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No Injuries In Barkeyville-Area Fire; Heat Lamps Blamed For Blaze

No injuries were reported in that fire that raged through a barn in the Barkeyville area on New Years night. Firefighters from five companies reported to the Al Henry farm on Mill Road in Irwin Township shortly before 10:00 PM Wednesday.  They were on the scene for about three hours, and were able to keep…

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Information Released On Pennsylvania’s Higher Gasoline Tax

The state Department of Revenue announced Thursday that the first hikes in fuel prices under Pennsylvania’s new transportation funding law amount to 9.5 cents per gallon for gasoline and nearly 13 cents per gallon for diesel fuel. Those taxes and the state’s drivers licensing and motor vehicle fees are to be increased in increments, mostly…

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O’Brien Leaves Penn State; Search For Successor Begins

As the school confirmed that football coach Bill O’Brien is leaving to take the position of head football coach with the NFL’s Houston Texans, Penn State athletic director Dave Joyner stressed Thursday that a search for a successor should take “a matter of days, not weeks.” O’Brien has coached the Nittany Lions for two seasons,…

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Steelers’ Opponents For 2014 Announced

Pittsburgh Steelers fans now know who their team will be facing in the NFL’s 2014 regular season. The actual dates and starting times will be announced this spring. In addition to playing their AFC North rivals Cleveland, Cincinnati and Baltimore, the Steelers will host New Orleans, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Houston and Tampa Bay. Road opponents,…

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Pens Drop 2-1 New Years Eve Decision In New Jersey

Martin Brodeur (12-8-3) improved to 48-28-5 against the Pittsburgh Penguins, stopping 19 of 20 shots on Tuesday afternoon in the New Jersey Devils’ 2-1 win over the Pens in Newark. Pittsburgh, which had won 14 of their previous 16 games this season, has beaten the Devils in only three of 16 games played in Newark…

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National Fuel Projects Stable Natural Gas Prices For Next Winter

National Fuel Gas Distribution Company announced Thursday that their annual mandatory filing with the state’s Public Utility Commission for their projected Purchased Gas Cost beginning next August 1 should leave natural gas prices for their customers virtually unchanged. As a matter of fact, if the projection is approved as filed, the average customer would see…

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Pedestrian Struck By Car On Old Fryburg Road; Police Seek Hit-And-Run Driver

The State Police in Forest County say they have been searching since Monday morning for the driver of a car who struck a pedestrian at a Clarion County intersection and then fled the scene. The incident occurred around 9:30 AM Monday at the intersection of Old Fryburg and Fasenmyer Road in Washington Township.  Injured was…

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Vehicle Rolls Down Oil City Street, Jumps Guardrail, Lands On Roof Near The Bottom Of A Hill

Oil City Police have released some of the details of a dramatic crash on the hillside on Oil City’s North Side at about 10:30 AM on Tuesday morning. Accident investigators say a vehicle with faulty brakes rolled over on Gay Street, crashed through a guardrail and landed on its roof in the valley below near the street’s…

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Two Arrested In Weekend Burglary In Rocky Grove

Two local residents face charges that include theft following their arrests this week in connection with a burglary at a Rocky Grove residence last weekend. Sugarcreek Borough Police say 21 year-old Eric Reed and 19 year-old Michael Shoffstall were arraigned on multiple charges, and were lodged in lieu of bail in the Venango County Jail.…

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Two Escape Injury In Rollover Near Kossuth

Two people from the DuBois area escaped injury early Tuesday afternoon when the vehicle in which they were riding rolled over three times on Route 322 near Kossuth. State Police officials say 18 year-old Tia Snyder was driving east on the snow-covered highway shortly after noon Tuesday when her vehicle traveled off the left side of…

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