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Missing Persons Found In Woods In Reno

An overnight search in Sugarcreek Borough culminated in the finding of two people who had been reported missing on Monday night. Two people, identified by Borough Police only as an adult and a teenager, were found by a Reno firefighter shortly before 6:30 AM Tuesday morning.  The pair had been reported missing around 9:30 PM…

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Valley Grove School Board Give First Approval To Budget, But Nixes Proposed Tax Hike

After voting five-to-four against a proposed real estate tax increase, the Valley Grove School Board on Tuesday gave first-vote approval to a 2014-2015 budget totaling more than $14.4 million. If given final approval in its current form, the spending plan would contain a deficit of nearly $1.4 million, which would presumably come from the district’s…

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Franklin Man Charged In Beating Of Woman At An Oak Hill Apartment

A Franklin man faces charges after he was accused of beating up a woman in a reported custody dispute. Franklin City Police say 44 year-old Keith Morgan is charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct. Reports indicate the investigation began when the alleged victim entered a Franklin pharmacy, seeking to treat a bloodied face.  Police…

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Sentence Revised In Mercer County Motorcycle Fatalities

The prison sentence for a man convicted in connection with a motorcycle crash that killed two drinking companions in Mercer County in the spring of 2012 has been revised by a Mercer County judge. The new edict follows a ruling by Pennsylvania Superior Court that Judge Thomas Dobson had used an incorrect grading of the…

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Guth Leads Franklin To D-10 “AA” Baseball Title; Knights To Face Seton LaSalle In PIAA Tournament On Monday

Zach Guth fired a 5-hitter and drove in two runs on Monday, leading the Franklin Knights to a 5-1 win over Northwestern High School from Albion and to the District 10 “AA” baseball championship. In a game played at Slippery Rock University, Ryan Madden also drove home a pair of runs, and Kirk Breithaupt knocked…

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Church Burglar Who Flees Sentencing Jailed On Flight Charge, Megan’s Law Violation

An Oil City man who was arrested earlier this month in Michigan, where he apparently fled to avoid sentencing in his plea bargain in a case involving multiple church burglaries, was lodged Tuesday in the Venango County Jail after having been charged in connection with his flight, and on a charge that he failed to…

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Oil Region To Again Be Sprayed For Gypsy Moths

Following a return to the practice last year after a four-year hiatus, aerial spraying for gypsy moths will once again be a priority this year for the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The agency has announced that more than 1,900 acres, covering forty-two tracts of land, in four counties will be sprayed for…

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Seneca Woman Hospitalized In Erie After Rouseville Crash

A Seneca woman was hospitalized in Erie on Friday following an afternoon crash in Rouseville. State Police officials tell KQW that 67 year-old Linda Yashinski was driving a vehicle that left Route 8 at about 3:00 PM and plowed into a ditch.  Yashinski had to be extricated from her vehicle before she could be airlifted…

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Oil City Man Hurt In Halyday Run Road Crash

An Oil City man was injured early Friday morning in a one-vehicle accident on Route 428 – Halyday Run Road – in Sugarcreek Borough. State Police responders say 19 year-old Samuel Walters’ pickup left the highway at about 5:00 AM, traveled through a ditch and  hit a mailbox. Walters’ injuries were described by police as…

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District 10 Baseball And Softball Championship Game Results

District 10 High School Baseball Championship Game Results  –  Memorial Day, May 26   At Slippery Rock University “AA” Championship  –  Franklin 5, Northwestern 1 “A” Championship  –  Eisenhower 4, Union City 3   At Ainsworth Field in Erie “AAA” Championship  –  Cathedral Prep 9, Corry 2     District 10 High School Softball Championship Game Results  –  all…

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