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State Senator Wants Marcellus Shale Drillers To Use American Steel

A Pennsylvania lawmaker is proposing legislation that would require casings and any safety devices used in gas well drilling in this state to contain American-made steel. State Senator Jim Brewster, from Allegheny County, says too many steelworkers in Pennsylvania have lost their jobs to rationalize the use of foreign-made steel in such a thriving industry.  Brewster also tells…

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State Considering Fee For Non-Hunters Who Use Trails On State Game Lands

Pennsylvania may soon charge a fee to certain individuals such as snowmobile operators, horse riders and mountain bikers who use the trails on state game lands. The proposed fee of thirty dollars would help with the upkeep and maintenance of the trails.  Hunters and fur takers would not be charged since their licenses provide access…

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Utica Man Escapes Injury In A Crash Involving A Cow

Police officials say a Utica man escaped without injury early Monday morning when his pickup struck a cow that had wandered onto a highway in western Venango County. The incident occurred shortly after 5:00 AM Monday on Route 322 in Canal Township, State Police troopers say 36 year-old Chad Reitz encountered the animal while headed…

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Armed Robber Arrested On Campus Of Grove City College; Classes Resume After Brief Lockdown

State Police officials in Mercer County say an armed robber was arrested Tuesday morning on the campus of Grove City College. The school was placed on lockdown until a police chase that reportedly ended on the campus culminated with the arrests of one of two suspects.  A second man fled the scene.  Classes were to resume at…

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14 Year-Old Boy Charged In Fatal ATV Crash In Eau Claire

Butler County officials say a 14 year-old boy was charged Monday in connection with the crash of an all-terrain vehicle in which a 20 year-old passenger was killed. The teen, whose identity is not being released, was charged through juvenile court proceedings with an accident involving death or personal injury, reckless endangerment and several traffic…

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Michigan Woman Pleads No Contest In Physical Attack On Titusville Girl

A Michigan woman entered a plea of no contest in Crawford County Court on Monday to a charge of simple assault in a case in which a seven year-old Titusville girl was physically attacked last year. 23 year-old Faith Adkins, from Saginaw, will be sentenced in October.  In sentencing, a plea of no contest can…

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Clarks Mills Man Hospitalized In Youngstown Following Crash In New Vernon

A Clarks Mills mas has been transported to a hospital in Youngstown for treatment of the serious injuries he sustained in a one-vehicle crash over the weekend. State Police reports from Mercer County indicate that 28 year-old Matthew Stepowski was injured early Sunday morning when his vehicle left Route 358 in New Vernon.  The vehicle…

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Cardinals Beat Up On Jared Hughes In Three-Run 7th Inning, Top Pirates 3-2

The St. Louis Cardinals saddled Pittsburgh reliever Jared Hughes (6-4) with three runs in the seventh inning on Monday night en route to a 3-2 win over the Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. John Jay tied the contest at 1-1 with a pinch-hit RBI single, and Matt Holliday followed with a two-run double. Pittsburgh…

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Two Enter Guilty Pleas For Tattoos Given To 12 Year-Old Girl

Two people from the Centerville area have entered guilty pleas in Crawford County Court in an incident in which they were accused of tattooing a 12 year-old girl. 33 year-old Randall Charlton and 30 year-old Melissa Becker will be sentenced next month. Charlton pleaded guilty to charges of the corruption of a minor and tattooing…

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Pirates Option Polanco To Indianapolis; Tabata And Barmes Return

The Pittsburgh Pirates have optioned struggling rookie outfielder Gregory Polanco back to “AAA” Indianapolis. With Major League rosters eligible to be expanded next week, the roster move may only keep Polanco in the minors for a week. The 22 year-old Polanco is mired in a 1-for-30 slump and struck out in all three of his…

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