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State Revenue From Drilling Fees Should Drop By About Three Percent

The Public Utility Commission posted on Wednesday that they expect about a three percent drop in the revenue the state will take in this year from impact fees imposed on natural gas drillers. Total potential collections are estimated at about $198-million. down about $6-million from last year. With the price of natural gas dramatically lower,…

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Rangers Newcomers Propel Team To 6-1 Win Over Pittsburgh

They went 15-0 in March, becoming the first NHL team to ever win all of their games in a single calendar month, but can they win in April? The Pittsburgh Penguins dropped a 6-1 decision to the Rangers at Madison Square Garden in New York on Wednesday night, dropping to 0-2 since their near-record 15-game…

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Bucs Pitchers Hold Cubs To 2 Hits In 3-0 Shutout

Three Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers held the Chicago Cubs to just two hits in a 3-0 shutout win at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. Starter Wandy Rodriguez  threw 2-hit ball over 6-and-two-third innings, striking out six batters and walking only one, but he loaded the bases by hitting two batters in the seventh inning,…

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Oil City Woman Arrested After Wednesday Police Chase

An Oil City woman was charged Wednesday afternoon after she allegedly fled from Oil City Police and was later arrested in the Titusville area. Oil City Police say 20 year-old Katelyn Olson hit an officer from their department with her vehicle as she spun away from them at the scene of a reported domestic dispute at…

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Fire Levels Slippery Rock Auto Repair Shop

A fire Tuesday night destroyed an auto repair garage in the Slippery Rock area. Seven fire companies responded to the scene of the blaze on Brownstown Road in Liberty Township shortly after 7:30 PM Tuesday.  The garage and two vehicles inside were declared a total loss.  A mobile home and camper located nearby received some…

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Penguins’ Streak Ends At 15 With 4-1 Loss To Buffalo

The Pittsburgh Penguins won all 15 games they played in the month of March, becoming the only NHL club to win all games played in one calendar month, and moving to within two victories of their own league record of 17 consecutive wins.  But, the string ended in their first April game, played Tuesday night…

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State Court Looks At County Jury Commissioners Posts

A state court in Harrisburg is trying to determine how to proceed now that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has thrown out a law that lets counties abolish the office of jury commissioners. A hearing was being held Wednesday in Commonwealth Court about what to do regarding the May 21st primary elections. The Supreme Court ruled…

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Unemployment Drops In All Oil Region Counties In February

Following corrections in the local job market following several business closings and notable layoffs in late 2012, and a decrease in local job opportunities following the holiday season, the unemployment rate in the Oil Region dropped significantly in the month of February. In Venango County, where an estimated 26,200 people were without jobs, the unemployment…

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Chapmanville VFD Back In Business

The Chapmanville Volunteer Fire Department was back in operation on Wednesday following the department’s recertification by the Plum Township supervisors on Tuesday night. A new board president and fire chief were appointed for the department, and supervisors approved a motion that representatives from the Plum and Troy Township municipal governments be included as voting members…

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Man Injured In 100 MPH Chase On I-79 Near New Vernon

A Pittsburgh-area man was injured and faces charges after a chase on Interstate 79 that police say had them traveling at times over 100 miles per hour. The State Police say 21 year-old Cody Betts, from West View, was injured when his vehicle struck another car in the northbound lanes of I-79 near New Vernon…

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