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Autumn Leaf Festival Wraps Up With CUP Homecoming Weekend, Parade, Jr. Olympics

The climactic weekend of Clarion’s annual Autumn Leaf Festival features Clarion University’s Homecoming events, the festival parade and Junior Olympics events, among many other things. CUP’s Alumni Association’s parade reception will be held from 10:00 AM until noon Saturday (Sept. 28) in the Hart Chapel parking lot.  The Tournament of Leaves parade steps off at noon. Clarion’s…

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49ers Even Record At 2-2 With 35-11 Victory At St. Louis

Frank Gore rushed for 153 yards and a touchdown, and Colin Kaepernick threw two scoring passes Thursday night as the San Francisco 49ers (2-2) evened their record with a 35-11 win over the Rams in St. Louis. Kaepernick found Anquan Boldin and Vernon Davis with TD strikes.  Anthony Dixon and Kendall Hunter added touchdown runs.…

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Judge Sentences Shawn Carr To 20-To-60 More Years

A judge in Jefferson County has handed a man who was sentenced to 8-to-16 years in prison in the heroin-related death of a 19 year-old woman to 20-to-60 more years for parole violations involving four other previous cases. Judge John Foradora sentenced 30 year-old Shawn Carr to four consecutive 5-to-15-year terms in a series of…

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Alumni Concert Added To Oil City Homecoming Events

The Oil City High School Homecoming weekend this year will include more than just a football game, a pep rally and a dance.  The high school music department is planning an alumni band and choir concert for Sunday afternoon (Sept. 29) at 4:30 PM. The event will be held in the high school auditorium. Organizers say…

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Allegheny River Trail Tops Rails-To-Trails Conservancy’s Fall Top 10 List

The Allegheny River Trail in Venango and Clarion Counties tops a list of great trails for fall use unveiled this week by the Rails-To-Trails Conservancy. Blogging on “Trails in the News” on the group’s rails-to-trails.org website, Jake Lynch places the trail atop his top-ten list in an article with the bulky title, “The Alternative List:…

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Online Service Now Available For Replacement PA. Drivers Licenses, Photo I-D’s

PennDOT says it is now possible for Pennsylvania residents to obtain online replacements for drivers licenses and state-issued photo identification cards. When applying, you must enter your drivers license or photo I-D number, your date of birth and the last four digits of your Social Security number.  After applying, online customers seeking a replacement drivers license…

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Friday At The Autumn Leaf Festival

With the busiest of two festival weekends just ahead, Friday’s activities at the annual Autumn Leaf Festival in Clarion will once again include daytime events. A Farmers and Crafters Day will be held from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM on Main Street from 2nd Avenue to 8th Avenue, and an arts-and-crafts show will run from…

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Tidioute Charter School Honored With National Blue Ribbon Award

The Tidioute Community Charter School learned this week that the school has been designated a Blue Ribbon Award winner by the United States Department of Education. Tidioute Charter is one of just 286 schools across the country that were so honored this year. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors schools which rank among their state’s highest-performing…

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Oil City Man Faces Charges Involving Sales Of Firearms, Gold

An Oil City man, who was the subject of an investigation involving allegations that he was operating a business without the proper licensing, has been ordered held for court on other charges, concerning accusations that he was illegally transferring firearms and dealing in precious metals without a license. 45 year-old Robert Piercy, who was the owner…

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Rocky Grove Couple Accused Of Stealing From Home They Watched In Foreclosure

A Rocky Grove couple has been charged following accusations they stole from a Mercer County home they were hired to care for following the building’s foreclosure. James and Ella Baker, both age 33, are charged in Mercer County Court with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. The Bakers reportedly were hired to maintain a…

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