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Youngstown Man Hospitalized After Fall At McConnell’s Mill

An unidentified Youngstown man was hospitalized Monday after he fell about twenty feet from a rock ledge at McConnell’s Mill State Park and into Slippery Rock Creek. Reports from Butler County indicate that a 26 year-old man left a marked path at the Kildoo Waterfall and fell while attempting to take photos. Emergency medical services…

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New Scam Uses Name Of Meadville’s Hospital

Crawford County officials say county residents have been receiving telephone calls from people claiming to be hospital staffers, and offering the recipients of their calls the use of emergency call systems. Apparently the callers hint that the units are free, but say that they need to have the costs of shipping and handling paid. Law…

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D-10, D-9 First-Round Baseball, Softball Matchups

District 9 “A” Softball – Monday, May 20 Ridgway at Keystone Clarion-Limestone at Coudersport Kane at Port Allegany   District 9 “AA” Softball  -  Tuesday, May 21 Cranberry at Karns City   District 10 “AA” Baseball – Tuesday, May 21 Franklin vs. Saegertown  -  6:30 PM  -  Ainsworth Field, Erie Titusville vs. Wilmington  -  1:30…

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State Unemployment Rate Falls To 7.6 Percent

The state Department of Labor and Industry says Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.6 percent in April. The number marks a three-tenths of a percentage point decrease from March unemployment, tallied at 7.9 percent, and compares to the national jobless rate for April which stood at 7.5 percent. The Pennsylvania numbers show that employment opportunities in…

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Franklin School Board To Vote On Proposed Budget With Tax Hike

The Franklin Area School Board will take their first vote Monday night on a proposed 2013-2014 budget that will include a real estate tax increase. As of last Monday night’s work session, the spending plan totaled a little more than $30.2 million dollars, and included a deficit of over $155,000.  That version of the budget…

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PennDOT’s YouTube Channel Is Up And Running

PennDOT announced Monday that its new YouTube channel has begun functioning. Initially, the channel’s features include educational and safety videos, features on PennDOT operations and initiatives, and time lapse video from the recent Interstate 81 tanker fire.  Eventually, the department will add videos featuring their highway safety efforts and their maintenance operations. PennDOT Secretary Barry…

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Pens Lose Lead In Final Minute, Drop Game Three 2-1 In Double OT

Ottawa’s first goal of the game, by Daniel Alfredsson with 29 seconds remaining in regulation, tied game three of their Stanley Cup Playoff series with the Pittsburgh Penguins, and Colin Greening scored the game-winner 7:39 into the second extra period, as the Senators defeated the Pens 2-1 in double overtime in Ottawa on Sunday night.…

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Alvarez Homers, Locke Wins 4th In Bucs 1-0 Victory Over Houston

Pedro Alvarez hit his eighth home run of the season down the left field line in the fifth inning for the game’s only score in a 1-0 shutout victory on Sunday afternoon for Jeff Locke and the Pittsburgh Pirates (26-18) over the Houston Astros at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Locke (4-1; 2.73 ERA) pitched a three-hitter over…

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Sandy Lake Man Dies In Car Rollover Near Greenville

A Sandy Lake man died early Saturday morning when his car left a Mercer County road and rolled over several times. State Police troopers at the Mercer station in Jackson Center say 21 year-old Cody Lawrence was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash shortly after 3:30 AM Saturday. Accident investigators say Lawrence’s car…

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Guys Mills Man Dies In ATV Crash

A Guys Mills man died late Friday night when his all-terrain vehicle crashed near Meadville. State Police troopers at the Meadville station say 43 year-old Timothy Waddingham lost control of his ATV on a curve on Hinkson Road in East Mead Township.  The vehicle rolled several times. Troopers say Waddingham had not been wearing a…

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