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Venango County To Reduce Magisterial Court By One In 2018

The state Supreme Court has approved a plan to reduce the number of district magisterial offices in Venango County from four to three. The change will take effect in 2018, instead of the original target of 2015.. Under the move, the magisterial office in Emlenton will be eliminated, and the communities covered by the office will…

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Oil City Woman To Be Sentenced In Child Injury Case

An Oil City woman entered guilty pleas to two charges last week in a plea bargain in a case stemming from injuries sustained by a one year-old child. 33 year-old Christine Silvis will be sentenced in early June. Silvis entered guilty pleas to charges of endangering the welfare of a child and making false reports,…

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Poll Finds Pennsylvanians Are Mixed Over Gun Sales Background Check Nix

Pennsylvania voters are said to be mixed on the U.S. Senate’s rejection last week of expanded background checks for gun sales. A new Quinnipiac poll finds that 34 percent of the state’s voters are “angry” with the decision.  36 percent say they are “dissatisfied.”  22 percent of those surveyed responded as “satisfied.”  Five percent listed…

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Construction Starts On Cochranton-Area Tire Recycling Plant

Officials of the company building a tire recycling facility in the Cochranton area and a spokesman for the state’s Department of Environmental Protection have confirmed that construction of the $350-million facility has begun. Work is underway even without a resolution in an appeal objecting to the DEP’s approval of an Air Quality Plan for the plant. …

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Woman Involved In Train-Bus Crash Dies

One of eleven people taken to Butler County hospitals after a collision between a train and a passenger bus on Friday morning has died. Officials have identified the dead woman as 91 year-old Claudette Miller.  Nine other passengers, ages 26 to 92 were treated at hospitals after the crash in Evans City.  The bus driver, 60…

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Georgia Linebacker Jarvis Jones Is Steelers’ Number-1 Draft Pick

With the 17th pick in the first round of the 2013 NFL draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected — Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones. In just two years at Georgia, following his transfer from Southern California, Jones became the third top sack leader in Bulldogs history with 28.  He forced nine fumbles, and recorded 45.5 tackles for…

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Devils Earn Come-From-Behind 3-2 Home Victory Over Pittsburgh

Ilya Kovalchuk scored his first goal since his return from the injury list on Thursday night, breaking a 2-2 tie with 6:10 remaining and giving the New Jersey Devils a come-from-behind 3-2 home victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Devils (19-18-10) won the season series with the Pens 2-games-to-one. Until the late stages of the…

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Pirates Win First Series In Philadelphia In 10 Years

Garrett Jones’ pinch-hit, two-run double snapped a tied score, highlighting a 3-run eighth inning, and helping complete a comeback from a 3-1 deficit in a 6-4 win for the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Phillies in Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon. For Pittsburgh (13-9), it was the 12th win in their last 16 games, and the third in…

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At Least 11 Injured In Train-Bus Collision In Butler County

Several injuries were reported Friday morning in a collision between a train and a passenger bus in southern Butler County. The crash occurred at an Evans City intersection.  The bus is believed to be a vehicle from Butler County’s rural transportation program, and it appears the driver had stopped in the fog on tracks at…

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Former Oil City Man Charged In Venango County Robberies

A former Oil City man who most recently has lived in Erie has been arrested and charged in two Venango County robberies which occurred in late 2011. Records show 32 year-old Steven Shawgo was arrested in Erie this week, and was arraigned in Seneca on two counts of robbery and two charges of theft by unlawful…

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