Yearly Archives: 2012

2-1 Vote Passes 2013 Venango County Budget

By a 2-to-1 vote Tuesday, the Venango County commissioners gave final approval to a $48.9 million budget for 2013. An accompanying real estate tax hike of nearly a half-mill (.435) will mean property owners will pay about an extra $4.35 per year for each $10,000 worth of assessed property value. The spending plan includes a…

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Butler Man Hospitalized After Raymilton Crash

A Butler man was rushed to a Youngstown hospital late Tuesday afternoon after a one-vehicle accident on Route 62 in western Venango County. State Police tell KQW that 47 year-old Joseph Stein was headed east on Route 62 just west of Raymilton Road shortly after 5:30 PM Tuesday when his vehicle traveled off the left…

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Former NFL Head Overturns Saints Players Sanctions

Former National Football League commissioner Paul Tagliabue on Wednesday overturned the suspensions of four players caught up in the New Orleans Saints’ “Bountygate” scandal. Tagliabue did, however, say he had found that three of the four players had been involved in conduct detrimental to the NFL, and that Saints coaches were definitely involved. Tagliabue had…

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NHL Talks To Resume Wednesday

Federal mediators will be involved in negotiations when the two sides in the National Hockey League negotiations resume talks in New York on Wednesday, according to sources who talked Tuesday to ESPN.com. This would be the second round of talks in which the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services will have been included.  The sources say…

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Teen Boy Reports Multiple Rapes By Older Male Teens

C-93 Radio in Clarion reports that State Police are investigating reports that a teenaged boy from the Emlenton area was raped on mulitple occasions over a span of about two-and-a-half years by two older male teens. State Police tell Clarion reporters that a sixteen year-old boy alleges that he was raped several times between the…

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Second Arrest In Stoneboro Gas Station Robbery

A second arrest has been made in the December first armed robbery of a Stoneboro-area gas station. State Police in Mercer County announced Tuesday that they arrested 19 year-old Shantasia Kirchell, from Sandy Lake, on Monday.  Kirchell is said to be an accomplice in the robbery, a crime for which a 16 year-old Fredonia girl was…

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Two Charged With Assaults On Teens

Two Canal Township residents were charged with assault on Monday evening after what State Police have termed a domestic dispute. Troopers list the victims in the incident as two teenaged boys, ages 16 and 15. Police say the teens were physically assaulted by 44 year-old Wesley Cain and 36 year-old Jennifer Mattocks.  Troopers did not release details about…

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Tionesta Woman’s Vehicle Hits Tree

A Tionesta woman was taken to a local hospital Sunday after a one-vehicle crash on Route 36. State Police tell KQW that 26 year-old Michelle Balas lost control of her vehicle shortly after 11:30 AM on Sunday morning, and it slammed into a tree. Balas was taken to UPMC Northwest where she told troopers she…

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PennDOT District 1 Unveils Survey Site

PennDOT District 1 has launched its 2012 online consumer survey to seek input from licensed drivers in this corner of the state. District 1 covers Venango, Crawford, Forest, Warren, Mercer and Erie counties. For the second year, District 1 is asking motorists to rate what is important to them, and to judge PennDOT’s performances in…

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Chargers Shock Steelers 34-24

San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers threw for 200 yards and three touchdowns Sunday, leading the Chargers to a 34-24 win over the Steelers at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, and spoiling the return to the Steelers’ lineup of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Rivers found Danario Alexander twice with scoring strikes, and threw a third to Malcolm Floyd. …

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