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Philadelphia Man Charged In Clarion Rape Report

A Philadelphia man has been charged in the reported rape of a woman in a Clarion apartment complex last weekend. Clarion University Police say they have arrested 22 year-old Tafari Haynes for an incident reported early Sunday morning at a complex on Greenville Pike in Clarion Township.  Haynes has been charged with rape, sexual assault,…

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National Fuel Charge Decreases

National Fuel Gas has announced that their gas supply charge for their customers is dropping by about 5.2 percent, effective November 1. The company says that means their “typical” residential customer will now pay $75.60 per month, on average, down from $79.73.  The new rates are reflective of the latest quarterly adjustment to National Fuel’s gas…

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Absentee Ballots Due Friday

County elections officials remind us that Friday (Nov. 1) is the deadline for submitting absentee ballots for Tuesday’s municipal elections. Your county courthouse officials must receive your absentee ballot before the close of business Friday. Otherwise, the polls will be open Tuesday from 7:00 AM until 8:00 PM.  Election returns coverage will begin at approximately 9:00…

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Friday Slated For Veterans To Record Discharge Papers

This Friday, November 1, has been set aside to aid military veterans in registering their discharge papers. The state House of Representatives has designated Friday as “Veterans, Record Your Discharge Day.” Registering discharge documents can be a prerequisite for the receipt of federal and state benefits.  The move can also be helpful for employment applications…

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State Life Jacket Regulation Includes Smaller Boats, Starting November 1

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission reminds us that the state regulation regarding the mandatory use of life jackets on smaller boats goes into effect Friday (Nov. 1). The law, which was enacted last year, mandates that anyone in a boat, canoe or kayak under 16 feet in length must wear a Coast Guard-approved personal…

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Cities In Three States Postpone Trick-Or-Treating Because Of Impending Storms

Numerous cities in neighboring Ohio, and in the states of Indiana and Kentucky have postponed trick-or-treat hours until Friday because of a storm moving from Texas toward the Great Lakes. The possibility of tornadoes even exist for some areas.  At the least, gusty winds and heavy downpours are expected.  Hail is possible in some places.…

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Protestors Target Clarion University Fall Community Breakfast

An estimated eighty protestors showed up to greet those arriving at the Clarion University Fall Community Breakfast on Thursday morning, showing their disdain for the school’s Workforce Plan, which includes the potential loss of 35 or more jobs and cuts in several academic departments. The protestors handed out flyers urging others to air their voices, and…

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Former Probation Officer Bound For Trial In Rape And Sexual Assaults Cases

A former Venango County probation officer has been ordered to stand trial on seventeen charges stemming from accusations that he sexually assaulted two women who had been court-ordered to the county supervision program. The charges against 39 year-old Marc Taylor, from Knox, include rape. In a preliminary hearing Wednesday, one woman testified that she engaged numerous times in sex…

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Driver Dies When Cement Truck Overturns Near Mercer

A New Castle man died Tuesday afternoon when the cement truck he was driving left a highway near Mercer and rolled over. Police say the truck, driven by 51 year-old James Minteer, left Route 318, hit a culvert, caromed back onto the road, and slid on its side into an oncoming car carrying two people. …

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Red Sox Win Eighth World Series Title

For the third time in ten years and the eighth time overall, the Boston Red Sox are Major League Baseball’s World Series champions. Shane Victorino slammed a three-run double and an RBI single, Stephen Drew homered and Mike Napoli singled home a run as the Sox clinched the title on their home field for the…

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