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Reward Offered In Arson Fire At Conneaut Lake Beach Club

A reward of up to $15,000 has been offered for information that leads to an arrest in the arson fire that destroyed the Beach Club and Dockside Bar at Conneaut Lake Park on August 1. Damages have been estimated at over $750,000.  An investigation by a State Police fire marshal could not determine the cause.…

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Letter And Phone Scams Exposed By Law Enforcement Officials

The Franklin City Police Department is warning businesses not to respond to certain letters that are being received telling business owners they must fill out an information form and return it with a $125 payment to ensure that state records about their businesses are current. The letters were not sent by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. …

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Oil City Man Charged With Assaulting Woman

An Oil City man has been charged with assaulting a woman during a domestic dispute early Tuesday morning. Oil City Police say 19 year-old Joel Rinker is accused of pushing a woman to the ground, biting the woman and pulling her hair.  The incident was reported shortly after 12:30 AM near an Orange Street intersection. …

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Arrow Fired At Oil City Convenience Store

The Oil City Police Department would like to know who fired an arrow at an Oil City convenience store. The incident occurred shortly after 2:00 last Friday at a store at the intersection of Center and Plummer Streets.  The arrow hit the Plummer Street side of the building, and although there were people in the…

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Marte’s Miscue Leads To Pirates’ Fourth Straight Loss

Starling Marte dropped a routine fly ball in left field midway through what would otherwise have been a game-clinching 1-2-3 ninth-inning save by Mark Melancon, and the Pittsburgh Pirates went on to lose their fourth straight baseball game, 4-3 in 14 innings in St. Louis on Tuesday night. Daniel Descalso reached second base on the…

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North Country Scenic Trail Alternatives To Be Covered At Wednesday Meeting

A public meeting to look for alternatives for the North Country National Scenic Trail corridor will be held Wednesday (Aug. 14) in Clarion. The National Park Service and the Clarion County Trails Association will host the open house meeting at 5:00 PM at the Clarion Holiday Inn.  A formal presentation on the trail and its planning…

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Local Officials To Meet Labor Department Reps On Audit Of Regional Workforce Center

Local officials were to meet Tuesday with representatives of the state Department of Labor and Industry following the release of a state audit which found that the Regional Center for Workforce Excellence has engaged in wasteful spending practices. Among other things, the audit found that the amount of money spent through the Northwest Pennsylvania Workforce…

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Pirates Call Up Slugger Andrew Lambo

Just in time for a three-game showdown with the second-place Cardinals in St. Louis, the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday called up slugging right fielder Andrew Lambo from “AAA” Indianapolis. The 25 year-old left-handed hitter was leading all minor leaguers with 31 home runs (for Indianapolis and for “AA” Altooona), and has driven in  97 runs…

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Petroleum Economist Comments On Natural Gas Boom

With the quest for natural gas deposits in Pennsylvania still booming, and oil production in the United States up this year, the industry is keeping a watchful eye on Washington. The chief economist for the American Petroleum Institute, Pennsylvania native John Felmy tells Radio PA News he is concerned that any proposals to add new…

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Crawford County To Hold School Disaster Drill

Police and emergency officials, other first-responders, U.S. Army Reserves, and medical and school officials will take part in Crawford County on Wednesday (Aug. 14) in a drill testing the ability of the agencies to respond to a specific emergency incident. At an elementary school in the Meadville area, officials will simulate a response to a call…

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