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Eagle Rock Road Crash Investigated

State Police are investigating a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Sunday morning in President Township in northern Venango County. Troopers say a driver, identified as Simon Wynkoop, lost control of his vehicle on a curve on Eagle Rock Road at about 5:30 AM Sunday.  The vehicle left the highway, struck a utility pole, and then…

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Driver Freed From Vehicle After Crash With Utility Pole And Fire Hydrant

A driver in an early morning crash in Franklin needed to be freed from his vehicle which police say was covered with downed power lines and leaking engine fluids. The incident occurred at about 2:00 AM Saturday on Grant Street near Coefield Corners in Franklin. Franklin City Police say a vehicle driven by James Gilhousen,…

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High School Football Finals – Week 1

Week 1 – High School Football Results:   Friday, August 30 Oil City 34, Corry 9 Franklin 18, Titusville 14 Northwestern 31, Meadville 7 Warren 21, Erie East  20 Slippery Rock 44, Brashear 7 Mifflin County 21, DuBois 17 Grove City 34, Carrick 12 Lakeview 63, Union City 6 Reynolds 41, Maplewood 6 Cochranton 14,…

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Marienville Prison Inmate Found Guilty But Mentally Ill In Murder Of Cellmate

An inmate at the state prison facility near Marienville was found “guilty, but mentally ill” last week in the murder of his cellmate at the prison last year. 27 year-old Elwood Braswell had been charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault and the abuse of a corpse.  Braswell will be sentenced on September 13. Braswell was…

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Oilers, Knights Win Season Gridiron Openers

Kevin Daly ran for 191 yards and four touchdowns on Friday night, leading the Oil City Oilers to a 34-9 win over Corry in their 2013 high school football opener. The game was played at Sox Harrison Stadium at Edinboro University due to problems with the turf at Corry’s home field. Oil City also scored on…

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Pirates Get Justin Morneau In A Waiver Deal For Alex Presley

The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the waiver trade deadline Saturday by acquiring first baseman Justin Morneau from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for outfielder Alex Presley and future considerations, possibly a player-to-be-named later. Morneau was the American League’s Most Valuable Player in 2006.  This season he was hitting .259 with 17 home runs and 74 RBI’s…

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Grand Valley Man Charged In Friday Arson Spree And Burglary In Warren County

A Grand Valley man has been charged with arson in three house fires that caused an estimated $400,000 in damages in Warren County on Friday. Officials say 67 year-old James Slagter is also accused of breaking into a fourth home and spreading gasoline on the property.  Police say he did not set a fire at…

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Ohio Woman Dies In Interstate 80 Rollover Crash

An Ohio woman died early Friday as the result of a vehicle rollover on Interstate 80 west of Mercer. State Police say 34 year-old Sharla Ranttila, from Girard, lost control of her vehicle on the highway’s westbound lanes shortly before 6:00 AM Friday.  The vehicle traveled off the road, struck an embankment and rolled over numerous times. Troopers did…

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Seneca Man Sentenced To 10-To-40 Years In The Rape Of A Child

A Seneca man was sentenced Friday to 10-to-40 years in state prison following his convictions in June on charges that included the rape of a child. 53 year-old Stuart Proper was also ordered by Venango County Court to register with the state as a sex offender. A jury had deliberated for only an hour-and-a-half in…

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Sugarcreek Woman Charged For Transmitting Photos Of Teenage Girl

A Sugarcreek Borough woman was charged this week with two counts of invasion of privacy after she allegedly transmitted two photos of a partially-undressed teenage girl with her cell phone. Sugarcreek Borough Police say 41 year-old Paula Cielepak is accused of taking two questionable pictures of a fifteen year-old girl, and sending them via her phone…

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