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Federal Officials Seek Crawford County Fugitive

A U.S. Marshals Task Force has joined the search for a Crawford County man described as a fugitive from justice. Federal, state and local officials began a search on Thursday for 34 year-old Michael Csorba, from the Linesville area.  They say Csorba failed to appear in Crawford County Court on firearms charges and counts of…

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Woman Hit By Truck At Downtown Franklin Intersection

Franklin City Police have not yet identified the pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle at a downtown intersection early Thursday evening. The incident occurred shortly after 7:15 PM at 12th and Liberty Streets in Franklin, near the Venango County Courthouse.  An eyewitness indicated that the victim was a woman, and identified the vehicle as a…

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Sugarcreek Borough Man Dies Of Carbon Monoxide Exposure

The death of a young Sugarcreek Borough man has been blamed on carbon monoxide exposure — the apparent result of faulty ventilation. 25 year-old Kevin Sayers, a Rocky Grove High School graduate, died Tuesday night at his home on Two Mile Run Road.   Sayers lived alone.  His body was found Wednesday by a family member. Toxicology test…

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Richard Mann Named Steelers’ Wide Receivers Coach

The Pittsburgh Steelers have named Aliquippa native Richard Mann their new wide receivers coach. Mann has held the same position for seven other NFL teams, most recently from 2002-2009 at Tampa Bay.  He also served as wide receivers coach in the college ranks at Louisville and at his alma mater, Arizona State. In addition to…

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Oil City Man Sentenced To 20-40 Years For Attempted Homicide

An Oil City man charged in the shooting of another man at a South Side apartment in Oil City last June was sentenced in Venango County Court on Thursday to 20-40 years in prison. The sentence was handed down following a guilty plea entered by 32 year-old Nathan Conn to a charge of attempted homicide. …

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State Attorney General Rejects Lottery Privatization Plan

Pennsylvania’s new Attorney General said Thursday she will not sign the Corbett administration’s contract that would turn over management of the Pennsylvania Lottery to a private firm. Kathleen Kane declared the contract unlawful and unconstitutional. A letter from Kane’s office to the state Department of Revenue on the same day in which she publicly unveiled…

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Neal, Crosby Both Score 3 Points In Penguins Win

James Neal scored two goals and added an assist, and Sidney Crosby tallied one goal and two assists as the Pittsburgh Penguins posted a 4-2 home win over the Ottawa Senators. Pascal Dupuis added a goal for Pittsburgh (9-5), helping end a two-game losing streak.  Marc-Andre Fleury (6-3) stopped 27 of 29 shots on goal. …

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Amendment Would Limit Community Ability To Challenge Tax-Exempt Status

An attempt in the state Senate to limit challenges by Pennsylvania communities to the status of tax-exempt organizations has passed committee by a 9-2 vote. The push is for an amendment to the state Constitution that would clarify the definition of a public charity.  The bill would place the issue before voters in the form…

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Oil Region Alliance Announces Annual Meeting

The Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry and Tourism has announced that the executive director for tourism, film and economic development marketing for the state’s Department of Community and Economic Development will speak at their annual membership meeting on February 28. Debra Bowman will be the featured guest speaker at the breakfast meeting at the Quality…

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Cochranton Man Dies From Car Crash Injuries

A Cochranton man has died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Route 322 between Cochranton and Meadville last Friday. 73 year-old Richard Clevenger passed away at an Erie hospital following his transfer there from Meadville Medical Center. Clevenger was the driver of a car that spun on ice and left the road last Friday…

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