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Phillies Top Pirates 1-0 In Preseason Play In Bradenton

Starter Jeff Locke hurled three scoreless innings in his second appearance of the spring, but the Pittsburgh Pirates never scored off five Philadelphia pitchers on Monday afternoon and the Phillies defeated the Bucs 1-0 in Grapefruit League preseason action in Bradenton, Florida. The Phillies (4-3) scored their lone run in the seventh inning on doubles…

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Governor Wolf Increases Minimum Wage For State Workers

Governor Tom Wolf on Monday signed an executive order which raises the minimum wage for state workers to $10.25 an hour. The order covers those under Wolf’s jurisdiction, and workers whose employers negotiate state contracts or lease property to the state.  The changes should take place on and after July 1. At the signing of…

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Guys Mills Man Seriously Injured In Crash On Route 27

A Guys Mills man was seriously injured late Monday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash on Route 27 in northern Venango County. State Police officials say 28 year-old Daniel Dickinson lost control of his S-U-V on a left curve in Plum Township.  The vehicle traveled off the right side of the highway and slammed into a utility pole.…

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Tionesta Woman Hospitalized In Erie Following Two-Vehicle Crash In Forest County

A Tionesta woman was airlifted to an Erie hospital following a two-vehicle collision in Forest County late Monday morning. State Police officials say the crash involved S-U-V’s driven by 75 year-old Anthony Scherm and 25 year-old Jamie Burt, both from Tionesta.  In the collision at an intersection on German Hill Road in Green Township, Burt’s…

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Emlenton Man Charged; Accused Of Inappropriate Conduct With A Five Year-Old Boy

An Emlenton man has been charged after he was accused of inappropriate conduct with a five year-old boy for whom he and his wife were asked to babysit. The charges against 34 year-old Ronald Snow stem from an investigation which began in December, 2014, and Snow’s alleged actions are said to have occurred in St.…

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Oil City Man Charged After Discovery Of Ingredients Used To Make Methamphetamine

An Oil City man was charged Monday after city police said they discovered the necessary ingredients for the manufacture of methamphetamine in his home on Pearl Avenue. Police say 28 year-old Daniel Bailey faces charges involving the possession of such ingredients, the possession of a controlled substance, the use or possession of drug paraphernalia and…

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Venango Chamber To Host Political Meet-And-Greet March 11

The Venango Area Chamber of Commerce has announced they will be hosting what they are calling a Candidates Meet-and-Greet on Friday, March 11 at the Oil City YWCA. The event will begin at 8:00 AM, and will follow a continental breakfast scheduled for 7:30 AM. The Chamber says the speakers will include U.S. Congressman Glenn…

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Ohio Woman Injured In Route 8 Rollover

State Police officials say an Ohio woman was injured early last weekend in a rollover incident on Route 8 in southern Venango County. Troopers say 39 year-old Beth Vecheren, from Hubbard, was headed north through Victory Township on Saturday morning when she lost control in the snow.  Her car traveled off the right side of…

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Representatives Of State Pension Systems Testify At Harrisburg Budget Hearing

The heads of Pennsylvania’s public pension funds testified at budget hearings in the state House on Monday. Pennsylvania’s state and public school employee retirement funds face an unfunded liability of tens of billions of dollars, due in part to the last recession and lowered payments from employers.  Now, payments are starting to increase once again,…

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State Lawmakers Propose Constitutional Amendment To Eliminate Property Taxes

A proposed amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution would eliminate local property taxes. State Senator Kim Ward, a co-sponsor of the measure, told Radio PA News it would be up to county and local governments and school districts to determine if property taxes are needed and how to make up for the lost revenue if going in…

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