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Daylight Savings Time Begins Sunday; PennDOT Warns Against Drowsy Driving

We are preparing for the night in which we set our clocks ahead one hour. Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00 AM Sunday (March 13), so most of us make the clock switch on Saturday night.  Daylight will seem to arrive later in the morning, but darkness will set in later in the evening. PennDOT…

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Penn State Says Agriculture Programs, Extension Offices Will Close Without State Funding

Penn State University officials say the school cannot shoulder the burden of crucial agricultural programs for much longer without the support of state funding. They say the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences will be forced to shut down its extension offices, research programs and even 4-H chapters if some $50-million in state funds allocated…

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$800,000 Improvement Project For Oil City’s West End Marina Gains City Council Approval

Pending the acquisition of proper funding, Oil City Council has given their approval to an $800,000 improvement project for the city’s West End Marina. The plan calls for a dual launch area, an additional building which could become a boat rental or concession area, new lighting, camping sites and renovations to the restroom facilities. The project…

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Raccoons Test Positive For Rabies In Both Cooperstown And Emlenton

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has confirmed that two raccoons found in different locations in Venango County have tested positive for rabies. One incident was reported in Cooperstown and another in Emlenton.  In both cases, the raccoons attacked cats, were captured, euthanized and tested. State officials say the pair of rabies cases already has doubled…

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Titusville Man’s Cargo Van Slams Into Garage In Tionesta

A Titusville-area man escaped injury early Wednesday evening when his cargo van left a highway in Tionesta Township and slammed into a residential garage. Police officials report that the incident occurred shortly before 6:30 PM on Route 36.  Police say a vehicle driven by 55 year-old Tim Renninger traveled off the left side of the road, continued down an…

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Two Charged With Stealing From State Charity

Two Mercer County residents face charges, standing accused of stealing from a statewide charity which had signed one of the suspects as a client. 27 year-old Stephanie Orock, from Mercer, the charity client, and 27 year-old John Reardon, from Sharon, are accused of using debit and credit cards stolen from the charity’s Mercer County office…

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Franklin’s Dakota Geer Records Pin, Cranberry’s Zacherl Wins 3-2 Decision At PIAA Tournament; Both Advance To Friday Quarterfinals

Following a first-round bye, Franklin High School’s Dakota Geer needed all of 103 seconds to pin Zach Zimmerman, from Troy, on Thursday at the PIAA “AA” high school wrestling championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. The victory moves the Edinboro University-bound senior to Friday’s quarterfinals, where he is scheduled to face Wesley Graham, from…

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Penguins To Play Flyers Outdoors At Heinz Field Next February

The Pittsburgh Penguins have confirmed they will take on the Philadelphia Flyers next winter in an outdoor game to be played at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh as part of the 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series. The February 18 regular season game will be part of the observance of the 50th anniversaries for both teams,…

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Pitt Eliminated In ACC Quarterfinals In 88-71 Victory By North Carolina

The Pitt Panthers’ run in this year’s Atlantic Coast Conference tournament ended on Thursday afternoon in an 88-71 loss to the tourney’s top seed, North Carolina, in a quarterfinal game played in Washington, D.C. Pitt (21-11) awaits word as to whether they will be invited to the NCAA postseason tournament which begins next week.  The…

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Fredonia Woman Sentenced To State Prison In 2014 Vehicular Death Of A Polk Man

A Mercer County woman was sentenced this week to five-to-ten years in state prison in a three-vehicle, southern Venango County crash nearly two years ago which took the life of a Polk-area man. 37 year-old Holly Eppinger, from Fredonia, who was originally charged in the case last May had agreed in December to a plea…

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