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On Monday, police said that the advance ticket request of over 20,000 had exceeded the 6,000-seat capacity of the center, prompting the event coordinators to put a large screen outside the center for the overflow crowd. Dave Torrance, from Hermitage, Pa., had left early in the morning with three of his friends to see Trump.

Air Force One Waits For Its Trip To Youngstown This Morning

Traffic will be halted today along the Presidents route they Vienna, Struthers and Youngstown today for security reasons and locals need to take note.

Flights into the Youngstown airport in Vienna will also be blocked until after touch down and may delay any commercial traffic.


The doors at the Covelli center will open at 4 today but by noon seven to ten thousand people with tickets lined up to spite the covelli center only holding 7 thousand.

In Struthers, Mr. Trump and three members of his cabinet will honor about 150 veterans and their families at AMVETS Post 44 on Elm Street. Mr. Trump will be joined by Secretary David Shulkin, Department of Veterans Affairs; Secretary Ryan Zinke, Department of Interior, and Secretary Rick Perry, Department of Energy.


Texas and Pennsylvania lead the way in Natural Gas Production in the nation

The group, which monitors energy production and consumption statistics across the country, said Pennsylvania produced nearly 5.1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in 2016, nearly all of it from unconventional wells tapping into the Marcellus Formation according to a Butler Eagle New Report out today.

Pennsylvania is second only to Texas in terms of natural gas production.

And Butler County is playing a big part. The County is one of the region’s leaders in natural gas production, according to online information kept by the state’s Department of Environmental Protection.

For 2016, the department reported, unconventional natural gas wells in Butler County produced more than 170 billion cubic feet of natural gas — 3.34 percent of the 5.1 trillion cubic feet produced by unconventional gas wells across the state.

That’s the third-most of any county in Western Pennsylvania, according to the DEP. Only Washington County (838.9 billion cubic feet) and Greene County (693.8 billion cubic feet) produced more natural gas with unconventional wells last year. Those two counties produced more than 30 percent of the state’s natural gas in 2016.

According to state data Butler County’s unconventional well production has increased every year since 2011, the first full year DEP began breaking out unconventional well production from its annual oil and gas reports.

Scaramucci Trump And CNNs Secret Deal To Get CNN Back In The Presidential Circle Exposed By An Open Mic

Anthony Scaramucci is already working to smooth over the administration’s rocky relationship with CNN.

In a transcript of comments Scaramucci made Sunday on a hot microphone between appearances on Fox News, CNN, and CBS News talk shows, Scaramucci described his mindset when he took the lectern at his first press briefing on Friday, hours after his appointment was announced and press secretary Sean Spicer resigned.

“In the back of my mind I have to call on CNN and send a message to [CNN President Jeff] Zucker that we are back in business,” Scaramucci said, according to the transcript obtained by BuzzFeed News. He referred to Zucker having “helped me get the job by hitting those guys,” a reference to the network’s decision to force the resignation of three employees over a retracted Russia article that mentioned Scaramucci.

According to the transcript, Scaramucci — who was filming the interviews remotely — joked that Zucker is “not getting a placement fee for getting me the job.”

Dems Still Have No Clue No Message or Plan

OWASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Democrats are unveiling an economic platform on Monday that they call “A Better Deal” for working Americans by announcing plans to address unfair market competition, rising pharmaceutical costs and stagnant wages.

Democrats will propose standards that companies must meet to complete large mergers and enhanced post-merger reviews, singling out the airline, telecommunications, beer, food and eyeglass industries as areas of concern, according to policy proposals provided to reporters.

The platform is a move by Democrats to regroup ahead of the 2018 midterm congressional elections after Hillary Clinton’s loss to Republican President Donald Trump in 2016. Republicans control both the House and the Senate.

Their plan kills mergers and over regulates business and is nothing more. Than a return to failing Obama eta legislation that will stunt growth showing they are still clueless. Read More

Harrisburg’s Midstate Distillery brings local spirits to the Capitol region

At the long-abandoned 7,000-square-foot Smith Paint Building in downtown Harrisburg, two men are churning out handcrafted vodka, rum, moonshine and more. They are part of a wave of micro-distilleries across Pennsylvania, spurred by an easing of the state’s liquor laws.

Star Syndication Finalizes GenX News Allen Media Purchase

The sale of the Mercer Star News is officially complete, and the Mercer Star News becomes part ifthe Star Syndication Co.

A W Allen (bill) former site publisher has been named to the position of CSTO, chief strategist and Technical Officer and will retain the position of COB or Chairman of the board.

Star Syndication has named as Publisher Vitaly  Kapustin who previously held the position of V.P of product Development.

Star Syndication is also the owner of Page Sixteen, together the synergy will create News  products for West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio.

The two groups have a combined reach of 19.3 million users and has more than 341,000 monthly news site viewers and over 10m in page views.

Allen continued to retain ownership in several radio stations, the public relations firm Crinkle and Click and holds several technology and restaurant board positions.

the terms of the sale are private but Allen said today that in order to grow the synergy of both companies is important to single user revenue growth.

FEDs Take Down Alpha Bay Website

The largest marketplace on the Darknet—where hundreds of thousands of criminals anonymously bought and sold drugs, weapons, hacking tools, stolen identities, and a host of other illegal goods and services—has been shut down as a result of one the most sophisticated and coordinated efforts to date on the part of law enforcement across the globe.

In early July, multiple computer servers used by the AlphaBay website were seized worldwide, and the site’s creator and administrator—a 25-year-old Canadian citizen living in Thailand—was arrested. AlphaBay operated for more than two years and had transactions exceeding $1 billion in Bitcoin and other digital currencies. The site, which operated on the anonymous Tor network, was a major source of heroin and fentanyl, and sales originating from AlphaBay have been linked to multiple overdose deaths in the United States.


“This was a landmark operation,” said FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe during a press conference at the Department of Justice to announce the results of the case. “We’re talking about multiple servers in different countries, hundreds of millions in cryptocurrency, and a Darknet drug trade that spanned the globe.”

A dedicated team of FBI agents, intelligence analysts, and support personnel worked alongside domestic and international law enforcement partners to shut down the site and stop the flow of illegal goods. “AlphaBay was truly a global site,” said Special Agent Nicholas Phirippidis, one of the FBI investigators who worked on the case from the FBI’s Sacramento Division. “Vendors were shipping illegal items from places all over the world to places all over the world.”

The website, an outgrowth of earlier dark market sites like Silk Road—but much larger—went online in December 2014. It took about six months for the underground marketplace to pick up momentum, Phirippidis said, “but after that it grew exponentially.”

AlphaBay reported that it serviced more than 200,000 users and 40,000 vendors. Around the time of takedown, the site had more than 250,000 listings for illegal drugs and toxic chemicals, and more than 100,000 listings for stolen and fraudulent identification documents, counterfeit goods, malware and other computer hacking tools, firearms, and fraudulent services. By comparison, the Silk Road dark market—the largest such enterprise of its kind before it was shut down in 2013—had approximately 14,000 listings.

The operation to seize AlphaBay’s servers was led by the FBI and involved the cooperative efforts of law enforcement agencies in Thailand, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Canada, the United Kingdom, and France, along with the European law enforcement agency Europol.

“Conservatively, several hundred investigations across the globe were being conducted at the same time as a result of AlphaBay’s illegal activities,” Phirippidis said. “It really took an all-hands effort among law enforcement worldwide to deconflict and protect those ongoing investigations.”

Secret Saudi Talks Beleived To Be Plot By Trump To Kick Start The Economic Future Of America

A worker collects crude oil sample at an oil well operated by Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA in Morichal in this July 28, 2011 file photo. Oil prices fell on Tuesday, with Brent mired near a 5-1/2 year low close to $60 per barrel, as Chinese factory activity slowed for the first time in seven months and stumbling emerging market currencies dented demand expectations. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Files (VENEZUELA – Tags: ENERGY POLITICS BUSINESS)

Data published last week by the U.S. Energy Information Administration show that imports from Saudi Arabia in the week to July 14 fell to their lowest for seven years: just 524,000 barrels a day. For sure, one week’s number doesn’t mean much on its own, particularly when a single very large crude tanker could raise or lower that figure by half.But this isn’t an isolated figure. The EIA data show a clear drop in deliveries from Saudi Arabia since the start of June. The average rate of U.S. imports from the desert kingdom over the past six weeks has dropped by 450,000 barrels a day, or 34 percent, compared with the first six weeks of the year.Given that it averages six weeks for a tanker full of crude to travel from the Persian Gulf to the U.S., this drop in imports reflects a slowdown in Saudi shipments that began in mid-April, which shows up in Bloomberg tanker tracking data for the Kingdom. So Saudi Arabia is finally slashing exports to the U.S., even as shipments to other destinations — with less visible inventories — have been maintained, or even risen. This is crucial, because the failure to drain U.S. storage tanks has been a major factor in driving down oil prices. “Exports to the U.S. will drop measurably,” Saudi oil minister Khalid Al-Falih said in May. The kingdom is now making good on that promise.

It is believed to be the result of secret talks between President Trump and the Saudi government.

with oils return to above $50.00 a barrel it now becomes profitable to Drill, Drill and Drill some more.

With renewed drilling come very high paying jobs as oil companies scramble to find oil rig and support staff workers, it adds to the push to expand US exports which were previously limited and for renewed growth in tune sales and pipe line building.