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Ohio Woman Dies In Interstate 80 Rollover Crash

An Ohio woman died early Friday as the result of a vehicle rollover on Interstate 80 west of Mercer. State Police say 34 year-old Sharla Ranttila, from Girard, lost control of her vehicle on the highway’s westbound lanes shortly before 6:00 AM Friday.  The vehicle traveled off the road, struck an embankment and rolled over numerous times. Troopers did…

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Seneca Man Sentenced To 10-To-40 Years In The Rape Of A Child

A Seneca man was sentenced Friday to 10-to-40 years in state prison following his convictions in June on charges that included the rape of a child. 53 year-old Stuart Proper was also ordered by Venango County Court to register with the state as a sex offender. A jury had deliberated for only an hour-and-a-half in…

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Sugarcreek Woman Charged For Transmitting Photos Of Teenage Girl

A Sugarcreek Borough woman was charged this week with two counts of invasion of privacy after she allegedly transmitted two photos of a partially-undressed teenage girl with her cell phone. Sugarcreek Borough Police say 41 year-old Paula Cielepak is accused of taking two questionable pictures of a fifteen year-old girl, and sending them via her phone…

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Pleasantville Couple Jailed After Domestic Dispute

Two Pleasantville residents were jailed Friday morning after police say they physically assaulted each other during a domestic dispute. State Police say 24 year-old Anthony Walinski and 24 year-old Pamela Valverde were both charged with simple assault after the incident reported at a location on East State Street in Pleasantville.  Both were committed to the…

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Liriano, Jones Star As Pirates Tie Cards For First Place

Francisco Liriano (15-6) threw two-hit shutout baseball for eight innings, Garrett Jones went 3-for-4 with four RBI’s, and the Pittsburgh Pirates tied the St. Louis Cardinals for first place in the National League Central Division with a 5-0 shutout of the Cards on Friday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The win was Liriano’s career-high…

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Brewers Blank Bucs 4-0; Pirates To Square Off With St. Louis

Yovani Gallardo and Brandon Kintzler combined on a 6-hit shutout on Thursday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, and the Milwaukee Brewers blanked the Pirates 4-0 in the rubber game of a three-game series. Gallardo (10-9; 4.39 ERA) surrendered the six hits over seven innings, striking out five batters and walking one.  Kintzler retired six…

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Ginn Stars In Panthers Win; Steelers End Preseason At 0-4

Ted Ginn, Jr. caught five passes for 149 yards, including two touchdown throws from Derek Anderson, and the Carolina Panthers posted a 25-10 home preseason victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers ended exhibition play at 0-4, and will host the Tennessee Titans in their regular season opener on September 8. In Thursday’s win, Carolina…

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Pirates Send Reliever Vic Black To Mets As Player-To-Be-Named-Later

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Thursday that they have sent right-handed relief pitcher Vic Black to the New York Mets as the player-to-be-named-later in the trade earlier this week in which the Bucs acquired veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd and veteran catcher John Buck. Black had recorded 17 saves and a 2.51 ERA with the Pittsburgh’s “AAA”…

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Pretrial Hearing Held For Cochranton-Area Murder Suspects

Two Cochranton-area women facing trial in the murder of an Ohio woman went through a pretrial hearing in Crawford County Court on Thursday. 20 year-old Ashley Barber and 19 year-old Jade Olmstead are charged in the murder of 19 year-old Brandy Stevens. from Beaver Township, Ohio in May, 2012.  The victim’s body was found in…

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Reno Man Sentenced To State Prison For Fondling Female Inmates At County Jail

A Reno man who once served as a corrections officer at the Venango County Jail in Franklin was sentenced this week to 18 months to ten years in state prison on charges prompted by allegations from female inmates that he had fondled them while he was on duty. 51 year-old William Hunter must also register with…

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