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Pirates’ Bullpen Falters In 6-3 Home Loss To Miami

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ bullpen surrendered five runs in the top of the eighth inning on Tuesday night, blowing starting pitcher Charlie Morton’s 2-1 lead and setting up a 6-3 loss by the Pirates to the Miami Marlins (55-57). Two runs were charged to Jared Hughes (6-3; 1.94 ERA) who was charged with the loss, and…

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Oil City Man Accused Of Assaulting State Trooper, Threatening Nurses, Spitting On Doctor

An Oil City man was taken to the Venango County Jail on Tuesday after he was arraigned on charges connected with allegations that he assaulted a State Police trooper, threatened several emergency room nurses and spit on a doctor. Police officials say 31 year-old Joshua Scheffer was charged with aggravated assault, four counts of simple…

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Franklin Man Charged With Threats, Assault After Allegedly Following Woman For Blocks

A Franklin man was jailed Tuesday after police say he followed a woman for several blocks, allegedly threatening and assaulting the woman. Police reports indicate that 19 year-old Benjamin O’Dell may have followed the woman from Erie Street in Franklin’s Third Ward to the 1200-block of Elk Street.  A third party who reportedly saw the interaction…

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Counterfeit $50 Bills Invade Warren County Fair

Officials in Warren County say more than thirty counterfeit fifty-dollar bills were passed Monday night at the Warren County Fair in Pittsfield. The crime, currently under investigation, has spurred law enforcement officials to caution those in and around Pittsfield, and those who have attended the fair to take notice.  Officials of the McKean County Fair,…

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Bridge Work To Begin August 11 On Route 427 Bridge Near Cooperstown; No Detour Expected

PennDOT has announced that the rehabilitation work planned for a bridge on Route 427 near Cooperstown will begin on Monday (8/11). The $723,000 project will refurbish a 40 year-old bridge over Sugar Creek in Jackson Township about two-and-a-half miles north of Route 322 and seven-tenths of a mile south of the intersection with Patchel Run…

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Online Campaign Wants End To Amish Reality TV Series

The growing number of reality television programs focusing on Amish communities and lifestyles has resulted in a growing backlash in Lancaster County and elsewhere. Shows such as “Breaking Amish” and “Amish Mafia” often portray the Amish population in a less than positive light.  Now, a new program called “Amish Haunt” is scheduled for airing this fall,…

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Wednesday At The Venango County Fair – August 6

Wednesday night’s activities at the Venango County Fair will include 4-by-4 truck pulls, the dairy fitting contest, magic shows with David Lawrence and two dances – one for teenagers and the first-ever for kids ages 11 and under. The day’s events begin at 9:00 AM with the 4-H Pleasure Horse Show and the beef shows.  Also on…

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Some Officials Say Algae Contamination Has Not Reached Erie; Others Find Algae In Allegheny River

While travel officials in the Erie area are quick to point out that the algae that has affected drinking water in the Toldeo, Ohio area has not reached their part of Lake Erie, the Army Corps of Engineers is saying that a blue-green algae that may be hazardous to health has been discovered in the upper…

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Burglar Nets 299 Packs Of Cigarettes In Break-In At Cooperstown Supermarket

Store officials estimate a burglar or burglars made away with 299 packs of cigarettes in a weekend break-in at a supermarket in Cooperstown State Police investigators believe the incident occurred Sunday night or early Monday morning. Store management lists the value of the loss at over $1,900.  As of Tuesday morning, investigators had no suspects.

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22 Miles Of Interstate 80 In Clarion County To Be Resurfaced, Starting Next Week

PennDOT has announced that a 22-mile section of Interstate 80 in Clarion County will be resurfaced beginning next week (week of 8/11). The $25.7 million project will include concrete patching and repaving, and could continue through November.  It will include the I-80 stretches that run through Clarion, Paint and Monroe Townships. PennDOT says traffic will be…

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