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REVISED: PennDOT Announces Venango County Road Work, Newly-Added Paving Projects

PennDOT has announced its road maintenance schedule for Venango County for the week of July 21. Side dozing work will be conducted on Route 8 and crack sealing on Route 417, both in Cherrytree Township.  Patching is scheduled for Nickelville Road (Route 2011) in Richland Township.  Ditch work is planned for Georgetown Road (Route 3003) in…

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Two Face Charges For “Tales Of Woe” Which Cost Elderly Victim Over $2,300

A Pleasantville man and a Titusville woman face charges after they were accused of continually hounding an 82 year-old Oil Creek Township woman for money, and according to State Police, costing the older woman more than $2,300 over a period of time. Investigators tell KQW that 32 year-old Ryan Young and 22 year-old Hannah Allen…

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Franklin Woman Hurt In Perrine Corners Crash

State Police officials in Jackson Center say a Franklin-area woman was seriously injured Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle collision at the Perrine Corners intersection in eastern Mercer County. Troopers report that a vehicle being operated on Route 965 by 24 year-old Angellea Page crossed the intersection into the path of a vehicle driven by 37 year-old James…

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Construction Worker, Three Others Injured When SUV Strikes Parked Work Zone Trailer

Four people, including a road worker who was inside a stationary construction trailer, were injured late last week when a Falls Creek woman’s S-U-V traveled through work zone barriers and slammed into a stopped car, knocking the car into the trailer. State Police officials from Clarion say the incident occurred on the westbound lanes of the…

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Pirates Sweep Rockies With Third Straight Come-From-Behind Victory

The Pittsburgh Pirates scored two times in the seventh inning of Sunday’s game to post their third straight come-from-behind victory over the Colorado Rockies, winning 5-3 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The win enabled the Pirates (52-46) to sweep the series with Colorado (40-58), and to move to within a game-and-a-half of first place in…

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McIlroy Holds On For Two-Stroke Victory In British Open

Rory McIlroy, leading by six strokes entering Sunday’s final round of The (“British”) Open, held on for a two-shot victory in the third of this years four Majors, winning the Claret Jug at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England. At age 25, McIlroy has won three legs of golf’s Grand Slam, needing only a triumph at…

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Section 1 Baseball Tourney Results – Meadville Wins Junior League Sectional In Cranberry

Section 1 Baseball Tournament  -  Games Involving District 25 Champions:   11-and-12 Year-Old Little League Baseball  (at Saegertown)  (Hosted by French Creek Valley American Little League):   Saturday, July 12 Punxsutawney 8, Union City 3 Clarion 5, Cochranton 3   Sunday, July 13 Winners’ Bracket Final  -  Clarion 12, Punxsutawney 0 Elimination Game  -  Union City 5, Cochranton…

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Franklin Police Track Down Hit-And-Run Suspect Due To Lost Tire

Franklin City Police officials say they were able to track down a suspect in a Sunday afternoon hit-and-run incident because he had lost a tire in the crash and left distinguishing marks on the pavement on city streets. The trail of road marks led police to a New York state man, identified later as 22…

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Heroin Seizures In Pennsylvania Reaching Record Highs

The millions of dollars worth of illegal drugs seized by the Pennsylvania State Police in the first six months of this year has included more than 41 kilograms of heroin. That figure, in just half a year, has already surpassed 2013′s total amount of 31.5 kilos.  State officials concede that the use of heroin in…

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Greenville High School Student Faces Sentencing On Forgery Charge In Counterfeit Money Case

A Greenville High School student faces sentencing on his guilty plea to a single count of forgery in a case in which he admitted printing counterfeit money which was being passed in Mercer County last winter. 18 year-old Nicholas Davis, from Hempfield Township, could be sentenced to five-to-ten years in prison. Davis was arrested through…

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