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22 hrs ago | Ridgway Record

North Central spending plan impacted by state

Photo by Richie Lecker - Jeff Pisarcik, right, a Jefferson County commissioner and first vice chairman of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission's executive committee, speaks Wednesday morning alongside executive director Eric Bridges.

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Related Topix: Ridgway, PA

Wednesday | PennLive.com

Pennsylvania welcomes drivers with 70 mph speed limits

The speed limit on a stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike is now 70 mph. By next year, the entire 500-mile stretch of the Turnpike and sections of other interstates in Pennsylvania could see the higher speed limit, state officials said.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Clinton County, PA, Lackawanna County, PA, Mount Pocono, PA, Pocono Pines, PA

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Portraits of legislative leaders receive new plaques noting their...

Every picture tells a story, but sometimes words are needed for a caption to tell the whole story.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Citizens' Voice

Mellow Capitol portrait now includes conviction

The Capitol portraits of one-time Senate President Pro Tempore Robert Mellow and three former House speakers who went to prison for various corruption convictions are now marked by new plaques telling their legal misdeeds.

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Related Topix: Punxsutawney, PA, Philadelphia, PA, Greene County, PA, Federal Prisons, Prison, Mechanicsburg, PA

Spirit

Local man named Outstanding Fair Ambassador by Dept. of Agriculture

Jim Grant, secretary of the Jefferson County Fair Authority, has received this year's Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Outstanding Fair Ambassador of the Year Award.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Sun Jul 13, 2014

GantDaily.com

ExploreClarion: Missing Woman May Have Hitched Ride in Clarion or Jefferson County

The family of a missing woman who jumped out of a moving car along Interstate 80 near Brookville says new clues indicate she may have hitchhiked.

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Related Topix: Clarion, PA, Brookville, PA, Centre County, PA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Spirit

Rep. Smith issues statement on award received

Pennsylvania State House Speaker Sam Smith has issued the following statement upon receiving the "Legislator Leadership Award" from the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Indiana, PA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Spirit

Punxsy Borough Police Department making good use of firing range

Ready, aim, fire! Those are the words that rang out recently at the Punxsutawney Borough Police Department's firing range in Young Township.

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Related Topix: Punxsutawney, PA

WPMT-TV York

$100,000 Millionaire Raffle Ticket sold in York County

A Millionaire Raffling Drawing ticket worth $100,000 was sold at a Turkey Hill in York County.

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Related Topix: York County, PA, Allegheny County, PA, Armstrong County, PA, East Prospect, PA

Centre Daily Times

Volunteers join search for missing Julian woman

Volunteers prepare to begin the search for Julian resident Susan Bachman, who has been missing since she jumped from a car Friday on Interstate 80 near DuBois.

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Related Topix: DuBois, PA, Clarion, PA, Trooper, PA

Wed Jul 02, 2014

GantDaily.com

CCEDC and North Central Host Foreign Direct Investment Tour

The Clearfield County Economic Development Corp. and the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning & Development Commission recently hosted a Foreign Direct Investment Tour within the six-county North Central Region.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Clearfield County, PA, Karthaus, PA, Shawville, PA, Reynoldsville, PA

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Spirit

PennDOT: Work to begin next week on a resurfacing project on Route 119 in Big Run

Work begins next week on a resurfacing project on Route 119 from the intersection with Mitchell Avenue in Big Run Borough to the Jefferson/Clearfield county line in Jefferson County.

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Related Topix: Clearfield County, PA

Mon Jun 30, 2014

PennLive.com

Elected officials-only pension reform wins Senate passage, but that looks to be as far as it gets

At least now state senators can go home and crow about how they took an initial step toward tackling pension reform in Pennsylvania.

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Related Topix: Westmoreland County, PA, US Governors, Tom Corbett

Sun Jun 29, 2014

PennLive.com

Sunday morning budget negotiations produces near-agreement on a $29.1 billion spending plan, leaders say

House and Senate leaders emerged from a two-hour negotiating session with a near agreement on a $29.1 billion general fund budget and revenue plan for 2014-15.

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Related Topix: Delaware County, PA, US Governors, Tom Corbett

Thu Jun 26, 2014

Spirit

Familiar Faces Friday

Brenda Scarantine is a familiar face. You may recognize her as the treasurer for the American Legion Auxiliary Unit No.

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Related Topix: Punxsutawney, PA

PennLive.com

Senate set to vote on historic constitutional amendments to downsize the General Assembly

The Senate downsized its proposed government downsizing constitutional amendment to limit any reductions to the chamber itself.

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Related Topix: Cambria County, PA, Allegheny County, PA

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