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Cranberry Man Charged With 2012 Crash Into A Kaneville House

A Cranberry man was charged this week in connection with a motor vehicle accident in May, 2012 in which he is accused of crashing into a house near Kaneville. A 49 year-old Franklin woman who was sitting on a couch inside the residence was injured in the incident. 45 year-old Trevor Wright was charged Tuesday…

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Steelers’ Playoff Hopes Stung By 22-20 Thanksgiving Night Loss In Baltimore

The Pittsburgh Steelers picked up the late-game touchdown they needed in a comeback attempt against the Ravens in Baltimore on Thanksgiving night, but they failed in their attempt at a game-tying two-point conversion, and in the outcome dropped a 22-20 decision and fell one game back in the multi-team race for the AFC’s final Wild Card…

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Two Homes Destroyed By Midweek Fires

Two homes in Venango County were destroyed by fires during the snowstorms that hit the area just before the Thanksgiving holiday. No injuries were reported in either incident. Firefighters from six companies were called early Tuesday afternoon to a blaze on Kraft Hill Road near Utica which left a family of six homeless.  The fire was discovered by…

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Deceased Man In Sunday Night’s I-79 Crash Identified As Zelienople Resident

The name of the driver of an S-U-V who died when his vehicle slammed into the rear of a PennDOT plow truck on Interstate 79 last Sunday night has finally been released. Police officials in Mercer County say 52 year-old James Fanning, from Zelienople, was identified through his dental records. Fanning was traveling south on…

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Oil City Man Pleads Guilty For Luring Child

An Oil City man entered a pair of guilty pleas in Venango County Court this week in a case in which he was accused of trying to lure a 15 year-old girl into his vehicle. 54 year-old Charles Barnes will be sentenced in January on counts of luring a child into a motor vehicle and…

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Pens Complete Comeback With Shootout Win vs. Toronto

The Pittsburgh Penguins completed a comeback from a 4-1 deficit with a 2-0 shootout win in a 6-5 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in their traditional Thanksgiving Eve home game on Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin scored in the shootout as the Pens improved to 16-9-1…

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Safe Snow Removal Urged

The Pennsylvania State Police have issued a reminder to residents to conduct their “snow removal in a safe manner.” If possible, eliminate any high accumulations of snow at the end of driveways and private lanes.  It can obstruct the vision of both passing motorists and those pulling out from the drive onto a roadway. Don’t plow…

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Pitt Wins Legends Classic With 88-67 Victory Over Stanford

Lamar Patterson scored 24 points and four teammates reached double figures Tuesday night as Pitt (6-0) defeated Stanford 88-67 in the title game of the Legends Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Talib Zanna and reserve forward Durand Johnson added 14 points apiece, Cameron Wright scored 13 and James Robinson tallied 10. Dwight Powell paced…

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More Snow Expected During Third Storm Wednesday; Snow Belt Could See 6-9 Inches

A third storm in a half-week was affecting parts of the Oil Region on Wednesday. Unlike Tuesday’s storm which came from the south and dumped more than eight inches of snow on the area, Wednesday’s system is a “lake effect” storm.  Parts of the Snow Belt, including much of Crawford County, could see an additional…

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Adamsville Man Dies, Cranberry And Tionesta Men Injured In Route 62 Crash

A Crawford County man died and two other men were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Tuesday afternoon on Route 62 in Mercer County. State Police say a car driven by Joseph Ferraro, from Adamsville, was struck head-on by a van.  Ferraro’s car spun into and onto a set of guide rails. Ferraro was pronounced…

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