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Polk Woman Hurt In Rollover On Old Route 8

Officials say a Polk woman was seriously injured in a rollover accident on Old Route 8 in Irwin Township in southern Venango County. State Police identified 19 year-old Kaitlin Felix as the driver of a car that left the road on a curve, rolled onto its roof, hit a concrete pipe, and settled back onto…

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Oil City Man Sentenced In New Castle Holdup

An Oil City man was sentenced last week to five to ten years in prison for a robbery committed in January at a bar and restaurant in New Castle. Investigators said 22 year-old Ward Wise had worked at the same establishment about three years ago. Wise had entered a guilty plea in Lawrence County Court…

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Clarion County Again Eliminates Jury Commssioner Posts

Now that a new version of a law allowing Pennsylvania counties to abolish the posts of jury commissioner has been enacted, the Clarion County commissioners have again voted to eliminate the positions, effective at the end of the year. As was the case in 41 other Pennsylvania counties, the Clarion County commissioners originally agreed to…

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Four Arrested For Underaged Drinking After Party Photos Show Up On Facebook

State Police at the Franklin station say four juveniles have been charged with underaged drinking after photos from their party appeared on Facebook. Charges were filed Friday in connection with what troopers say was a party on May 17 on Horsecreek Road in Cranberry Township. The names of those involved were not released.  Investigators did…

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World War II Re-Enactment Planned For The Oil Region

The Oil Region, including the route of the OC&T Railroad, will soon become the site of a World War II encampment and the re-enactments of a confrontation on a train between Allied and German forces. Re-enactors will begin arriving in the Titusville area on Friday (June 21), and on Saturday and Sunday afternoons they will…

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Giants Spoil Morton’s Return With 10-0 Win In Pittsburgh

The defending champion San Francisco Giants (34-31) ruined Charlie Morton’s return to the Pittsburgh Pirates’ starting rotation on Thursday night by pounding out 17 hits, and defeating the Bucs 10-0 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Making the game even more lopsided were the Pirates’ tally of only three hits, the Bucs’ three errors, and the…

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James, Wade Top 30 Pts., Heat Evens NBA Final At 2-2

LeBron James completed 15 of his 25 shots for 33 points, and Dwyane Wade added 32 points as the Miami Heat evened up the NBA championship series at two games apiece with a 109-93 victory over the Spurs in San Antonio on Thursday night. Chris Bosh added 20 points in the Heat win, and Ray…

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Oil City Man Faces Jail Time After Guilty Pleas In Two Cases

An Oil City man will be sentenced in September after entering guilty pleas this week in two cases — a child sex abuse incident from 2009 and the shooting of a hunter which occurred last November. 24 year-old William Hack entered pleas in Venango County Court on Thursday to a charge of indecent assault on a person…

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Meadville Bar Robbery Suspect Enters Guilty Plea, Will Testify Against 2nd Suspect

A Meadville-area man entered a guilty plea Thursday to a charge of conspiracy, and is expected to testify against a second suspect in the cases of a string of three late-night bar robberies in July, 2012. In a plea bargain in Crawford County Court, 45 year-old Harry Boyer had two other conspiracy charges, three counts…

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Two Franklin Women Charged With Harassing Ohio Senior

Two women from the Franklin area have been charged with harassment after police accused them of pushing an older man to the ground. State Police investigators say the incident happened shortly after midnight Friday morning at a location on Route 62 in Frenchcreek Township in western Venango County.  They identified the alleged victim as a…

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