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House Committee Approves Bill To Require Separate Regulations For Pennsylvania Drilling

A state House committee this week approved and sent to the full House legislation that would require Pennsylvania to adopt separate regulations for shallow well drilling than would cover drilling in Marcellus shale. One of the measure’s co-sponsors, Representative Kathy Rapp, from Warren County, cited vast differences between conventional and Marcellus drilling.  Rapp said the “overall…

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Franklin Man Pleads Guilty In Assault On A Woman In A Bar Parking Lot

A Franklin man accused of physically assaulting a woman in the parking lot of a Franklin bar last summer has entered a plea of guilty to a charge of simple assault in Venango County Court. In a plea bargain, charges of aggravated assault and harassment against 28 year-old Terrence Loggins were withdrawn. Loggins had been…

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Woman’s Body Discovered In Landfill Near Grove City

An autopsy is in progress on the body of a woman found in a landfill outside Grove City on Wednesday. The body was found on the property of a garbage collection company that operates out of Pine Township.  Sources say the company gathers trash from as far away as Erie,  Youngstown and parts of Clarion…

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Lincecum No-Hits Padres, Becomes Second Pitcher To No-Hit Same Team Twice

Tim Lincecum threw the 2014 season’s third no-hitter on Wednesday, blanking the San Diego Padres and giving the San Francisco Giants a 4-0 home victory. In so doing, Lincecum became just the second Major League pitcher to throw a no-hitter twice against the same time.  He no-hit the Padres on a whopping 148 pitches on…

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8th-Inning Tiebreaking Homer Lifts Vanderbilt To First College World Series Title

John Norwood slammed a tiebreaking solo home run in the top of the eighth inning on Wednesday night to give Vanderbilt a 3-2 victory over Virginia and the Commodores’ first College World Series baseball championship. It was only Norwood’s third home run of the year, his team’s first since May 16 and just the 25th…

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State House Passes And Sends To The Senate A $29.1 Billion Budget Plan

The state House of Representatives has passed along party lines a $29.1 billion spending plan, and has sent it on to the Senate. The new fiscal year in Pennsylvania begins Tuesday, and the state appears to be facing a spending gap of one to one-and-a-half billion dollars, but it is expected that the budget will face extensive changes…

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Oil Region Recovering From Wednesday Rains, Flooding, Road Closures

Of all the communities hit hard by nearly four inches of rain and subsequent flooding on Wednesday, the worst may have been Titusville. Combine road closings, a damaged sewer line and a ruptured natural gas line and you find only a fraction of the many problems.  Add to them the headaches faced by many residents…

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Hilliards Man Accused In Indecent Assault Of Teenage Girl In Scrubgrass Township

A Butler County man was arrested on Wednesday morning after a Scrubgrass Township man said he returned home and found the man in bed with his 15 year-old daughter. State Police officials tell KQW they then charged 39 year-old Louis Saluga, from Hilliards, with indecent assault, the corruption of minors and burglary.  Police officials say…

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Cranberry School Budget Contains 2.8 Percent Tax Increase

The Cranberry School Board this week approved the final reading of an $18.4 million budget for 2014-2015 which will contain a real estate tax increase of about 2-point-8 percent. The spending plan passed unanimously. The hike will mean property owners in the Cranberry School District will pay an additional $3.64 per year in taxes for…

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Valley Grove School Budget Holds No Tax Hike

The $14.2 million budget for fiscal year 2014-2015, passed this week by the Valley Grove School Board, contains no real estate tax hike. The board approved the spending plan on its final reading by a 5-to-2 vote.  More than $1.1 million dollars from the district’s fund balance would be needed to offset the budget. The Valley…

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