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Oil City Motorcycle Rider Arrested In Meadville After Chase Which Started In Sugarcreek Borough

An Oil City man was arrested in Meadville on Wednesday shortly after an attempted traffic stop in Sugarcreek Borough which was followed, police say, by a high-speed chase. Investigators say the incident ended in Meadville after 26 year-old Justin Stromyer hit another vehicle at a city intersection. Sugarcreek Borough Police say they first attempted to…

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Federal Disaster Money Released For Pennsylvania For Late January Blizzard

President Barack Obama on Wednesday released federal money to aid Pennsylvania in its recovery from a blizzard which smacked most, but not all, of the state in late January. The President signed a disaster declaration for the state, making the money available to state and local governments and some non-profit organizations.  It may be used…

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Governor Wolf To Allow Budget Package To Become Law Without His Signature

Governor Tom Wolf says he will let a state budget bill for the fiscal year which is nearly nine months over to become law without his signature. Wolf says he won’t sign the spending plan, but he won’t veto it either. Wolf says he does not believe in this budget because it is out of…

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It’s Wildfire Prevention Week In Pennsylvania

Governor Tom Wolf has declared this week “Wildfire Prevention Week” in Pennsylvania. According to the state’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the months of March through May mark the time of year when the threat of wildfires is the highest in Pennsylvania. Radio PA News reports that more than eight hundred were reported in…

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Grove City Man Gets Probation For Using Deceased Mother’s Social Security Money

A Grove City man has been sentenced to two years probation for utilizing his deceased mother’s Social Security benefits. 57 year-old Alexander Viskovatoff was also ordered to pay more than $27,000 in restitution. Viskovatoff was accused of using his mother’s Social Security deposits during a 21-month period of time from January, 2011 through September, 2012. …

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Clintonville Man Charged For Alleged Sexual Relationship With 15 Year-Old Girl

A Clintonville man accused of having a sexual relationship with a fifteen year-old girl, was charged this week with seven counts, including statutory sexual assault. Other charges against 34 year-old Timothy Balsamo include the corruption of a minor and child pornography.  The latter count stems from allegations that Balsamo and the alleged victim – now…

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Oil City Woman Victim Of Sweepstakes Scam

An Oil City-area woman has told police she was the recent victim of multiple sweepstakes frauds. The 86 year-old resident of Cornplanter Township says she was convinced on nineteen different occasions by a telephone caller to wire money for processing fees for the transfer of money she had allegedly won in a contest. State Police officials…

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Franklin Man Arrested As One Of Two Suspects In Robbery Of Suspected Drug Dealer

A Franklin man has been arrested as one of two suspects in the robbery of a suspected drug dealer in downtown Franklin late last week. The Franklin City Police say 19 year-old Cleo McKinney is charged with two counts each of conspiracy and the criminal use of a communication device, and one count apiece of…

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Two Of Nine Charges Dropped Against Cooperstown-Area Woman Accused Of Dragging Son And Another Woman With Her Motor Vehicle

Two of nine counts against a Cooperstown-area woman accused of dragging her son and her son’s stepmother with her vehicle have been dropped in Crawford County. Dual charges of aggravated assault against 34 year-old Kacie Bish have been withdrawn.  Bish still faces two counts each of simple assault, reckless endangerment and harassment, as well as a…

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Jamie Dixon Leaves Pitt To Coach At His Alma Mater, Texas Christian

The University of Pittsburgh has confirmed that Panthers basketball coach Jamie Dixon is leaving the school to coach at his alma mater, Texas Christian University. Dixon’s 13-year record at Pitt was 328-123 (.727 pct.).  Overall, he spent seventeen years in Pittsburgh, including four as the head assistant coach under Ben Howland. The only coach to…

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