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Bill Would Establish Veterans Courts In All Counties In Pennsylvania

Legislation proposed in Harrisburg would establish Veterans Treatment Courts in all sixty-seven counties in Pennsylvania. The courts, currently operating in eighteen counties, deal with military veterans who commit non-violent offenses by offering an alternative to prison in exchange for support to help deal with underlying issues such as mental health or substance abuse problems. The…

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Penguins Concede Pascal Dupuis Will Not Return This Season

With ten regular season games remaining, the Pittsburgh Penguins have conceded that forward Pascal Dupuis will not be returning to active duty this season. Dupuis has not played since doctors began treating him for blood clots in November, but the team had been hoping he would be available in time for the Stanley Cup playoffs.…

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Three Long Balls Pull Pirates To 7-6 Preseason Win Over Tampa Bay

Francisco Cervelli, Gorkys Hernandez and Pedro Florimon all homered on Monday afternoon, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-6 preseason victory over the Tampa Bay Rays at Port Charlotte, Florida. Hernandez recorded three of the Pirates’ ten hits.  Starting pitcher A.J. Burnett  allowed five runs on three hits and three walks over four-and-two-thirds innings.  Burnett…

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Valley Grove School Board Says “No” To Proposed Talks With Franklin Over School Consolidation

The Valley Grove School Board has said “no” to a proposal from Franklin school administrators to discuss the merger of the two school districts. The Valley Grove Board voted unanimously on Monday night to “decline” the offer. A merger between Franklin and Valley Grove has been hinted at many times over the last several years, but…

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Tennessee Lady Vols Eliminate Pitt In 2nd Round Of NCAA Women’s Tourney

Bashaara Graves scored 21 points and pulled won 14 rebounds on Monday night as Tennessee (29-5) eliminated Pitt with a 77-67 win in a second round game in the NCAA women’s college basketball tournament played in Knoxville, Tennessee. Pitt bows out with a 20-12 season record, while Tennessee advances to the Sweet Sixteen, and will…

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Cranberry School Board Holds Hearing On Closing Pinegrove Elementary School

The mandatory hearing concerning the Cranberry Area School Board’s proposal to close Pinegrove Elementary School drew a near full house Monday night. A dozen individuals spoke out against the plan.  Board members did not deliver any responses to the objections, which included concerns about class sizes, bus schedules and the effect on learning. State law…

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Former Federal Prosecutor Paul McNulty Installed As Grove City College President

The new president of Grove City College is a former United States Deputy Attorney General and counsel to Congress. 57 year-old Paul McNulty was installed Monday as the school’s ninth president. A graduate of the class of 1980, McNulty is the fourth Grove City alumnus to become school president.  He succeeds Richard Jewell from the class…

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Congressman Thompson Reacts To Obama Administration’s Tightened Fracking Rules

Calling President Obama’s new proposed regulations on the hydraulic fracturing of extracting natural gas, or “fracking,” the administration’s “newest regulatory scheme,” Pennsylvania U.S. Congressman Glenn Thompson on Monday objected to the new rules which were announced Friday. Thompson said, “As one of the top producers of natural gas, Pennsylvania’s success has been made possible due…

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It’s Work Zone Awareness Week; PennDOT Urges Motorist Safety Around Construction Zones

During the observance this week of National Work Zone Awareness Week, PennDOT officials are urging motorists to drive safely in work zones “and be mindful of the people behind the cones.” Estimates indicate that 24 people were killed in Pennsylvania work zone crashes last year, and 128 fatalities have been reported in such accidents over…

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Route 8 Repaving Project Begins Monday

It seems as though road construction season is already upon us – in addition, that is, to pothole patching projects which are well underway. PennDOT has announced that a repaving project on a more than four-mile stretch of Route 8 in Rouseville, Cornplanter Township and Oakland Township will begin on Monday (March 30). The project…

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