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Big Second Half Lifts Ohio State Over Penn State 77-67

The Ohio State Buckeyes (22-8; 11-6 Big Ten) scored 48 second-half points Wednesday night, spoiling the final home game for Penn State seniors by beating the Nittany Lions 77-67 at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College. D’Angelo Russell paced the Buckeyes with 28 points, and Jae’Sean Tate and Shannon Scott both added 13. D.J.…

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Blue Jays Avenge Opening Loss With 4-1 Win Over Pittsburgh In Bradenton

Nine Toronto pitchers combined to limit the Pittsburgh Pirates (1-1) to just four hits on Wednesday afternoon in a 4-1 victory over the Bucs in Grapefruit League play at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida. The Bucs had beaten the Jays 8-7 in their spring opener in Dundein on Tuesday. Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle started Gerrit…

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Six State Police Forces To Combine On Three-Day Drug And Weapons Enforcement Effort

Pennsylvania State Police officials have announced that they will combine forces with five other State Police agencies in a three-day enforcement effort targeting illegal narcotics and illegal weapons. The 6-State Trooper Project, will run from Thursday through Saturday (March 5 through March 7) and will also include the Ohio State Highway Patrol and State Police…

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Pirates’ Three Homers Win Grapefruit League Opener 8-7 Over Toronto

Pedro Alvarez, now playing first base, Korean rookie Jung Ho Kang and catcher prospect Elias Diaz all homered on Tuesday afternoon as the Pittsburgh Pirates opened up their Grapefruit League preseason schedule with an 8-7 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin, Florida. Jaff Decker contributed a two-run double.  Alvarez and Decker both had…

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Republicans React To Democratic Governor Tom Wolf’s Budget Proposal

Much of the reaction by state Republican lawmakers to Democratic Governor Tom Wolf’s budget proposal has been negative or pessimistic. House Majority leader Dave Reed said, “Until we actually see the details of how the money is raised, how the money is spent, we’re left with evaluating what amounts to a five billion dollar spending…

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Flooding, Ice Cause Problems On Area Roads

Ice was not the only problem for area roadways on Tuesday. The rapid rise in the temperature to the mid 30’s by late afternoon, combined with a period of extensive rain, created flooded roads in several areas.  Among the affected areas were Routes 8 and 227 north of Oil City, Cooper Avenue in Oil City…

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Plummer Barn Roof Collapses

For the third straight day, we have a report of a roof collapse brought on by heavy snow. This time the incident was reported in Plummer.  The roof collapse was called in by a neighbor early Tuesday evening, but it is believed the incident could have occurred during the day. No injuries were reported. On…

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Governor Wolf’s Budget Would Raise Income And Sales Taxes, But Promises Lower Property Taxes

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf unveiled his first budget proposal before a joint session of the state legislature on Tuesday. The Governor proposed raising the state’s personal income tax to 3.7 percent and hiking the sales tax to 6.6 percent, but he says his idea to levy an extraction tax on Marcellus shale drillers would help lower…

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Winter Weather Advisory Posted For Tuesday; Snow And Sleet Expected Along With Some Ice

The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Weather Advisory for the Oil Region, effective from 10:00 AM Tuesday morning (March 3) until 7:00 PM Tuesday night. A Winter Weather Advisory means that snow, sleet and – in some cases – freezing rain could result in icy accumulations and cause travel difficulties. The projected shifts in…

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Roof Collapses At Titusville Plastic Pipe Plant

No injuries were reported when a portion of the roof of a building at a Titusville plastics plant collapsed on Monday  afternoon. The incident occurred around 3:00 PM Monday at a facility that produces plastic pipe and is located on South Perry Street in Titusville.  The affected building is a carpenters’ shop, and normally there…

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