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Oil City Man Pleads Guilty In Physical Assault On 13 Month-Old Boy

An Oil City man faces sentencing next month following his guilty pleas Thursday in a case in which he was accused of physically abusing a 13 month-old boy who was in his care. 22 year-old Dustin Irwin entered guilty pleas to charges of simple assault and reckless endangerment in a plea bargain in which other…

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Emlenton Man Faces Sex Charges Concerning 14 Year-Old Girl

An Emlenton-area man was charged Thursday following accusations that he had on at least two occasions engaged in sex with a 14 year-old girl. State Police at the Franklin station say 24 year-old Donald Delo was arraigned on numerous counts, including statutory sexual assault and the corruption of minors. Investigators say the incidents occurred at…

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Sigel Man Sentenced To State Prison In Drug Death Of Brookville Woman

A Sigel man was sentenced this week to 8-to-16 years in state prison and four years probation in the drug-related death of a Brookville woman in January. 30 year-old Shawn Carr entered guilty pleas last month to charges of drug delivery involving death, the delivery of a controlled substance, abuse of a corpse and the…

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Little League World Series Begins In South Williamsport

The annual Little League World Series began Thursday in South Williamsport. Sixteen teams, eight U.S. regional champions and eight international champs, are competing for the right to be called world champions.  Among the competitors is the defending champion from Tokyo, Japan. The U.S. Mid-Atlantic champ is Newark, Delaware, who defeated Pennsylvania’s champion, Lionville, in the regional title…

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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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