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Grove City Woman Charged After Toddler Was Found Wandering In 30-Degree Weather

A Grove City woman has been charged after authorities say a two year-old child in her care was discovered wandering alone elsewhere in her neighborhood. Grove City Police say the child was several houses from home and was wearing only a T-shirt and sandals, that the temperature was about thirty degrees and that the youngster’s…

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New Report Looks At Human Impacts Of Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling

A new report attempts to provide some answers on the impacts on the quality of life in Marcellus shale regions where natural gas drilling is taking place. The Shale Tipping Point Report is a joint effort of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center and the Keystone Research Center.  It examines the impact on factors such…

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Cryst Takes Wisconsin Job; Pitt Fires AD Pederson

The University of Wisconsin made it official Wednesday evening.  They named Pitt coach Paul Chryst their new football coach. Meanwhile, the University of Pittsburgh will need a new athletic director before they hire Chryst’s replacement.  Pitt fired Steve Pederson on Wednesday. Chryst was 19-19 in three seasons at Pitt,  In taking the Wisconsin job, he…

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Artis Scores 20 In Pitt’s 65-56 Win Over Manhattan

The Pitt Panthers improved to 3-0 since the return of senior guard Cam Wright with a 65-56 victory over Manhattan on Wednesday night at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. Jamel Artis led the Panthers (7-3) with a career-high 20 points, and Michael Young tallied 16. Wright, who had been sidelined earlier with a foot-injury,…

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Suspects Identified In Clarion County Burglary In Which One Man Was Shot In The Leg

Two men are facing charges in last Friday afternoon’s incident in Clarion County in which a property owner shot a suspected burglar in the leg. Among the charges being faced by 47 year-old Timothy Stormer, from Summerville, and 27 year-old Shane Bundy, from Knoxdale, are burglary, aggravated and simple assault, conspiracy, trespassing, reckless endangerment and…

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Sugarcreek Borough Approves A Nearly $1.6 MIllion Budget

Sugarcreek Borough Council has given unanimous final approval to a 2015 budget which contains no real estate tax increase. The spending plan totals just under $1.6 million and should require a transfer of a little more than $74,000 from the borough’s reserve fund. Both the tax millage rate and the borough’s street light levy will remain unchanged.

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PennDOT: Pennsylvania Is Making Progress In Repairing Bridges

Pennsylvania transportation officials say they are working hard to decrease the number of bridges which are labeled structurally deficient. The term “structurally deficient” does not mean a bridge is in danger of collapse, but it does indicate a span needs major upgrades.  More than 4,000 of the 22,000-plus bridges in the state fall into this category.…

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Health Rankings Report Has Mixed Findings For Pennsylvania

There are some mixed findings for Pennsylvania in the new America’s Health Rankings Report from United Health Foundation. The 2014 edition of the rankings puts Pennsylvania near the middle of the pack as the 28th-healthiest state.  On the downside, obesity has risen from 12.5 percent to 30 percent of the state’s population since 1990, and…

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Oil City Man Charged In Thrift Store Break-In And With Resisting Arrest

An Oil City man has been arraigned on seven charges following a break-in at an Oil City thrift store. Oil City Police say they responded early Monday morning to a report of someone breaking windows in the Emerald Street area and discovered 18 year-old Preston Rice hiding behind a clothing rack. Officers say Rice resisted…

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Crosby Skates; Bennett Has The Mumps; Fleury, Bortuzzo And Maatta Are All Tested

While team captain Sidney Crosby skated on his own before the Pittsburgh Penguins’ practice session on Wednesday morning, the Penguins have confirmed that Beau Bennett also has the mumps, and teammates Marc-Andre Fleury, Robert Bortuzzo and Olli Maatta – all of whom are feeling ill – were being tested for the mumps. At least fifteen…

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