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State Historical Marker In Emlenton To Honor George Crawford

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission has approved the erection of 21 new state historical markers, including one honoring an Emlenton man who is lauded as a “pioneer in natural gas production, transmission and distribution.” George W. Crawford established in 1926 the Columbia Gas and Electric Company, which grew in its first four years to…

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Adams County Bar Gets First New Small-Games-Of-Chance License

A southcentral Pennsylvania bar has been awarded the first-of-its-kind small games of chance license under a new state law allowing taverns to join non-profit organizations in raising money through certain regulated games. But, those counting on the program to add money to the state’s coffers are disappointed by the unexpectedly slow response by potential license…

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Plum Township Woman Charged In Shooting Death Of Boyfriend

A Plum Township woman was charged with homicide early Wednesday morning after her live-in boyfriend died of a gunshot wound he had sustained on Tuesday night. State Police officials from the Franklin and Corry stations say 39 year-old Tina Shaffer was lodged without bail in the Venango County Jail. Troopers called to the scene of…

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Governor Corbett Returns To Work Following Hernia Surgery

Governor Tom Corbett returned to work Wednesday after a few days of recuperation at home following surgery last week on an abdominal hernia. Corbett told a news conference his wife wouldn’t even let him out of their suburban Pittsburgh residence until Tuesday.  He added he was glad to have taken care of the medical problem that…

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Two Grove City Men Charged In 2012 Fight That Involved A Machete

Two Grove City men have been charged in connection with a fight at a campsite at Fisherman’s Cove in southern Venango County nearly two years ago that police say involved a machete, and in which two other men were injured. Investigators say the charges stem from a June, 2012 fight that apparently started over the…

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“Pick It Up PA Days” Set For April 12 Through May 5

PennDOT officials and the state’s Department of Environmental Protection announced Wednesday the details of the annual clean-up of roadways, trails and shorelines in Pennsylvania. As part of this year’s Great American Clean-up of Pennsylvania effort that runs through May 31, registered events during “Pick It Up PA Days” from April 12 through May 5 will…

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Niskanen, Kunitz Lift Penguins To 3-1 Victory In Nashville

Matt Niskanen tallied two goals Tuesday night, and Chris Kunitz scored his 200th career goal as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Predators 3-1 in Nashville for their first win in their last four games. Patric Hornqvist scored for Nashville (26-26-10).  An apparent goal by the Predators’ Paul Gaustad was disallowed when a replay showed Gaustad…

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Win Over Detroit Bumps Pirates Up To 5-1-1

Charlie Morton pitched three innings of one-hit baseball on Tuesday, setting the stage for a 5-2 Grapefruit League win for the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland, Florida.  The Bucs are now 5-1-1 in preseason play. Gregory Polanco provided two hits and a run-batted it for the Pirates’ cause.  Austin Jackson homered for…

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MegaMillions Jackpot Jumps To $270 Million

With no player able to claim the top prize in Tuesday’s MegaMillions Lottery drawing, game officials are estimating the jackpot for Friday night’s drawing in the game at $270 million The one-time cash value of the jackpot is currently estimated at $151 million. Tuesday’s jackpot was estimated at $240 million. Three tickets sold in Pennsylvania…

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Southern Residents Receive Scam Calls Purporting To Come From Clarion University

Although the telephone calls in question have all been received by residents in three other states, local police officials are warning of a phone scam in which a caller purports to be representing Clarion University, and asks for personal information such as Social Security numbers, birthdates, and loan, mortgage and credit card data. Apparently, caller…

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