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New Bethlehem Man Accused In Venango County Of Attempting To Pay A Minor For Sex Acts

A New Bethlehem man has been charged in Venango County in a State Police investigation in which he is accused of attempting to pay a minor to perform sexual acts. Investigators tell KQW that Douglas Greenawalt was charged Wednesday with prostitution, the corruption of a minor, unlawful contact with a minor, the criminal use of…

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Oil City Man Sentenced To County Jail Time For Stalking, Threatening Another Motorists

An Oil City man has been sentenced to three months to two years, less one day, in the Venango County Jail for tailing and then threatening another motorist during “morning drive” on a Monday morning just before Christmas. He also faces a two-year probationary term. 23 year-old Luke Smith had entered guilty pleas in May…

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One Man Shot, Another Arrested In Police Standoff In Jackson Center – UPDATE

A man has been arrested following a standoff with police in Jackson Center on Wednesday morning. Police officials responded before daybreak Wednesday to a report of a shooting at an apartment building on Route 62.  A man thought to be the shooter reportedly barricaded himself inside the building for about four hours. As officials evacuated the neighborhood, a SWAT…

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Liriano Allows Just Four Hits In Second Straight Win; Harrison, Snider Both Homer In 31 Victory In San Francisco

Francisco Liriano pitched four-hit baseball over seven innings for his second straight win, and Josh Harrison and Travis Snider both homered in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 3-1 win over the Giants in San Francisco on Tuesday night. Liriano (3-7; 3.97 ERA) struck out eleven batters, walked only one and gave up just one run – on…

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Transportation Department Orders Continued Air Service For Venango Regional Airport

The federal Department of Transportation has ordered Silver Airways to continue providing flights under its Essential Air Service contract with Venango Regional Airport in Franklin while officials consider recent airport requests that include a waiver from the requirement of ten enplanements per day and the opportunity to return to service through Pittsburgh instead of Cleveland.…

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Federal Government Sues Pennsylvania State Police, Says Fitness Test Discriminates Against Women

The federal government is suing the Pennsylvania State Police, alleging that the physical fitness tests given to candidates for state trooper positions discriminate against women. In a 10-page lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Harrisburg, the U.S. Justice Department alleges that the tests amount to employment discrimination.  It says that, if female applicants had passed…

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Unemployment Dropped In June, Except In Forest County

Unemployment numbers dropped in the month of June in all counties in Pennsylvania except for nearby Forest County. The numbers combined to give Pennsylvania a 5.6 percent unemployment rate for June, compared to the nation’s number of 6.1 percent. In Venango County, the jobless rate dropped from 5.9 percent in May to 5.5 percent, the…

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Sandycreek Township Man Dies From Injuries Sustained When He Was Struck By A Vehicle While Sitting On His Front Porch

The Sandycreek Township man who was knocked off his porch by a vehicle that struck his home earlier this month has died in an Erie hospital. Richard Mong, from Pittsburgh Road, was 83. Mong was airlifted to an Erie hospital on the evening of July 12 after a vehicle left Route 8, hit an industrial business…

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Oil City Man Charged In Alleged Gun Threat Against Woman Who Honked Her Car Horn

Oil City Police have filed charges against an Oil City man in a June 18 incident in which the man allegedly threatened a woman with a gun because she honked her car horn in front of his home. 23 year-old Tyler Hutchinson was arraigned on the charges on Friday. Hutchinson allegedly accosted the woman while…

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Five Pennsylvania Congressmen Ask NCAA To Rescind Two Sanctions Against Penn State

Five Pennsylvania Congressmen have signed a letter to the National Collegiate Athletic Association asking that two of the sanctions remaining against Penn State University in the Jerry Sandusky investigation be rescinded. Among the lawmakers endorsing the letter were two from this area of the state, Congressmen Glenn Thompson and Mike Kelly. The letter seeks to…

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