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Utica Man Seriously Hurt In Route 322 Crash In Sugarcreek Borough

A Utica man was seriously injured early Friday morning when his truck twice left a Sugarcreek Borough highway. State Police accident investigators described injuries sustained by 37 year-old Jeffery Fry as “major.” Troopers say Fry was traveling west on Route 322 near Pine Road shortly before 2:00 AM Friday when his pickup left the right…

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Two Mugged, Man Injured In Oil City; Police Look For Witnesses

Oil City Police are looking for information on a mugging incident that occurred on Oil City’s North Side on Tuesday night. Officials say a man and woman were robbed on the 200-block of Cedar Avenue shortly after 10:00 PM Tuesday.  During the robbery, the assailant assaulted the male victim, who subsequently required treatment at UPMC…

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Oil City Man May Have Committed Three Burglaries In The Same Night

Police officials say they now believe that an Oil City man who has already been charged in early morning burglaries in Seneca and Franklin is responsible for a break-in at a rental center in Sugarcreek Borough the same night. The three incidents occurred in a span of just over an hour-and-a-half early last Friday morning.…

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Oil City North Side Traffic Detoured Due To Work Project

Crews continues working Friday morning on a problem underneath Center Street on Oil City’s North Side. The job, presumably created due to a water main malfunction, has forced the detour of all traffic approaching the heavily traveled intersection of Center and Spring Streets and Plummer Avenue.  Center Street traffic is being detoured onto Elm Street,…

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Newbill Leads Penn State To Overtime Upset At Ohio State

D. J. Newbill hit a three-pointer that forced overtime, and followed that key shot with a game-winning jumper with 1.7 seconds remaining in the extra period as Penn State knocked off Ohio State 71-70 on Wednesday night in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes had won 18 straight games over the Nittany Lions, dating back to the…

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Burned Meadville Apartment Complex To Be Demolished

As many as twenty people were left homeless by the fire that swept through a residential apartment complex in downtown Meadville Tuesday night.  A State Police fire marshal has ruled the cause of the blaze “undetermined.” And, reports indicate that city officials are preparing today (Thurs.) to demolish the remnants of the three-story structure to…

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State Attorney General: 22 Deaths In Pennsylvania Due To Heroin “Theraflu” Mixture

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General said Tuesday there have been 22 deaths in the state attributed to a lethal mixture of heroin and the narcotic Fentanyl. Most of the deaths have occurred in Westmoreland and Allegheny Counties, but the deadly drug mixture has also been found in Armstrong, Butler, Lawrence and Beaver Counties.  Attorney General Kathleen Kane said…

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Steelers Hire Former Vikings Assistant James Saxon As Running Backs Coach

The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced they have hired former Minnesota Vikings assistant coach James Saxon as their new running backs coach. Saxon will replace Kirby Wilson, who left Pittsburgh to take the same position with, ironically, the Vikings. Saxon played eight NFL seasons from 1988 through 1995, and ran for a total of 533 yards…

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President Proposes Higher Minimum Wage For Federal Contract Workers

Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Bob Casey has joined union officials and labor activists in positive reaction to President Obama’s executive order that would increase the minimum wage for federal contract workers. But, Casey cautioned that Congress would need to act to bump up the minimum wage for others. The President made his announcement during his annual…

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State Senate Committee Hears Testimony On Legalizing Medicial Marijuana In Pa.

The state Senate Law and Justice Committee heard testimony on Tuesday for the legalized use of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. The parents of children with epilepsy and seizures insisted their children can benefit from medicinal cannabis. Meanwhile, medical professionals shared conflicting opinions.  An addiction psychiatrist from Pittsburgh cited overseas studies which showed that drivers on drugs…

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