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Two Fires Battled Tuesday In Crawford County

Officials battled fires in two different areas of Crawford County on Tuesday. One blaze caused damage to a mobile home located in a trailer park along Route 322 in the Carlton area very near the Venango County line.  No one was home when the fire erupted shortly before 8:30 AM. An initial investigation leads fire…

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House Committee Postpones Meeting On Transportation Funding Amendments

The state House Transportation Committee on Tuesday postponed a scheduled meeting in which they were to have considered some 110 amendments to the Senate’s massive transportation funding bill. The House bill is, in effect, a third plan to provide additional funding for roads, bridges, mass transit and other transportation needs.  Governor Tom Corbett’s original plan…

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Pedro Alvarez Named Player-of-the-Week

For the third time in his fairly brief Major League career, Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez has been named National League Player-of-the-Week. Alvarez hit .414 (12-for-29), slugged home runs in four consecutive games, led the league with ten RBI’s and recorded at least one hit in all seven of the Pirates’ games, raising his current…

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Blackhawks Win Stanley Cup Title For 2nd Time In 4 Years

With about 90 seconds remaining in the sixth game of the NHL Stanley Cup final, the homestanding Boston Bruins led the visiting Chicago Blackhawks, and it appeared that a seventh game was being forced, which would have been played Wednesday in Chicago. Then, the Blackhawks’  Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland scored goals that came just…

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UCLA Captures First Game In College World Series

UCLA won the first game of the best-of-three College World Series on Monday night, besting Mississippi State 3-1 in Omaha. The Bruins scored on a first-inning RBI single by Pat Valaika and a two-run double in the fourth inning by Eric Filia. Mississippi State’s best chance came in the fourth inning when they loaded the…

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Three School Boards Approve New Budgets – Cranberry Plan Includes A Tax Hike

The Franklin Area, Valley Grove and Cranberry Area School Boards all approved the final readings of 2013-2014 budgets on Monday.  Only the Cranberry spending plan will include a real estate tax hike. The Franklin board voted 5-to-1 to okay a $30-million budget which includes a $250,000 shortfall to be made up from money from a…

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Clintonville Man’s Truck Strikes Building Along Route 257

A Clintonville man was injured Tuesday morning when his pickup struck a building along Route 257 in Cranberry Township. State Police troopers say a truck operated by 61 year-old Randolph Painter left the road around 4:00 AM, jumped a curb, traveled through a flower bed, and hit a building near the Route 257 intersection with…

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Twelve Charged In Clarion Drug Sales Investigations

Clarion County law enforcement officials say twelve people have been arrested on warrants involving the sales and delivery of various illegal narcotics. The suspects live in Clarion, Tionesta, Emlenton, Shippenville, Crown, Corsica, Cooksburg and Brookville.  The drugs include bath salts, morphine, marijuana and various synthetic drugs. Ten of the twelve suspects were arrested over the early…

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Oil City Man Charged With Harming Child

An Oil City man has been charged in connection with injuries sustained by a child. Oil City Police say 21 year-old Dustin Irwin was charged in a physical assault that occurred shortly after midnight Friday morning.  Investigators say a 13 month-old boy suffered cuts and bruises to the neck and face.  The youngster was treated at UPMC…

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Bucs Score Seven In 9th And 10th, Complete Sweep Of Angels With 10-9 Sunday Win

The Pittsburgh Pirates scored three runs in the ninth inning to force extra play, added four runs in the tenth inning, and then held on for a 10-9 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday in Anaheim, and their first-ever interleague series sweep on the road. Pedro Alvarez homered for the fourth straight game. …

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