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New Report Criticizes Pennsylvania’s Pension System

A new report criticizes the pension system that exists for state workers in Pennsylvania. Radio PA News reveals that the report comes from the Urban Institute, a non-partisan think tank based in Washington, D.C.  One criticism relates to a disadvantage that has emerged for those planning to remain on the job past the 25-year mark. Senior Fellow…

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State Legislature Holds Hearing On Issues Related To The Elderly

A recent joint state House-Senate hearing centered on issues affecting older Pennsylvanians and those who care for them. Radio PA News reports that a major focus of the hearing was on the desire of seniors to “age in place,” that is, to remain in their homes and in familiar surroundings for as long as possible. Senator…

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Oil City Man Accused Of Threatening A Woman And Her Dogs With A Gun

An Oil City man was charged over the weekend after he allegedly pointed a gun at a woman during a domestic dispute and then allegedly threatened to shoot the woman’s dogs. Oil City Police say the incidents occurred early Saturday morning at a residence on the 400-block of Central Avenue. Police say 35 year-old James…

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Oil City Man Charged With Exposing Himself To His Neighbors

An Oil City man faces charges after neighbors turned over to police photos they had taken of his exploits around his property on Crawford Street. Police say 54 year-old John Staub is accused of repeatedly wandering around while naked or in his underwear, and of making provocative advances toward female neighbors. Oil City Police say…

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Four Escape Injury When Car Travels Through Stop Sign At I-80 Barkeyville Exit

Four occupants of a car from Michigan escaped injury early Saturday morning when their vehicle traveled through the stop sign at the end of an Interstate 80 off-ramp in Barkeyville and drove over an embankment. State Police accident investigators say 19 year-old Batyr Karayev, from White Lake, Michigan, was headed eastbound on I-80 shortly before…

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Woman Injured When Motorcycle Strucks Her Husband’s Trailer

A Carlisle woman was hospitalized on Sunday morning after her motorcycle struck a trailer attached to a motorcycle her husband was operating. The incident occurred shortly after 10:00 AM Sunday on Route 62, just outside of Tionesta. State Police officials from Marienville say 65 year-old Glenda Leib apparently did not notice that her husband, who…

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Two Hurt In ATV Crash In Clarion County

Two men were injured very early Sunday morning when their all-terrain vehicle crashed and rolled over in Clarion County. State Police officials in Clarion say the dune buggy-type vehicle was being operated on Keefer Road in Porter Township shortly after 2:30 AM Sunday by 22 year-old Kyle Bailey, from Parker.  It traveled off the highway…

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Mercer County Teenager Gets Four Years Probation In Counterfeit Money Case

A Mercer County teenager who was accused of “bleaching out” five-dollar bills and reprinting them as $100 dollar bills has been given four years probation by a Mercer County Judge who at first handed the defendant a one-to-three-year jail term, and then suspended the original sentence. Nicholas Davis, who is now 18, was a student…

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PennDOT Announces Venango County Road Maintenance Schedule For Week Of September 8

PennDOT officials have announced the schedule of road maintenance work for the week of September 8. These jobs are in addition to ongoing work on projects that have continued all summer, and the schedule stands subject to the weather. Added to the schedule for this week are ditch work on East State Road in Cranberry…

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Airline Server For Venango Regional Airport Again Announces Termination Of Service

The airline that provides commuter service through Cleveland for Venango Regional Airport in Franklin has again announced a date for the termination of such flights. Silver Airways says service to Franklin and to an airport in the Bradford area will cease at the end of this month.  As of this weekend, tickets were no longer…

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