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Rocky Grove Man Dies From Sunday Evening Motorcycle Crash On Bradleytown Road

The man who died following a motorcycle crash in Jackson Township, north of Cooperstown, on Sunday evening has been identified as 49 year-old Joseph Slater, from Rocky Grove. That confirmation was made by medical officials in Erie. Police reports indicate that the motorcycle hit a deer along Bradleytown Road just before 8:00 PM Sunday.  Slater was airlifted to an…

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Titusville Man Faces 21 Charges For Allegedly Running Meth Lab Inside City Limits

A Titusville man was arrested early Tuesday evening after a search warrant was served on him in an investigation into an alleged methamphetamine lab operation at his home. 24 year-old Christopher Goodwill reportedly faces 21 charges.  He was awaiting arraignment Tuesday night in the Crawford County Jail. Goodwill is accused of manufacturing meth at his residence…

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Two-County Phone Outage Traced To Mistake By Meadville City Worker

The telephone outage experienced by many residents of Crawford and Mercer Counties on Tuesday is being blamed on a mistake by a city services worker in Meadville. The employee apparently damaged a fiber optic line during a curb repair project at a Meadville intersection.  Officials say landlines and some cellular phone service were affected in…

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Pirates Slam 3 Homers, Record Pair Of 4-Run Innings In 12-7 Home Win Over Dodgers

Neil Walker, Ike Davis and Gregory Polanco all hit solo home runs, but the Pittsburgh Pirates (53-47) needed to score four runs in both the sixth and eighth innings to ensure themselves of a 12-7 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers (56-46) in a game played Tuesday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Through their…

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Sandy Creek Township Man Charged In Child Pornography Investigation

The state Attorney General’s office has announced information regarding charges filed against a Sandycreek Township man in a child pornography investigation. 49 year-old Kevin Donnell is charged with ten counts of the possession of child pornography, and one count each of the distribution of the material and the criminal use of a communication facility. Attorney General Kathleen Kane says…

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Union Members And The Public Rally At Oil City School Board Meeting To Maintain Local Cafeteria And Custodial Workers

Nearly every member of the union representing cafeteria and custodial workers in the Oil City Area School District showed up at the district’s school board meeting Monday night to once again protest a proposal by the board to outsource the workers’ jobs. Despite the presence of numerous signs, T-shirts and buttons showing their opinions that…

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Polk Man Hurt When Motorcycle Hits Deer

In yet another incident involving motorcycle versus deer, a Polk man was injured early Tuesday morning when his bike hit a deer on Route 308 near Clintonville. State Police troopers say the incident occurred around 12:30 AM. 56 year-old Robert Foster sustained moderate injuries in the crash.  Police say Foster was wearing a helmet.  few…

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Oil City Woman Jailed After Allegedly Kicking Police Officers, Breaking Cruiser Window

An Oil City woman was taken to the Venango County Jail over the weekend after she allegedly kicked an Oil City Police officer and broke out a window on a police cruiser. Police officials say 38 year-old Bobbie Jo Crose is charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and…

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Grove City Woman Seriously Injured In Crash On Route 208

A Grove City-area woman was airlifted to a Pittsburgh hospital early Sunday morning following a two-vehicle crash on Route 208 between Grove City and Barkeyville. State Police officials say 33 year-old Jessica Benhaida was a passenger in a truck that left the highway shortly before 6:00 AM Sunday and then struck several trees.  Her injuries…

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Dodgers Take 5-2 Decision In Series Opener In Pittsburgh

Hyun-Jin Ryu held the Pittsburgh Pirates to just five hits over seven innings on Monday night, and the Los Angeles Dodgers (55-44) captured the first game of a three-game series in the Steel City by a 5-2 score over the Bucs (52-47). The loss was the first by the Pirates since play resumed following the…

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