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Venango County Again Abolishes Jury Commissioner Posts

The Venango County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously voted once again to abolish the posts of jury commissioner. The same action was taken last year following the passage of legislation in 2011 allowing Pennsylvania counties to make such a move.  42 of the Commonwealth’s 67 counties voted to eliminate their jury commissioner positions, but in March the State…

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Fred Shero Elected To Hockey Hall-Of-Fame

Defensemen Chris Chelios and Scott Niedermayer and forward Brendan Shanahan are the latest former NHL players to be elected into the Hockey Hall-of-Fame. The trio will be inducted in November along with Geraldine Heaney, the third woman to be enshrined, and Fred Shero, who led the Philadelphia Flyers to Stanley Cup championships in 1974 and…

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Sharon Man Sought By Police After CIRT Response In Sharon

Police in Mercer County were searching Tuesday for a Sharon man thought to be holed up in his home and facing assault and weapons charges. Police say they consider 43 year-old Kyle Cheza to be armed and dangerous. A raid was conducted Tuesday by the Mercer County Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) on Cheza’s home…

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Man Struck By Train In Butler County Identified

The man who was hit by a train in Butler County on Tuesday morning has been identified as 24 year-old Chad Elder, from Butler. The accident occurred shortly after 5:00 AM Tuesday morning on railroad tracks along Meridian Road in Penn Township.  Officials believe that Elder was sleeping on the tracks.  The train’s conductor said he…

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Final Three Suspects Sentenced In Texas-To-Crawford County Marijuana Ring

The last three of nine defendants in a Texas-to-Crawford County marijuana distribution investigation have been sentenced in Crawford County Court. 36 year-old Robert Conaway, from Meadville, was ordered to serve 3-to-5 years in state prison, and was fined $15,000.  25 year-old Adam Wood, from Venango, was sentenced to 12-to-24 months in state prison and a…

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Matt Cooke Leaves Pittsburgh For Minnesota

Free agent left wing Matt Cooke signed a three-year contract with the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, leaving the Pittsburgh Penguins as a free agent. The Minnesota pact is said to be worth 7-and-a-half million dollars.  Cooke will reportedly make one-and-a-half million dollars next season. Cooke played in all 48 regular season games in 2013, scoring…

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A’s Tally Only 3 Hits In 2-1 Win At Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers allowed only three hits in the first game of a three-game interleague home series with the Oakland Athletics on Monday night, but the A’s took advantage of their few opportunities and posted a 2-1 win over the Bucs at PNC Park. Josh Donaldson’s fourth-inning sacrifice fly in the fourth inning, and a…

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Safe, $6,000 Stolen In Rockland Store Burglary

State Police say about $6,000 was taken in the burglary of a country store in Rockland Township. Investigators say someone pried open a sliding window at a store on Pittsville Road, entered the establishment, and removed a safe containing the money, cigarettes and rolling papers. The break-in occurred sometime between 3:00 PM Sunday and 5:00…

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11 Year-Old Girl Charged With Transmitting Topless Photos

Authorities in Mercer County say charges are being filed against an eleven year-old girl who allegedly sent topless photos of herself to other youths. The charge filed by Grove City Police is the transmission of sexually explicit images. The incident was reported Friday.  Police say other juveniles are being investigated in the case. Police did…

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Utica Man Faces Charges Of Assault, Resisting Arrest And Public Intoxication

Oil City Police, responding to what was believed to be a medical call, say they arrested and charged a Utica man who was lying on a street early Saturday morning. The responding officers say the man then assaulted them after they arrived on the scene. Police responded shortly after 3:30 AM Saturday, and say they…

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