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Titusville City Council Gives First Approval To 2016 Budget With No Real Estate Tax Increase

Titusville City Council has voted to accept the first reading of a 2016 city budget which would contain no increase in property taxes. The spending plan is balanced at just under four million dollars. Tuesday’s vote on the plan was unanimous.  A final vote is expected on December 22.

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State Budget Framework May Be In Jeopardy

Governor Tom Wolf says the state budget framework announced two weeks ago is in jeopardy. The Governor told the Pennsylvania Press Club that Republicans have not been able to gather enough votes to pass the framework, which includes a big increase for basic education and property tax relief, a component that Wolf says is a…

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Lt. Governor Casts Decisive Vote To Defeat Bill To Eliminate School Property Taxes

The state Senate on Monday narrowly defeated a measure which would have eliminated the school property tax in Pennsylvania. Senators voted to a 24-24 deadlock on a proposal that would have replaced the tax with higher state personal income and sales taxes.  Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack cast the deciding vote, breaking the tied ballot and defeating…

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Kevin Ochalek Named Oil City’s Interim Head Wrestling Coach

The Oil City Area School Board on Monday night approved the hiring of Kevin Ochalek as interim head high school wrestling coach – less than two weeks before the mat season begins. The Monday agenda also included the approvals of Trent Zdarko as JV coach, and the hiring of junior high and elementary school coaches…

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Oil City’s Sycamore Street Closed Following Weekend Water Line Break

A section of Sycamore Street in Oil City was still closed Tuesday following the weekend’s break of a main water line along Spring Street. As of Tuesday morning, a large pile of road material and other debris remained stacked at the intersection of Sycamore and Spring.  Sycamore Street was impassable from that intersection to Elm Street. Some…

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NFL Results – 2015 Week Eleven

NFL Results  –  Week 11   Thursday, November 19 Jacksonville 19, Tennessee 13   Sunday, November 22 Arizona 34, Cincinnati 31 Baltimore 16, St. Louis 13 Green Bay 30, Minnesota 13 Carolina 44, Washington 16 Tampa Bay 45, Philadelphia 17 Dallas 24, Miami 14 Denver 17, Chicago 15 Houston 24, NY Jets 17 Indianapolis 24,…

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Dual Break-Ins Reported Monday Night At Social Clubs In Crawford County

Police officials in Crawford County today are investigating a pair of overnight break-in attempts at social clubs in Crawford County. State Police officials from the Meadville station report that the Moose Club in Cochranton was entered sometime between 11:00 PM Monday and 4:00 AM Tuesday.  The club’s burglar alarm was damaged and a cash register…

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Small Tax Hike Included In Crawford County’s Proposed Budget; Forest County’s Spending Plan Has None

In Crawford County, approval has been given to the first reading of a $65 million budget for next year which would include a real estate tax increase of one-quarter of one mill. The county commissioners gave their initial OK to the spending plan last week. If the plan is given final approval next month, it…

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State Agencies Focus On Impaired Driving, Night Seat Belt Use For “Operation Safe Holiday” Enforcement

PennDOT officials say they are joining with the Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to combine enforcement and education efforts with smartphone technology over the holiday season. During “Operation Safe Holiday,” law enforcement agencies across the state will be focusing on impaired driving and nighttime seat belt use.  It begins with the…

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Game Commission Advises Motorists To Watch For Deer On The Road

The recent surge in motor vehicle collisions involving deer provides a reminder of the increase of deer movement at this time of the year. Statistics show that collisions between motorists and deer are always more common right about now. The Pennsylvania Game Commission says mating season results in increased deer movement and the likelihood of accidents. …

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