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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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NFL Results – 2014 Week 2

NFL Results  -  NFL Week 2   Thursday, September 11 Baltimore 26, Pittsburgh 6   Sunday,  September 14 Cleveland 26, New Orleans 24 Cincinnati 24, Atlanta 10 Buffalo 29, Miami 10 New England 30, Minnesota 7 Houston 30, Oakland 14 Denver 24, Kansas City 17 San Diego 30, Seattle 21 Dallas 26, Tennessee 10 Green…

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Emlenton Man Injured In Clarion County Motorcycle Crash

An Emlenton man has been hospitalized in Clarion following a motorcycle crash in Elk Township in northern Clarion County. State Police from the Clarion station say 24 year-old Aaron Bailey lost control of his motorcycle while traveling east on Route 208 at about 9:00 PM Sunday night.  The bike flipped over on the right berm…

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Pirates Reel Off Triple Play, Bounce Back For 7-3 Win Over Cubs

Trailing 3-0 in the top of the fourth inning on Sunday afternoon, the Pittsburgh Pirates used their first triple play in five years to turn around momentum, and they surged to a 7-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs and a 2-to-1 series win at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The 5-4-3 triple-killing was started at third…

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Sharon Man Jailed After Shotgun Was Fired Into Crawford County Residence

A Sharon man faces charges which include attempted homicide after police say he fired as many as nine rounds from a shotgun into a home on a rural road in Oil Creek Township in southern Crawford County. According to investigating State Police officers from the Corry station, 23 year-old James Parsons is also charged with aggravated…

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