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First-Rounder Pouliot Scores In 1st NHL Game; Pens Beat Panthers 3-1

20 year-old Derrick Pouliot, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ number-one draft choice in 2012, scored in his first NHL game on Saturday night as the Pens defeated the visiting Florida Panthers 3-1. The goal was the Penguins’ second of the contest, and turned out to be the game-winner.  Team captain Sidney Crosby tallied his tenth goal of the…

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Lady Lions Win Record Seventh NCAA Volleyball Championship

The Penn State Nittany Lions swept Brigham Young 25-21, 26-24, 25-14 on Saturday night to win their record seventh NCAA women’s volleyball championship. With the victory, Penn State successfully defended their national title and broke a tie with Stanford for most championships. The Nittany Lions’ Megan Courtney was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.  In…

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Pitt Needs Overtime To Beat Oakland 81-77

For the second time in three seasons, the Pitt Panthers (8-3) were forced to come from behind and play overtime to defeat Oakland. Michael Young scored 19 points, James Robinson added 18, and Cam Wright and Chris Jones both recorded 16 points in Pitt’s 81-77 victory on Saturday afternoon at Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh.…

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Penn State Shades Drexel, Improves To 11-1

D.J. Newbill scored 20 points on Saturday. lifting Penn State to a narrow 73-68 victory over Drexel.  With the win, the Nittany Lions improved to 11-1. Brandon Taylor added 14 points for Penn State, and Tavon Allen led the Dragons with 15 points.

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Bucs Agree To Sign Free Agent First Baseman Corey Hart

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed with free agent first baseman Corey Hart on a one year contract reported to be worth $2.5 million. The 32 year-old Hart apparently will give the Pirates a right-handed hitting option at first base along with left-handed slugger Pedro Alvarez, who will move to first from third base. After missing…

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New York State To Issue Ban On Fracking; Producers, Environmentalists React

In New York state, government officials say they plan to issue a ban on the natural gas extraction method of fracking. The state had earlier placed a moratorium on the drilling practice until New York decided if it should join the Marcellus shale boom. Industry groups have already told Radio PA News the order would be good news for Pennsylvania in…

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Fire Ravages A Clarion Mobile Home

At least three fire companies responded Friday morning to a fire that was ripping through a mobile home outside Clarion. The fire was reported around 9:00 AM at a residence on Route 322 east of Clarion.  Some reports have indicated the mobile home will probably be declared a total loss. There were no injuries.  No…

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Oil City’s 2015 Budget Gets Final Approval With No Property Tax Hike

Oil City Council on Thursday gave its final approval to a 2015 city budget with no real estate tax increase. The spending plan totals about $16.6 million. Oil City was one of the last local communities to pass a budget for next year – in part, because council members had turned down a spending plan…

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Oil City Has A New Treasurer – Former Mayor Joe Womer

Oil City Council has appointed former city mayor Joseph Womer to fill the treasurer’s post left vacant after the resignation of Kevin Roth. Womer will serve until the end of next year, while a new treasurer is chosen via the 2015 elections process. Roth resigned last month after he moved to a residence located outside…

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Fleury Gets Personal Best Sixth Shutout; Comeau Scores In OT In 1-0 Penguins Win

Marc-Andre Fleury, who as it turns out tested negative for the mumps and was cleared to play, earned his personal best sixth shutout of the season on Thursday night as the Pittsburgh Penguins posted a 1-0 overtime victory over the Carolina Hurricanes at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Blake Comeau scored the game’s only goal…

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