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Erie County Man Charged With Sex Crimes Involving Teen Girl

An Erie County man was charged this week in a case in which he is accused of having sexually assaulted a 13 year-old girl in Oil City. The incident is alleged to have occurred in August, 2011 at a location on West Seventh Street.  The alleged victim is now nearly 16. State Police officials say…

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Frigid Temperatures May Have Tempered This Year’s Potential Stink Bug Problem

Researchers at Virginia Tech say their studies may be showing that the frigid temperatures that have affected areas such as ours this winter may be helping to lessen a potential problem with stink bugs. That problem has grown in recent years in states like Pennsylvania. The Washington Post has reported that, for several years, the…

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Thursday Night’s High School Basketball Playoff Finals

High School Basketball Playoff Results  -  Thursday, February 20:   District 10 “AAA” Boys Quarterfinals Oil City 44, General McLane 37 Erie East 65, Grove City 55 Farrell 63, Girard 60  (OT) Strong Vincent 50, Hickory 40   District 10 “AA” Boys Quarterfinals Fairview 61, Wilmington 55 Reynolds 47, Seneca 43 Mercyhurst Prep 59, Mercer…

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Revised Wind Advisory For Oil Region; Flood Watch In Crawford, Erie Counties

The National Weather Service has revised the estimated hours for a Wind Advisory they posted earlier for the Oil Region, now to be effective from 5:00 AM until 5:00 PM Friday (Feb. 21). A Wind Advisory means that wind gusts higher than 45 miles per hour are possible.  Winds of that intensity can bring down trees, branches…

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State Submits Healthy PA Waiver To Federal Department Of Health And Human Services

Pennsylvania has formally asked permission to move forward with its plan to revamp Medicaid and expand coverage by offering a private option to uninsured state residents. The state’s private option plan has been submitted for approval to the federal government via the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Following a series of public hearings,…

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Heplers Honored As Venango Chamber’s Citizens-Of-The-Year

The Venango Area Chamber of Commerce, at their annual dinner on Wednesday night, honored Cranberry Township residents Orie and Betty Hepler as their Citizens-of-the-Year. The Heplers were handed the honors for their community support, especially to 4-H and other youth programs, and local schools and churches. Orie Hepler is a former member of the Cranberry…

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Greenville School Officials: There Was No Gun Incident At Greenville High School

Officials of the Greenville School District in Mercer County say there was no gun incident at Greenville High School. Apparently rumors about such an incident began circulating after a Greenville student made inappropriate comments on social media last week.  School officials say the student’s parents were contacted, the situation was handled fairly routinely and there…

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Marijuana Found In Local Salvation Army Donation

Sugarcreek Borough Police are looking for someone who donated items to the local Salvation Army collection facility. That’s because Salvation Army workers discovered, amid one set of donated items, a “baggie” containing what is suspected to be marijuana.  It is believed the contraband was included in a donation of items dropped off Tuesday at the…

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Powerball Lottery Jackpot Hit At $425 Million; Winning Ticket Sold In California

Powerball Lottery officials say the lone jackpot-winning ticket in the Powerball’s Wednesday game was sold in Milpitas, California, and it could be worth $425 million. In what would be the sixth-largest jackpot in United States lottery history, game officials just prior to the drawing were estimating the annuity value of the prize at $425 million,…

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Wednesday Night’s High School Basketball Playoff Results

High School Basketball Playoff Results  -  Wednesday, February 19   District 9 “AA” Boys Quarterfinal Keystone 41, Cranberry 40   District 9 “A” Boys 1st-Round Games Venango Catholic 73, North Clarion 68 Ridgway 58, Clarion 32   District 9 “AA” Girls Quarterfinal Clarion-Limestone 50, Cranberry 38   District 9 “A” Girls 1st-Round Games Keystone 75,…

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