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House Narrowly Passes Teacher Tenure Bill

A divided state House has approved legislation dealing with tenure for public school teachers. The chamber approved by a 100-to-91 vote and sent to the Senate a bill which would allow public schools to favor performance over seniority when laying off teachers.  The measure would eliminate the requirement that only seniority may be considered when…

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Seven-Run Fourth Inning Lifts Pirates To 7-6 Win Over Cincinnati

Francisco Cervelli and Andrew McCutchen both homered in a seven-run fourth inning on Tuesday night, and the Pittsburgh Pirates (40-30) started a six-game homestand and ended a three-game losing streak with a 7-6 victory over the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Trailing 4-0, the Pirates had not managed a run off minor league…

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Virginia Evens College World Series Final With Vanderbilt; Pirates Draft Pick Brandon Waddell To Start Deciding Game For The Cavaliers

Freshman Adam Haseley combined with reliever Josh Sborz on the shutout on Tuesday night as Virginia blanked Vanderbilt 3-0 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, tying the best-of-three championship round in the College World Series at one game apiece and forcing a deciding game on Wednesday night. Pittsburgh Pirates draft selection Brandon Waddell will be…

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Storms Affect Oil Region, But Last Longer In Other Parts Of Pennsylvania

The series of storms which began Monday night and caused power outages and downed trees throughout the Oil Region early Tuesday morning actually lasted longer and created more havoc in other areas of Pennsylvania on Tuesday. Flooding problems affected homes and blocked roads and streets in Lawrence and Butler Counties and some of the northern…

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Driver Injured In Dramatic Hydroplaning Crash On Route 227

State Police officials say a driver was injured in a hydroplaning crash through standing water on a highway in northern Venango County on Tuesday morning. Troopers tell KQW that Matthew Roadarmer was attempting to pass other vehicles in standing water on Route 227 in Plumer at about 9:00 AM when his vehicle hydroplaned and left the road. …

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Two Hurt In 3-Vehicle Crash On Route 8 In Sugarcreek Borough

Two drivers received minor injuries in a three-vehicle crash on Route 8 in Sugarcreek Borough late Tuesday afternoon.  The uninjured driver was arrested at the scene. Borough Police identified the drivers as 35 year-old Adam Coxson, from the Franklin area, 68 year-old Janet Thompson, from Oil City, and 43 year-old Keva Cichra, from Rouseville.  Reports…

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Franklin’s Annual “Taste Of Talent” Competition Begins Wednesday Night

Twelve contestants will begin competition this Wednesday night (June 24) in the city of Franklin’s annual “Taste of Talent” vocal showdown. Eventually, the winner of the sixth annual such competition will receive $1,000, and three other cash prizes will be awarded. Preliminary eliminations will be held on five consecutive Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM at…

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A Break For The Pirates? Johnny Cueto Will Not Start

The Pittsburgh Pirates learned on Tuesday that they will not be facing longtime nemesis Johnny Cueto when they host the Cincinnati Reds in a three-game series at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The Reds announced they will be holding Cueto back for a few days of extra rest, as they did during one rotation last month.…

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Defending Champ Vanderbilt Takes Lead In College Baseball World Series Final

The Chicago White Sox’ first-round draft choice, Carson Fulmer, hurled a two-hit shutout through seven-and-two-thirds innings on Monday night, leading defending champion Vanderbilt to a 5-1 victory over Virginia in the first game of the best-of-three championship final at the College Baseball World Series at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha. Vanderbilt (51-19) is trying to become…

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Cranberry School Board Closes Pinegrove Elementary

The Cranberry Area School Board voted 8-1 on Monday night to close Pinegrove Elementary School. The board had been required by state law to wait at least ninety days after the March 23 public hearing on the matter to take their official vote.  About a dozen individuals had spoken out against the plan at the…

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