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Former Heavyweight Champion Ken Norton Dies At Age 70

Ken Norton, just the second man to have beaten the legendary Muhammad Ali, died Wednesday at the age of 70. Norton was badly injured in a 1986 car accident, and never fully regained his physical mobility.  He had suffered several strokes over the past few years. Norton never won the heavyweight boxing title in the…

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Cranberry Burglary Suspect, Wanted Since September, 2012, Arrested In Erie

A Cranberry man who has been sought by law enforcement officials since September of last year was arrested in Erie this week. 25 year-old Tyler Rozanski was originally being sought in connection with Venango County charges filed against him in August, 2012.  Late last month, a State Police release also appeared to link Rozanski to…

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Clarion University Student From Cranberry Named Scholar-Athlete-Of-The-Year

A Clarion University student has been named Atlantic Region Women’s Scholar-Athlete-of-the-Year by the NCAA Division II Conference Commissioners’ Association. Hannah Heeter, from Cranberry, is a two-time Academic All-American, and won this year’s PSAC Female Pete Nevins Award as the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference’s scholar-athlete-of-the-year.  She is the first Clarion athlete to win Academic All-American honors…

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$400 Million Powerball Ticket Sold In South Carolina

Powerball Lottery officials say the lone jackpot-winning ticket purchased in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing was sold in Lexington, South Carolina. Previous to the drawing, game officials estimated the cash annuity value of the jackpot at a whopping $400 million.  The cash value was listed at $223 million, or about $134 million after taxes.  Those numbers will…

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Metcalfe Speaks Out Against Corbett Medicaid Proposals

A western Pennsylvania lawmaker has spoken out strongly against his own party’s Governor’s plan to utilize available federal Medicaid dollars to help the working poor. Republican state Representative Daryl Metcalfe, from Butler County, says the use of government tax dollars to buy insurance, and forcing taxpayers to pay for other people’s health care amount to…

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Annual Fall Gas Up Scheduled For Saturday

Drake Well Museum and Park will host the 29th Annual Fall Gas Up, sponsored by the Pioneer Steam and Gas Engine Society, this Saturday (Sept. 21) from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM. The event will feature antique engines, farm and oil field equipment, cars, trucks and models.  Drake Well’s Olin gas engine and pumping wells…

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Supreme Court Upholds State Law Allowing Abolitions Of Jury Commissioner Posts

The state Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed a ruling by Commonwealth Court that had upheld a state law that allows county commissioners to vote to abolish the positions of jury commissioners. The ruling came in an appeal by the Pennsylvania State Association of County Commissioners, and will be followed by the release of the highest court’s…

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Oil City Man Charged With Threats At Grove Avenue Address

An Oil City man was charged early Tuesday evening after he allegedly made threats against his neighbors and the police, and created a brief standoff with responding law enforcement officers. Oil City Police say 52 year-old Stephen Blauser is charged with aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and reckless endangerment. Police who responded to a call…

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Franklin Man Charged After Allegedly Threatening Three With A Pellet Gun

A Franklin man faces charges after he allegedly threatened three people with a pellet gun. Franklin City Police say the incident happened shortly before 10:00 PM Sunday on the 10-hundred block of Buffalo Street in Franklin.  Responding to a call that someone was brandishing a gun, officers say they arrested 28 year-old Montez Harris at a…

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Grove City Woman Charged In Thefts Through Intermediate Unit Credit Card

A Grove City woman who was charged last week after being accused of using her agency credit card for personal use has waived a preliminary hearing, and will face an arraignment hearing in Mercer County Court in November. 56 year-old Cecelia Yauger is accused of making more than $2,000 in purchases through a credit card…

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