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PennDOT Announces Venango County Road Maintenance Schedule – Week Of April 13

PennDOT has announced its road maintenance schedule for Venango County for the week of April 13. The scheduled projects include the cleaning of bridges on Routes 8, 62 and 322 in the Franklin area and on Route 208 and Kennerdell Road in Scrubgrass Township. Also scheduled is ditch work along Nickleville Road and Kahle Lake…

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Connor McDavid Scores Record Five Goals In Erie Otters’ Game 2 Playoff Win

Connor McDavid, who realistically could be the number-one selection in this year’s National Hockey League draft, set a team record with five goals on Friday night, propelling the Erie Otters to a 7-3 home victory over the London Knights in the second game of an Ontario Hockey League Western Conference semifinal playoff series. Erie leads…

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Alvarez, Marte Homer In Pirates’ First 2015 Win

Pedro Alvarez and Starling Marte both homered on Friday night, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates (1-3) their first win of the 2015 season, a 6-2 decision over the Milwaukee Brewers (0-4) at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Pirates starter Jeff Locke (1-0) worked six innings, and allowed two runs and seven hits while striking out two batters…

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Pens Lose Fifth Straight Game; Still Have Not Clinched Playoff Spot

John Tavares broke a 1-1 tie with his 37th goal of the season on Friday night, and the New York Islanders kept the Pittsburgh Penguins from clinching a playoff spot with a 3-1 victory in the Pens’ final regular season home game at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Jaroslav Halak made 37 saves for the…

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Third Suspect, A Smethport Man, Charged In Heroin Investigation Involving Two Clarion Residents

The third suspect in a McKean County heroin investigation that has already implicated two Clarion residents was arraigned on charges in the case this week. Smethport Police say 29 year-old Jonathan Burford, from Smethport, was charged Thursday in an incident thought to be connected to arrests made at a traffic stop in their community on the evening of…

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Polamalu Says He Is Retiring From The NFL

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu has told a Uniontown newspaper that he has decided to retire from the National Football League following a 12-year NFL career. Polamalu told the Herald-Standard he made the decision primarily to spend more time with his family.  The newspaper reports Polamalu told the Steelers of his decision on Wednesday night. Polamalu…

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Butler County Receives Thursday Night Tornado Warning; 5-Hour Power Outage Affects Sandycreek Township

A series of early spring storms which moved through western Pennsylvania on Thursday prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Tornado Warning early Thursday evening for an area that included Butler County. Similar warnings were posted for Greene and Fayette Counties and parts of eastern Ohio and northern West Virginia. Although the forecasters who activated…

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Steelers Preseason Schedule Unveiled; Pittsburgh To Play Five, Including Hall-Of-Fame Game

The preliminary preseason schedule for the Pittsburgh Steelers has been released, and the Steelers will host the Green Bay Packers and the Carolina Panthers in exhibition games at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh’s preseason schedule will include five games this year, starting with the Hall-of-Fame Game versus the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, August 9 at 8:00 PM…

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Reds Complete Sweep Of Pittsburgh On Sinking Liner Off Gregory Polanco’s Glove In The Bottom Of The 9th

Todd Frazier scored the winning run from third base with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning on Thursday afternoon when a sinking line drive off the bat of Marlon Byrd deflected off the glove of Pittsburgh right fielder Gregory Polanco, and the Cincinnati Reds (3-0) completed a three-game sweep of the Pirates…

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State-Owned Universities Agree to Tuition Freeze

Tuition at Pennsylvania’s fourteen state-owned universities would remain at their present levels under a plan approved on Thursday. By a 9-to-8 vote, the board of governors of the State System of Higher Education approved a tuition freeze in exchange for $45 million in new spending for each of the next two years. Radio PA News notes…

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