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O’Brien To Stay At Penn State

Penn State football coach Bill O’Brien said Thursday he will remain at the university. After he reportedly interviewed with the NFL’s Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles, O’Brien told FightOnState.com “I’m staying at PSU because I am committed to the 2013 team.” O’Brien’s first year at Penn State accompanied NCAA sanctions against the university stemming from…

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One Dies, 86 Are Injured In New Years Crashes

In a holiday travel period in which their statistics were confined to two days, the Pennsylvania State Police report that one person died and 86 were injured in crashes their troopers investigated over the New Years travel period, recorded as travel on Monday and Tuesday of this week. By comparison, ten deaths and 172 injuries were reported…

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Franklin Man Charged For Alleged Threats With Knife

A Franklin man faces charges after an incident in which police say he was threatening other people with a knife. Police say the incident occurred late Monday afternoon at a residence on the 1400-block of Eagle Street in Franklin. 33 year-old Anthony Tait faces charges of making terroristic threats, assault and reckless endangerment.  A preliminary hearing…

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Clarion County Budget Includes One Mill Tax Hike

The Clarion County commissioners have given their final approval to a 2013 budget that totals nearly $15.1 million and contains a one mill real estate tax increase. The spending plan tops the county’s 2012 budget by about $143 thousand. The tax hike means property owners in Clarion County will pay ten dollars more per year for…

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Hutchinson Named Senate Intergovernmental Chairman

Now that he has assumed his office as the state Senator from Pennsylvania’s 21st District, Oil City’s Scott Hutchinson will concentrate, among other things in Harrisburg, on his post as the Chairman of the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee. Hutchinson, formerly state Representative for the 64th Legislative District, was appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe…

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National Fuel Files For 9 Percent Hike In Gas Supply Charge

National Fuel Gas has filed with the Public Utility Commission a projection for a 9.2 percent increase in a residential customer’s gas supply charge, to be effective August 1. The company says this would work out to a $7.02 hike per month in the “typical” customer’s bill. The increase must be approved by the P-U-C,…

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Saegertown Woman Dies In Blooming Valley Crash

A Saegertown woman died Wednesday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash in Blooming Valley. Police say 54 year-old Debra Thomas was the driver of an S-U-V which was struck by a car which pulled into the intersection of Routes 198 and 77.  The impact pushed the S-U-V into a minivan.  Thomas was pronounced dead at the scene…

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Pitt Loses Conference Opener To Cincinnati

After a 12-1 start to the season with a loss only to highly-ranked Michigan, the Pitt Panthers dropped their Big East Conference opener, losing 70-61 Monday afternoon in a home game against Cincinnati. The Bearcats (13-1) were led by Cashmere Wright with 18 points, while Sean Kilpatrick added 16. Talib Zanna paced Pitt with 16 points,…

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Steelers Win Over Browns Ends 8-8 Season

Ben Roethlisberger threw for 134 yards and three touchdowns on Sunday, and the Pittsburgh Steelers finished a disappointing season at 8-8 with a 24-10 home win over the Cleveland Browns (5-11). Roethlisberger connected on scoring plays with Leonard Pope, Antonio Brown and Plaxico Burress.  Shaun Suisham added a 41-yard field goal.  Roethlisberger completed 15-of-23 passes,…

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Corbett Sues NCAA Over Penn State Sanctions

At a news conference in State College on Wednesday morning, Governor Tom Corbett announced he is filing a federal lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) over the numerous penalties the NCAA levied against Penn State University for the way school officials handled the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Corbett said the NCAA…

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