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Allegheny College On List Of Schools Reviewed For Responses To Sexual Violence

A list of 94 colleges and universities under review by the federal government for complaints about their responses to sexual violence includes Allegheny College in Meadville. The reviews have been initiated at schools about which the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights has received complaints. Allegheny College officials reportedly are still uncertain about…

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Penguins Trade Marcel Goc For St. Louis Center Maxim Lapierre

The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded center Marcel Goc to the St. Louis Blues for center Maxim Lapierre. LaPierre, now 29, was Montreal’s second-round pick in the 2003 NHL entry draft.  He recorded nine points (2 goals, 7 assists) for the Blues in 45 games this season.  He has played in 579 games in his 10-year…

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Senate Committee Okays Legislation To Protect Natural Gas Leaseholders

A state Senate committee has unanimously approved legislation that is aimed at benefitting landowners who hold natural gas drilling leases. The measure has come about in response to reports that some natural gas companies have been retaliating against leaseholders who complain about the amount of royalty payments they are receiving.  Some landowners say they are…

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Pens Resume Play With Come-From-Behind 5-3 Win Over Winnipeg

The Pittsburgh Penguins scored three times in the third period on Tuesday night to defeat the Winnipeg Jets 5-3 as NHL play resumed at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh following the league’s All-Star Game which was contested on Sunday. David Perron and Brandon Sutter both scored on power plays in a span of under four…

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Pitt Loses Overtime Road Game At Virginia Tech

Adam Smith scored 26 points Tuesday night and hit the game-winning three-pointer with four seconds remaining in overtime as Virginia Tech defeated Pitt 70-67 in Blacksburg, Virginia. Malik Muller added a career-high 22 points for the Hokies (9-11; 1-6 ACC), who played without leading scorer Justin Bibbs. who missed his fourth straight game with a…

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Pirates Trade Travis Snider

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded outfielder Travis Snider to the Baltimore Orioles for a minor league pitching prospect and a player-to-be-named-later. Initially, the Pirates will acquire left-hander pitcher Stephen Tarpley, who was 3-5 with a 3.68 ERA at Class “A” Aberdeen in 2014. Snider, who was a first-round draft pick for Toronto in 2006, hit…

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Kennerdell Man Enters Guilty Pleas In Vehicle Crash That Killed A Man Sitting On A Porch

A Kennerdell man faces sentencing in April following his guilty plea to a charge of homicide by vehicle in an incident last July in which his vehicle left a Sandycreek Township highway and struck a house, killing a man who was sitting on his porch. 42 year-old Michael Nearhoof also entered a guilty plea to…

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Accused Franklin Car Thief Sought In Michigan

A woman who police say stole a car and other items in Franklin and drove to Michigan is the subject of a search which now includes United States Marshals. Franklin City Police say 29 year-old Rachel Shotts, whom they list as a transient, entered a New Street home last Friday afternoon while the occupant of…

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Worker Hurt At Oil City Plant; Employee Trapped Under Metal Piping

An unidentified worker was treated at an area hospital late Tuesday afternoon following an accident at an industrial plant on Oil City’s North Side. Reports reveal that the employee’s legs became trapped under some metal piping sometime around 5:00 PM Tuesday.  After co-workers freed the trapped employee, the accident victim was transported to UPMC Northwest…

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Medical Marijuana Measure Reintroduced In Harrisburg

Legislation to legalize marijuana for medical use in Pennsylvania has been reintroduced in the state Senate. Such a bill won rather solid Senate approval in the last legislative session, but was never brought up for a vote in the House of Representatives. Senators Daylin Leach and Mike Folmer have brought back the legislation, and Folmer…

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