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Seawolves Knot Eastern League Playoff Series With 12-Inning Home Victory

Jamie Johnson singled with two outs in the bottom of the 12th inning, and scored the game’s winning run all the way from first base on a bad throw on a subsequent ground ball, as the Erie Seawolves tied their Eastern League playoff series with Harrisburg at one game apiece with a 2-1 victory on…

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Remains Found Along French Creek Identified As 23 Year-Old Saegertown Man

The human remains found by two fisherman just off a trail leading to French Creek in Meadville’s Fifth Ward on Wednesday have been identified as those of a 23 year-old Saegertown-area man. The Crawford County Coroner’s office says the man was 23 year-old Daniel Proch, who was reported missing in May.  Coroner Scott Schell will…

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Crawford County To Continue Jury Commissioner Posts

Bucking a trend followed by many counties in Pennsylvania, including Venango and Clarion Counties, the Crawford County commissioners Thursday decided to continue the positions of county jury commissioners for now, and the posts will be placed on the general election ballots in Crawford County in November. The commissioners had decided last December to abolish the posts,…

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Shippenville Man Pleads Guilty In Attack On Teen Girl With Car Trouble

A Shippenville man entered guilty pleas this week in a plea bargain in a case in which he was accused of attacking a teenage girl whose car had broken down along a Clarion County highway in late March. In Clarion County Court, 23 year-old Ethan Hannold pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated assault, indecent assault,…

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Powerball Jackpot Tops $200 Million Again

Once again, the estimated annuity value of the jackpot in the Powerball Lottery game has jumped over the $200 million mark. Powerball officials on Thursday posted a $203 million estimate for Saturday night’s drawing.  This came after no one hit the jackpot on Wednesday. The estimated cash value for Saturday’s jackpot is posted at $115.5…

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Liriano Falters, Pirates Lose Series Finale In Milwaukee

Pittsburgh Pirates starter Francisco Liriano lasted only three innings on Wednesday night, giving up seven runs and seven hits, and the Pirates dropped the final game of a three-game affair in Milwaukee 9-3 to the Brewers. Liriano (15-7; 2.98 ERA) struck out four batters and walked two.  Two runs scored off Pirates reliever Stolmy Pimentel,…

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Former Venango County House Arrest Manager Charged With Rape And Bribery

A Knox man, who until December had been in charge of the Venango County Court Supervision house arrest monitoring program, has been charged with rape, bribery in official matters and other charges in a case in which he is accused of demanding sex from female offenders in exchange for promises to ignore positive tests for…

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Labor Day Weekend Crashes Were Down, But 11 Fatalities Were Reported

The number of automobile crashes to which the Pennsylvania State Police responded over the Labor Day holiday weekend dropped by 85 this year, but an agency spokesman says the number of fatalities in those incidents climbed from six to eleven. The higher fatality number was due, in part, to the fact that six people, including…

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Seawolves Drop Playoff Opener At Jerry Uht Park

Steven Souza homered to lead off the top of the ninth inning to give the Harrisburg Senators a 5-4 win over the Erie Seawolves on Wednesday night in the first game of a best-of-five Eastern League playoff series played at Jerry Uht Park in Erie. Playing in the postseason for the first time in six years,…

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Falling Tree Destroys Car, Snarls Traffic On Route 8 In Reno

Traffic on Route 8 in Reno was disrupted for more than an hour-and-a-half late Wednesday afternoon when a tree fell across the four-lane highway and onto a car whose driver had left the road in an attempt to avoid damage. Police officials say 44 year-old Dave Thomas, from Oil City, escaped injury when he swerved his…

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