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Oil City Plans Friday Night Snow Removal On Seneca Street; PennDOT Tells Residents: Keep Snow Off The Roads

Oil City officials say an all-night snow removal project is scheduled for Friday night (2/6) on Seneca Street on the city’s North Side from Duncomb Street to Justus Park. Any parking meters on the street will be “bagged” by the Oil City Police Department beginning at 8:00 PM, and any vehicle left on the street…

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It’s Time For Franklin On Ice

This weekend brings the city of Franklin’s annual “Franklin on Ice” festival. Most activities are scheduled for Saturday (Feb. 7), and the day’s highlight may just be a speed ice carving competition scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM. Overall, ice carving will start at 10:00 AM.  The day’s events will also include the annual chili…

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Bill Establishing Natural Gas Drilling Tax Introduced In Harrisburg

State lawmakers have introduced a plan to impose a tax on natural gas drillers. State representative Gene DiGirolamo says his plan to apply a 3.2 percent drilling tax on top of a currently-imposed impact fee would raise about $600 million in new revenue in its first year. Bill co-sponsor Tom Murt tells Radio PA News that…

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Fleury Posts Seventh Shutout In Pens’ 2-0 Win At Edmonton

Marc-Andre Fleury recorded his personal-best seventh shutout of the season and the 35th of his career Wednesday night, leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-0 road win at Edmonton and back into first place in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division. Fluery stopped 22 shots, beating Oilers goaltender Viktor Fasth who made 24 saves in 26 opportunities.…

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Tennessee Man Gets Up To 15 Years For His Part In California-To-Venango County Drug Distribution

A Tennessee man who investigators say was one of the organizers of an operation that shipped packages of marijuana from California to Venango County has been ordered to serve 39 months to fifteen years in state prison.  The man’s father is scheduled to be sentenced in the same case on Friday. 41 year-old Graydon Graham, from Clarksville,…

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Third Man Sentenced To State Prison In Meadville Convenience Store Robbery

The last of three men implicated in the robbery of a convenience store in the Meadville area last April was sentenced Wednesday to 80 months to 15 years in state prison. 19 year-old Allen Austin, from Pittsburgh, had entered guilty pleas in Crawford County Court in October to two counts of robbery. Austin stood accused, along…

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Dez Wells Leads Maryland Past Penn State

Dez Wells scored a career-high 23 points as the Maryland Terrapins defeated the Penn State Nittany Lions 64-58 in a Big Ten Conference game played Wednesday night in Maryland. Wells went 8-for-10 from the floor with two three-pointers and was 5-for-6 from the foul line.  Jon Graham came off the bench to tally 16 points…

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Pirates Acquire Reliever Arquimedes Caminero

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired right-handed relief pitcher Arquimedes Caminero in a deal with the Miami Marlins in exchange for “cash considerations.” Caminero, 27, has made 19 Major League appearances, and is 0-1 with a 5.49 ERA.  He pitched just six-and-two-thirds innings in the big leagues last season and allowed eight runs.  For the rest…

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Powerball Jackpot Rockets To $360 Million

There has still been no jackpot winner. Powerball Lottery officials reported this morning that they are estimating the annuity value of the jackpot in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing at $360 million.  That is because no one will be able to claim a prize that officials say rocketed to $324.7 million by Wednesday night’s drawing. The…

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Pirates Acquire Infielder Steve Lombardozzi In Trade With Baltimore

The Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday acquired infielder Steve Lombardozzi, Jr. in a deal with the Baltimore Orioles.  The Pirates say they gave up “cash considerations” in the transaction. Lombardozzi is a 26 year-old switch-hitter who split 81 “AAA” games at Norfolk last year between second and third base, shortstop and left field.  He also hit…

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