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Man Injured In Fight Outside Oil City Restaurant; Police Look For Witnesses

One of two men involved in a fight in the parking lot of an Oil City restaurant last week has been transported to an Erie hospital for treatment of head and facial injuries.  Meanwhile, Oil City Police are looking for witnesses to the incident. Police say the fight occurred around 11:15 PM Thursday night in…

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Franklin Man Suspected In DUI Arrested On Mercer County Warrant

A Franklin man arrested early Sunday morning for a suspected DUI was taken into custody on a warrant issued in Mercer County. Franklin City Police say they observed a truck run a red light at Coefield Corners at about 3:15 AM Sunday, and they followed the driver to the Oak Hill apartments. Officers tell KQW that,…

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Average Insurance Claim For Frozen Pipes And Water Damage Runs Around $6,000

Each winter, frozen pipes cost homeowners and their insurance companies plenty of money. Believe it or not, reports indicate that the average homeowner’s claim for freezing and water damage comes to nearly $6,000. Rosanne Placey, of the State Insurance Department, tells Radio PA News approximately twenty percent of home insurance losses are related to frozen…

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Meadville Man Wins Settlement Against City Police And Children And Youth Services

A civil rights lawsuit against Meadville City Police and Crawford County Children and Youth Services has been settled out of court with a financial settlement for a Meadville man who had been wrongly accused of child abuse. The long case began in June, 2009 when CYS workers and the police removed the seven year-old stepdaughter…

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Meeting Set On Canal Township Bridge Replacement Project

PennDOT and Canal Township officials have announced the scheduling of a public meeting to discuss the proposed replacement of a bridge over Warden Run on Old Route 322 in the township. The bridge is owned by the township.  Officials hope to have construction started by June. The work follows the construction and opening last fall…

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Winter Weather Advisory Starts At Midnight Friday; More Sub-Zero Temperatures Expected Next Week

The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Weather Advisory for the Oil Region, extending from midnight Friday until 6:00 PM Saturday. Two-to-four-inch snow accumulations, accompanied by wind gusts of up to 33 miles per hour, are possible.  The heaviest snow is expected from the pre-dawn hours through noon on Saturday.  Windy conditions could continue…

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Pilot Projects At Clarion, Edinboro Universities Aimed At Flexible Tutition And Fee Rates

The State System of Higher Education has approved pilot projects for five state-owned universities, including Clarion and Edinboro Universities, that are considered experiments in the potential use of flexible tuition and fee rates at the fourteen state-owned schools. The two-year program will also be tried out at California, East Stroudsburg and West Chester Universities. Clarion and…

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Erie Man Charged With Stealing From Dead Sister’s Butler County Estate

An Erie man faces charges following accusations that he stole items from his deceased sister’s home in northern Butler County and used the dead woman’s credit cards. Charges against 42 year-old Lonnie Bowers include forgery, theft and fraud. Police say Bowers spent some time with his sister and his brother-in-law in December at their home…

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Six Score As Penguins Outlast Islanders 6-4

Six Pittsburgh Penguins players scored on Thursday night in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 6-4 road win over the New York Islanders. Chris Kunitz, Sidney Crosby, Olli Maatta, Kris Letang, Evgeni Malkin and Brandon Sutter all found the net as the Pens opened up a 17-point lead in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division and nine-point advantages over Boston and…

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Former Pennsylvania Coach Mike Pettine, Jr. Named Cleveland Browns Coach

Former North Penn High School football coach Mike Pettine, Jr. has been named the new head coach of the NFL’s Cleveland Browns. Pettine replaces Rob Chudzinski, whom the Browns fired after just one season. North Penn won the PIAA “AAAA” football championship in 2003. Pettine followed his high school success by working for four seasons…

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