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New Castle Man Faces Numerous Charges After Allegedly Fleeing DUI Checkpoint At High Speed

A New Castle man was to be charged with several counts after he allegedly fled a DUI checkpoint at an extremely high speed early Sunday morning. State Police officials in Jackson Center say 30 year-old Matthew Schleh raced through their checkpoint in  Pine Township outside of Grove City at about 100 miles per hour at…

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No Injuries When Teen Driver Strikes Parked Car And Cement Mixer In Franklin

Police officials say two 16 year-old boys from Franklin escaped injury late Saturday afternoon in an incident near the bottom of Franklin’s 15th Street Hill. The young driver was operating a pickup that police say had been reported stolen, and failed to negotiate the ninety-degree turn at the bottom of the hill.  The truck struck a parked SUV,…

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World Cup Soccer Quarterfinal Results

World Cup Soccer Quarterfinals:   Friday, July 4: Germany 1, France 0 Brazil 2, Colombia 1   Saturday, July 5: Argentina 1, Belgium 0 The Netherlands 0, Costa Rica 0  (The Netherlands wins 4-3 on penalty kicks)  

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Franklin Man Receives Purple Heart 45 Years Later

A Franklin man was presented Thursday with a Purple Heart for which he qualified 45 years ago in a battle in Vietnam. 65 year-old Harold Bell was honored by representatives of local veterans groups at a ceremony at the Vietnam Memorial in Franklin’s South Park. Bell was injured in a fire battle on Hill 488…

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Three Year-Old Found On Porch Roof; Charges Filed Against Grove City Man

A Grove City man was charged late this week in an incident in which a three year-old child was discovered on a porch roof, reportedly close to thirty feet above the ground. Police in Grove City say the incident happened on June 19.  Someone passing a Dale Street residence spotted the youngster, reported the situation and…

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“Revenge Porn” Bill Headed To Governor Corbett

Legislation outlawing the so-called practice of “revenge porn” in Pennsylvania appears to be on its way to the desk of Governor Tom Corbett. The bill, introduced and approved in the state Senate, has passed the House unanimously, but House lawmakers added amendments which will face concurrence by Senators. The measure would make it a crime to publish…

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Federal Education Department Says Pitt, Penn State Charge Most For Tuition In The Country

A recent release by the United States Department of Education says the main campuses of the University of Pittsburgh and Penn State University charge four-year undergraduate students more in tuition rates than any other publically funded schools in the nation. As a matter of fact, both universities charge more than twice the national average. According…

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PennDOT’s Venango County Work Schedule For Week Of July 7

PennDOT has released its list of road-related work projects for the week of July 7. In addition to previously started jobs, such as a bridge replacement on Old Route 322 in Canal Township and storm damage rehabilitation in several areas in Cherrytree Township, PennDOT county maintenance manager Garrett Westover says crews will be sealing cracks…

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Pirates Explode In 4th Of July Win Over Phillies; Follow Loss To Arizona With 8-2 Win

Jordy Mercer drove in a career-high four runs, and Andrew McCutchen went 4-for-5 with 2 RBI’s as the Pittsburgh Pirates (45-41) rebounded from a 10-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks with an 8-2 Fourth of July victory over Philadelphia (37-49) in the opening game of a three-game series at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Pirates starter Gerrit…

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Pension Reform Postponed Until Fall In State Legislature

There will not be a vote by state lawmakers on pension reform legislation until the fall, but that did not stop the issue from being revived on Wednesday, one day after the state House had sent a pension bill back to committee. House Majority Leader Mike Turzai tried to undo the vote, and during a…

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