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Venango County Commissioners Approve Land Bank Ordinance

The Venango County Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a new land bank ordinance that would pave the way for the use of abandoned and tax-delinquent properties. The move authorizes the acquisition of such property by purchase or by transfer from the tax claim bureau. The next steps will be to determine who will be the first…

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Leeper Man Pleads Guilty To Taking A 13 Year-Old Girl Across State Lines For Sex

A Leeper man is to be sentenced in early December after he entered a guilty plea in Clarion County Court to a charge involving transporting a minor child across state lines for the purpose of sex. 33 year-old Joshua Baker was arrested in April, 2013 in South Dakota and was originally charged with kidnapping in…

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Former Titusville Police Officer Charged In Indecent Assault At Local Smoke Shop

A Titusville City Police officer who resigned eight days after accusations were levied claiming he had molested a female store clerk, has been charged by State Police with indecent assault and harassment. Officials claim that 55 year-old Clarence Peterson slipped up behind a woman who was stocking shelves at an Oil Creek Township tobacco shop and grabbed her…

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Franklin Man, Three Others Injured In Weekend ATV-Motorbike Crash In Forest County

A Franklin man and three Allegheny County residents were injured over the weekend in a collision between an all-terrain vehicle and a motorbike in Forest County. State Police officials from Marienville have just released the information regarding the accident which occurred on Pierson Hill Road in Kingsley Township shortly before 8:00 PM Saturday.  Troopers say…

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Pirates Send Sadler Back To Indy, Recall Cumpton Again

After one relief appearance in his most recent call-up from “AAA,” pitcher Casey Sadler has been optioned once again by the Pittsburgh Pirates back to Indianapolis. In the move, the Pirates again called back pitcher Brandon Cumpton. In previous stints with the parent club, Cumpton has made ten starts.  He has posted a 3-3 record…

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Pirates Use 4 Homers, 14 Hits To Beat Tigers 11-6

The Pittsburgh Pirates pounded 14 hits, including four home runs, and rebounded from a disappointing weekend with an 11-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers in the first game of a four-day, home-and-home interleague series played Monday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Travis Snider homered twice, and Russell Martin and Ike Davis went back-to-back in…

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McCutchen Placed On Disabled List, Retroactive To August 4

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Monday they have placed starting center fielder and reigning National League MVP Andrew McCutchen on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 4. McCutchen has been sidelined with a rib cartilage injury.  He will be eligible to return to the Pirates’ lineup on August 19.  McCutchen was hitting .311 with 17…

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Helicopter Project To Identify Abandoned Oil And Gas Wells On State Land From The Air

The U.S. Department of Energy announced Monday that, starting Friday (8/15), helicopter surveillance will be used to identify long-abandoned oil and gas wells on certain state-owned public properties. Oil Creek State Park will be included in the project. The survey is sponsored by the Energy Department’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, and it is being conducted…

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West Nile Virus Case In Philadelphia County Is The State’s First Of 2014

Pennsylvania has reported its first likely case of West Nile Virus in a human this year. State health officials say its appears a Philadelphia County man who had been hospitalized earlier this summer had the disease.  The man has since recovered. The risk of infection from West Nile Virus is usually highest in August and…

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Oil City’s First Super Spectacular Saturday Will Feature “Margaritaville” Celebration

The Oil City Arts Council says its first annual Super Spectacular Saturday will be held Saturday evening (8/16) and will be presented as a “Margaritaville-themed celebration.” The evening in Justus Park will feature “Margaritaville headliners” Zoot Island from Pittsburgh. The event will also include fireworks, children’s activities, giveaways, a photo booth, hot dogs and homemade…

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