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State Senate Again Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

The state Senate has again approved legislation to legalize medical marijuana. Last month, the House of Representatives sent the measure back to the Senate with changes that the bill’s sponsor, Senator Mike Folmer, told Radio PA News made him lose sleep at night.  Folmer said he was concerned that the House language would render the…

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Venango County Commissioners Approve Spending On Soon-To-Be-Merged Regional Transportation Program

The Venango County commissioners on Tuesday approved local spending for the next fiscal year for the county’s share in a soon-to-be-merged, two-county transportation program. Venango County Transportation is expected to be combined by July 1 with the Crawford Area Transportation Authority (CATA), with the system to be managed by CATA. The Crawford County system serves…

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Upton, Martinez Lead The Tigers To An 8-2 Romp Over The Pirates; Liriano Sidelined, Will Miss Wednesday Start

Justin Upton and J.D. Martinez both slammed four hits on Tuesday afternoon, pacing the Detroit Tigers to an 8-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in a game played in Detroit. Upton and Ian Kinsler both homered, and the Tigers (4-2) chased Pittsburgh starter Juan Nicasio (1-1) after three innings and 94 pitches.  Nicasio was charged…

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17-Hit Barrage Gives Pirates A 7-4 Win In Detroit

The Pittsburgh Pirates belted 17 hits, including five doubles, on Monday afternoon and defeated the Tigers 7-4 in Detroit. Gregory Polanco and Francisco Cervelli both recorded three hits, and John Jaso, Matt Joyce, Starling Marte and Josh Harrison slammed two apiece.  Jordy Mercer drove home a pair of runs, and Jaso, Joyce, Cervelli, Polanco and…

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Oil City Man Dies In Monday Morning House Fire In Pinegrove Township

An Oil City man died early Monday morning in a fire at a residence on Route 157 in Pinegrove Township. The victim has been identified as 42 year-old Billie Sanner, Jr.  His body was found in the basement of the burnt house.  An initial investigation indicated that Sanner’s death was directly related to the fire. Five…

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State Senate Votes To Delay Referendum On Judicial Retirement Age To November Election

The state’s referendum on the retirement age for state judges will not appear on this month’s Pennsylvania primary election ballots. The state Senate on Monday followed the lead of the House of Representatives in their approval of removing the question and placing it on the November general election ballot.  The proposed amendment to the state…

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State House Committee Votes To Allow “In God We Trust” In Pennsylvania Schools

A state House committee has voted to allow the national motto, “In God We Trust,” to be posted in Pennsylvania schools. The House Education Committee voted 19-to-6 on Monday to approve such legislation.  It would allow the motto to be posted anywhere inside a school building, but is not written as a mandate. The full…

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Five More To Be Enshrined In Franklin High School Hall-Of-Fame

The five newest members of the Franklin High School Hall-of-Fame will be enshrined in early October during Applefest week in Franklin. Selected into the Hall were the late Jody Billingsley, Wayne Eakin, Ed Frye, Bill Hager and David Richardson. Billingsley was a 1,000-point scorer for the Lady Knights basketball team and later starred at Pitt-Johnstown. …

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Rain, Melting Snow Lead To Flooded Roads On Monday

Monday’s extensive rains, combined with the rapid melting of the several inches of snow which hit the Oil Region during the early part of the weekend, led to the flooding of several roads in western Pennsylvania Monday night. Flooding was reported near Titusville, in several locations in the Meadville area, between Barkeyville and Harrisville in…

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PennDOT To Give Overview Of Upcoming Forest County Bridge Replacement Projects

One of four bridge replacement projects in Forest County is about to begin, and PennDOT officials want to give the public some information about what to expect. The first replacement job is due for this year, two more will be undertaken next year and a fourth is scheduled for 2018. A public meeting scheduled for…

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