bill…

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