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Oil City Man Pleads Guilty To Indecent Assault Charges Involving Three Young Girls

An Oil City man has entered guilty pleas to two counts in a case in which he was accused of inappropriate conduct with three young girls. 64 year-old Richard Keltz had originally faced 27 charges.  Among the charges which were dropped were counts of rape and aggravated indecent assault. Keltz had been accused of inappropriate…

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Former Clarion Football Coach Jay Foster Takes Job At Albany; Joins Franklin’s Nate Byham On The Great Danes’ Staff

Jay Foster, the former head football coach at Clarion University, has taken the job as defensive backs coach at Albany University. Foster spent nine seasons at Clarion, and was named PSAC Western Division Coach-of-the-Year in 2009.  Previously, he spent 18 years on the Slippery Rock University coaching staff.  Foster played at West Chester, and helped lead…

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Holtby And The Capitals Shut Out The Penguins Again

Braden Holtby (23-10-8) made 27 stops on Wednesday night and for the second time this season led the Washington Capitals to a shutout win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Playing on their home ice, the Caps (25-14-9) posted a 4-0 win with Alex Ovechkin scoring twice and Eric Fehr and Mike Green adding third-period goals. Pittsburgh…

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Penn State Holds Off Minnesota For 63-58 Big Ten Win

D.J. Newbill’s 12 points were enough to lead Penn State on Wednesday night as the Nittany Lions (14-7; 2-6 Big Ten) held off a comeback attempt by Minnesota (13-9; 2-7) and defeated the Gophers 63-58 at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College. Penn State received 27 points from their bench, including nine from reserve…

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Winter Weather Advisory Posted Through Friday Morning

The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Weather Advisory for the Oil Region, effective until 10:00 AM Friday morning (1/30). A wintry mix of snow, rain and freezing rain is expected throughout Thursday afternoon, and is expected to change to all snow early Thursday evening. There could be a thin accumulation of ice developing on…

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Nine Homeless, Post Office Destroyed In Fire In Western Crawford County

Nine people were left homeless and a postal office was destroyed in a fire that leveled two buildings in Adamsville in Crawford County on Wednesday night. One report indicates that thirty fire departments responded to the scene on the 39-hundred block of Main Street in Adamsville.  Several apartments were totaled in the fire.  Also destroyed…

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State Senator Wants To Raise Minimum Wage To $10.10

The state legislature last raised Pennsylvania’s minimum wage in 2006.  It remains at $7.25 an hour, and now a state Senator wants to bump it up to $10.10. Democrat Christine Tartaglione also wants to have the tipped wage made equal to seventy percent of the standard minimum by the start of next year. Tartaglione says…

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Senator Boscola Once Again Criticizes State Police For Crackdown On Super Bowl Pools

A state Senator has once again criticized the Pennsylvania State Police for conducting raids on non-profit organizations who were conducting Super Bowl pools in her district. Senator Lisa Boscola, from Northampton and Lehigh Counties, says legislation signed last year allows such sports betting by non-profit groups under the state’s small games of chance law.  Boscola aired…

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Powerball Jackpot To Rise To $289 Million

Game officials are estimating that the annuity value of the Powerball Lottery jackpot will climb to $289 million before the game’s next drawing on Saturday night. No one matched all the numbers necessary to claim Wednesday’s $261 million prize. The one-time cash value of Saturday’s jackpot is currently being estimated at $198.4 million. One player…

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Allegheny College On List Of Schools Reviewed For Responses To Sexual Violence

A list of 94 colleges and universities under review by the federal government for complaints about their responses to sexual violence includes Allegheny College in Meadville. The reviews have been initiated at schools about which the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights has received complaints. Allegheny College officials reportedly are still uncertain about…

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