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State House Passes BIll To Keep Out-Of-State Utility Workers From Being Taxed For Work Following Pennsylvania Emergencies

The state House of Representatives has passed a bill that would remove a provision that requires out-of-state utility workers to pay Pennsylvania income taxes even on work performed in the state following emergencies here. Currently, the workers are responsible for paying state income tax, and any local municipal income taxes and other municipal fees. State…

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Repairs To Deep Hollow Road Bridge To Begin September 29

PennDOT announced today that repairs to a bridge on Deep Hollow Road in Cranberry Township are scheduled to begin on Monday, September 29. The work on the span should continue through the month of October. The 57 year-old bridge over Lower Two Mile Run, has been declared structurally deficient.  The job will include the rehabilitation…

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Senate Committee Hears Testimony On Guns For Pennsylvania Teachers

The state Senate Education Committee has heard testimony this week on a bill which would allow school personnel to carry firearms. Senator Don White, the measure’s prime sponsor, says the bill increases the options school districts would have for dealing with violence, and adds the weapons may be crucial in rural areas where police response…

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The EV-D68 Virus Has Been Confirmed In Pennsylvania

Health officials have confirmed that a virus that has made headlines by sickening children in at least a dozen states has arrived in Pennsylvania. Radio PA News reports that officials from the Centers For Disease Control have confirmed three cases of EV-D68, based on samples sent them from a hospital in Philadelphia. The virus is…

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Legislative Panels Move Bills On Property Tax Reform, Spending Limits And Debt Reduction

Fiscal issues took center stage in state House and Senate committees Tuesday with the movement of four different bills. The Senate Finance Committee approved on a narrow 6-to-5 vote a Senate bill known as the Property Tax Independence Act.  It would eventually eliminate school property taxes, replacing them with increases in the sales and income…

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Bucs Blank Bosox; Morton, 5 Relievers Pitch Shutout; Martin, Marte Provide Long Ball

Making his first Major League start in 32 days, Charlie Morton (6-12) combined with five relievers on a seven-hit shutout on Tuesday night, leading the Pirates to a 4-0 victory over Boston in the first game of a three-game, interleague series at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Russell Martin and Starling Marte both homered for the…

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Fall Gas-Up Scheduled For Saturday At Drake Well Museum

This Saturday (Sept. 20), Drake Well Museum and Park will host the 30th annual Fall Gas-Up, sponsored by the Pioneer Steam and Gas Engine Society. Displays will include antique engines – many still operating, farm and oil field equipment, cars, trucks and models.  The museum’s Olin gas engines and pumping wells, and its Oil City Boiler…

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Pennsylvania’s New Rocco’s Law Takes Effect

The new Pennsylvania law which toughens the penalties against anyone who severely injures or kills a police animal went into effect last week. It’s known as Rocco’s Law, named for the Pittsburgh Police Department’s “canine officer” which was fatally stabbed during a robbery in February.  Previous legislation held the same penalties for killing a police…

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Boil Water Advisory Continues In Rouseville; Water Main Repairs Thought To Be Complete

Although borough officials believe a third repair job to water lines in Rouseville has completed the patch-up of water availability and water pressure problems in that community, a “boil water advisory” remains in place, and officials say it may be Thursday until they get the results of the latest tests concerning the status of water for…

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Titusville School Administration Offices To Be Moved To High School Building

The Titusville Area School Board decided Monday night to move the school district’s administrative offices to Titusville High School. The offices, currently located at the building known as Scheide House, will be relocated to the Drake Street wing of the high school complex.  Plans for an entrance for the administrative offices only have not yet…

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