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Online Campaign Wants End To Amish Reality TV Series

The growing number of reality television programs focusing on Amish communities and lifestyles has resulted in a growing backlash in Lancaster County and elsewhere. Shows such as “Breaking Amish” and “Amish Mafia” often portray the Amish population in a less than positive light.  Now, a new program called “Amish Haunt” is scheduled for airing this fall,…

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Wednesday At The Venango County Fair – August 6

Wednesday night’s activities at the Venango County Fair will include 4-by-4 truck pulls, the dairy fitting contest, magic shows with David Lawrence and two dances – one for teenagers and the first-ever for kids ages 11 and under. The day’s events begin at 9:00 AM with the 4-H Pleasure Horse Show and the beef shows.  Also on…

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Some Officials Say Algae Contamination Has Not Reached Erie; Others Find Algae In Allegheny River

While travel officials in the Erie area are quick to point out that the algae that has affected drinking water in the Toldeo, Ohio area has not reached their part of Lake Erie, the Army Corps of Engineers is saying that a blue-green algae that may be hazardous to health has been discovered in the upper…

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Burglar Nets 299 Packs Of Cigarettes In Break-In At Cooperstown Supermarket

Store officials estimate a burglar or burglars made away with 299 packs of cigarettes in a weekend break-in at a supermarket in Cooperstown State Police investigators believe the incident occurred Sunday night or early Monday morning. Store management lists the value of the loss at over $1,900.  As of Tuesday morning, investigators had no suspects.

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22 Miles Of Interstate 80 In Clarion County To Be Resurfaced, Starting Next Week

PennDOT has announced that a 22-mile section of Interstate 80 in Clarion County will be resurfaced beginning next week (week of 8/11). The $25.7 million project will include concrete patching and repaving, and could continue through November.  It will include the I-80 stretches that run through Clarion, Paint and Monroe Townships. PennDOT says traffic will be…

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The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Preseason Game Schedule

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Preseason Game Schedule:   Saturday, August 9  -  at New York Giants  -  7:30 PM Saturday, August 16  -  vs. Buffalo  -  7:30 PM Thursday, August 21  -  at Philadelphia  -  7:30 PM Thursday, August 28  -  vs. Carolina  -  7:30 PM

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Tuesday At The Venango County Fair – August 5

Tuesday night’s activities at the annual Venango County Fair will include antique tractor and farm tractor pulls, a concert by Maidens IV and Movie Night. Tuesday’s session opens at 9:00 AM with the swine shows, and with the 4-H poultry judging at 10:00 AM. Clarion University will host a program on Japanese windsocks at 1:00 PM,…

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Three Charged in Theft And Vandalism At Deceased Student’s Grave

An Oil City man and two juveniles have been charged in an incident in which police say they stole some items and destroyed others left at the grave of an Oil City High School student who died at a school baseball practice last winter. The incidents occurred last Tuesday afternoon at a grave site at…

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Emlenton Man Hurt When Car Hits Tree Along Route 38

An Emlenton man was hospitalized early Sunday after his car left a highway in Richland Township and struck a tree. State Police officials who investigated the crash described the injuries sustained by 22 year-old Brandon McFall as “moderate.” Troopers say McFall’s car left Route 38 shortly before 1:30 AM and traveled through a ditch before…

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Clarion Man Charged With Firing Shotgun Toward Car; Alleged Victim Reportedly Is A Police Officer

A Clarion man was charged Friday in an incident in which he was accused of firing a shotgun toward a vehicle occupied by two other men. Reports from Clarion County now indicate that one of the alleged victims was an off-duty police officer. State Police in Clarion say 28 year-old Bryan Tavel faces two counts…

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