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Tuesday Power Problems Related To Hillside Fire In Oil City

Officials say downed power lines were responsible for electrical outages and power glitches in both Oil City and Franklin around midday Tuesday, and the situation may have led to a fire to which two fire departments responded at about the same time. Explosions in one or more electrical transformers compounded the problems.  The entire situation…

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Oil City’s Wash Day Is Wednesday

Oil City’s annual Wash Day is scheduled for Wednesday, April 16. The event has always featured individuals, business owners and community groups combining in  cleanup efforts throughout numerous neighborhoods in the city. City workers will remove the collected debris which should be left in the garbage bags that are provided by Oil City’s Public Works…

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Woman Jailed After Door-To-Door Money, Bathroom Search

A woman was jailed over the weekend after she allegedly approached several Oil City residents, asking for money. 33 year-old Kathryn Sloan is accused of knocking on the doors of at least two homes early Saturday evening, asking for money and the use of the residents’ bathrooms.  In one case, Sloan is accused of using…

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Butler County Commissioners To Debate “In God We Trust”

The Butler County Commissioners are expected to debate Wednesday whether or not to display the motto “In God We Trust” in their meeting room in the county government building. At least one commissioner reportedly fears a battle with the American Civil Liberties Union. County Commissioner Dale Pinkerton has proposed the motto be displayed through an initiative…

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Deadlocked Pirates Game Suspended Until Tuesday

A Monday night game in Cincinnati in which ten home runs were hit in six innings will be resumed on Tuesday, preceding a regularly scheduled game, with the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds deadlocked at 7-7. The Pirates had slammed six solo homers, one shy of the team record.  The Reds belted four round-trippers,…

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Tax Deadline Day Is Here

If you have not yet filed your income tax forms, you are down to the last several hours in which to get the job done. Today (April 15) is the deadline date for filing your income taxes on the federal, state and local levels. If you cannot finish your federal forms by the midnight deadline,…

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Two Year-Old Shot In The Face With A Handgun Near Cochranton

In Crawford County, police are investigating an incident in which a two year-old boy was shot in the face with a handgun. The incident occurred shortly after 1:30 PM Monday at a residence on Sugar Creek Lane in Wayne Township near Cochranton.  Investigators have released few details surrounding the incident, but early reports indicate the…

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Franklin Woman Seriously Injured In Route 62 Rollover

A Franklin woman was seriously injured late Monday night in a rollover incident on Route 62 in Frenchcreek Township near Polk. State Police officials say 54 year-old Sherry Wilson was rushed to a Youngstown hospital following the crash which happened shortly before 11:00 PM Monday. Troopers say Wilson’s southbound vehicle left the right side of the…

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Franklin Financial Adviser Charged With Stealing From 97 Year-Old Client

Charges have been filed in Crawford County against a Franklin financial adviser accused of transferring more than $183,000 from two accounts held by an elderly client. The alleged victim has been identified as a 97 year-old Meadville woman. 69 year-old David Seagren was arraigned Monday on 51 charges, including multiple counts of theft by deception,…

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Oil City School Employees Argue Against Plan To Contract Out For Cafeteria And Custodial Services

About forty unionized school employees showed up at a meeting of the Oil City Area School Board on Monday to speak out against a plan to contract an outside firm to provide cafeteria and custodial services to the school district. Arguments against the proposal ranged from the loss of local jobs to a perceived lack…

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