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Two Hurt In One-Vehicle Crash Early Wednesday Morning In Cornplanter Township

Two people were hurt, one seriously, in a one-vehicle crash early Wednesday morning on Route 8 in Cornplanter Township. State Police officials say a car driven by 51 year-old David Metz, from Oil City, traveled off the left side of the road on a right curve.  The car slammed into a tree and then sheared off a…

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Public Hearing Held On State Republicans’ Property Tax Relief Plan

State House Republicans unveiled their plan for property tax relief at a hearing held Tuesday. Radio PA News and KQW have already reported that it is similar to Democratic Governor Tom Wolf’s plan, but comes with claims that it is more fair. Legislation introduced by state Representative Stan Saylor, from York County, would reduce property…

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Students Displaced By Noxious Gas At Grove City College

Two buildings were closed and about seventy students were temporarily displaced because of the presence of noxious chlorine gas at Grove City College. The incident was reported at about 2:00 AM Tuesday at a pool at the school’s Physical Learning Center.  The gas apparently was created by the inadvertent mixture of two chemicals during a…

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Rimersburg Man Says He was Robbed Of More Than $700 At A Local Hospital

A Rimersburg man claims he was robbed of more than $700 during his stay at UPMC Northwest in Cranberry. The man told State Police someone took about $740 and a pocket knife from the pockets of his pants at the hospital sometime between 7:00 PM Monday evening and 5:30 PM Tuesday afternoon. The State Police…

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Student Charged As Thrown Penny Hits School Bus Driver In The Eye

A local student has been charged with disorderly conduct after police say a coin he threw while on a school bus hit the bus driver in the eye. The name and school of the 17 year-old male suspect were not released, but State Police officials say the incident occurred last Wednesday afternoon on Route 227…

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Jeff Gordon To Spotlight Penn State With A Blue-White Car Theme At Pocono

NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon visited Penn State University on Tuesday to unveil the #24 Axalta/Penn State Chevy which he will drive on June 7th during the Axalta 400 at Pocono Raceway. The blue-and-white paint scheme will spotlight Penn State while showing support for STEM and business education. Gordon ran a Texas A&M-themed car during the 2014…

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Oil City Woman Sentenced To Up To Three Years For Dragging Franklin Woman With A Stolen Car

An Oil City woman has been sentenced to a year-and-a-half to three years in state prison on her convictions in an incident last April in which police say she assaulted a Franklin woman, stole her car and then crashed it into a parked vehicle. 29 year-old Rachel Shotts had been convicted on numerous counts in…

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Ike Taylor Is Latest Steeler To Retire

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor has announced his retirement after twelve seasons with the team. The 34 year-old Taylor’s announcement follows by mere days the retirement of defensive backfield teammate Troy Polamalu, who starred at safety for thirteen season with Pittsburgh. Taylor started 135 of the 169 NFL games in which he played, and won…

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State House Committee Votes To Extend Children’s Health Insurance Project (CHIP)

It took a state legislative committee only three minutes on Monday to approve the extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through 2017. The House Insurance Committee gave its affirmation of the extension of a program that had been set to expire at the end of this year.  CHIP covers about 145,000 children in…

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State Senate Bill Would Expand Responsible Alcohol Management Requirements

A bill has been introduced in the state Senate which would expand the required training for those who deal with the sale of alcohol. Senator Ryan Aument, from Lancaster County, has authored legislation that would require Responsible Alcohol Management Training of all servers, sellers and distributors of alcohol.  Currently, training is required only of the…

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