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Impact Fees From Marcellus Drilling Set For Local Municipalities July 1st

July 1 will mark the date set for the latest allocations to local municipal governments of the impact fees collected by the state from Marcellus shale well drillers in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Association of Township Supervisors has revealed that some $135.4 million will be distributed across the state, a slight increase over last year. The…

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Polk Man Sentenced To County Jail For Halloween Night Crimes In Oil City

A Polk man has been sentenced to one-to-two years in the Venango County Jail for his part in a series of crimes committed around Oil City on Halloween night. 19 year-old Dusty Perry had entered guilty pleas in March to charges of conspiracy to commit robbery and the possession of an instrument of crime.  In…

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Mercer Slams Four Of Bucs’ 16 Hits In 10-3 Win At San Diego

Jordy Mercer went 4-for-5 with a home run, two RBI’s and four runs scored, and the Pittsburgh Pirates (27-30) posted a 10-3 win over the Padres (26-32) in the first game of a three-game series played Monday night in San Diego. Mercer entered the game hitting .199 and raised his batting average twenty points to…

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Rex, Cyphert Lead Cranberry To First PIAA Quarterfinal

Ty Rex doubled in a pair of runs, and Dylan Cyphert struck out ten batters and threw a complete-game three-hitter, and the Cranberry Berries (14-2) advanced for the first time to the PIAA baseball quarterfinals with a 2-1 win over WPIAL champion California (20-1) in the first round of class “A” state tournament play on…

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Smethport Man’s Gasoline Tanker Rolls Over And Catches Fire On Route 27

A McKean County man reportedly suffered only minor injuries on Monday afternoon, despite having been trapped in the cab of his burning gasoline tanker for nearly an hour. Accident investigators tell KQW that 55 year-old Albert Prosser, from Smethport, was transported to Meadville Medical Center after he could finally be extricated from the wreckage of…

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Indiana Man Waives Extradition Hearing In Hoosier State Drug Ring Investigation

An Indiana man waived an extradition hearing in Venango County Court on Monday, and will be transported back to his home state to face charges in an investigation into the dealings of an extensive drug operation. Bradley Niemann, from Huntington, Indiana, was wanted in Fort Wayne as one of 31 suspects in an operation that…

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PIAA 1st-Round Softball Playoff Results – Monday, June 2

PIAA 1st-Round High School Softball Playoff Results  -  Monday, June 2   “A” Iroquois 10, South Side Beaver 7 Claysburg-Kimmel 8, DuBois Central Catholic 2 Neshannock 11, Smethport 1 Burgettstown 6, Southern Huntingdon 4 Bristol 24, GAMP 0 South Williamsport 8, Old Forge 5 Minersville 13, Bloomsburg 3 Halifax 5, Hope for Hyndman 0  …

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Clergy Organization Holds Harrisburg Rally Opposing Same-Sex Marriage

A statewide organization of clergymen held a rally at the state Capitol in Harrisburg on Monday morning to confirm their opposition to same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania. Representatives of the Pennsylvania Pastors Network said they feel it was a mistake for a federal judge to strike down a state law banning gay marriage, and an even…

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PennDOT Announces Venango County Maintenance Schedule For Week Of June 2

PennDOT Venango County maintenance manager has released a schedule of road work posted by the agency for the week of June 2. According to Garrett Westover, shoulder cutting work will be done along sections of Routes 322 and 157 in Pinegrove Township.  Ditch work is scheduled for Route 227.  A pipe replacement project is set…

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McCutchen, Harrison Homer In 5-3 Win, And Pirates Win 4-Game Series In Los Angeles

Andrew McCutchen homered for the first time in six weeks, added a pair of doubles and scored twice, and the Pirates defeated the Dodgers 5-3 in a Sunday night game in Los Angeles, winning the four-game series 3-games-to-1. Josh Harrison also homered, and Pedro Alvarez drove in three runs with a pair of singles.  The…

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