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Supreme Court Justice Melvin Is Resentenced

The judge who sentenced former state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin said his decision to hold a resentencing hearing was due to a technicality. The 57 year-old Melvin had been sentenced on May 7 to three years of house arrest, and her sister and former aide, Janine Orie, was sentenced to one year of house arrest and two…

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Pirates Win 3-1, Despite Only Four Hits

The Pittsburgh Pirates managed just four hits in a Wednesday night home game against the Milwaukee Brewers, but the Bucs fought to a 3-1 victory for their fifth win in their last six games. Neil Walker’s bases-loaded, two-run single in the sixth inning gave the Pirates (23-17) all the run production they would need.  Pittsburgh…

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State’s Mentored Hunting Program Expanded

A new law authorizes the Pennsylvania Game Commission to expand its Mentored Hunting Program. Governor Tom Corbett’s signature means the program will now be open to all ages. Since its inception in 2006, the program has been limited to youth under the age of 12.  Supporters of the expansion say they are building on its…

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Photo I-D’s Still Not Necessary For Tuesday’s Elections

Since a court has not yet settled the debate over Pennsylvania’s new law requiring voters to show photo identification, state officials are reminding us that photo I-D’s will still not be required for balloting in Tuesday’s primary elections. A court case on the status of the new law is scheduled for July. Those without identification…

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Police Investigate Vandalism At Oil City High School Track

Oil City Police are trying to discover who caused damage at the track at the Oil City High School athletic complex a few days ago. Police say someone vandalized the school’s pole vaulting equipment.  It appears the incident occurred sometime between Thursday, May 9 and this past Monday, May 13. A monetary damage estimate was…

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Clarion Official Says University’s Gun Policy is Unchanged

With six universities in the State System of Higher Education having recently changed their policies to allow students to carry firearms on campus, a Clarion University official says his school’s policy remains unchanged. Clarion media relations director David Love told C-93 Radio that the university’s weapons policy has remained unchanged since 2001. Clarion’s weapons policy…

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Restaurant Mogul Johnny Garneau Dies In Florida At Age 90

John Garneau, the man who turned a small restaurant in Clarion into franchises in three states, died Tuesday in Florida at the age of 90. Born in Connecticut, Garneau ended up in Clarion when he was assigned to train Army cadets during World War II.  After the war, he began a small restaurant in Clarion…

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Driver Charged With Ramming Resident’s Carport Accused Of Huffing Inhalant

A Polk-area man who was charged after he allegedly repeatedly rammed a carport with his van in a private driveway has been accused of driving while “huffing” an inhalant identified as an industrial-strength aerosol duster. State Police at the Mercer station in Jackson Center say 52 year-old Ralph Leard was reportedly “huffing” while he was…

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Woolen Mills Bridge In Cooperstown To Be Replaced

Work begins this week to replace the deteriorated Woolen Mills Bridge in Cooperstown Borough. The existing 73-foot steel truss bridge takes Factory Street in Cooperstown over Lake Creek.  PennDOT says the span was built in 1899, is “structurally deficient and functionally obsolete,” and is posted with a six-ton weight limit. The new bridge will be…

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Vokoun, Malkin, Kunitz Star In Pens’ 4-1 Victory In Series Opener

Tomas Vokoun, now 3-0 in postseason play this year, stopped of 36 shots, and Evgeni Malkin and Chris Kunitz both recorded a goal and an assists as the Pittsburgh Penguins opened a best-of-seven series with a 4-1 home win over the Ottawa Senators in the NHL’s Eastern Conference semifinals. Paul Martin and Pascal Dupuis also tallied…

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