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Debate Opens On Funding For Marcellus Shale Health Registry

Governor Tom Wolf wants to establish a registry to monitor health effects from gas drilling in the Marcellus shale region. The Governor has proposed 100-thousand dollars in the state budget for the next fiscal year for the registry which would be run by the state Health Department and the Department of Environmental Protection. The acting DEP Secretary, John…

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More Chilly Temperatures To Precede More Balmy Holiday Weekend

The weatherman is predicting a more balmy holiday weekend, but before we get there, some additional unseasonably cold temperatures can be expected in the Oil Region. As the roller coaster continues, forecasts show that early evening showers Thursday could actually precede rising temperatures after 10:00 PM.  Then, after readings in the 50’s on Friday morning,…

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Experts Say Memorial Day Travel By Auto Should Be Busiest In Ten Years

Travel experts from AAA say automobile travel over the Memorial Day weekend should be the busiest it has been in about ten years. The official holiday travel period begins at midnight Thursday. Projections indicate that about 37-million Americans will travel fifty or more miles from home at some point over the holiday.  That number represents about 4.6…

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Polk Man Arrested A Second Time On Meth Manufacturing Charges

A Polk-area man has been arrested for a second time on charges related to the manufacturing of methamphetamine – this time in Mercer County. 39 year-old Louis Irwin III was charged Tuesday night by State Police in an investigation at a location near Grove City.  Charges before a district magisterial judge in Mercer County include the…

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Pirates Drop To 0-6 In Extra-Inning Games On Joe Mauer’s 13th-Inning Homer

Joe Mauer homered in the top of the 13th inning on Wednesday night to propel the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over the Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh and to a sweep of a brief two-game interleague series with the Bucs. The Pirates (18-22), who have lost six of their last seven games, are now…

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NHL/NBA Playoff Results – Wednesday, May 20

NHL Playoff Result  –  Wednesday, May 20  (Eastern Conference semifinal):   Tampa Bay 6, NY Rangers 5  (OT)  (Lightning leads series 2-games-to-1)     NBA Playoff Result  –  Wednesday, May 20  (Eastern Conference semifinal):   Cleveland 97, Atlanta 89  (Cavaliers lead series 1-game-to-0)

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District 10 Baseball Quarterfinal Results

District 10 High School Baseball Playoffs  —  Quarterfinal Results:   “AA” Quarterfinals Sharon 5, Franklin 3 Titusville 1, Fairview 0 Maplewood 6, Hickory 3 Mercyhurst Prep 5, Reynolds 2     “AAA” Quarterfinals Slippery Rock 6, Conneaut 4 Grove City 5, Warren 3 Cathedral Prep 5, Fort LeBoeuf 0 Harbor Creek 2, General McLane 0     “AAAA” Subregional DuBois 12, McDowell 2  (6…

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House Health Committee Chairman Says He Will Not Take Up State’s Medical Marijuana Measure

The chairman of the state House committee where the Senate’s new medical marijuana legalization bill has been sent says he has no plans to take up the bill. Representative Matt Baker, from Tioga County, the chairman of the House Health Committee, says the state legislature has never approved a drug contrary to the approval process…

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Route 666 Reopens

PennDOT says the section of Route 666 in Forest County which had been closed since late fall has reopened to traffic. The highway had been closed since December 9 from Mayburg Road in Kingsley Township to Minister Road in Howe Township for the replacement of a bridge damaged in flooding last June.  The bridge spanned Porcupine…

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Someone Steals Marker From Child’s Grave In Sandycreek Township

State Police officials are looking for leads into the disappearance of a burial marker from a child’s grave at a cemetery in Sandycreek Township. Investigators say the theft was discovered on Tuesday, but may have occurred as far back as last September 17. The theft took place at Graham Cemetery along Belmar Road.  The investigation is…

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