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Steelers Acquire Running Back Felix Jones

The Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday traded linebacker Adrian Robinson to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for running back Felix Jones. The 26 year-old Jones is expected to help shore up a running back corps that includes injured backs Isaac Redman, LaRod Stephens Howling and rookie Le’Veon Bell. Jones was a first-round draft pick of the…

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School Zone, School Bus Safety Urged As Classes Resume

With the resumption of classes this week, safety officials are urging motorists to utilize caution near school zones and street crossings, and around school buses. PennDOT reminds drivers that state law requires a motorist approaching a school bus with its red lights flashing and “stop arm” extended to come to a stop at least ten feet…

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Rockland Man Dies In Shippenville Lumber Company Accident

A Rockland man died Friday in an industrial accident at a lumber company in the Shippenville area. Accident investigators say 56 year-old Kenneth Nichols died Friday morning after he was crushed by machinery while he was replacing an hydraulic lift. Nichols was pronounced dead a little more than an hour-and-a-half after the incident at a…

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I-80 Traffic Affected By Spilled Load Of Frozen Foods

Traffic on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 near Barkeyville was disrupted early Saturday morning when a trailer load of frozen foods was spilled out onto the highway. State Police accident investigators say the incident occurred shortly after 4:00 AM Saturday when a tractor-trailer, driven by 48 year-old Kenneth Knitz, from Deshler, Ohio, sideswiped a…

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Oil City Woman Injured In Halyday Run Road Rollover

An Oil City woman was injured Friday morning in a rollover accident on Halyday Run Road in Cornplanter Township. State Police officials say a car driven by 70 year-old Elizabeth Bowser went into a ditch and rolled over. Bowser was taken to UPMC-Northwest in Cranberry.  An injury report was not available.

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Board Of Local Officials Suspends Workforce Investment Board Members

The Board of Chief Local Elected Officials of the Northwest Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board has responded to the results of a state audit that revealed wasteful and extravagant spending by the W.I.B. by suspending the 22 members of the W.I.B., and naming themselves as W.I.B. officers for the 90-day duration of an agency restructuring period.…

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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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