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Franklin City Council Okays Budget With One-Mill Tax Hike

Franklin City Council on Monday night gave final approval to a 2015 budget that contains a one-mill real estate tax increase. The panel approved a nearly $5.1 million spending plan by a 6-1 vote. The tax hike will cost property owners an additional ten dollars per year per each $10,000 worth of assessed property value. This year’s…

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Police Look For Two Men Who Robbed Meadville Grocery Store

In Meadville, police are looking for two men who robbed a grocery store in the city’s downtown late Monday morning. Investigators say one of the suspects grabbed a cashier while the second took money from a cash register. The incident occurred shortly after 11:30 AM Monday. Meadville Police are asking anyone with any information to…

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State Police Say Pennsylvania Crime Rate Was Down In 2013

As 2014 winds down, the Pennsylvania State Police report that the crime rate was down in the state last year. Crimes reported to the PSP in 2013 dropped by 4.2 percent, and the number of violent crimes was down by 5.8 percent. D-U-I offenses declined by 4.8 percent, and the number of assaults against police…

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Report Claims Marcellus Shale Gas Boom Could Peak In Five Years

A new report paints a less-than-rosy picture for Marcellus shale natural gas production. Numbers from a study by University of Texas researchers indicate that shale gas could peak in just five years, and they tell Radio PA News policy makers should be reconsidering exports of the natural gas. The results of the report contradict projections…

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Watchdogs Question Gas-Drilling Research Grant To Gas Industry-Backed Group

A government watchdog group is questioning the awarding of a $150-thousand dollar grant by the state’s Department of Environmental Protection. The grant for a study of the effects of natural gas drilling has gone to a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit group known as the Shale Alliance for Energy Research in Pennsylvania, also called SAFER PA.  Five of its…

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Route 666 Bridge To Be Replaced Beginning Tuesday

Work is scheduled to begin Tuesday (Dec. 9) on the replacement of a bridge over Porcupine Run on Route 666 in Forest County. The span was one of two bridges damaged in flooding that occurred last June.  Replacement work on a bridge over Bobbs Creek was completed last month. The Porcupine Run Bridge in Howe…

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25-Point Fourth Quarter Lifts Steelers To 42-21 Victory At Cincinnati

Led by second-year running back Le’Veon Bell, the Pittsburgh Steelers scored 25 points in the fourth quarter to post a 42-21 win over the Bengals on Sunday and to move back into Wild Card position in the AFC with three games remaining in the NFL’s regular season. Bell ran for two touchdowns and caught a…

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First College Football Playoff Foursome Named

Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State have been named as the four college football teams to take part in the first-ever College Football Playoff. Alabama (12-1) will meet Ohio State (12-1) in the Sugar Bowl, and Oregon (12-1) will play Florida State (13-0) in the Rose Bowl – both games to be played on…

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Spieth Captures Golf’s World Challenge By 10 Strokes

Jordan Spieth shot a 6-under-par 66 in Sunday’s final round to soar to a 10-stroke victory at the Hero World Challenge golf tournament at Isleworth Golf and Country Club in Windermere, Florida. One week after he captured the Australian Open, Spieth set a new tournament record with a four-day score of 26-under-par 262.  The old…

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Votes Pending On Court-Approved Settlement Keeping Intact Franklin’s General Authority

Pending the agreement by all parties concerned, the Franklin General Authority will be maintained as an entity for at least twenty more years. Votes will be taken over the next week-and-a-half by Franklin City Council, Sugarcreek Borough Council and the General Authority itself on a settlement agreement approved Friday by Venango County Court.  The agreement…

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