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Cranberry Man Pleads Guilty To Burglary – Rape Charges Are Dismissed

A Cranberry man entered a guilty plea to a burglary charge in Venango County Court this week, and two charges of rape and one count of sexual assault against him were dismissed. 19 year-old Leo Rice III had been accused of entering the bedroom of a woman with whom he had been drinking, and sexually assaulting…

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Wesley Snipes Released From Bradford Prison

Actor Wesley Snipes was released this week from a federal prison near Bradford. Snipes entered the McKean County facility in December, 2010 after his conviction two years earlier in a case in which he was accused of failing to file federal income tax returns for about ten years.  He reportedly owed the federal government several million…

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Steelers Expand On Preseason Schedule Plans

The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced more updates to their 2013 preseason schedule. Earlier, the team had announced an August 19 Monday night game at Washington to be aired on ESPN at 8:00 PM, but the announcement included only a listing of their additional preseason opponents, and no details on dates or times. On Friday, the Steelers…

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Pens Use Power Play To Double Up Lightning 6-3

The Pittsburgh Penguins (31-10) used three power play goals on Thursday night to sail to a 6-3 road victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning (17-21-2). Pascal Dupuis recorded his 20th goal on a power play, and added two assists for his second straight 3-point night.  Chris Kunitz and Tanner Glass also tallied power play goals,…

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Wednesday’s Winds Reached 90 Miles Per Hour

The National Weather Service says much of the damage caused by storms that raced through western Pennsylvania late Wednesday was the result of what they termed “straight line winds” that reached an incredible 90 miles per hour. The winds were especially devastating in southern Venango County communities from Barkeyville to Emlenton, where several homes and…

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Reno House Fire Was Probably Caused By Lightning

The fire that destroyed a home in Reno early Wednesday evening was most likely started by lightning. Firefighters from four companies responded at about 6:30 PM Wednesday to the Darrell Hankey residence on the 400-block of Walnut Street in Reno.  Officials think the fire began considerably earlier.  No one was home at the time, and…

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Trout Season Begins Saturday

With the exception of some counties in southeastern Pennsylvania where the activity began two weeks ago, the state’s trout season begins Saturday morning (April 13) at 8:00 AM. The season will run through Labor Day, and potential anglers must possess not only a fishing license but a Trout-Salmon Stamp to fish for trout. The Pennsylvania…

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Titusville Teacher Terry Funk Named Citizen-of-the-Year

Terry Funk, the principal of Main Street School, was honored Thursday night as the Citizen-of-the-Year by the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce. Funk has been an educator in the Titusville Area School District for 34 years.  Friday was declared “Terry Funk Day” by Titusville’s Deputy Mayor Bill Adelman. At their annual banquet, the chamber also…

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Titusville Man Charged In Supermarket Parking Lot Robbery Attempt

A Titusville-area man was charged Thursday after he allegedly tried to rob a woman in the parking lot of a Titusville supermarket at about 7:30 AM Thursday morning. 21 year-old Tyler Smith is accused of demanding money from a woman sitting in her car at a store on South Martin Street.  When the woman refused, Smith…

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Family Day Scheduled At Drake Well Museum

Drake Well Museum will host Family Day this Saturday beginning at 1:00 PM. Activities will include a special storytelling workshop.  Storyteller Bill Stumpf will regale visitors with stories from the oil fields.  He will also include information on how to craft your own storytelling skills. Drake Well Museum, on Museum Lane, is located off Route…

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