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Winter Weather Advisory Starts At Midnight Friday; More Sub-Zero Temperatures Expected Next Week

The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Weather Advisory for the Oil Region, extending from midnight Friday until 6:00 PM Saturday. Two-to-four-inch snow accumulations, accompanied by wind gusts of up to 33 miles per hour, are possible.  The heaviest snow is expected from the pre-dawn hours through noon on Saturday.  Windy conditions could continue…

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Pilot Projects At Clarion, Edinboro Universities Aimed At Flexible Tutition And Fee Rates

The State System of Higher Education has approved pilot projects for five state-owned universities, including Clarion and Edinboro Universities, that are considered experiments in the potential use of flexible tuition and fee rates at the fourteen state-owned schools. The two-year program will also be tried out at California, East Stroudsburg and West Chester Universities. Clarion and…

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Erie Man Charged With Stealing From Dead Sister’s Butler County Estate

An Erie man faces charges following accusations that he stole items from his deceased sister’s home in northern Butler County and used the dead woman’s credit cards. Charges against 42 year-old Lonnie Bowers include forgery, theft and fraud. Police say Bowers spent some time with his sister and his brother-in-law in December at their home…

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Six Score As Penguins Outlast Islanders 6-4

Six Pittsburgh Penguins players scored on Thursday night in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 6-4 road win over the New York Islanders. Chris Kunitz, Sidney Crosby, Olli Maatta, Kris Letang, Evgeni Malkin and Brandon Sutter all found the net as the Pens opened up a 17-point lead in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division and nine-point advantages over Boston and…

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Former Pennsylvania Coach Mike Pettine, Jr. Named Cleveland Browns Coach

Former North Penn High School football coach Mike Pettine, Jr. has been named the new head coach of the NFL’s Cleveland Browns. Pettine replaces Rob Chudzinski, whom the Browns fired after just one season. North Penn won the PIAA “AAAA” football championship in 2003. Pettine followed his high school success by working for four seasons…

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Hearing Set On Plans For Oakland Elementary School

Oil City school officials have scheduled a public hearing to collect responses to the possible closing of Oakland Elementary School, part of a school district restructuring proposal chosen from several options recommended through a consultant’s study conducted in 2012. The plan chosen by the Oil City Area School Board would result in the construction of…

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Munchak Hired As Steelers’ Offensive Line Coach

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Thursday that they have hired former Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak as their new offensive line coach. A Scranton native, Munchak played at Penn State from 1979 through 1981, and was then selected by the Houston Oilers as the eighth overall pick, and as the first offensive lineman chosen in…

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Seneca Man To Be Tried In Drug Overdose Death Of Oil City Man

A Seneca man was ordered Wednesday to stand trial in the drug overdose death of an Oil City man whose body was found in a car in Morrison Park in Seneca in November, 2011. 24 year-old Jarrod Goheen was charged last month in the death of 31 year-old Jesse White.  The charges included delivery of…

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Same Score – 5-1; This Time, The Penguins Win

Jussi Jokinen scored twice on Wednesday night, and the Pittsburgh Penguins bounced back from Monday night’s 5-1 loss to Florida with a home win by the same score over the Montreal Canadiens. League scoring leader Sidney Crosby added a goal for Pittsburgh (35-13-2), as did Evgeni Malkin and Taylor Pyatt.  Marc-Andre Fleury (28-11-1) stopped 23…

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Corbett Previews Budget Proposal, Criticizes School Funding

In a rare preview of his proposed state budget for the next fiscal year, Governor Tom Corbett called the funding system for schools unfair. Corbett spoke Wednesday at a press conference announcing an increase for domestic violence efforts and stressed he feels Pennsylvania should get more say for its money.  He said the state’s system…

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