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PIAA Basketball Championship Results

Results – PIAA State High School Basketball Championship Games “AAAA” Boys Lower Merion 63, Chester 47 “AAA” Boys Imhotep Charter 54, Archbishop Carroll 45 “AA” Boys Beaver Falls  69, Holy Cross 63 “A” Boys Vaux  83, Johnsonburg 63 “AAAA” Girls Spring-Ford 60, Cumberland Valley 45 “AAA” Girls South Park 53, Bethlehem Catholic 38 “AA” Girls…

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Oil City Man Charged With Assaulting Child

An Oil City man accused of indecent assaults on a 4 year-old boy was charged in the alleged incidents and was jailed on Friday. 24 year-old William Hack is charged on a total of 15 counts, including multiple counts of indecent assault on a person under 18, unlawful conduct with a minor, corruption of a minor,…

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Fire Causes Heavy Damage To Lucinda-Area Bar

A State Police fire marshal is investigating the cause of a Sunday morning fire that caused heavy damage to a bar in the Lucinda area. Firefighters  from four companies responded at about 7:00 AM Sunday to an establishment on Route 66 in Knox Township.  The blaze had already gutted the top story of the building,…

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Cochranton Convenience Store Robbery Investigated

Police in Crawford County are investigating the Sunday night robbery of a convenience store in Cochranton. Investigators say the robbery occurred on South Franklin Street in Cochranton at about 10:00 PM Sunday.  A victim in the case has apparently told police no weapon was produced. The robbers escaped with an undisclosed amount of money.  Cochranton…

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Oil City Driver Hurt In Route 62 Rollover

A driver from the Oil City area was injured early Saturday morning in a rollover accident on Route 62 in Cranberry Township. State Police troopers say a car driven by Mitchell Littler went off the highway on a curve around 1:30 AM.  The vehicle hit a utility pole and then rolled onto its roof. Littler was…

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$338-Million Powerball Ticket Sold In New Jersey

Lottery officials say there was one ticket sold for Saturday night’s Powerball Lottery drawing which contained all five numbers drawn Saturday PLUS the “Powerball” number. The ticket has an annuity value of about $338.3-million, and was sold somewhere in New Jersey.  If the ticket-holder requests a lump-sum payment, the ticket would be worth about $221-million.  The…

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3 Mercer County Judicial Candidates Face Nominating Petition Challenges

For the first time in three years, there has been no challenge in Venango County to any nominating petition filed by candidates for the May primary elections. But, in Mercer County, two individuals have filed challenges against three of the five candidates looking to run for County Common Pleas Court Judge.  Commonwealth Court will take…

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Interstate 80 Bridge Work To Begin April First

PennDOT announced Friday that work on several Interstate 80 bridges between the Emlenton and Clarion exits will begin on April 1. The two-year project will include maintenance and painting work between April and November of this calendar year.  Work will resume next spring.  Lane closures and 12-foot width restrictions will be included in the changes…

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State House Approves Liquor Privatization Plan

A plan to privatize the sale of liquor in Pennsylvania was approved in the state House on Thursday, and is now on its way to the Senate. The vote to sell off state stores and sell liquor licenses to private businesses was 105-to-90.  It marks the first step toward a win for Governor Tom Corbett in…

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State System Approves Contract With University Faculty Union

The Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education voted this week to approve the four-year contract with faculty members at the fourteen state-owned universities, including Clarion, Slippery Rock and Edinboro Universities. Members of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties had been working without a contract since the end of…

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