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Route 666 Reopens

PennDOT says the section of Route 666 in Forest County which had been closed since late fall has reopened to traffic. The highway had been closed since December 9 from Mayburg Road in Kingsley Township to Minister Road in Howe Township for the replacement of a bridge damaged in flooding last June.  The bridge spanned Porcupine…

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Someone Steals Marker From Child’s Grave In Sandycreek Township

State Police officials are looking for leads into the disappearance of a burial marker from a child’s grave at a cemetery in Sandycreek Township. Investigators say the theft was discovered on Tuesday, but may have occurred as far back as last September 17. The theft took place at Graham Cemetery along Belmar Road.  The investigation is…

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Twins Hand Pirates An 8-5 Loss At PNC Park

The Minnesota Twins jumped on Pittsburgh starter Francisco Liriano (1-4; 4.15 ERA) for seven runs in just two innings on Tuesday night en route to an 8-5 victory over the Pirates in the first game of a two-game interleague series at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The Pirates (18-21) responded by recording 13 hits, but they…

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NFL’s Extra Point Rules To Change

National Football League owners voted 30-to-2 on Tuesday to approve changes to their game’s extra point rules. The changes will be reviewed after one season.  Oakland and Washington were the teams voting against the move. The new rule will push the extra point kick back to the 15-yard line, and it would allow the defensive…

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Timberwolves Win NBA Draft Lottery

After posting an NBA-worst 66 losses this season, the Minnesota Timberwolves won the league’s lottery for this year’s number-1 draft pick on Tuesday night. The draft will be held in Brooklyn on June 25. The Los Angeles Lakers earned the second pick, while Philadelphia drew the third choice, followed by the New York Knicks and…

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NHL/NBA Playoff Results – Tuesday, May 19

NHL Playoff Result  –  Tuesday, May 19  (best-of-seven Western Conference championship series):   Chicago 3, Anaheim 2  (3 OT)  (series tied 1-1)     NBA Playoff Result  –  Tuesday, May 19  (best-of-seven Western Conference championship series):   Golden State 110, Houston 106  (Warriors lead series 1-game-to-0)

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Incumbents To Run Again In November For Venango County Commissioner

Two incumbents will be on the ballot in November looking to remain as Venango County commissioners, facing a former commissioner and a newcomer in the general election. In Tuesday’s primaries, Republican incumbents Vince Witherup and Tim Brooks held off three challengers for their party’s nominations.  They will face former commissioner Deb Lutz and political rookie…

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Two Incumbent Commissioners Are Also Re-nominated In Clarion County

As was the case in Venango County on Tuesday, the two Clarion County commissioners who are seeking reelection were nominated by their parties in the spring primary elections. Wayne Brosius received a nod from the Republican Party, and Gregory Faller was re-nominated by the Democrats.  George “Butch” Campbell did not run for reelection. Brosius and…

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Barbara Litten Nominated To Return As District Attorney In Forest County

Barbara Litten, who served as Forest County District Attorney from 2003 through 2007, was nominated by Republican voters on Tuesday to return to that position. Litten received about 55 percent of the vote to approximately 34 percent for her opponent, Paul Rockwell.  Ironically, Litten had been appointed to the D.A. post when Rockwell resigned in…

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Grove City Man Faces Life In Prison In Second-Degree Murder Conviction

A Grove City man faces an automatic sentence of life in prison after having been convicted of second-degree murder in a Mercer County Court trial. 24 year-old Ryan Bowers was also found guilty of robbery, burglary and conspiracy. Bowers was convicted in the death of 60 year-old Michael Johns, of Pine Township, whose body was…

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