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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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Senator Casey Calls For Increased Minimum Wage, Cites Numbers Living In Poverty

U.S. Senator Bob Casey, from Pennsylvania, called again this week for increases in the federal and state minimum wages, and he used U.S. Census figures to make his point. Casey had previously called for Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to be increased to $10.10 an hour.  The state currently mirrors the federal figure with a minimum wage…

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Ten Fire Companies Battle Clarion Fiberboard Plant Fire

At least ten fire companies from as far away as Oil City battled a fire Tuesday at a fiberboard plant near Clarion.  Another half dozen companies were kept on stand-by. The blaze, which reportedly began in a drying area of the Clarion Industries facility in Paint Township near Marianne, was reported around 8:00 AM, and…

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Reno Woman Charged With Cheating 96 Year-Old Woman Of More Than $12,000

A Reno woman is being charged with 44 counts of forgery and one count of theft by unlawful taking after she was accused of taking more than $12,000 from another woman’s banking account. The victim was identified as a 96 year-old Cranberry Township woman. A State Police release says 51 year-old Lisa Hood was arraigned…

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Pitt Romps Over Clemson, Improves To 17-2

Talib Zanna recorded 22 points Tuesday night, and Lamar Patterson added 13, and the Pitt Panthers rebounded from their Saturday loss to second-ranked Syracuse with a 76-43 romp at home over Clemson. Cameron Wright (12 pts.) and Josh Newkirk (10) also reached double figures for the Panthers (17-2; 5-1 ACC), who entered the night in…

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Four Hurt In Two-Vehicle Crash Near Emlenton

State Police officials have identified the four individuals who were injured in a two-vehicle collision near Emlenton on Monday afternoon. Troopers say 73 year-old Janice Milks, from St. Petersburg, was taken to Clarion Hospital after the crash.  73 year-old Dale Milks, 18 year-old Rebecca Weintraub, from Downingtown, and 19 year-old Dakota Buckingham, from York, all…

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Penguins’ Record Home Winning Streak Ends At 13 With 5-1 Loss To Florida

Matt Niskanen scored Pittsburgh’s only goal on Monday night, and the Penguins’ saw their franchise-best, 13-game home winning streak snapped in a 5-1 loss to the Florida Panthers (19-23-7). Playing for only the second time in eight days, the Pens outshot the Panthers 36-28, but were stymied by Florida goaltender Scott Clemmensen, who made 35 saves. …

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Warren Man Dies In Early Morning Fire In Pittsfield

Warren County officials have identified the man who died in an early morning fire in Pittsfield as 61 year-old Darwin Durlin, from Warren. Reports indicate that Durlin successfully managed to help his wife escape the blaze on Barton Run Road shortly after 1:00 AM on Monday.  He apparently re-entered the home and tried to extinguish…

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Cochranton Man Charged With Threatening To Kill His Brother

A Cochranton man was lodged in the Crawford County Jail after he was charged in connection with accusations that he threatened to kill his brother. Officials say the charges stem from an incident that occurred Monday afternoon at a Greenwood Township residence. 30 year-old Thomas Luciano is accused of pulling a knife and threatening to…

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