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Hutchinson Offers Bill For Tax Exemption For Logging, And Resolution To Reinstate Forestry Task Force

State Senator Scott Hutchinson, from Oil City, has introduced a bill his office says is intended to protect and promote Pennsylvania’s forest areas and thousands of jobs provided by the wood harvesting industry. Hutchinson’s bill would provide for a sales and use tax exemption for timber and logging operations.  In addition, a resolution presented by Hutchinson…

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President Obama Vetoes Keystone Pipeline; Congressman Thompson Calls Move “Giant Leap Backwards”

Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson has called President Obama’s veto of the bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline “a giant leap backwards on our road to energy independence.” Although Majority Leader Mitch McConnell responded to the veto by vowing that the Republican-led Senate would try to override it by early next week, Republicans appear to…

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High School Basketball Playoff Results – Tuesday, February 24

High School Basketball Playoff Results – Tuesday, February 24:   District 9 Boys’ “AA” Semifinals Cranberry 48, Brockway 32 Redbank Valley 49, Moniteau 27   District 9 Girls’ “A” Semifinals Venango Catholic 50, Elk County Catholic 39 Clarion 45, Cameron County 37   District 10 Boys’ “AAA” Semifinals Strong Vincent 56, Meadville 53 Cathedral Prep…

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Oil City Man Charged In Another Elementary School Incident

Police officials say an Oil City man was charged Tuesday afternoon in two incidents they say have occurred at an Oil City Area School District elementary school this month. State Police officials say Justin Rodgers was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct following his arrest at Hasson Heights Elementary School in Cornplanter Township on…

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Artis, Young Lead Pitt Past Boston College 71-65

Behind 24 points from Jamel Artis and 22 from Michael Young, the Pitt Panthers held off Boston College 71-65 on Tuesday night in an Atlantic Coast Conference game played at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. Leading by as many as 15 points (35-20), the Panthers (19-10; 8-7 ACC) won for the sixth time in…

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Oil Region Alliance To Honor Accomplishments At Thursday Morning Event

The Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry and Tourism will hold a 10-year anniversary celebration at their annual meeting at a breakfast event which will begin at 8:00 AM Thursday (February 26) at Hangar #8 at Venango Regional Airport in Franklin.  In addition to reviewing the accomplishments of 2014 and of the last decade and…

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Grove City Woman Is $2 Million Lottery Winner

The winner of a two million dollar lottery prize in Mercer County has been identified. Reports indicate that Mary Fowler, from Grove City, has claimed the prize from the February 12 drawing of the Pennsylvania Lottery’s Match 6 Lotto game.  Fowler matched all six numbers drawn that night. Fowler purchased the ticket at a pharmacy…

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PennDOT Highlights Overlooked Traffic Laws During Highway Safety Law Awareness Week

PennDOT is trying to draw attention to often-overlooked rules of the road during the agency’s observance of “Highway Safety Law Awareness Week” this week. Acting PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards says those Pennsylvania traffic laws and safety rules include: “Keep Right, Pass Left.”  It focuses on the safety of using the left lane only for passing other…

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Dakota Geer Duplicates District 10 Wrestling Title; Franklin Sends Three To Regionals

Franklin High School junior Dakota Geer successfully repeated as a District 10 wrestling champion on Monday night, shutting out Fort LeBoeuf’s Garrett Reinwald 6-0 to win the 182-pound title in the D-10 AA tournament at Sharon High School, duplicating his performance from last season when he grappled as a 170-pounder. Geer improved to 30-1 this season,…

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Clarion University Student Dies In Armstrong County Crash

A Charleroi man who attended Clarion University and was a member of the Golden Eagles’ wrestling team died Monday morning in a two-vehicle crash in Armstrong County. Police say the fatal collision occurred on Routes 28 and 66 in Rayburn when a car driven by 18 year-old Nicholas Gavazzi crossed the center line of the…

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