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State Welfare Secretary Speaks Up On State’s New Medicaid Plan

It is being hailed as an historic agreement by the Corbett administration, as the federal government has given its conditional approval to a state-specific plan to reform Medicaid, but a top official says it should not be confused with an expansion. The current Medicaid program will change from fourteen benefit plans to both low and…

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State Looks At Noise Associated With Natural Gas Processing

The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is taking a closer look at the noise produced by the processing of natural gas and how it may impact nearby wildlife and people. An acoustics professor from Penn State University has spent two weeks recording a natural gas compressor in a state forest in the north-central part of…

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PennDOT Announces Road Work For First Week In September

PennDOT officials have announced a short schedule of maintenance work for the shortened work week that begins after Labor Day. In addition to ongoing repaving projects,  the jobs are scheduled to include crack sealing on Route 8 in the Barkeyville area, patching on Route 268 near Emlenton, ditch work along Rockland Road in Rockland Township…

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Ficken’s Fourth Field Goal Wins Penn State’s Opener At Final Gun

Sam Ficken kicked a 36-yard field goal, his fourth three-pointer of the game, as time expired on Saturday, lifting Penn State to a 26-24 win over Central Florida in a college football opener played at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland. UCF had taken a 24-23 lead with 1:13 remaining in the game on a 6-yard…

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Trbusich Scores Three Rushing TD’s In Oil City’s Season-Opening 37-18 Win Over Corry

John Trbusich ran for 189 yards and three touchdowns on Friday night as the Oil City Oilers opened the 2014 football season with a 37-15 home victory over the Corry Beavers. Jackson McFall threw a pair of TD passes to Morgan Hadley, and the Oilers were credited with a two-point safety when their opponents were…

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Franklin Drops Season Opener; Titusville Avoids OT With Last-Minute TD Throw

The Titusville Rockets scored the tie-breaking touchdown on a 14-yard run by quarterback Todd Brown with 50 seconds remaining in the game on Friday night to avoid overtime and beat the Franklin Knights 25-18 in the season opener for both teams at Franklin High School. The outcome avenged an 18-14 loss by the Rockets to the…

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Harrison Paces Bucs To Late Win After Volquez Pitches Six No-Hit Innings

After Edinson Volquez’s no-hitter ended in the seventh inning, and after the visiting Cincinnati Reds broke a scoreless tie with a solo run in the top of the eighth inning, the Pittsburgh Pirates scored twice in the bottom of the eighth frame to post a 2-1 victory on Friday night in the first game of…

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Federal Officials Approve Pennsylvania Medicaid Expansion Plan

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday announced their approval of Pennsylvania’s proposed Medicaid expansion plan. The Affordable Care Act included an expansion plan that would provide billions of dollars to the nation’s states, but here in Pennsylvania the Corbett administration said it would accept the money only under terms that included…

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Man Out On Bail On Venango County Charges Is Accused Of Rape In Clarion County

A New Bethlehem man, who had met bail conditions and was free while awaiting a hearing in Venango County amid accusations that he allegedly tried to pay a minor to perform sexual acts, has been charged in Clarion County with rape. State Police officials at the Clarion station say 24 year-old Douglas Greenawalt was charged Thursday with…

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Franklin Woman Charged With Assaulting Man With Baseball Bat

A Franklin woman has been charged with assault and disorderly conduct after she was accused of hitting a man in the head with an aluminum baseball bat. Franklin City Police officials say 35 year-old Angel Spencer was arrested Wednesday night after an incident at a residence on the 1400-block of Chestnut Street in Franklin.  The…

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