Yearly Archives: 2012

Two Hurt In Townville-Area House Fire

Two people were treated for minor injuries following a house fire near Townville late Sunday morning. Townville Fire Department officials say the blaze, reported at about 10:30 AM, caused heavy damage to a residence on Eddie Road in Athens Township. It appears that the fire may have started on the second floor, but no cause…

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Carlton Man Found At Burned Minivan Was Shot To Death

The State Police are investigating the death of a Carlton man as a homicide. An autopsy conducted Friday revealed that 58 year-old David Dignall died from a single gunshot wound to the head. Dignall’s body was discovered late Thursday afternoon near a burned-out minivan along Hollibaugh Road in French Creek Township in Mercer County.  There…

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Body Identified As Missing Mercer Man

The remains of a body discovered by a hunter earlier this month in a wooded area of Mercer County have been identified as those of an elderly Mercer man who was reported missing last summer. State Police at the Mercer station say the body was that of 80 year-old Donald Mariacher, who was reported missing…

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Pitt, Penn State Drop Weekend Hoops Opponents

Talib Zanna recorded 12 points and nine rebounds Sunday, leading Pitt (12-1) past Kennesaw State in their last basketball game before they begin their final Big East Conference schedule. Pitt’s only “preseason” loss came to Michigan, currently ranked second in the country, in the finale of the NIT Tipoff Tournament.  The Panthers are ranked 24th…

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Bengals End Steelers’ Playoff Hopes

A 43-yard field goal by Josh Brown on Sunday gave the Cincinnati Bengals a 13-10 victory over the Steelers (7-8) at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, and ended any hopes the Steelers might have entertained of competing in the NFL playoffs this season. The loss was the fifth in the last six games for Pittsburgh, who…

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Regional School Threat Rumors Squelched

The recent school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut have led not only to beefed-up security concerns in schools in this region, but to the necessity, as well, to squelch wildly-spreading rumors that continue to be spread by the social media. Titusville schools remained open Friday despite a rumor on Facebook concerning a potential threat.  Titusville School…

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Tidioute Man Charged In Woman’s Shooting Death

A Tidioute man was arrested early Friday morning in the shooting death of a woman whose body was found in her home on Davey Hill Road in Deerfield Township in Warren County on Thursday. Police say they began searching for 52 year-old Randy Poole immediately after the discovery of the body of 56 year-old Kathleen…

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West End Power Outage Blamed On Sleeping Driver

Authorities say the power outage that affected nearly 500 electric customers in Oil City’s West End on Thursday was caused by the crash of a vehicle whose driver had fallen asleep. Oil City Police say a vehicle driven by 21 year-old Kevin Kumar, from Oil City, left West First Street around 9:40 AM and sheared…

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Franklin Driver Hurt In Foster Road Crash

A Franklin-area motorist was injured Wednesday in a one-vehicle crash in Canal Township in western Venango County. State Police say a car driven by Devin Long left Foster Road and slammed into an embankment. Long was taken to Meadville Medical Center.  Troopers say information as to the severity of Long’s injuries was not available to…

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