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Work Resumes On Route 322 Slide Near Cochranton

PennDOT reports that work has resumed on a section of Route 322 near Cochranton where a soil slide just after Christmas undercut a 250-foot-long section of highway. The stretch of road between Route 173 and Townhall Road  was closed for nearly a month while the start of renovation work was underway.  The highway reopened on…

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Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Bill; Health Department Explains Implementation

Governor Tom Wolf signed historic legislation at a ceremony Sunday at the state Capitol, ushering into law a measure that will legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. Surrounded by lawmakers and activists who had long fought for the measure, Wolf thanked the advocates, calling their push a grass roots effort and saying it shows what can happen when…

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Governor Wolf Visits Oil City

Prior to signing the state’s historic medical marijuana law at a Sunday ceremony in Harrisburg, Governor Tom Wolf continued a western Pennsylvania swing on Friday with a couple of stops in Oil City. Although he touched briefly on the nine-month-long state budget impasse, Wolf’s main agenda was promoting his five-point government reform plan.  The Governor…

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Two Hurt When International Harvester Strikes Tree In President Township

Two Tionesta-area men were injured early Friday evening when the 1954 International Harvester on which they were riding struck a tree along a rural road in President Township. State Police officials believe the operator of the unit, 75 year-old Donald Horner, suffered a medical condition while driving on McPherson Road, causing him to lose control…

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Powerball Jackpot Hiked To $227 Million

Powerball Lottery officials have raised the estimated annuity value of the game’s jackpot to $227 million. The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for Wednesday night (Apr. 20).  The one-time cash value of the jackpot is currently estimated at $150.8 million. The jackpot for the most recent drawing, held Saturday night, was approximately $205 million.  The…

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There’s A Push In Harrisburg For A Two-Year Budget Cycle

A push is underway in Harrisburg to make the state budget part of a two-year cycle. Radio PA News reports that the idea has some bipartisan support with lawmakers in both parties agreeing that a change is needed, even if they cannot agree on much else related to a budget. The change would require a…

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Governor Wolf Visits Meadville, Sharon, Edinboro

He is not running for office this year, but Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf made a political run through northwestern Pennsylvania on Thursday, visiting Meadville, Sharon and Edinboro. Wolf talked about facing a potential two billion-dollar deficit in the budget for next fiscal year without affecting funding for education or human services.  He said compromises had…

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State Legislature Sends Governor a “Veto-Proof” Fiscal Code Bill

Many state lawmakers are urging Governor Wolf to sign the fiscal code bill now headed to his desk. Wolf vetoed the last fiscal code measure that cleared the General Assembly because he said it contained provisions that violated the power of the executive branch. The new version is absent those clauses to focus mainly on…

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Steelers To Open On A Monday Night In Washington

The Pittsburgh Steelers will open the 2016 NFL season in a Monday night game in Washington at 7:10 PM on September 12. The regular season schedule was announced on Thursday night, and includes a Thanksgiving night contest at Indianapolis, home games against Baltimore on Christmas Day and versus Cleveland on New Years Day, and Sunday…

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Pennsylvania’s Trout Season Begins Saturday

Pennsylvania’s statewide trout season begins Saturday morning, April 16. After 8:00 AM Saturday, anglers may take five trout per day with a minimum size of seven inches.  Other restrictions apply following Labor Day. In addition to a Pennsylvania fishing license, fishermen ages sixteen and older must have a trout/salmon permit to fish for trout.  Licenses…

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