Evaluation of Pennsylvania county websites

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Below is a chart evaluating the transparency efforts of Pennsylvania county websites.

See also: County websites, state-by-state comparison, to compare what you can find on Pennsylvania's county websites to what can be found on county websites in other states.

Reading the chart

In the chart below:

600px-Yes check.png means that information is included on the government website
600px-Red x.png means that the information was not provided on the government website
P
Partial.png
means that information was partially provided

Check the page about each county for more detailed information about what information is available on the county website, along with recommendations users have made for positive changes.

Conclusions chart

2012

This chart encompasses the 5 largest county websites and found they averaged a "B" website transparency grade as of January 2012.

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning
?
Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
600px-Yes check.png
5 5 5 4 2 4 4 0 5 5
P
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0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0
N
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0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 0

Comparison chart

" County Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania A- Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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P
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Y
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Y
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Bucks County, Pennsylvania B Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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N
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Y
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N
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Y
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Y
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Delaware County, Pennsylvania C Y
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Y
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Y
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P
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N
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N
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Y
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N
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Y
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Y
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Montgomery County, Pennsylvania B- Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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N
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Y
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P
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P
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Y
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Y
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Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania A-
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2009

In 2009 the counties averaged a "D" website transparency grade.

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning
?
Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
600px-Yes check.png
33 34 38 43 9 22 4 2 46 19
P
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3 22 27 15 29 3 10 5 4 22
N
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31 11 2 9 29 42 53 60 17 26

Comparison chart

Please check each district to see when it was last rated, if there is no time stamp then check the "History" tab to see when it was last edited.

" County Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Adams County, Pennsylvania D
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P
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N
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N
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N
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P
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Allegheny County, Pennsylvania A- Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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P
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Y
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Y
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Armstrong County, Pennsylvania D N
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Y
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P
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Y
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Y
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N
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N
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N
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Beaver County, Pennsylvania D- N
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P
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Y
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Bedford County, Pennsylvania D- N
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{{{1}}}
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Berks County, Pennsylvania D- Y
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Y
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Y
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Blair County, Pennsylvania F N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Bradford County, Pennsylvania C-
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Y
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N
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N
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N
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P
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N
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Bucks County, Pennsylvania B Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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N
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Y
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N
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Y
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Y
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Butler County, Pennsylvania C-
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N
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N
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Y
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Cambria County, Pennsylvania D- N
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P
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Cameron County, Pennsylvania F N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Carbon County, Pennsylvania D- N
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N
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N
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N
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Y
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Centre County, Pennsylvania B- P
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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{{{1}}}
N
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N
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Y
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Chester County, Pennsylvania C Y
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Y
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Y
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N
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N
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Y
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N
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Clarion County, Pennsylvania D N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Clearfield County, Pennsylvania D N
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Y
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Clinton County, Pennsylvania F Y
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P
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P
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P
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Columbia County, Pennsylvania F N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Crawford County, Pennsylvania F N
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N
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P
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P
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Cumberland County, Pennsylvania C- Y
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{{{1}}}
P
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N
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N
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Dauphin County, Pennsylvania C Y
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Y
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Y
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{{{1}}}
N
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N
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N
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N
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Delaware County, Pennsylvania C Y
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Y
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Y
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P
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N
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N
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Y
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N
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Y
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Y
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Elk County, Pennsylvania F N
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P
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Erie County, Pennsylvania B- Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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N
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N
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Y
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Fayette County, Pennsylvania B-
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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N
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N
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N
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Y
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Y
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Forest County, Pennsylvania D- N
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N
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Y
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N
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N
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N
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Franklin County, Pennsylvania D Y
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P
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Y
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N
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N
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N
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Fulton County, Pennsylvania D- P
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Y
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Y
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Y
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P
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N
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N
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N
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P
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N
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Greene County, Pennsylvania D
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania D- N
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P
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Y
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P
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N
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N
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N
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Indiana County, Pennsylvania C-
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P
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N
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Y
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Jefferson County, Pennsylvania F N
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N
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N
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N
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Y
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Juniata County, Pennsylvania C
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Y
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Y
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Y
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P
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N
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N
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N
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Y
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Y
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Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania C Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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N
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Y
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N
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N
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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania C Y
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Y
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P
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Y
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P
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P
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N
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Y
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Y
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Lawrence County, Pennsylvania B-
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Y
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Y
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N
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N
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Y
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Y
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Lebanon County, Pennsylvania D
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N
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N
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N
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Y
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Lehigh County, Pennsylvania B- Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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N
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Y
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N
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Y
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Y
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Luzerne County, Pennsylvania D
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Y
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Y
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P
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Lycoming County, Pennsylvania C- N
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Y
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Y
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Y
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N
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N
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Y
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Y
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McKean County, Pennsylvania F Y
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P
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Mercer County, Pennsylvania D- Y
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P
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Y
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N
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Mifflin County, Pennsylvania D N
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Y
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Y
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Y
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N
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N
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N
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Monroe County, Pennsylvania D- N
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Y
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Y
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Montgomery County, Pennsylvania B- Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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N
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Y
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P
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P
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Y
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Y
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Montour County, Pennsylvania C- P
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N
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N
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N
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Northampton County, Pennsylvania C-
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N
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N
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Northumberland County, Pennsylvania F N
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N
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N
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N
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Perry County, Pennsylvania F N
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N
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N
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N
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Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania A-
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Pike County, Pennsylvania F N
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N
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N
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N
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Potter County, Pennsylvania F N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania C- N
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N
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N
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Snyder County, Pennsylvania D- N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Somerset County, Pennsylvania D- N
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N
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N
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N
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Sullivan County, Pennsylvania F N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania D-
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N
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N
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Tioga County, Pennsylvania D- N
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N
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Union County, Pennsylvania D- N
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N
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N
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N
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Venango County, Pennsylvania B-
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N
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Warren County, Pennsylvania F N
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N
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N
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N
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Washington County, Pennsylvania D
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N
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N
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Wayne County, Pennsylvania F P
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N
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Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania B-
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N
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Wyoming County, Pennsylvania F N
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N
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