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Calls Increase For Severance Tax On Marcellus Shale Drilling

As the numbers of calls increase for a severance tax on natural gas extraction in Pennsylvania, business and industry leaders are raising concerns about the impact on the state’s economy. All four Democratic candidates for Governor have come out in support of some form of severance tax.  Meanwhile, a bipartisan group of state Senators and…

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State Officials Fear Chronic Wasting Disease May Affect Pennsylvania’s Elk Herd

The newest discoveries of Chronic Wasting Disease which have resulted in yet another restriction for deer hunters in the south-central portion of the state, have led game officials to fear that the problem could spread to Pennsylvania’s elk herd. The deadly CWD has been found in five wild and four captive deer since 2011.  Now…

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Cold Winter May Not Have Affected State’s Mosquitoes

State environmental officials have handed out more than two million dollars in grants to West Nile Virus programs.  That news may be a reminder to start thinking about the mosquitoes that carry the disease. The Department of Environmental Protection says the winter’s Polar Vortex may not have had any effect on the mosquito population.  They…

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Historic Preservation Award Winners To Be Recognized On May 8

This year’s Oil Heritage Region Historic Preservation Award winners will be recognized at a free program scheduled for Thursday, May 8 in Titusville. The awards program recognizes rehabilitation and restoration efforts over the past five years involving buildings or other structures in the Oil Heritage Region which are at least fifty years old.  In addition, individuals…

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2014 Pittsburgh Steelers Schedule Announced

Released by the National Football League on Wednesday night, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2014 regular season schedule shows the Steelers opening with back-to-back divisional contests and leaving the eastern time zone only once. Pittsburgh will play two Monday Night Football games, a pair of Sunday night contests and one Thursday night game.  The Steelers-Cleveland Browns rivalry…

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Pens Blow 3-0 Lead; Columbus Ties Series At 2-2 With OT Goal

Nick Foligno scored the game-winner some 2:49 into overtime Wednesday night to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 home win over the Pittsburgh Penguins, and tying the teams’ best-of-seven opening-round playoff series at two games apiece. Game five is now slated for 7:00 PM Saturday at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.  Radio pregame airtime…

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Reds Post 5-2 Win In Pittsburgh

At PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Wednesday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates matched the Cincinnati Reds with six hits, but the Bucs stranded ten runners on base and dropped a 5-2 decision – their tenth loss in the last 13 games. Pirates starter Charlie Morton walked five batters in six innings of work, and allowed four…

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Cueto, Reds Beat The Pirates Again

Now 15-4 lifetime against Pittsburgh, Johnny Cueto threw his second complete-game three-hitter in six days against the Pirates on Tuesday night, propelling the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-1 victory at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Cueto (2-2) struck out four batters and walked three.  His attempt at becoming the first Reds pitcher since Tom Seaver in…

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Four Given Suspensions In Pirates-Brewers Easter Sunday Brawl

Four players were handed down suspensions on Tuesday, and three of the four have said they will appeal, in the aftermath of the bench-clearing brawl that occurred in the third inning of the Easter Sunday game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Milwaukee catcher Martin Maldonado was suspended…

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Popovich Earns Third NBA Coach-of-the-Year Honor

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who led last year’s runners-up to the best record in the league despite numerous injuries and a revamped coaching staff this season, has become the third coach to win the NBA Coach-of-the-Year honors three times. In the balloting by a panel of 124 sportswriters and broadcasters, Popovich outpolled Phoenix…

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