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Crawford County Fair To Open Saturday

The annual Crawford County Fair opens in Meadville on Saturday (Aug. 17). Opening morning activities will include farm and antique tractor pulls and the judging of fair exhibits. Also on Saturday, the fair schedule includes 4-H dog demonstrations, an auction of baked goods and a 7:30 PM concert featuring country singer Richie Fields, whose music…

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Report: Marcellus Shale Gas Production In PA And WV Is Up 50 Percent

2013 has been a good year in the Marcellus shale regions of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Radio PA News reveals that a report from a Colorado company that analyzes trends in Marcellus drilling shows production is up by about fifty percent in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. An analyst for the company says the amped-up production…

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Endangered Status Of Bald Eagles May Be Changed In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s bald eagle restoration program may have been successful enough to warrant a change in the bird’s status. The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Bureau of Wildlife Management is recommending that the bald eagle be upgraded in the state from “threatened” to “protected.”  A formal proposal to “de-list” is expected at the commission’s board meeting next month,…

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Liriano Throws Complete-Game Four-Hitter To End Pirates’ 4-Game Losing Streak

Francisco Liriano (13-5; 2.68 ERA) shook off his worst career start (10 runs, 12 hits in 2-and-a-third innings last Friday), and threw a complete-game four-hitter on Wednesday night in St. Louis, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-1 victory over the Cardinals. The Bucs (71-48) regained a three-game lead over the Cardinals in the National League…

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Tom Savage Named As Pitt’s Starting Quarterback

Pitt football coach Paul Chryst on Wednesday named fifth-year senior Tom Savage as the Panthers’ starting quarterback. Savage beat out 19 year-old redshirt freshman Chad Voytik for the job. Savage started as a freshman for Rutgers, was injured, and later transferred to Pitt. The panthers will open the 2013 college football season on Labor Day night…

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Reward Offered In Arson Fire At Conneaut Lake Beach Club

A reward of up to $15,000 has been offered for information that leads to an arrest in the arson fire that destroyed the Beach Club and Dockside Bar at Conneaut Lake Park on August 1. Damages have been estimated at over $750,000.  An investigation by a State Police fire marshal could not determine the cause.…

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Letter And Phone Scams Exposed By Law Enforcement Officials

The Franklin City Police Department is warning businesses not to respond to certain letters that are being received telling business owners they must fill out an information form and return it with a $125 payment to ensure that state records about their businesses are current. The letters were not sent by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. …

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Oil City Man Charged With Assaulting Woman

An Oil City man has been charged with assaulting a woman during a domestic dispute early Tuesday morning. Oil City Police say 19 year-old Joel Rinker is accused of pushing a woman to the ground, biting the woman and pulling her hair.  The incident was reported shortly after 12:30 AM near an Orange Street intersection. …

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Arrow Fired At Oil City Convenience Store

The Oil City Police Department would like to know who fired an arrow at an Oil City convenience store. The incident occurred shortly after 2:00 last Friday at a store at the intersection of Center and Plummer Streets.  The arrow hit the Plummer Street side of the building, and although there were people in the…

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Marte’s Miscue Leads To Pirates’ Fourth Straight Loss

Starling Marte dropped a routine fly ball in left field midway through what would otherwise have been a game-clinching 1-2-3 ninth-inning save by Mark Melancon, and the Pittsburgh Pirates went on to lose their fourth straight baseball game, 4-3 in 14 innings in St. Louis on Tuesday night. Daniel Descalso reached second base on the…

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