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Sen. Hutchinson Introduces Bill For Tax Exemptions On Firearms Safes And Vaults Purchases

Saying he wants to add more safety to the responsibility of gun ownership, state Senator Scott Hutchinson, from Oil City, has introduced a bill in Harrisburg that would provide for a sales tax exemption on the purchases of safes and vaults for firearms. Hutchinson says the legislation would make the items less expensive and more affordable,…

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2014 Pennsylvania Deer Harvest Falls By 14 Percent

The Pennsylvania Game Commission says the total number of deer taken by hunters last year was about fourteen percent lower than the total from 2013. Hunters harvested an estimated 303,973 deer last year. The number of antlered deer reported by hunters dropped by about eleven percent, and the total of antlerless deer harvested decreased by…

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Penguins Close Road Trip With Eight-Round Shootout Loss In San Jose

Tommy Wingels scored during the eighth-round of a shootout in San Jose on Monday night, lifting the San Jose Sharks to a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Sharks’ Melker Karlsson and Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang were the only other players to score during the shootout, both finding the net in the fourth round. Pittsburgh…

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No Injuries In Monday’s Tractor-Trailer Tipover In Oil City

A portion of Center Street in Oil City, including the Center Street Bridge, was closed to traffic for more than three hours on Monday morning after a tractor-trailer making a right turn from Seneca Street onto Center tipped onto its left side. The rig was hauling a single roll of steel sheeting, which had to…

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Pirates, Twins Settle For 1-1 Preseason Tie

Andrew McCutchen and Neil Walker delivered back-to-back doubles in the first inning on Monday for the only run scored by the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 1-1 nine-inning preseason tie with the Minnesota Twins in Bradenton, Florida. The Pirates have scored a total of three runs in their last three Grapefruit League contests, but are 1-0-2…

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Emlenton Man Hospitalized In Pittsburgh Following A-T-V Accident

An Emlenton man is hospitalized in Pittsburgh following an accident involving his all-terrain vehicle early Monday evening in northern Butler County. 55 year-old Michael Richard is reportedly being treated for injuries to the head, neck and chest. State Police officials say Richard was operating his A-T-V on Sandy Point Road in Allegheny Township when he lost control…

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Tracy Jamieson Named Franklin’s New City Manager

Franklin City Council voted unanimously on Monday night to approve a three-year deal to make acting city manager Tracy Jamieson fulltime city manager. Jamieson has been interim manager since the start of the calendar year, and her contract was made retroactive to January 1.  She replaces William Gabrys, who served as city manager for 28 years. Jamieson was…

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Person Falls From Scaffolding On Third-Floor Of A Building In Northern Butler County

An unidentified individual was airlifted to a Pittsburgh hospital late Monday morning after taking a fall from scaffolding erected at a building in northern Butler County. Early reports indicate the injured party fell from the third-floor level of a building on private property along Slater Road in Allegheny Township near Eau Claire. Details surrounding the…

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Six Rooms Damaged By Snow And Ice At VA Butler Healthcare Facility

Officials at the VA Healthcare facility in Butler have confirmed that their community health center sustained damages from the weight of snow and ice late last week. Ceilings and walls in at least six rooms were damaged and shut down.  The problem resulted in the transfer of two medical patients. No one was hurt, and…

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Venus Woman Charged With DUI Twice In Two Days; Companion From Franklin Charged In Second Incident

Franklin City Police report that they twice arrested a Venus woman last week for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs.  A 24 year-old male acquaintance from Franklin is also being charged. Officers say 19 year-old Katrina Fenstermaker entered the Franklin Police Department early last Wednesday afternoon, and “appeared to be in distress or under the…

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