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Forest County Newspaper Building Destroyed By Fire

A Monday morning fire that destroyed a Forest County newspaper building was apparently started when a vehicle ran off the road and sheared off a utility pole, causing the sparking of downed electric lines. The fire at The Forest Press on South Elm Street in Tionesta was reported shortly after 6:00 AM.  Five fire companies responded.…

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Police Say Oil City Man Showed Pornography To A Minor

Oil City Police have charged a Graff Street resident after the man was accused of showing pornographic images on a computer to a minor. 26 year-old Shawn McDonald is charged with distributing sexual materials to a minor and with the corruption of a minor. Investigators say a Head Start official noticed the computer images on…

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Franklin Man Injured In Sunday Motorcycle Crash

A Franklin-area man was taken to UPMC Northwest on Sunday evening after he crashed his motorcycle on Route 62 in Cranberry Township. State Police officials say 27 year-old Nicholas Knauf failed to negotiate a curve on Riverside Drive, approaching Oil City.  Knauf’s bike traveled through the curve and through several yards before it slammed into…

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Clarion Man Faces Charges In Police Chase; Teenage Rider Hospitalized In Pittsburgh

A Clarion man faces numerous charges including fleeing police, aggravated assault by vehicle and furnishing alcoholic beverages to minors following a crash during a police chase in Clarion County late Saturday night. Clarion Borough Police say 27 year-old Jesse Solomon was initially held on a probation detainer, and after treatment at Clarion Hospital, he was lodged…

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Pirates’ 5-3 Home Win Grabs NLDS Lead Over St. Louis

Eighth-inning RBI singles by Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-3 Sunday afternoon home win over the St. Louis Cardinals, and to a 2-games-to-1 lead in their best-of-5 National League Division Series. The victory, before a PNC Park record crowd of 40, 489, means the Pirates need just one win…

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Voter Registration Deadline Looms Monday

County election officials remind us that Monday (Oct. 7) is the final day to register to vote, or to make changes to voter registrations for the November 5 general elections. Forms must be submitted to your county courthouse, or postmarked by Monday for new or revised registrations to be processed for November 5. Pennsylvania’s Department…

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Two Sentenced In Oil City Drug Arrests

A man with New York ties, who was arrested at an Oil City apartment late last winter, was sentenced last week in Venango County Court to 27 months to eight years in state prison on his convictions last month on charges involving the sales and possession of cocaine and the possession of drug paraphernalia. Police had…

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Oil City Man Sentenced To County Jail For Endangering Welfare Of A Child

An Oil City man whom police had accused of physically harming a two year-old girl was sentenced last week to one-to-two years in the Venango County Jail and four years probation. 28 year-old Royez Ludy was sentenced following his guilty plea to a charge of endangering the welfare of a child.  In a plea bargain,…

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Harvick Wins From Pole At Kansas Speedway

Starting from the pole position for the first time in seven years, Kevin Harvick shook off a track-record fifteen caution flags and won Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. Pulling away during a restart with 19 laps to go, Harvick outlasted Kurt Busch and Jeff Gordon to earn his third…

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U.S. Wins Presidents Cup Golf Competition At Muirfield Village

Tiger Woods shook off a sore back to post a 1-up victory over Richard Sterne on Sunday, assuring the United States a win at the Presidents Cup golf competition at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio. Woods went 4-1 during the competition, and won the Cup-clinching match for the third straight time.  The U.S. has now won…

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