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Joint Committee Hearing Focuses On Improving The State Budget Process

As the stalemate in reaching a finalized state budget moves through its eighth week, state lawmakers heard Thursday testimony on ways in improve the budgeting process. Financial experts with the National Conference of State Legislatures told a joint committee meeting that more than half of the states now have binding revenue forecasts.  They say that shortens…

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Two Suffer Major Injuries As Motorcycle Rear-Ends Car In Clarion County

Two New Bethlehem residents were rushed to a Pittsburgh hospital early Thursday morning after the motorcycle they were riding slammed into the back of a stopped car. State Police officials from the Clarion station say the crash occurred shortly after 1:30 AM near an intersection on Olean Trail in Limestone Township.  The motorcycle operated by 35 year-old…

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Pirates Blank Giants 4-0; Morton Wins Eighth

Neil Walker slammed a two-run home run, and three Pittsburgh pitchers combined on a six-hit shutout on Thursday night as the Pirates (72-47) blanked the San Francisco Giants 4-0 in the first game of a four-game series at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Starter Charlie Morton (8-4; 4.06 ERA) whitewashed the Giants (65-56) on four hits…

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Polk Man Hospitalized In Youngstown After I-79 Rest Area Motorcycle Crash

A Polk man was hospitalized in Youngstown following an accident involving his motorcycle at the exit to a rest area on Interstate 79. State Police accident investigators say 57 year-old William Oliver was headed north on I-79 in Lawrence County when he exited at a divided ramp at a rest stop at mile marker 109. …

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Franklin To Again Host Pennsylvania Stone-Skipping Championships

The Pennsylvania Stone-Skipping Championships will once again be held in Franklin. The event, which will include the participation of at least two world champions, including the current holder of the Guinness Book of World Record’s mark, will be held Saturday, August 22 near Riverfront Park at the confluence of French Creek and the Allegheny River.…

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Crawford County Fair Begins Saturday

The 70th Crawford County Fair begins Saturday morning (Aug. 22) with a 9:00 AM farm and antique tractor pull. The event will run through the following Saturday, August 29. The Miss Crawford County Fair pageant will be held on Sunday evening.  The ever-popular country music concerts this year will feature Jake Owen and Colt Ford…

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Veterans Party Of America Presents Former Franklin Man As Presidential Candidate

An organization known as the Veterans Party of America has presented a former Franklin man as their presidential candidate. 44 year-old Chris Keniston, a 1989 Franklin High School graduate, has had a lengthy career in the Air Force.  In the civilian world, Keniston is identified as the maintenance and reliability engineer for chemical company Solvay. …

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Opening Round Of Little League World Series Rained Out

Thursday’s opening round of four games at the annual Little League World Series in South Williamsport was rained out, and all eight first-round contests are now scheduled to be played on Friday (Aug. 21). Action will begin at 10:00 AM.  The four International Division openers will be played at Volunteer Stadium, and the four first-round…

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Governor To Examine New Republican Offer In State Budget Talks

Democratic Governor Tom Wolf will look over a proposal from Republican lawmakers which might have signaled some movement in state budget talks. GOP leaders have reportedly agreed to a part of Wolf’s plan to fund education if the Governor agrees to a public pension overhaul which would see future school and state employees moved to…

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Pitching Carries Pirates To 4-1 Home Win Over Arizona

Pittsburgh pitchers combined on eight innings of two-hit baseball on Wednesday night, lifting the Pirates (71-47) to a 4-1 home victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the rubber game of a three-game series at PNC Park. Starter J.A. Happ (5-7; 4,42 ERA) worked six innings of scoreless two-hit ball, and relievers Joaqim Soria and Tony…

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