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Titusville Woman Headed To Court In Facebook Defamation Case

A Titusville woman is headed to court to face charges in a case in which she is accused of creating a Facebook account in another woman’s name, and of using the site to defame the other woman and harass her own mother. On Wednesday, in Venango County Court, 28 year-old Jessica Kelly waived a hearing…

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Oil City Council To Vote Thursday On 2014 Budget With 1.3 Mill Real Estate Tax Increase

Oil City Council is scheduled to take its final vote Thursday (Dec. 19) on a 2014 city budget which now reportedly will contain a 1.3 mill real estate tax increase. The change in millage would add about $13 in taxes for every $10,000 worth of assessed property value. Council had given preliminary approval last month to a…

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Sugarcreek Borough Council Passes $1.5 Million Budget Without A Tax Increase

Sugarcreek Borough Council on Wednesday passed a 2014 borough budget that contains no real estate tax increase. Balancing the $1.57 million spending plan will require a transfer of more than $70,000 from a reserve account. The real estate millage rate in the borough remains at five.

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Titusville Council Passes City Budget With No Tax Hike

Titusville City Council this week passed a 2014 city budget which, for the fifth consecutive year, will contain no real estate tax increase. The spending plan approved Tuesday totals just over $3.5 million. The council vote was unanimous, as had been the preliminary budget vote in November.

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Pennsylvania State Police Refine Cadet Eligibility Requirements

The Pennsylvania State Police say they are revising the list of eligibility requirements for new cadets, effective immediately, to try and bring in more candidates with military experience and those who have worked full-time in other aspects of law enforcement. PSP Commissioner Frank Noonan says many prospective candidates have been eliminated because of the force’s requirement…

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Pitt Drops To 10-1 With 44-43 Loss To Cincinnati

The Pitt Panthers (10-1) went scoreless from the floor for a period of 13:43 in the second half on Tuesday night, and lost for the first time this season, 44-43 to former Big East Conference rival Cincinnati in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Bearcats (8-2) were led by…

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House Approves Bills To Reduce State Legislature

The state House of Representatives has approved a pair of bills to reduce the state legislature, although their vote was just the first of many major steps in a process that would eventually end up with Pennsylvania’s voters. The bills would trim the number of Pennsylvania House seats from 203 to 153, and cut the…

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Franklin Man Charged In The Rape Of A 14 Year-Old Girl

Police have charged a Franklin man in the rape of a 14 year-old girl. Franklin City Police say 20 year-old Gary Delong passed himself off as a 15 year-old boy to meet a girl with whom he first had contact on the Internet.  Delong is accused of raping the teen at her home during a…

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Tickets Sold In Georgia And California Are MegaMillions Lottery Jackpot Winners

Game officials say two tickets were sold — one in Georgia and one in California — that contain all of the numbers drawn Tuesday night in the MegaMillions Lottery. The holders of the tickets will split a jackpot estimated at $636 million, the second-largest lottery jackpot in United States history.  The record was set with…

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Game Commission Reminds Hunters To Report Deer Kills

With the two-week state rifle deer season now completed, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is reminding hunters they must report their deer kills. Additionally, hunters who obtained antlerless deer permits through the Deer Management Assistance Program are required to submit reports, regardless of their success. Reports may be made online at the Game Commission’s website pgc.state.pa.us, by…

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