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Clarion Doctor Arraigned On Drug And Sex Charges

A Clarion doctor was arraigned last week on charges connected with the alleged over-prescriptions of controlled substances and his alleged sexual relationships with female patients for whom he allegedly provided drugs. 67 year-old Thomas Radecki faces at least 23 charges, according to information provided by the office of Kathleen Kane, Pennsylvania’s Attorney General.  Kane says,…

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Former Clarion Teacher Sentenced In Child Sex Abuse Cases

A former Clarion High School shop teacher was sentenced last week to 10-to-20 years in state prison following his guilty pleas last January in two cases in which he had been accused of sexually assaulting young boys. Accusations against 62 year-old Gary Weckerly, from Sligo, stemmed from incidents reported to have occurred in 1987, and…

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Deckards Road Bridge To Be Replaced

PennDOT says a 61 year-old bridge in Wayne Township in southeastern Crawford County will be replaced in a nearly three-month project which begins Monday (Aug. 19). The current 49-foot bridge takes Deckards Road over Deckards Run.  It is located about a quarter-mile east of the intersection with Route 173, and three-quarters of a mile west…

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Franklin Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing Veterans Markers From Franklin Cemetery

A Franklin-area man entered a guilty plea in Venango County Court this week in a case in which he was accused of stealing nearly fifty veterans markers from grave sites in Franklin Cemetery in Rocky Grove last summer. The thefts were discovered in July, 2012.  Sugarcreek Borough Police say 28 year-old Preston Guisewite was arrested…

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Cards Beat Bucs In Extra Innings Again

Matt Holliday drove home Matt Carpenter with the winning run in the bottom of the 12th inning on Thursday afternoon, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals (69-51) to their second extra-inning win in three days over the Pittsburgh Pirates, and moving the Cards back to within two games of first-place St. Louis in the National League…

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Olympics Wrestler Jimmy Carr, From Erie, Dies Of Injuries From July Car Crash

Jimmy Carr, who in 1972 became the youngest freestyle wrestler to compete for an Olympics medal, died Thursday from injuries he sustained in a car crash last month. Carr was 58. Carr qualified for the United States Olympics team while still a student at Erie East High School, and was 17 when he competed in…

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Clarion University To Lay Off Many; Plan Would End Of College Of Music Education

Clarion University announced Thursday a restructuring plan that would include the layoffs of as many as 40 employees, and the intention to dissolve the school’s College of Education. The layoffs could include as many as 22 faculty members.  In addition to those 40 job moves, 14 other position vacancies will go unfilled. The University Workforce Plan,…

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Oil City Man Pleads Guilty In Physical Assault On 13 Month-Old Boy

An Oil City man faces sentencing next month following his guilty pleas Thursday in a case in which he was accused of physically abusing a 13 month-old boy who was in his care. 22 year-old Dustin Irwin entered guilty pleas to charges of simple assault and reckless endangerment in a plea bargain in which other…

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Emlenton Man Faces Sex Charges Concerning 14 Year-Old Girl

An Emlenton-area man was charged Thursday following accusations that he had on at least two occasions engaged in sex with a 14 year-old girl. State Police at the Franklin station say 24 year-old Donald Delo was arraigned on numerous counts, including statutory sexual assault and the corruption of minors. Investigators say the incidents occurred at…

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Sigel Man Sentenced To State Prison In Drug Death Of Brookville Woman

A Sigel man was sentenced this week to 8-to-16 years in state prison and four years probation in the drug-related death of a Brookville woman in January. 30 year-old Shawn Carr entered guilty pleas last month to charges of drug delivery involving death, the delivery of a controlled substance, abuse of a corpse and the…

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