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PennDOT Money To Benefit Oil City Road Paving Projects

PennDOT announced Wednesday they will transfer money through savings realized in the successful bid for the Emlenton Hill road realignment job to numerous paving projects in the Oil City area. It is expected the work will actually be done next year. A PennDOT release issued Wednesday listed the Oil City streets slated for milling, paving, curb…

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State Court Denies Appeal In Mercer County Morals Sentence

A Pennsylvania appeals court has denied the appeal of a Sharon man who claimed his jail sentence in a Mercer County morals case was excessive. 48 year-old James Kopan was sentenced to 27 months to seven years in state prison after his “no contest” pleas in Mercer County Court to charges of disseminating obscene materials…

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Forestville Man Jailed After Children Were Found On Route 8

A Forestville man faces charges after police say two neglected children were found walking along Route 8 in northern Butler County on Monday morning. State Police say they were alerted by a motorist that two “toddlers” were walking the highway near the intersection with Shields Road shortly before 9:30 AM Monday.  The motorist took charge…

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Steelers Win Benefit Game At The Nest Of The Best

The Pittsburgh Steelers fielded a basketball team that invaded Rocky Grove High School on Tuesday night and won a 70-58 affair over a squad composed of teachers, coaches and administrators from the school. The event, co-sponsored by 96.3 KQW and ESPN Radio 1120, was scheduled as a benefit for a 2014 trip to Florida for…

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Pens Clinch Atlantic Division Title 5-3 Over Carolina

The Pittsburgh Penguins (30-10) clinched the NHL Atlantic Division title, and assured themselves of no worse than the number-2 seed in the Eastern Conference on Tuesday night by winning a 5-3 decision over the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh. Evgeni Malkin’s seventh goal of the season broke a 3-3 tie with 10:11 remaining in the game.…

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Pirates Explode For 11 Hits In 6-5 Win At Arizona

Garrett Jones, Starling Marte and Neil Walker all drove in two runs on Tuesday night, and the Pittsburgh Pirates (3-5) posted their second consecutive victory, winning 6-5 over the Arizona Diamondbacks (5-3) in Phoenix. Jones, who went 3-for-4,  singled home runs in the first and fourth innings.  In Pittsburgh’s five-run fourth frame, Marte doubled in two runs…

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UConn Wins 8th Women’s Basketball Title

Connecticut won a record-tying eighth NCAA women’s college basketball tournament title on Tuesday night, routing Louisville 93-60. The Huskies (35-4) tied Tennessee for most women’s championships. UConn coach Gene Auriemma’s team was led by freshman Breanna Stewart with 23 points. Louisville finished the year as national runners-up just one night after the school’s men’s team…

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200 Layoffs Announced At GE Transportation in Erie – 1,000 Jobs May Be Eliminated

Officials of GE Transportation in Erie announced Tuesday the temporary layoffs of about 200 employees, and speculated that more than 1,000 jobs could be lost if the company follows through with plans to move several product lines to Texas. The company says they will make a final decision about the moves after a 60-day time…

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Leeper Kidnapping Suspect Now Faces Federal Charges

The Leeper man who has been charged in Clarion County for leaving the state with a 13 year-old girl in his company now faces federal charges after his indictment by a federal grand jury. 31 year-old Joshua Baker was arrested in South Dakota last weekend.  Authorities in that state say they were alerted to the…

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One Hurt In Three-Vehicle Crash In Forestville

Route 8 in the Forestville area was closed to traffic Tuesday morning due to a multi-vehicle accident.  The driver of the tractor-trailer that initiated the collisions was seriously injured. The crash occurred at about 8:30 AM at the Forestville railroad underpass between Barkeyville and Harrisville.  Route 8 was closed after the incident between Boyers Road and Browntown Road.…

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