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Winter Weather To Return – Wednesday Morning Update

Weather forecasters are telling us to prepare for another bout – however brief – of winter weather, beginning Wednesday (3/12). A Winter Weather Advisory has been posted by the National Weather Service for most of the Oil Region, effective from 11:00 AM Wednesday until 4:00 AM Thursday, but a Winter Storm warning is in effect…

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Two Hurt In Cook Forest Trail Erosion Mishap

Two people were hurt early Tuesday afternoon when a portion of a trail in Cook Forest gave way, and the hikers slid down an embankment. Reports indicate officials from the Summerville Fire Department rescued the injured parties using what was described as a hovercraft. The identities of the injured hikers were not released, and there…

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Naked Man Invades Slippery Rock Apartment

State Police officials in Butler County are searching for a man who is accused of entering an unlocked apartment in Slippery Rock late Monday night. One of the residents of the apartment said the man was naked except for the white socks he was wearing! The resident who spotted the man immediately called the police,…

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State Deer Harvest Up Three Percent In 2013

The Pennsylvania Game Commission reports that the state deer harvest for the 2013 seasons marked an increase of about three percent over the total deer taken in the previous year. The Game Commission estimates that hunters took 352,920 deer in the seasons which concluded early this calendar year, a total that was more than 9,800…

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Local Police Warn Of Fradulent Checks Sent Through The Mail

The latest scam circulating the Oil Region seems to be an attempt to capitalize on recent stories involving incidents of random kindness having been reported across the country – stories of people handing out money to total strangers. Franklin City Police officials are warning local residents to be wary of the receipt of a mailing which may…

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Harrisville Man Hospitalized After Car Strikes A Boulder And A Tree

A Harrisville man was hospitalized in Grove City on Tuesday afternoon after his car left a Mercer County highway, struck a boulder and then hit a tree. Police officials say 21 year-old Devon Herbert was traveling east on Amsterdam Road in Liberty Township when the crash occurred. There was no immediate word as to the…

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Fire Destroys Eight-Family Apartment Complex Outside Meadville

Investigators believe a fire that destroyed an eight-family apartment complex east of Meadville early Tuesday morning began in the basement of the complex.  A State Police fire marshal has been called in to try to determine the cause. The fire was reported at about 4:30 AM, and all occupants of the complex escaped safely. Eight…

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Candidates’ Primary Petition Filing Deadline Arrives

The arrival of March 11 has brought with it the deadline for political candidates in the Republican and Democratic Parties in Pennsylvania to file their nominating petitions for eligibility to run in the May primary elections. The primaries are scheduled for Tuesday, May 20. Third-party candidates and independents, who will not be on the primary…

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Monday Fire Destroys Garage, Classic Car

A fire that destroyed a garage and a classic car that was stored inside in Plum Township on Monday afternoon is believed to have started when embers from a wood stove ignited a nearby pile of wood. Four fire companies responded shortly before 2:00 PM Monday. No injuries were reported due to the blaze at…

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Meadville Man Pleads Guilty To Setting Apartment Fire After Fight With Baby’s Mother

A Meadville-area man entered guilty pleas Monday in Crawford County Court to charges of arson and endangering the welfare of a child in a 2012 incident in which he was accused of setting an apartment fire following a fight with the baby’s mother. 28 year-old Ryan Pasquito will be sentenced in April.  In a plea…

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