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Fire Destroys Eight-Family Apartment Complex Outside Meadville

Investigators believe a fire that destroyed an eight-family apartment complex east of Meadville early Tuesday morning began in the basement of the complex.  A State Police fire marshal has been called in to try to determine the cause. The fire was reported at about 4:30 AM, and all occupants of the complex escaped safely. Eight…

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Candidates’ Primary Petition Filing Deadline Arrives

The arrival of March 11 has brought with it the deadline for political candidates in the Republican and Democratic Parties in Pennsylvania to file their nominating petitions for eligibility to run in the May primary elections. The primaries are scheduled for Tuesday, May 20. Third-party candidates and independents, who will not be on the primary…

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Monday Fire Destroys Garage, Classic Car

A fire that destroyed a garage and a classic car that was stored inside in Plum Township on Monday afternoon is believed to have started when embers from a wood stove ignited a nearby pile of wood. Four fire companies responded shortly before 2:00 PM Monday. No injuries were reported due to the blaze at…

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Meadville Man Pleads Guilty To Setting Apartment Fire After Fight With Baby’s Mother

A Meadville-area man entered guilty pleas Monday in Crawford County Court to charges of arson and endangering the welfare of a child in a 2012 incident in which he was accused of setting an apartment fire following a fight with the baby’s mother. 28 year-old Ryan Pasquito will be sentenced in April.  In a plea…

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Former Emlenton Man Sentenced To Jail, Probation For Having Sex With 14 Year-Old

A former Emlenton-area resident has been sentenced to eleven months to two years in jail and five years probation for having sex with a fourteen year-old girl. 25 year-old Daniel Delo, most recently from Ashland, Ohio,  entered a guilty plea in Venango County Court in December to one count of the statutory sexual assault by…

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Kunitz, Crosby, Zatkoff Boost Pens To 3-2 Win At Washington; Finish 3-2 Road Trip

Chris Kunitz scored his 30th and 31st goals of the season Monday night, leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 road victory at Washington. Sidney Crosby tallied his 30th goal, and assisted on both Kunitz scores.  Rookie goaltender Jeff Zatkoff (10-3-1) made 31 saves on 33 shots to earn the win. Eric Fehr and Nicklas…

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Martin Homers Again, But Bucs Lose 7-6 To Orioles

Russell Martin and Chase D’Arnaud both homered Monday, but the Pittsburgh Pirates (7-5-2) lost a 7-6 decision to the Baltimore Orioles in Grapefruit League preseason baseball play in Bradenton, Florida. The Orioles trumped the Bucs with three homers – from Steve Clevenger, Michael Almanzar and former Pirate Steve Pearce.  Pittsburgh reliever Andy Oliver (0-2) took…

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Pair On Bicycles Burglarize Seneca Area

State Police officials in Venango County are looking for two individuals who are accused of robbing several Seneca residents — apparently while traveling from property to property on bicycles. Investigators tell KQW the pair traveled through the Horsecreek and East State Road areas, entering vehicles and garages they encountered on their route.  At least five residents…

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Three Juveniles Charged For Posting Explicit Photo On Social Media

Three juveniles were charged by Sugarcreek Borough Police last week for posting a sexually-explicit photo of another teenager on social media. The police investigation began with the report of the discovery of the photo last Wednesday. Police say three individuals were identified in the incident, and they were charged through Venango County Juvenile Court. The…

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Sheffield Woman Hurt In Enterprise Road Crash

A Sheffield woman was transported to Titusville Hospital for treatment of injuries described as moderate, following a one-car crash in Oil Creek Township early Saturday evening. State Police officials say 19 year-old Brittany Blue was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 25 year-old Ryan Blankenship, also from Sheffield.  The vehicle left Enterprise Road during…

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