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PennDOT To Hold Online Public Meeting On State’s 12-Year Transportation Program

PennDOT will be holding on Thursday (Sept. 26) something they are calling their first online public meeting. The webcast is scheduled to serve as part of the PennDOT update to Pennsylvania’s 12-Year Transportation Program.  It will begin at 6:00 PM, and will include an update on state transportation issues from PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch as well as answers…

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Thursday At The Autumn Leaf Festival

Thursday evening’s activities at the annual Autumn Leaf Festival in Clarion will include Clarion University’s Homecoming pep rally which will preview the Clarion-Gannon Homecoming game scheduled for Saturday afternoon, and during which the Homecoming “court and new royalty” will be announced. The pep rally begins at 7:00 PM. The next Community Cultural Night event will…

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Oil City Teachers Have New Contract 9 Months Ahead Of Time, But Only For Two Years

The Oil City Area school board agreed this week to a new contract for the district’s teachers — even though the present five-year deal does not expire until next June. But, citing an uncertain future for school funding in Pennsylvania, the approval was given for just a two-year contract this time around.  The pact covers…

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Oil City Man Pleads In East 4th Street Stabbing Incident

An Oil City man has entered a guilty plea to a charge of simple assault in Venango County Court in a case in which he was accused of stabbing another man in the arm. 20 year-old Marquise McCool was accused of stabbing James Goodman outside a residence on East Fourth Street in Oil City at…

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Cole Wins 10th, Alvarez Drives Home Three In Bucs’ 8-2 Win In Chicago

Gerrit Cole became the first Pirates rookie in 11 years to post double digit wins in one season, and Pedro Alvarez drove in three runs on Tuesday night as Pittsburgh regained sole possession of second place in the National League Central Division with an 8-2 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Cole…

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State Fishing Tournament To Be Hosted By Tidioute

The 54th annual Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament begins Thursday (Sept. 26) in Tidioute. The event, which runs through Sunday, has expanded over the years to include traditional festival activities including a parade, a carnival with rides and concessions, an arts-and-crafts show and food booths. There is even a kids’ fishing competition. The top prizes…

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Wednesday At The Autumn Leaf Festival

Wednesday’s activities at the annual Autumn Leaf Festival in Clarion will include fire truck rides, a community hymn sing at 6:00 PM in front of the Clarion County Courthouse and at the same location, beginning at 8:30 PM, a karaoke night. Held a week earlier this year, the Autumn Leaf Festival will continue through Sunday…

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NCAA Restores Some Penn State Football Scholarships

The NCAA announced Tuesday morning that they will restore some of the Penn State University football scholarship numbers previously reduced as part of the penalties imposed against the school in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case. Acknowledging the school has made changes recommended in the Freeh report, and acting on a…

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State Treasurer Announces Bid For Governor; Democratic Field Now At Eight

State Treasurer Rob McCord announced Tuesday his intention to run for Governor next year. McCord becomes the eighth Democrat to announce an election bid for a run versus a presumed re-election effort by Republican Governor Tom Corbett. In the Democratic field, McCord joins Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, former state Revenue Secretary Tom Wolf, Former Secretaries of the…

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PIRATES MAKE PLAYOFFS FOR FIRST TIME IN 21 YEARS

A home run by Starling Marte in the top of the ninth inning propelled the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 2-1 victory over the Cubs on Monday night in Chicago and into the Major League playoffs for the first time since 1992. Pittsburgh’s Justin Morneau sealed the victory by throwing out the Cubs’ Nate Schierholtz on…

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