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Governor, County Leaders Want Expansion Of Pilot Block Grant Program

Governor Tom Corbett and leaders from many counties from around the Commonwealth are calling for the expansion of the pilot Human Services Block Grant Program to allow any county to opt in. The pilot is designed to give counties more flexibility in using state funding for human services programs, but some lawmakers say there has…

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Seneca Man Bound For Trial In Erie Shooting Incident

A Seneca man was bound for trial Tuesday during a preliminary hearing on charges that he fired shots at a public party in Erie. An Emlenton woman was seriously injured in the incident. 25 year-old Joshua Shields is accused of firing shots at the Erie Biker Ball at Rainbow Gardens in Erie in late April during an…

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Oil City Man Sentenced To Jail In Domestic Abuse Case

An Oil City man has been sentenced to one-to-two years in jail after his guilty plea to a reduced charge in a case in which he had been accused of physically assaulting a woman over a period of three days. The victim had claimed that 39 year-old Frank Glas had repeatedly hit and choked her…

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Haz-Mat Crews Called To Pinegrove Truck Rollover

Hazardous materials crews responded Tuesday afternoon to an accident involving a box truck carrying cleaning products on Davis Road in Pinegrove Township. State Police troopers say the 19 year-old truck driver and an 18 year-old passenger received minor injuries in the incident. A police report on the matter did not indicate that any hazardous spill…

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Chicora Woman Charged With Stealing Wedding Gifts At Weekend Reception

State Police say a Chicora woman has been charged after she was accused of stealing gifts at a wedding reception last Saturday night. Investigators say 40 year-old Jennifer Martz was charged after she allegedly stole about eleven cards from a reception table, took them into a bathroom and tried to stuff the cash and checks…

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Oil City School Board Outlines Renovation Plan Pending A Vote

The Oil City School Board has reportedly chosen one of the options presented by consultants regarding renovation plans involving the school district’s elementary schools. An official vote will be taken at a later date. The chosen plan would result in the construction of a new school facility for third- through fifth-graders, possibly on school property…

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Jackson Center Motorcycle Rider Hospitalized In Youngstown

A Jackson Center man has been hospitalized in Youngstown following the crash of his motorcycle on a road in New Vernon. State Police say a motorcycle operated by 48 year-old Brett Fetty left Lake Wilhelm Road on a curve and struck a culvert.  Fetty was thrown from the bike and sustained what troopers described as…

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Phone Scam Involves Use Of Pharmacy Chain Name

State Police investigators are warning residents not to be taken in by a new telephone scam in which callers claim a resident has won money through a well-known pharmacy chain. Most recently, an area resident was told she had won $18,000, but would be required to purchase something called a “green dot card” for $500…

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Five Reach Double Figures In Heat’s 103-84 Win Over San Antonio

It did not matter that LeBron James missed 10 of his first 12 shots on Sunday night.  James and four of his teammates finished in double figures, and the Miami Heat evened the NBA championship series at one game apiece with a 103-84 home win over the San Antonio Spurs. James made 7-of-17 shots overall, including one-of-three…

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Pirates Drop Finale In Chicago – Gerrit Cole To Start Tuesday vs. Giants

Cody Ransom slammed a three-run, seventh inning home run over Pittsburgh reliever Justin Wilson (5-1; 1.98 ERA) on Sunday, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 4-1 victory over the Pirates at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Wilson had relieved Pirates starter Jeff Locke in the sixth inning, following Locke’s 100th pitch of the ballgame.  The pitch…

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