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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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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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