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Penn State Tuition Increase Tops Three Percent

Penn State University’s Board of Trustees on Friday approved a budget which includes an average tuition increase for all students of about 2.8 percent. Tuition for in-state students at the school’s main campus will climb by 3.4 percent, or about $264 per semester.  Out-of-staters will pay about $400 more per semester.  Students at satellite campuses…

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Bridge On Utica Road Being Replaced – Detour In Place For Two Months

Work began Monday to replace a structurally deficient bridge on Utica Road (State Route 3017) in Canal Township in western Venango County. The original 83 year-old bridge spans a branch of Warden Run, and is located between Route 322 and Buttermilk Hill Road.  Utica Road in the area of the span will be closed for…

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Corsica Man Killed In ATV Wreck

A Corsica man died Friday when his all-terrain vehicle crashed, and he was thrown from the vehicle. State Police at the Clarion station say 39 year-old David Crate was riding his ATV on Carney Road, and apparently missed a turn into a driveway.  The vehicle jumped a berm and struck an embankment, throwing Crate off.  The…

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Three Hurt In Clarion County Rollover

Three people were injured Saturday afternoon in a vehicle rollover in Paint Township in Clarion County. Accident investigators say a vehicle driven by Stevie Miller, from Knox, went out of control on East End Road, left the road, hit an embankment and rolled over. Miller and passengers Andre Alexander and Blaine Fulmer, both from Parker, all…

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Woman Hospitalized In Erie After Car’s Plunge Into Tidioute-Area Creek

A woman is hospitalized in Erie after her car left a Warren County highway and plunged some thirty feet into a creek. State Police from the Warren barracks described the injuries sustained by 54 year-old Shelley Kagle as “moderate.” Troopers say Kagle’s vehicle left Route 127 in Triumph Township around 2:30 PM Saturday afternoon, traveled…

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Oil City Police Stress City’s Open Container Law Remains Unchanged

With the approach of the Oil Heritage Festival in Oil City, the city’s police chief is stressing that there have been no changes in the Oil City “open container” law. Chief Robert Wenner issued a statement last week reminding citizens that open containers of alcoholic beverages are banned on city and public properties. The topic…

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Regional Center For Workforce Excellence CEO Resigns

The CEO of the Regional Center for Workforce Excellence announced Friday that she is resigning to take another job, and cited health concerns as the reason. Michele Zieziula has run the agency which oversees the operations of the Northwest Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board.  The center is currently the target of audits by federal and state…

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Franklin Takes D-25 Junior League Title With 6-4 Come-From-Behind Win Over Clarion

The Franklin Junior League All-Stars scored twice in the sixth inning and three times in the seventh, posting a come-from-behind 6-4 victory over Clarion, and winning the District 25 championship. Franklin will begin play in the Section 1 Tournament in DuBois on Wednesday night at 7:30 PM against host team and District 10 champion DuBois.…

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Pedro Alvarez Selected For Home Run Derby

Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez was named to the National League team for Monday night’s All-Star Home Run Derby. Alvarez was picked to replace Colorado’s Carlos Gonzalez, who has sprained the middle finger of his right hand.  Alvarez has hit 23 homers this year, and has 60 RBIs.  He is the fifth Pirates player…

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Penguins Sign Matt D’Agostini

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed 26 year-old forward Matt D’Agostini to a one-year contract reported to be worth $550,000. D’Agostini played in 13 games apiece for the St. Louis Blues and the New Jersey Devils in 2012-2013, scoring 6 points (3 goals, 3 assists).  He also played for Germany’s SC Riessersee team during the NHL’s…

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