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Arrieta And Keuchel Win Baseball’s Cy Young Awards

Right-hander Jake Arrieta, of the Chicago Cubs, and Houston Astros southpaw Dallas Keuchel have won baseball’s Cy Young Awards. Arrieta was the top vote-getter for the National League honor in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.  He was the Major Leagues’ top winner in 2015 with a 22-6 record.  Arrieta was undefeated in…

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Second Man Convicted In Murder, Robbery Of Grove City-Area Man Last Fall

A Mercer County man has become the second person to be convicted in the strangulation death of a Grove City-area man in the fall of last year. 40 year-old Patrick McCamey, from Liberty Township, was found guilty in Mercer County Court this week of murder, robbery, burglary and conspiracy in the death of 60 year-old Michael Johns…

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State House And Senate Coal Caucuses Take Issue With The EPA

Members of the state House and Senate Coal Caucuses drew battle lines against the federal Environmental Protection Agency this week at a hearing on the impacts of the Clean Power Plan. After coal industry representatives testified to lawmakers that the plan’s goal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by thirty percent from 2005 levels by 2030 was…

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Roethlisberger Named AFC Offensive Player-Of-The-Week

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been named the AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Week for his job – in a backup role – for leading them to a 30-9 home win over the Cleveland Browns last Sunday. Roethlisberger, “questionable” with a foot injury, came off the bench to replace injured starter Landry Jones and completed 22-of-33 passes…

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Malkin’s Four-Point Game Leads Penguins To 4-3 Home Win Over Minnesota

Evgeni Malkin scored a pair of goals and assisted on two others on Tuesday night as the Pittsburgh Penguins began a four-game homestand with a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild (10-4-3). Malkin assisted on goals by David Perron and Beau Bennett, and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (9-6) stopped 26-of-29 shots for the win.  Two of…

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Former Pirates Bench Coach Banister Named AL Manager-Of-The-Year; Maddon Wins In National League

Former Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister has been voted American League Manager-of-the-Year by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon collected the award in the National League. Banister becomes just the fifth man to win the honor in his first season as a Major League manager.  His Texas Rangers improved…

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Pitt Posts 84-43 Win Over St. Joseph’s In First Completed Game Of The Season

Michael Young and Sheldon Jeter both recorded double-doubles on Tuesday night as Pitt finally completed their first game of the basketball season with am 84-43 victory over St. Joseph’s College from Indiana state at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. Pitt’s season opener versus Gonzaga in Okinawa, Japan was called off at halftime over the…

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Penn State Tops DePaul 68-62 To Climb To 2-0

Brandon Taylor led four Penn State players in double figures on Tuesday, scoring 22 points in the Nittany Lions’ 68-62 victory over DePaul. Shep Garner added 16 points, and Payton Banks and Josh Reaves both chipped in with 10 as Penn State improved to 2-0. Myke Henry paced DePaul (1-1) with 17 points, Billy Garrett,…

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Venango County’s Proposed 2016 Budget Would Not Contain A Real Estate Tax Increase

Under a 2016 budget proposal forwarded Tuesday by the Venango County commissioners, the real estate tax millage rate in the county would remain unchanged. The overall total of the proposed spending plan is pegged at $61.6 million with a general fund budget, contingent on Venango County tax dollars, tentatively set at $19.9 million.  Projected expenditures are tallied at…

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Oil City Man Arrested On Florida Warrant

An Oil City-area man has been arrested by the State Police on a warrant from Florida. Troopers say they apprehended 48 year-old Rodney Webb at a location on Route 8 in Cherrytree Township.  Webb was lodged in the Venango County Jail awaiting extradition to Florida. A State Police report did not indicate what charge or…

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