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Pirates Washed Out Again; Thursday Doubleheader Scheduled In Baltimore

For the second consecutive day, a scheduled game between the Pittsburgh Pirates (10-16) and the Baltimore Orioles (12-12) was postponed on Wednesday because of heavy rains at Camden Yards in Baltimore. The two teams, neither of whom have played since Sunday, have scheduled a twi-night doubleheader for 4:05 PM Thursday. The scheduled starting pitchers will…

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Dog Law Enforcement Scheduled For Early May In Venango County

Venango County officials say dog law enforcement officers will be canvassing the county during the first two weeks in May to ensure that dogs are licensed and vaccinated, and are not being permitted to run at large. Pennsylvania law requires that all dogs three months of age and older must be licensed, with their license…

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Pirates-Orioles Rained Out On Tuesday; Makeup Day Will Be Thursday

The Tuesday night game at Camden Yards in Baltimore between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Baltimore Orioles was postponed because of the heavy rains which plagued the mid-Atlantic on Tuesday. The game is tentatively scheduled to be made up on Thursday night, on a date on which the Pirates and the Orioles were both scheduled to…

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National Fuel Gas Supply Charge To Increase May 1; Average Bill To Climb $5.55 Per Year

National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation has announced that their gas supply charge for their natural gas customers will be increasing, effective this Thursday, May 1. The company’s quarterly adjustment connected with the price they pay for the gas they distribute will amount to about 7.3 percent.  National Fuel spokesperson Sandra James says this move will raise the…

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Gun Rights Rally In Harrisburg Attended By Hundreds

Several hundred people attended Tuesday’s rally on gun rights held in Harrisburg. Scheduled as part of what was billed as Second Amendment Action Day, the event drew several state lawmakers who are currently attempting to push gun rights legislation in the General Assembly. State Representative Rick Saccone, from Allegheny County, says one of his proposals would…

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Youngstown Men Charged In Alleged Heroin Sales In Clintonville

Two Youngstown men were charged Monday night in the alleged sales of heroin in Clintonville Borough. Polk Borough Police, who serve the community of Clintonville, say 24 year-old Ronald Green and 21 year-old Dirk Robinson were both arraigned on a charge of selling the drug.  Green was also charged with the criminal use of a communications device.…

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Most Gas Drillers Have Ignored Mandated Survey Regarding Small Business

A state report says most gas drillers in Pennsylvania are ignoring a law that requires them to complete a survey about contracts with businesses owned by women, minorities and veterans. Response to the surveys is mandated by Act 13, the state’s two year-old oil and gas law. Officials say fewer than one-third of the state’s…

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PHEAA Application Deadline Is Thursday, May 1

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) is reminding students and their families that this Thursday (May 1) is the deadline for filing applications for 2014-2015 PHEAA Pennsylvania State Grants. The deadline applies to all renewal applicants, and to first-time applicants planning to enroll in a college or university, or a college transfer program at…

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Body Found In The Allegheny River Identified As That Of A 26 Year-Old Oil City Man

Authorities say a body found in the Allegheny River in Oil City’s East End on Tuesday morning has been identified as that of a 26 year-old Oil City man. The body of Ronald Feely, Jr. was discovered by a pedestrian around 8:30 AM Tuesday not far from the Wye Bridge near Pumphouse Road.  Feely had been reported missing Tuesday…

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Most Oil Region Unemployment Numbers Were Up In March

Statistics released Tuesday by the Department of Labor and Industry show that seasonally-adjusted unemployment numbers were up for most of the Oil Region in March. An exception to the trend was Forest County where the jobless number dipped from 8.2 percent in February to 7.6 percent. In Venango County, where between 1,600 and 1,700 residents…

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