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General Reno To Be Honored With New Historical Marker

A Civil War general who is remembered with a Venango County community that bears his name will now be honored with a new state historical marker recently approved by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. General Jesse Reno will be recognized on one of a dozen new markers to be erected in the state this…

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National Work Zone Awareness Week Observed

This week (April 15-19) has been designated as “National Work Zone Awareness Week.” Here in Pennsylvania, safety officials and PennDOT administrators are stressing the importance of safety at highway work zones.  According to PennDOT data, there were more than 1,600 crashes in Pennsylvania work zones in 2012.  Twenty-one people died in those crashes, and three…

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North Clarion Students Cancel Trip To Boston

The Junior Historians from North Clarion High School were to have for a trip to historic Boston on Tuesday.  That excursion has been cancelled due to the bombings at the site of the Boston Marathon on Monday. Students had raised money throughout the school year for their long-awaited tour of the History Trail in downtown Boston. C-93…

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Security For May 5th Pittsburgh Marathon Review

Plans for the upcoming Pittsburgh Marathon will include heightened security measures, prompted by the tragedy at the Boston race on Monday. Pittsburgh’s 26.2 mile race, expected to attract about 30,000 runners, is scheduled for Sunday, May 5.  Some 27,000 competitors started Monday’s Boston Marathon. The city of Pittsburgh had already scheduled more than 500 police…

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Bucs Lose 10-6 To Cards In McDonald’s Shortest-Ever Start

The St. Louis Cardinals (8-5) jumped on Pittsburgh starter James McDonald for 8 runs in just one-and-two-thirds innings at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Monday night, and moved on to a 10-6 victory, snapping a three-game winning streak by the Pirates. Granted, only three of the runs were earned.  Still, McDonald left the game after the shortest…

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One-Day Grace Period Granted For Many Pennsylvania State Tax Filers

Those filing their Pennsylvania state income tax returns online have been given an extra day to meet what had been an April 15 deadline. The websites for many state agencies went down for nearly four hours on Monday afternoon.  Among them was the Department of Revenue website along with its direct filing feature and tax…

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Local Runners Escape Injury In Boston Marathon Tragedy

A number of local runners took part in the running of the Boston Marathon on Monday. Several consolidated reports indicate that all escaped injury in the bombings that killed three people and injured at least others. Among the 27,000 or so runners competing in Boston were Jeff McVay, from Oil City, Patti Henderson, from Titusville, and Mark Courtney, from…

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Leeper Man Charged In Rape Investigation

A Leeper man has been charged after a woman claimed he raped her in the woods near a residence in Farmington Township. The incident allegedly occurred Monday afternoon in a wooded area near Kline Drive.  Police say the victim is 22. C-93 Radio in Clarion reports that 27 year-old Alex Forbes was arrested, charged and…

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Motion To Withdraw Plea Rejected In Colin Abbott Murder Case

A motion filed on behalf of a New Jersey man to withdraw his “no contest” pleas in his trial in the deaths of his parents was rejected in Butler County Court last week. 42 year-old Colin Abbott was sentenced in February to 35-to-80 years in prison when he entered the pleas to third-degree murder charges…

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Steelers Open Voluntary Workout Camp

The Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday opened a voluntary workout program for their players as spelled out in the terms of the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. The two-week program includes activities limited to strength, conditioning and physical rehabilitation only, according to Bob Labriola, of Steelers Digest. Later in the spring, three weeks can be dedicated to…

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