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Study: Fracking May Lead To More Asthma Problems

The results of a new study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine purport to show that asthma patients are up to four times more likely to undergo asthma attacks if they live near bigger unconventional gas wells or a larger numbers of such wells. Researchers at Johns Hopkins…

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New Alcohol Purchases Laws Kick In August 8

Starting early next month, it will become easier to purchase alcoholic beverages in Pennsylvania. We live in one of seventeen states in which government still controls the sale of alcohol.  New regulations which will go into effect on August 8 will mark the biggest changes in state regulations in quite some time. Under the new…

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PA.’s One Dollar Cigarette Tax Hike To Take Effect August 1

The one dollar increase in the state’s cigarette tax is scheduled to take effect on August 1. The hike was mandated through part of the newly-enacted state budget package.  It would raise the tax that Pennsylvania smokers pay on a pack of cigarettes to $2.60, the tenth-highest such levy of any state in the nation.…

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Meadville Man Accused In New Years Eve Overdose Death Now Charged With Intimidating A Witness

A Meadville man who earlier this month was charged in the death by drug overdose of a woman in Sugarcreek Borough on New Years Eve now faces additional charges which include the intimidation of a witness. 34 year-old Calvin Heath has been accused of threatening a woman at the Venango County Jail.  The woman has…

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No Injuries Reported In Cooperstown Fire

No injuries were reported in a structure fire battled Monday afternoon in Cooperstown. Five fire companies responded to the blaze at a structure on the 100-block of Maple Lane.  Firefighters were back at their stations by the end of the afternoon. No other details were available.

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Meadville Woman Charged After Allegedly Dragging Police Officer With Her Car

A Meadville woman was charged Monday with two dozen counts after she allegedly pulled away from a traffic stop while dragging a police officer along with her car. Jamie Bingham was charged after the incident alleged to have occurred at about 3:30 AM on the morning of her 29th birthday.  Charges will include driving under…

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Marte’s 18th-Inning Homer Avoids Pirates Sweep In Washington

Starling Marte homered in the top of the 18th inning at Nationals Park in Washington on Sunday, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 2-1 win over the Washington Nationals and avoiding a three-game weekend series sweep by the Nats. Marte had driven in the Pirates’ earlier run with a sixth-inning double which followed a two-base hit…

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Swede Stenson Succeeds At British Open, Wins First Major

40 year-old Swede Henrik Stenson earned his first Major victory on Sunday, outlasting American Phil Mickelson by three strokes to win the British Open at Royal Troon in Troon, Scotland. Stenson matched Johnny Miller’s 63 for the lowest closing round in a Major, and at 20-under-par 264, tied Jason Day’s record for the lowest Major…

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Kenseth Wins In New Hampshire

Matt Kenseth pulled away down the stretch on Sunday to win NASCAR’s New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Keneth, a repeat winner at Loudon, beat Tony Stewart to the finish line for his 38th career victory and his second this season.  Joey Logano placed third. Next weekend, the Sprint Cup…

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Move Of Sugarcreek Truss Bridge Being Analyzed; Crews Hope To Reopen Bridge On Time

Contractors and constructors were to meet on Monday to analyze the disassembly of the Sugarcreek Truss Bridge in a bridge rehabilitation project which began this spring. The objective of the initial plan was to move the 96 year-old bridge to a spot where it could be taken apart, sandblasted and galvanized, and then reassembled.  On Friday,…

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