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Governor Corbett Announces Pennsylvania Ranks First in Northeast Region for New, Expanded Corporate Facilities


Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett announced today that Site Selection magazine, a publication specializing in the corporate real estate and economic development field, has ranked Pennsylvania as the top state in the northeast region for new corporate facilities in 2013. Pennsylvania has more successful projects than all other eight northeast states combined.
For the third year in a row, Pennsylvania also broke the top five nationally, ranking fourth nationwide for new or expanded corporate facilities in 2013.

Pennsylvania Students Encouraged to Enter Aviation Art Contest Top Entries to be entered in National Competition


Harrisburg – Pennsylvania students are invited to depict aviation’s importance to public safety by participating in the annual 2014 Aviation Art Contest. The contest theme, “Flying Saves Lives,” aims to illustrate how aircraft can transport much-needed supplies or provide relief during emergencies. Entries must be postmarked by Friday, January 17, 2014.

Gun Rights Across America, "Save the 2nd" Second Amendment Rally


– Local Second Amendment supporters in Pennsylvania will join forces for a NATIONAL "Guns Rights Across America" rally to be held in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time.
Guest Speakers include: Former Sheriff Richard Mack, Former Navy SEAL Benjamin Smith, Former US Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino, and CSC Talk Show Host Beth Schoeneberg

New License Plate Allows Motorists to Honor PA Veterans


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently made available to the public a new "Honoring Our Veterans" license plate, which allows motorists to pay tribute to former military service members while supporting the efforts of veterans’ organizations, according to Senator Scott E. Hutchinson.

Immaculate Conception School Students Compete in State Science Competition

7th and 8th graders from Immaculate Conception School who competed in PJAS.

On Saturday February 23, 2013 the seventh and eighth graders of Immaculate Conception School, along with their science teacher, Lauren Satkowski, travelled to Slippery Rock University to participate in the annual Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Competition (PJAS).

Korean War Veterans Plan Statewide Gathering This Summer


WILLLIAMSPORT -- The Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County, Pa., Inc., will host a reunion for Korean War veterans from Pennsylvania at Williamsport in observance of the 60th anniversary ofthe truce signing ending the war on July 27, 1953. The three—day event is open to Pennsylvania veterans of any branch of service who served during the Korean War era (June 25, 1950-January 31,1955) whether in Korea or stationed elsewhere worldwide with the U.S. military.

Senator Hutchinson Announces District Offices


Senator Hutchinson’s main district office is located at 302 Seneca Street in Oil City. He also has district offices at 110 East Diamond Street in Butler and at 22045 Route 6 in Warren.
He also maintains a toll-free number: (877) 659-4483. The senator’s website,, includes information about pending legislation, state laws, agencies and programs, special sections of interest to senior citizens, veterans and kids, as well as links to other governmental and civic organizations.

Scott E. Hutchinson Sworn into State Senate

Senator Scott E. Hutchinson

Scott E. Hutchinson of Oil City, Venango County, was sworn into office, January 1st, as the State Senator representing the 21st Senatorial District in Northwestern Pennsylvania during a ceremony in the Senate Chamber of the State Capitol in Harrisburg.
Senator Hutchinson, a former State Representative, takes over the seat previously held by Senator Mary Jo White, who retired at the end of 2012. The 21st District includes all of Clarion, Forest and Venango counties and parts of Butler, Erie and Warren counties.

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