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Tattoo Regulation Legislation Again Sought In Harrisburg

A number of state lawmakers want once again to push legislation to regulate the tattoo industry in Pennsylvania. Proposed legislation would require tattoo parlors and ink artists to be licensed and regulated.  It would include annual inspections and penalties for parlors which do not meet certain standards of sterilization. A tattoo bill passed the state…

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Sugarcreek Bridge To Remain Closed An Extra Two Weeks

PennDOT officials say a Sugarcreek Borough bridge that has been under repair since late last month will be closed for an extra two weeks or so because of delays brought about by the winter weather. Spokesman Jim Carroll says the span on Sugarcreek Drive (Route 4010) over Sugar Creek should remain closed at least until…

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Pitt Drops 12-Point Decision At Virginia

The Virginia Cavaliers tied their best start ever, improving to 24-1 on Monday night with a 61-49 victory over visiting Pitt in Charlottesville. Malcolm Brogdon led Virginia with 18 points, while Anthony Gill added 12 points and London Perrantes scored 10.  Virginia is now 12-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Jamel Artis paced the Panthers…

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High-Ranking State Lawmaker Expresses Support For Governor Wolf’s Severance Tax Plan For Gas Drillers

The highest-ranking Democrat on the state Senate Education Committee has expressed his support for Governor Tom Wolf’s proposal to levy a five percent severance tax on natural gas from the Marcellus shale region. Senator Andy Dinniman says public schools need the revenue.  He told Radio PA News the tax will not hurt the natural gas…

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Electric Problem Causes Power, Internet And Phone Outages In Oil City Area

Officials say some 1,700 homes and businesses in the Oil City area were without electricity for as long as two-and-a-half hours on Monday afternoon – on the coldest day so far this winter. Internet and telephone service was also interrupted in some places. A downed power line along Grandview Road in Cornplanter Township contributed to…

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Former Reno Financial Advisor Granted Motion To Withdraw Guilty Pleas In Case Involving Money Of Elderly Client

A former financial adviser who once had an office in Reno has been granted his motion to withdraw his guilty pleas in a case in which he was accused of stealing money from a client who is in her nineties. The motion was approved late last week in Crawford County Court. 70 year-old David Seagren,…

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Venango Museum Director Named Venango Collge Distinguished Alumnus

The Clarion University Alumni Society has named Betsy Kellner, the executive director of the Venango Museum of Art, Science and Industry, as the Venango College Distinguished Alumnus for 2015. After a career in banking, Kellner became the office manager of the Venango Museum in Oil City in 1996, and was named executive director eight years…

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West Wins In Highest-Scoring NBA All-Star Game Ever

Players put up 133 three-point attempts Sunday night in the highest-scoring NBA All-Star Game ever, a 163-158 victory for the Western Conference over the East at Madison Square Garden in New York. 48 treys were successful with the West going 25-for-65 (38.5%) and the East converting 23-of-68 (33.8%). Russell Westbrook scored 41 points to lead…

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Snedeker Breaks The Record – His Own – At Pebble Beach

Brandt Snedeker finished up with a 5-under-par 67 on Sunday to win the AT%T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, breaking the tournament record he set two years ago by finishing at 22-under-par 265 (64-67-67-67) in a tourney played on three courses in the Pebble Beach, California area. He won $1.224 million. Snedeker finished three strokes ahead…

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Jeff Gordon Earns Pole Position For Daytona 500

Jeff Gordon has earned the pole position for the first race of his last full NASAR Cup season, the Daytona 500, to be run next Sunday (Feb. 22). Gordon and Jimmie Johnson qualified for the spots on the front row for the “Great American Race.”  The other positions will be finalized Thursday night in the…

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