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Cranberry Man Sought Since September Wanted On Charges In May Burglary

State Probation and Parole officials and the Pennsylvania State Police say they are looking for a Cranberry Township man who absconded his court-ordered supervision last fall and is now wanted in a May burglary incident. According to a release from Venango County Crimestoppers, the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole has been looking for 25…

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Holiday Travel Period Begins; Police Presence To Be Expanded On Highways

Travel experts say Friday is expected to be the busiest day for Labor Day holiday travel, and drivers can expect to find a ramped-up police presence on the nation’s highways. Here in Pennsylvania, a late summer campaign against intoxicated drivers started earlier this month, but this weekend police will also increase their attempts at combatting aggressive…

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Newcomer Byrd Homers, Morton Wins Again, Bucs Beat Brewers 7-1

In his first game for the Pittsburgh Pirates, right fielder Marlon Byrd slammed a three-run home run, helping lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-1 win Wednesday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.  The victory moved the Bucs back to within a half-game of the first-place St. Louis Cardinals, who were blanked 10-0 by Cincinnati.…

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Sligo Man Gets Jail Time On Assault Charges In Father’s Death

A Sligo man who was acquitted of murder but convicted of both aggravated and simple assault in the death of his father last year was sentenced Wednesday to 70-to-140 months in state prison. 55 year-old James Shimmons was convicted of the assault charges earlier this month in a Clarion County Court case surrounding the death…

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Ohio Man Charged In Stoneboro Bar Fight; Jackson Center Man Hospitalized

An Ohio man has been charged after a bar fight in Stoneboro left a Jackson Center man unconscious. State police from the Mercer County station say 42 year-old Michael Pegish, from Toledo, faces a preliminary hearing next Wednesday. Police say Pegish and 23 year-old Tanner Edwards were involved in a fight at a bar on…

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Search For Franklin Couple Wanted In Assault Incidents Continues

Venango County Crimestoppers says police continue to search for a Franklin couple in connection with a pair of physical assaults on women last month. Law enforcement officials say they have been unable to locate either 27 year-old Terence Loggins or 28 year-old Virginia Umstead. Police say the pair were identified as the man and woman…

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DCNR’s Forestry Bureau Looks For Public Comment On Five-Year Plan

The state’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources would like the public’s input as they prepare to update their five-year plan. Their online survey is part of the Bureau of Forestry’s efforts to update the State Forest Resource Management Plan.  The survey helps the DCNR when it makes decisions on the management of forestry development…

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Flooding Affects Venango County On Wednesday

A slow-moving storm system dumped as much as three inches of rain on parts of Venango County, causing flooding problems on more than a dozen roads and for at least one railroad line. The downpours, mostly late Wednesday morning, prompted a flood warning to be issued around midday by the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh. …

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July Unemployment Improves In Most Oil Region Counties

Unemployment numbers climbed in just 14 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties in the month of July.  They averaged to a statewide unemployment rate of 7.5 percent. In our part of the Oil Region, only Forest County saw a higher jobless number than in the month of June.  Unemployment in Forest County climbed from 9.4 percent to 9.6 percent. Venango…

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PennDOT Looks For Public Input On State’s 12-Year Transportation Program

PennDOT is looking for online input from the public on their state transportation priorities as part of an update to Pennsylvania’s 12-Year Transportation Program. The program is used as a blueprint for the priority of state transportation projects. For the first time a public meeting will be held on a webcast that will include updates…

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