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State University Faculty Members Approve New Four-Year Contract

Officials of the union representing some 5,500 faculty members at state system universities say some 95 percent of their members who voted earlier this week on a new contract proposal approved the pact. The faculty members, represented by the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties, had been working without a current contract since…

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Pens Score 5-4 Comeback Win Over Flyers

The Pittsburgh Penguins roared back from a 4-1 deficit to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 in an NHL road game on Thursday night. Chris Kunitz scored the game-winner with his second goal of the contest, just 18 seconds into the third period.  In goal, the win went to Tomas Vokoun (5-3), who replaced starter Marc-Andre…

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Bucs Drop 4-2 Decision To Rays

A four-run seventh inning, started by a two-out throwing error by Gaby Sanchez, playing at third base, led the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-2 preseason victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates (4-8) in Bradenton, Florida on Thursday afternoon. One of the four unearned runs scored on the error, a second came home on a single…

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Ohio Woman Dies In Fall Through Ice In Mercer County

An Ohio woman has died when she fell through the ice on the Shenango River Reservoir in Mercer County. Search crews pulled the bodies of 56 year-old Jean Black, from Hubbard, and her two dogs from the water near a recreation area off West Lake Road in Pymatuning Township late Thursday morning.  It is believed…

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Gypsy Moth Spraying To Be Conducted Here This Year

Venango, Clarion and Forest Counties are among eight counties targeted this year for spraying programs to fight the growth of the gypsy moth population. The state’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources says Jefferson, Cameron, Potter, Tioga and Lycoming Counties will also be part of the spraying program. More than 43,000 acres of state forests,…

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Rockland Woman Victim Of Internet Scam

State Police locally are warning residents to continually be on the alert for Internet scams. The latest caution comes following an incident in Rockland in which a 61 year-old woman was taken in by an “offer” to buy an item she was attempting to sell online.  The scammer sent the woman a check that was nearly…

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Meadville Teen To Be Tried As An Adult In New Years Day Beating

A Crawford County judge ruled Thursday that a Meadville teen who is accused in the New Years morning beating of a man outside a Meadville pharmacy will be tried as an adult. The attorney for 16 year-old Timothy Bolden immediately said he will look into an appeal. Bolden is charged with beating and kicking a 34…

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PUC Updates Info On Marcellus Shale Impact Fee Distribution

The state’s Public Utility Commission updated the House Appropriations Committee this week on the Marcellus shale impact fee as the commission prepares to collect and distribute the fee for a second year. The PUC had a quick turnaround to collect money from the impact fee on natural gas drilling and to distribute it to counties…

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New Canal Township Church To Be Dedicated Sunday

Assuming the delayed shipment of pews arrived Thursday, the new Canal Township Wesleyan Methodist Church near Utica will be dedicated on Sunday afternoon. Construction of the new church on Deckards Run Road began last June, and the completion of the work was dependant on the receipt of the pews, a shipment that had been delayed…

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Pirates Beat Depleted Red Sox Team 9-3

Andrew McCutchen drove in two runs, and Michael McKenry went 2-for-2 on Wednesday afternoon in a 9-3 preseason victory over the Boston Red Sox at Fort Myers, Florida. From the leadoff position, Starling Marte and Jose Tabata combined for a pair of hits and four runs scored.  Starting pitcher Jeff Locke worked four innings of…

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