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2011-07-21 15:23:00

PITTSBURGH, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will conduct aerial spraying of selected waterways in Northwest and Southwest Pennsylvania on Friday, July 22, to control black flies. In the Northwest, spraying is tentatively scheduled along the Allegheny River and Conewango, Brokenstraw, French and Red Bank creeks in Clarion, Forest, Venango and Warren counties. In the Southwest, the Conemaugh and Kiskiminetas rivers and Mahoning Creek in...

2008-10-02 21:00:11

By Kathy Kellogg A group of Amish families say they are determined to follow the oral instructions handed down by their ancestors in refusing to go along with the Cattaraugus County Health Department's sanitary regulations. They are calling the department's tactics intrusive and discriminatory against the Old Order Community living in the Conewango Valley. A letter signed by Lewis Slabaugh and Uria Rabes of Conewango Valley was a response to the county Board of Health's request in...

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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'