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Meadville Teenager Pleads Guilty In New Years Day 2013 Attack On A Man In A Drug Store Parking Lot

A teenager from Meadville has entered a guilty plea to a charge of aggravated assault in the brutal beating of a Meadville man in a drug store parking lot early on the morning of New Years Day 2013. 17 year-old Timothy Bolden will not be sentenced until June.  Meanwhile, he remains on house arrest.  Bolden…

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Man Accused Of Attempted Child Abduction At Fair Pleads Guilty To Disorderly Conduct

A Cambridge Springs man who had been accused of trying to abduct a young girl at the Crawford County Fair in Meadville has entered guilty pleas to two charges of disorderly conduct in a plea bargain in Crawford County Court. 42 year-old Barry Swift told officials he was so drunk on the evening of August…

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Oil Country Bluegrass Festival Weekend Is Here

It’s bluegrass weekend in Oil City. The seventh annual Oil Country Bluegrass Festival runs from Friday evening through midday Sunday, February 21-23. Music performances will be presented at several locations in the Days Inn.  If the weather holds up, shuttle service to and from the concerts will be provided Saturday afternoon by the Oil City…

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Erie County Man Charged With Sex Crimes Involving Teen Girl

An Erie County man was charged this week in a case in which he is accused of having sexually assaulted a 13 year-old girl in Oil City. The incident is alleged to have occurred in August, 2011 at a location on West Seventh Street.  The alleged victim is now nearly 16. State Police officials say…

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Frigid Temperatures May Have Tempered This Year’s Potential Stink Bug Problem

Researchers at Virginia Tech say their studies may be showing that the frigid temperatures that have affected areas such as ours this winter may be helping to lessen a potential problem with stink bugs. That problem has grown in recent years in states like Pennsylvania. The Washington Post has reported that, for several years, the…

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Thursday Night’s High School Basketball Playoff Finals

High School Basketball Playoff Results  -  Thursday, February 20:   District 10 “AAA” Boys Quarterfinals Oil City 44, General McLane 37 Erie East 65, Grove City 55 Farrell 63, Girard 60  (OT) Strong Vincent 50, Hickory 40   District 10 “AA” Boys Quarterfinals Fairview 61, Wilmington 55 Reynolds 47, Seneca 43 Mercyhurst Prep 59, Mercer…

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Revised Wind Advisory For Oil Region; Flood Watch In Crawford, Erie Counties

The National Weather Service has revised the estimated hours for a Wind Advisory they posted earlier for the Oil Region, now to be effective from 5:00 AM until 5:00 PM Friday (Feb. 21). A Wind Advisory means that wind gusts higher than 45 miles per hour are possible.  Winds of that intensity can bring down trees, branches…

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State Submits Healthy PA Waiver To Federal Department Of Health And Human Services

Pennsylvania has formally asked permission to move forward with its plan to revamp Medicaid and expand coverage by offering a private option to uninsured state residents. The state’s private option plan has been submitted for approval to the federal government via the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Following a series of public hearings,…

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Heplers Honored As Venango Chamber’s Citizens-Of-The-Year

The Venango Area Chamber of Commerce, at their annual dinner on Wednesday night, honored Cranberry Township residents Orie and Betty Hepler as their Citizens-of-the-Year. The Heplers were handed the honors for their community support, especially to 4-H and other youth programs, and local schools and churches. Orie Hepler is a former member of the Cranberry…

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Greenville School Officials: There Was No Gun Incident At Greenville High School

Officials of the Greenville School District in Mercer County say there was no gun incident at Greenville High School. Apparently rumors about such an incident began circulating after a Greenville student made inappropriate comments on social media last week.  School officials say the student’s parents were contacted, the situation was handled fairly routinely and there…

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