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Presque Isle Downs And Casino Fined $10,000 For Leaving Games Equipment Room Unlocked

Presque Isle Downs and Casino in Erie has been fined $10,000 by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board for leaving unlocked a room where table games equipment was being stored. The Control Board said a vacant room at the casino was being used as a storage room for items such as roulette equipment, and it was…

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March 9 Is Deadline For Nominations For FLEX Young Professionals Of The Year Recognition

The Venango Area Chamber of Commerce reminds us that Wednesday, March 9 is the deadline for submitting nominations for this year’s FLEX Young Professionals-of-the-Year recognitions. Those eligible for nomination are described as young professionals under the age of forty who are making a difference in the community.  Those nominated will be recognized on April 1…

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Penguins Send Henrik Lundqvist To The Showers, Beat The Rangers 4-1

Three goals in the final 2:13 of the second period lifted the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-1 home victory over the New York Rangers (37-21-6) on Thursday night. The barrage, including scores by Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist, began just 57 seconds after New York’s Chris Kreider had broken a scoreless tie with…

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Penn State Falls Back To .500 With Home Loss To Northwestern

Penn State’s hopes for joining the list of teams with first-round byes in next week’s Big Ten Conference men’s basketball tournament took a major hit on Thursday night in a 71-61 loss to Northwestern at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College. Tre Demps led Northwestern (19-11; 7-10 Big Ten) with 23 points, and Bryant…

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Southern Airways Purchases Sun Air Express Which Serves Venango Regional Airport

Venango County officials are hopeful that the Essential Air Service airline routes which serve Venango Regional Airport in Franklin will remain virtually unchanged following the announced purchase of Sun Air Express by Memphis-based Southern Airways. Sun Air Express has its hubs located at Pittsburgh International Airport and Washington-Dulles International Airport.  In addition to Franklin, its…

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Fire Destroys Harrisville Apartment Building

A fire Thursday morning completely leveled an apartment building in Harrisville in northern Butler County. Firefighters responded shortly before 10:30 AM Thursday to a building on the 700-block of East Mercer Street (Route 58) in Harrisville.  The structure could not be saved. No injuries were reported.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Oil City Man Charged With Escape, Resisting Arrest

An Oil City man who police say was wanted on a warrant through the Venango County Sheriff’s office now faces additional charges after he allegedly fled the police officials who tried to serve the warrant on him. Oil City Police officials say they served Eric Streater late Wednesday at a residence on the 300-block of…

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Pirates Surrender Ten Runs For Second Straight Day

For the second straight day in Grapefruit League preseason play, the Pittsburgh Pirates (1-2) allowed a double-digit run total, losing 10-8 to the Toronto Blue Jays in Bradenton, Florida. Pirates starter Jon Niese allowed four runs and five hits in his two innings of work.  Justin Smoak and Roemon Fields both homered for Toronto (2-0).…

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Firearms Seizures Were Up At Pennsylvania’s International Airports Last Year

The Transportation Safety Administration reports that the number of firearms seizures at international airports in Pennsylvania increased last year. Radio PA News reports that the TSA confiscated twenty handguns at Pittsburgh International Airport in 2015.  Three such weapons were seized at Harrisburg International, an airport where no such incidents occurred in 2014.  Numbers for Philadelphia…

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Three-Point Shot Failures Lead To 65-61 Pitt Loss At Virginia Tech

The Pitt Panthers (20-9; 9-8 ACC) shot only 14 percent (3-for-21) from three-point range on Wednesday night, dropping a 65-61 decision to Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. Zach LeDay paced the Hokies (17-13; 9-8) with 20 points, while Seth Allen and Justin Robinson tallied ten points apiece. Michael Young led Pitt with 16 points, and…

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