Monthly Archives: December 2012

PIAA Football Semifinal Results

PIAA High School Football Playoff Semifinal Scores “AAAA” North Allegheny 45, Wilson 10 Coatesville 42, LaSalle 35 “AAA” Cathedral Prep 38, Bishop McDevitt 3 Archbishop Wood 36, Allentown Central Catholic 6 “AA” Aliquippa 37, Richland 21 Wyomissing 35, Imhotep Charter 13 “A” Clairton 44, Port Allegheny 12 Dunmore 40, Bellwood-Antis 19

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Boy Dies In Accidental Shooting – Dad’s Gun Involved

A coroner is terming the fatal shooting of a seven year-old Fredonia-area boy an accident. Investigators say young Craig Wolfe-Loughery died Saturday morning when a handgun being placed in the console of a pickup by the boy’s father discharged.  A bullet from the gun struck the boy as he was settling himself into the passenger’s…

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Teenager Charged In Armed Gas Station Robbery

A sixteen year-old girl from Fredonia has been charged in connection with the December first armed robbery of a gas station in Stoneboro. Reports indicate that an adult female will also be facing charges. At the time of the robbery, State Police had reported that a woman brandishing a stainless steel semi-automatic handgun with wooden…

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Titusville Man Charged In Assault While Holding Infant

A Titusville-area man was charged over the weekend with assaulting a woman at a residence in Oilcreek Township. One charge involves endangering the welfare of a child, because police say their suspect was holding a two year-old child during a portion of the alleged attack. Other charges against 29 year-old Jeremy Wright include simple assault,…

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Crawford County Budget Approved

The Crawford County commissioners last week approved a 2013 budget that should not require any real estate tax increase. The county millage rate for next year will officiallly be established at a meeting scheduled for December 18th. The spending plan totals about $37.7 million.  Reserve funds in various Crawford County accounts reportedly total about three…

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Horse Shot In Face In Meadville

There has been yet another case of animal cruelty in Crawford County. A horse owned by a Meadville-area couple will require reconstructive surgery after someone shot the animal in the face. Reports indicate a projectile hit the horse between the eyes, but entered the animal’s nasal area. The horse is described as an eight year-old…

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Nomination Deadline Looms For FHS Hall-of-Fame

The deadline for the nominations of inductees into the third “class” of the Franklin High School Hall-of-Fame is December 31. The first two sets of inductees have been installed during the two most recent Applefest events in Franklin. Nominated former students must be at least ten years removed from graduation.  Teachers and coaches may be…

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Pitt-Penn State Football Rivalry Now Set For Four Years

Penn State University and the University of Pittsburgh announced Friday that the renewal of the football rivalry between the two schools, set to begin in 2016, has been extended to a four-year agreement. The universities have added games in 2018 and 2019 to a rivalry that dates back to 1893, but was cut off in…

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Roethlisberger To Start vs. Chargers

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has announced that Ben Roethlisberger will return as the Steelers’ starting quarterback when the team hosts San Diego (4-8) on Sunday at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Roethlisberger has missed Pittsburgh’s last three games after suffering both a shoulder injury and a dislocated rib.  Pittsburgh (7-5) has lost two of those…

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Dan Feroz Named Citizen-of-the-Year

The Venango Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that Dan Feroz, of Oil City, has been selected as the Chamber’s Citizen-of-the-Year. Feroz will be honored at the Chamber’s annual dinner on February 20. Feroz is being lauded as a planner-organizer for organizations that include the Oil Heritage Festival Committee, the Oil City Arts and Culture…

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