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Congressman Thompson Reacts To Obama Administration’s Tightened Fracking Rules

Calling President Obama’s new proposed regulations on the hydraulic fracturing of extracting natural gas, or “fracking,” the administration’s “newest regulatory scheme,” Pennsylvania U.S. Congressman Glenn Thompson on Monday objected to the new rules which were announced Friday. Thompson said, “As one of the top producers of natural gas, Pennsylvania’s success has been made possible due…

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It’s Work Zone Awareness Week; PennDOT Urges Motorist Safety Around Construction Zones

During the observance this week of National Work Zone Awareness Week, PennDOT officials are urging motorists to drive safely in work zones “and be mindful of the people behind the cones.” Estimates indicate that 24 people were killed in Pennsylvania work zone crashes last year, and 128 fatalities have been reported in such accidents over…

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Route 8 Repaving Project Begins Monday

It seems as though road construction season is already upon us – in addition, that is, to pothole patching projects which are well underway. PennDOT has announced that a repaving project on a more than four-mile stretch of Route 8 in Rouseville, Cornplanter Township and Oakland Township will begin on Monday (March 30). The project…

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Titusville Man Dies In Monday Morning Fire; Blaze May Have Been Started By Electric Heater

A Titusville man died early Monday morning in a fire that began in his apartment on South Drake Street.  Officials now believe the fire was started by an electric heater in the victim’s dining room. The victim was identified as 79 year-old Harold Willman, who was rescued from the bedroom of his apartment but who died after…

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Keselowski Wins Under Second Green-White Overtime Attempt

Brad Keselowski took advantage of a second attempt at a green-white overtime finish, and held off NASCAR Cup series leader Kevin Harvick to win Sunday’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Until the second restart, the race appeared to be between Harvick and Kurt Busch, who would finish third. Keselowski won…

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Steelers Re-Sign Linebacker James Harrison

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Sunday they have re-signed five-time Pro Bowl linebacker James Harrison. The team said Harrison, who will turn 37 in May, has agreed to a two-year deal. Harrison’s first stint with Pittsburgh ended after the 2012 season.  After retiring following one year with Cincinnati, Harrison rejoined the Steelers early last season and recorded…

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Astros Bomb Pirates 14-2 In Sunday Preseason Action

The Houston Astros jumped on Pittsburgh starter Charlie Morton for seven runs and nine hits over four-and-a-third innings on Sunday on the way to a 14-2 rout of the Pittsburgh Pirates in Grapefruit League action in Kissimmee, Florida. Jordy Mercer, who had a pair of three-hit games for the Bucs earlier in the week, homered…

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Sunday’s NCAA Third-Round Playoff Results – Sunday, March 22

Sunday’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Playoff Third Round Results  –  Sunday, March 22:   East Regional Michigan State 60, Virginia 54 Oklahoma 72, Dayton 66 Louisville 66, Northern Iowa 53   South Regional Duke 68, San Diego State 49 Gonzaga 87, Iowa 68   Midwest Regional Wichita State 78, Kansas 65 West Virginia 69, Maryland 59  …

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Matt Every Wins Arnold Palmer Invitational

Matt Every sank an 18-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to finish a final round of 6-under-par 66 and win the Arnold Palmer Invitational for the second straight year at Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando. Every finished at 19-under-par 269 (68-66-69-66), won $1.134 million, and became to first golfer since the…

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Ohio State Wins First NCAA Wrestling Title; Edinboro Places Third

With an 11-5 victory over Edinboro University’s Mitchell Port at 141 pounds, Ohio State’s Logan Stieber put the exclamation point on his Buckeyes’ first-ever NCAA team wrestling championship on Saturday night, becoming just the fourth wrestler to ever win four Division 1 national championships. Edinboro, with runner-up finishes from both Port and David Habat and…

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