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Unoccupied Car Crosses Route 257, Hits Drive-Through Bank

State Police officials are saying that a car that crossed Route 257 and crashed at a drive-through bank in Cranberry Township on Tuesday afternoon was empty. Troopers say a car owned by a Franklin woman drifted from its parking space, traveled down an embankment, crossed the highway and came to rest against a drive-through pillar.  The pillar…

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Davis Homers Again; Bucs Beat Cards 3-1

Ike Davis slammed a two-run home run in the bottom of the second inning on Wednesday afternoon, and the Pittsburgh Pirates (69-64) went on to post a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The slam was measured at 433 feet and hit a speaker post.  Otherwise, the baseball would…

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Unemployment Slightly Higher In Most Of The Oil Region In July

Unemployment numbers in most of the Oil Region were slightly higher in July, according to figures released this week by the state’s Department of Labor and Industry. Venango and Mercer Counties both showed increases to 5.8 percent unemployment in July, while Crawford County’s number climbed to 6.3 percent. The smallest increases in this area occurred…

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Titusville Man, Three Oil Companies To Pay $250,000 For Clean Stream, Waste Management And Oil & Gas Act Violations

The Department of Environmental Protection announced Tuesday a settlement in which a Titusville man and three companies he owns will pay $250,000 in penalties for violations of the Oil and Gas Act, the Clean Stream Law and the Solid Waste Management Act. William Henderson  and three companies which he operates were accused of the unauthorized…

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UPDATE: Grove City Armed Robbery And College Lockdown

Additional information released on Tuesday morning’s lockdown of Grove City College has revealed that one of the two suspects in an early morning armed robbery had already been arrested, and police feared the second man may have been armed and hiding on the school campus. The day’s events began shortly after 6:00 AM when two…

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Meadville Man Pleads Guilty To Setting March Apartment Complex Fire

A Meadville man has entered a guilty plea in Crawford County Court in connection with an arson fire in March that left the residents of eight apartments homeless. 21 year-old Brandon Irwin, who reportedly is a former volunteer firefighter, will be sentenced on October 10. The fire on March 11 in West Mead Township near…

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Crawford County Fair Cuts New Checks Following Accounting Error Involving Closed Banking Account

Crawford County Fair officials say they are cutting new checks for winners from last week’s fair because the original premiums were paid with checks from a closed bank account. Last week, checks were apparently used from an account closed two years ago before the fair board switched banks.  Officials were apparently unaware that not all…

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Davis Slams Pinch-Hit Homer As Bucs Beat Cards 5-2; McCutchen And Alvarez Leave Game Hurt

Ike Davis belted a three-run, pinch-hit home run in the bottom of the eighth inning on Tuesday night, breaking a 2-2 tie and giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in the middle game of a three-game series at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The blast was Davis’ ninth homer of…

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Pleasantville Man Pleads Guilty To Falsifying Paperwork Involving Plugging Of Abandoned Oil Wells

A Pleasantville man has entered a guilty plea in federal court in Erie to a single charge involving false statements made in paperwork certifying that abandoned oil wells had been plugged according to legal regulations. 45 year-old Ronald Wright will be sentenced in December. Wright was accused of claiming to have met regulations while plugging…

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State Senator Wants Marcellus Shale Drillers To Use American Steel

A Pennsylvania lawmaker is proposing legislation that would require casings and any safety devices used in gas well drilling in this state to contain American-made steel. State Senator Jim Brewster, from Allegheny County, says too many steelworkers in Pennsylvania have lost their jobs to rationalize the use of foreign-made steel in such a thriving industry.  Brewster also tells…

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