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City Celebrates Winter With Annual Franklin On Ice

This weekend brings about the annual Franklin On Ice festival. A weekend featuring professional ice carvers and a chili cook-off now is being promoted as an event that runs from Friday evening through Sunday morning. Promoters have started the official schedule with reminders of the Cabaret performance featuring many local vocalists at the Off-Barrow Little Theatre, and…

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Two Shot, Police Standoff Involved South Of Greenville

At least two people received gunshot wounds and police were dealing with a potential hostage situation in an incident south of Greenville Wednesday night. Details are sketchy, but early reports indicated that a woman shot in a possible domestic dispute was taken to a Youngstown hospital, and the man who police believe is responsible was…

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Shooting Death Of Sharon Teen Ruled A Homicide

The shooting death last month of a Sharon High School basketball player has been ruled a homicide. And, the suspect, 19 year-old Jontae Barnes, also from Sharon, faces a preliminary hearing on Friday. Barnes is being charged with criminal homicide in the death of 17 year-old Le’Angelo Ford at a residence in Sharon shortly after…

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Postal Service Wants To End Saturday Mail Delivery

Pending Congressional approval, the United States Postal Service wants to stop the delivery of first-class mail on Saturdays, effective in August. The USPS continues to report dramatically decreased levels of first-class mail, mainly due to internet technology. Saturday mail would still be available at post office boxes, as mail facilities which are currently open on…

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Erie Man Charged In Meadville Bank Robbery

An Erie man who is already charged with robbing a bank in Erie just before Christmas was arraigned Wednesday on charges connected to the robbery of a Meadville-area bank in November. 28 year-old Michael Schuler is charged with robbery, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.  Bond was set at $65,000. Schuler is accused…

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Jonathan Sanchez Signs Minor League Deal With Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed southpaw Jonathan Sanchez, who has a Major League no-hitter on his resume, to a minor league deal, and will include Sanchez on their list of spring training invitees who are expected to report to camp in Bradenton, Florida by Monday. The 30 year-old Sanchez made 15 starts for Kansas City…

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Pens Win Fourth Straight

The Pittsburgh Penguins won their fourth straight NHL game on Tuesday night, taking a 4-2 road decision over the New York Islanders. James Neal, Simon Despres, Brandon Sutter and Pascal Dupuis scored for Pittsburgh (7-3), who has won 6 of their 7 games this season on road ice. Michael Grabner and Brad Boyes tallied the…

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Warren County Schools Superintendent Resigns

The superintendent of schools in the Warren County School District is resigning after just a year-and-a-half on the job. Brandon Hufnagel has announced he will return to York County where his wife and family still are living.  Prior to the Warren County job, Hufnagel served as assistant superintendent of the York School District. On Tuesday…

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Flat Higher Education Funding, State Pension Reform Covered In Corbett Budget

There would be no increase for funding for state-owned and state-related universities, or in the funding for PHEAA tuition grants in Governor Tom Corbett’s budget proposal for the next fiscal year.  Flat funding is also proposed for community colleges. Corbett wants to keep state funding for the state grant program at $345-million.  PHEAA would add…

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Pitt Wins Low Scoring Home Affair vs. Seton Hall

Lamar Patterson scored 12 points and snagged 10 rebounds on Monday night, and the Pitt Panthers (19-5; 7-4 Big East) held off Seton Hall 56-46 in a game played at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. Freshman center Steven Adams grabbed 15 rebounds and scored eight points.  Fuquan Edwin paced the Pirates (13-10; 2-8) with…

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