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Two Incumbent Commissioners Are Also Re-nominated In Clarion County

As was the case in Venango County on Tuesday, the two Clarion County commissioners who are seeking reelection were nominated by their parties in the spring primary elections. Wayne Brosius received a nod from the Republican Party, and Gregory Faller was re-nominated by the Democrats.  George “Butch” Campbell did not run for reelection. Brosius and…

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Barbara Litten Nominated To Return As District Attorney In Forest County

Barbara Litten, who served as Forest County District Attorney from 2003 through 2007, was nominated by Republican voters on Tuesday to return to that position. Litten received about 55 percent of the vote to approximately 34 percent for her opponent, Paul Rockwell.  Ironically, Litten had been appointed to the D.A. post when Rockwell resigned in…

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Grove City Man Faces Life In Prison In Second-Degree Murder Conviction

A Grove City man faces an automatic sentence of life in prison after having been convicted of second-degree murder in a Mercer County Court trial. 24 year-old Ryan Bowers was also found guilty of robbery, burglary and conspiracy. Bowers was convicted in the death of 60 year-old Michael Johns, of Pine Township, whose body was…

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Two Hurt In Collision On Route 8 In Cornplanter Township

Two people were injured late Tuesday afternoon when a pickup slammed into the rear of a car that was stopped to make a left turn into the parking lot of a Cornplanter Township convenience store. State Police officials say  the incident happened on Route 8 just after 4:30 PM when a truck operated by 19…

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Property Tax Reduction Plan To Be Introduced In The State Senate

A Democratic Senator is ready to introduce new legislation he says will lower property taxes by fifty percent once state lawmakers return to session next month. State Senator Vincent Hughes told Radio PA News on Tuesday his measure is modeled after Governor Tom Wolf’s proposal which differs from the House of Representatives’ plan in a…

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State Senator Renews Call For Minimum Wage Increase

A Pennsylvania lawmaker is hoping a minimum wage bill will be on the agenda when the legislature reconvenes in June. State Senator Art Haywood is co-sponsor of a bill that would raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10.  Haywood told Radio PA News a higher minimum would benefit about one million workers…

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Franklin, Cranberry School Budgets Pass With No Tax Hikes; Valley Grove Raises Property Taxes .21 Mills

The Franklin Area and Cranberry Area school boards both passed budgets for the next fiscal year on Monday that contain no real estate tax increases, but the Valley Grove board voted 5-to-3 in favor of a spending plan that would hike taxes a little more than .21 of a mill, or about 2.8 percent. The…

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Oil City Woman Arrested, Charged In Physical Assault On Baby

An Oil City woman was arrested Monday for an alleged physical assault on a baby who is now nine months old. 24 year-old Shamara Bosley was charged with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child.  Oil City Police say a medical examination showed an infant boy had been recovering from a broken clavicle…

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Monday’s NHL Playoff Result – May 18

Monday’s NHL Playoff Result  –  May 18  (Eastern Conference championship series):   Tampa Bay 6, NY Rangers 2  (series tied at 1-1)

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Tuesday Is Primary Election Day

Tuesday (May 19) is primary election day in Pennsylvania. Venango County voters will elect their parties’ nominees for county commissioners seats and county row positions. Other local races will include the post of Oil City Mayor, city council positions in Oil City and Franklin, and the offices of treasurer and controller in Oil City.  In those…

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