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Allegheny River Trail Tops Rails-To-Trails Conservancy’s Fall Top 10 List

The Allegheny River Trail in Venango and Clarion Counties tops a list of great trails for fall use unveiled this week by the Rails-To-Trails Conservancy. Blogging on “Trails in the News” on the group’s rails-to-trails.org website, Jake Lynch places the trail atop his top-ten list in an article with the bulky title, “The Alternative List:…

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Online Service Now Available For Replacement PA. Drivers Licenses, Photo I-D’s

PennDOT says it is now possible for Pennsylvania residents to obtain online replacements for drivers licenses and state-issued photo identification cards. When applying, you must enter your drivers license or photo I-D number, your date of birth and the last four digits of your Social Security number.  After applying, online customers seeking a replacement drivers license…

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Friday At The Autumn Leaf Festival

With the busiest of two festival weekends just ahead, Friday’s activities at the annual Autumn Leaf Festival in Clarion will once again include daytime events. A Farmers and Crafters Day will be held from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM on Main Street from 2nd Avenue to 8th Avenue, and an arts-and-crafts show will run from…

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Tidioute Charter School Honored With National Blue Ribbon Award

The Tidioute Community Charter School learned this week that the school has been designated a Blue Ribbon Award winner by the United States Department of Education. Tidioute Charter is one of just 286 schools across the country that were so honored this year. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors schools which rank among their state’s highest-performing…

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Oil City Man Faces Charges Involving Sales Of Firearms, Gold

An Oil City man, who was the subject of an investigation involving allegations that he was operating a business without the proper licensing, has been ordered held for court on other charges, concerning accusations that he was illegally transferring firearms and dealing in precious metals without a license. 45 year-old Robert Piercy, who was the owner…

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Rocky Grove Couple Accused Of Stealing From Home They Watched In Foreclosure

A Rocky Grove couple has been charged following accusations they stole from a Mercer County home they were hired to care for following the building’s foreclosure. James and Ella Baker, both age 33, are charged in Mercer County Court with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. The Bakers reportedly were hired to maintain a…

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Two Women Accused Of Running A Meth Lab In A Van

Two Crawford County women were arrested Wednesday afternoon, and stand accused of running a methamphetamine lab in a van. Meadville City Police and agents from the state Attorney General’s Drug Control Unit say they pulled over the van in Meadville on Wednesday and arrested 32 year-old Devanie Coudriet, from Saegertown, and 23 year-old Ashley Stewart,…

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Home Run Off Liriano Lifts Cubs Over Bucs; Cards Can Take Title With One Win

Darnell McDonald’s three-run, sixth-inning home run off Pittsburgh ace Francisco Liriano on Wednesday afternoon propelled the Chicago Cubs to a 4-2 victory over the Pirates, and ensured the St. Louis Cardinals of at least a tie for the National League Central Division title. The Cardinals defeated Washington 4-1 to take a three-game lead over Pittsburgh with…

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Penguins Close .500 Preseason With 5-1 Win At Detroit

Chris Kunitz scored twice Wednesday night, and teammates Pascal Dupuis, Jussi Jokinen and Craig Adams added goals as the Pittsburgh Penguins closed their NHL preseason schedule with a 3-3 record by beating the Red Wings 5-1 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin both recorded two assists.  Drew Miller scored for…

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PennDOT To Hold Online Public Meeting On State’s 12-Year Transportation Program

PennDOT will be holding on Thursday (Sept. 26) something they are calling their first online public meeting. The webcast is scheduled to serve as part of the PennDOT update to Pennsylvania’s 12-Year Transportation Program.  It will begin at 6:00 PM, and will include an update on state transportation issues from PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch as well as answers…

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