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2012-02-16 07:25:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced Liberty Press Publications, publisher of the Pennsylvania Digest of Hunting & Trapping Regulations, has set April 1 as the deadline for advertising copy in the 2012-13 Digest. "To offset costs, the Game Commission went to a magazine-sized Digest and began accepting paid advertising," Roe said. "Ad revenues have saved the agency hundreds of thousands of...

2012-01-24 15:51:00

Board Makes Expanded Use of Crossbows Permanent Board Allows Use of Bait on 'Red Tag' Farms in Southeast; Board Takes Other Actions HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Game Commissioners today elected new officers during its annual reorganization for 2012. Game Commissioner Ralph A. Martone, of New Castle, Lawrence County, was elected president. First appointed to the Board in 2009, Martone was elected vice-president in 2011. Game...

2012-01-24 15:45:00

Board Approves Two Land Exchanges; Game Commission Reports on Tax Sale and Auction Purchases; Greene County State Game Land Methane Gas Sale Approved HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today approved three purchases of land in Berks, Franklin and Luzerne counties that will increase the State Game Lands network. In Berks County, the Game Commission purchased 27 acres in Albany Township from Lennia Kutz for...

2012-01-05 14:35:00

Calls on General Assembly to lift onerous Act 44 funding obligations HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Auditor General Jack Wagner warned today that Pennsylvania taxpayers could be on the hook for billions of dollars of additional debt if the General Assembly does not soon amend or appeal Act 44 of 2007, which requires the Turnpike Commission to provide $450 million a year in infrastructure funding to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Wagner...

2012-01-04 12:05:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary George Greig will join Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association and the Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program in unveiling the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Jan.5, in the Main Hall of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center. The sculpture, a longstanding Farm Show tradition, is crafted from nearly 1,000 pounds of butter donated by the Land O'Lakes plant in...

2012-01-03 13:08:00

MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Lottery retailers in Luzerne, Erie, Delaware and Philadelphia counties sold the four $1 million top-prize winning tickets from the Dec. 31, 2011, Millionaire Raffle drawing. Top-prize winning tickets were sold at the following locations: Cocoa Hut, 199 Middle Road, Nanticoke, Luzerne County; Kwik Fill, 7760 Peach St., Erie; Goodale's Beverage, 806 Birney Highway, Aston, Delaware County; and Beer Express, 11718...

2011-12-31 20:03:00

$5,089,200 in Total Prizes Awarded to 6,000 Winners MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Dec. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Pennsylvania Lottery's Millionaire Raffle has created four new millionaires. The selection of four $1 million raffle ticket numbers and four $100,000 raffle ticket numbers was televised live on the Lottery's drawing show earlier this evening. The four $1 million top-prize raffle ticket numbers selected were 00089418, 00497859, 00403200 and 00319954. The four...

2011-12-28 18:38:00

MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Dec. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The final ticket for the Pennsylvania Lottery's Dec. 31 Millionaire Raffle drawing was sold at 6:34 p.m. today at Blose's Market, 7070 Route 309, New Tripoli, Lehigh County. Sales for the 13th edition of Millionaire Raffle began on Nov. 18. All 500,000 Millionaire Raffle tickets sold out three days prior to the drawing, just as they did for the Jan. 1, 2011 drawing. Winning Millionaire Raffle ticket numbers will be...

2011-12-21 13:06:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, Dec. 20, the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners approved a policy manual for the Board. The vote was six in favor, one opposed and one abstention. Those voting in favor were: Board President Ronald Weaner, Board Vice-President Ralph Martone, Board Secretary David Putnam, Commissioner Tom Boop, Commissioner Jay Delaney and Commissioner Robert Schlemmer. Commissioner Greg Isabella voted no, and...

2011-12-19 09:49:00

MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than half of the Pennsylvania Lottery's Millionaire Raffle tickets have been sold for the Dec. 31 drawing. Fewer than 231,000 tickets remained as of 8 a.m. on Dec. 19. The raffle-style game offers 6,000 cash prizes totaling more than $5 million. Sales of Millionaire Raffle tickets began Nov. 18 and will continue until 5 p.m. on Dec. 31, or until all 500,000 tickets are sold - whichever comes first. Tickets for the 12 previous...