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Governor Signs Low-Income Workforce Initiative

Governor Tom Wolf has signed into law legislation that encourages low-income families to earn their way out of poverty through educational supports and, according to bill co-sponsor House Majority Leader Dave Reed, breaks down the co-called “benefits cliff” for child care assistance programs. Reed, a Republican from Indiana County, says the House bills were passed following…

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Needed Funding Is Headed To Pennsylvania Schools And Social Service Agencies

Less than a week after the Governor authorized the release of some state funds, that money is now headed to Pennsylvania’s schools and many social service agencies. State Treasurer Tim Reese says his agency has sent out more than 16,000 payments to school districts and individual counties.  That means that over $3.3 billion in delayed…

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Sandycreek Elementary School Reopens Following Gas Line Rupture And Car Fire

Sandycreek Elementary School in the Franklin Area School District was to reopen on Tuesday morning after a car crash on Sunday night which resulted in a ruptured natural gas line and a car fire. Classes were cancelled on Monday because the building had no heat.  The gas line and heat problems were remedied by late…

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New Government Year Begins With Swearing-In Ceremonies

On Monday, the first business day of 2016, local and county leaders were sworn into office to begin the government’s new calendar year. Among those taking their oaths of office were the members of the three-man board of Venango County commissioners, including incumbents Tim Brooks and Vince Witherup and new commissioner Chip Abramovic.  The board…

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Oil City Man Accused Of Recording Sex With A Minor

An Oil City man has been charged in connection with a relationship with a female minor in which he is accused of having sex with the girl and of recording some of the alleged acts. Police officials did not disclose the age of the girl involved in the accusations. Franklin City Police say 20 year-old…

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Grove City Burger Shop Worker Accused Of Stealing $500 Lottery Winner From Co-Worker

A Slippery Rock woman stands accused of stealing a winning $500 lottery ticket from a co-worker. Police in Grove City say they have charged 24 year-old Kirsten Shaffer with theft by unlawful taking. Police say Shaffer was employed at a fast-food restaurant in Grove City, and took five lottery tickets from a co-worker, an act that say was…

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Steelers Clinch Playoff Spot With Win In Cleveland And Help From Buffalo

With help from the Buffalo Bills through their win over the New York Jets on the last day of the NFL’s regular season, the Pittsburgh Steelers clinched a position in the playoffs on Sunday with a 28-12 victory over the Browns in Cleveland. The Steelers (10-6) clinched the sixth and final playoff position in the AFC,…

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NFL Results – 2015 Weekend Seventeen

NFL Results  –  Week 17 (All games played on Sunday, January 3)   Pittsburgh 28, Cleveland 12 Buffalo 22, NY Jets 17 Cincinnati 24, Baltimore 16 Denver 27, San Diego 20 Kansas City 23, Oakland 17 Houston 30, Jacksonville 6 Miami 20, New England 10 Minnesota 20, Green Bay 13 Carolina 38, Tampa Bay 10…

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Penguins Post Back-To-Back 5-2 Wins

The Pittsburgh Penguins emerged from the New Years weekend with a pair of back-to-back 5-2 victories, winning in Detroit on New Years Eve and at home against the New York Islanders on Saturday night. In Detroit, Sidney Crosby broke a 2-2 tie with a third-period goal, while Kris Letang scored twice and Evgeni Malkin and…

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Penn State Finishes 7-6 After Loss To Georgia In TaxSlayer Bowl

Terry Godwin threw one touchdown pass and caught another on Saturday, lifting Georgia (10-3) to a 24-17 victory over Penn State in the TaxSlayer Bowl played in Jacksonville. With the loss, Penn State finishes at 7-6. The Nittany Lions lost starting quarterback Christian Hackenberg to a shoulder injury, but worked on a comeback attempt behind backup…

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