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2020 PA Farm Show Asks Pennsylvanians, ‘Oh, Say, Can You Sing?’

2020 PA Farm Show Asks Pennsylvanians, ‘Oh, Say, Can You Sing?’

| October 12, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding is inviting singers statewide to enter “Oh, Say, Can You Sing?”, a star-spangled sing-off to win a chance to inspire 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show visitors with their voices. Each morning of the Farm Show will feature a talented Pennsylvanian singing the national anthem live, and the contest, which runs […]

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Wolf Administration Outlines Winter Preparations, Guidance for Public Readiness

Wolf Administration Outlines Winter Preparations, Guidance for Public Readiness

| October 11, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. – With the winter season approaching, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) CEO Mark Compton, and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Director Randy Padfield held an event Thursday at PEMA to outline the commonwealth’s plans for winter services, highlighting the tools the public can use to […]

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Venango Co. Volunteer Firefighters Get Boost with Over $191,000 in State Aid

Venango Co. Volunteer Firefighters Get Boost with Over $191,000 in State Aid

| October 10, 2019

VENANGO CO., Pa. – Auditor General Eugene DePasquale recently announced he has released nearly $60 million, including over $191,000 in Venango County, in aid to support volunteer firefighters across Pennsylvania – a nearly $5 million increase over last year.

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PLCB Invites K-12 Students to Enter Annual Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest

PLCB Invites K-12 Students to Enter Annual Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest

| October 10, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. – In an effort to continue the dialogue about the dangers of underage drinking, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) is encouraging students from across the Commonwealth to participate in the 28th annual Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest.

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Agencies Warn Anglers & Hunters of Online Scams When Purchasing Licenses

Agencies Warn Anglers & Hunters of Online Scams When Purchasing Licenses

| October 10, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) and Pennsylvania Game Commission are warning anglers and hunters to avoid online scams when purchasing their licenses.

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Pennsylvania Urges Voters to Request Absentee Ballots Early

Pennsylvania Urges Voters to Request Absentee Ballots Early

| October 10, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa.  – Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar on Wednesday encouraged Pennsylvanians to submit requests for absentee ballots well before the October 29 deadline.

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More Than $8.5 Million in Illegal Drugs Seized by PSP

More Than $8.5 Million in Illegal Drugs Seized by PSP

| October 9, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania State Police announced today that troopers confiscated $8,630,235 worth of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and other illicit drugs in the third quarter of 2019.

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Health Department Encourages Pennsylvanians to Receive Flu Vaccine, Practice Healthy Habits as Flu Season Begins

Health Department Encourages Pennsylvanians to Receive Flu Vaccine, Practice Healthy Habits as Flu Season Begins

| October 9, 2019

HERSHEY, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Health Department is encouraging Pennsylvanians to receive the flu vaccine and practice healthy habits as flu season begins.

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DCNR Releases Public Feedback on the Future of Pennsylvania’s State Parks

DCNR Releases Public Feedback on the Future of Pennsylvania’s State Parks

| October 8, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. – On Monday, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced the release of a preliminary report gleaned from results of an extensive two-year survey seeking public input on the future of Pennsylvania’s state parks.

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Department of Health: While Outdoors During Fall Months, Protect Yourself from Ticks, Mosquitoes

Department of Health: While Outdoors During Fall Months, Protect Yourself from Ticks, Mosquitoes

| October 4, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. – As people continue to spend time outdoors during the fall months, the Department of Health is reminding residents of the dangers of tick and mosquito-borne illnesses, and the steps to protect themselves.

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