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Meadville Teen To Be Tried As An Adult In New Years Day Beating

A Crawford County judge ruled Thursday that a Meadville teen who is accused in the New Years morning beating of a man outside a Meadville pharmacy will be tried as an adult. The attorney for 16 year-old Timothy Bolden immediately said he will look into an appeal. Bolden is charged with beating and kicking a 34…

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PUC Updates Info On Marcellus Shale Impact Fee Distribution

The state’s Public Utility Commission updated the House Appropriations Committee this week on the Marcellus shale impact fee as the commission prepares to collect and distribute the fee for a second year. The PUC had a quick turnaround to collect money from the impact fee on natural gas drilling and to distribute it to counties…

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New Canal Township Church To Be Dedicated Sunday

Assuming the delayed shipment of pews arrived Thursday, the new Canal Township Wesleyan Methodist Church near Utica will be dedicated on Sunday afternoon. Construction of the new church on Deckards Run Road began last June, and the completion of the work was dependant on the receipt of the pews, a shipment that had been delayed…

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Pirates Beat Depleted Red Sox Team 9-3

Andrew McCutchen drove in two runs, and Michael McKenry went 2-for-2 on Wednesday afternoon in a 9-3 preseason victory over the Boston Red Sox at Fort Myers, Florida. From the leadoff position, Starling Marte and Jose Tabata combined for a pair of hits and four runs scored.  Starting pitcher Jeff Locke worked four innings of…

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Kennerdell Man Dies Under His S-U-V

A young Kennerdell man died Tuesday night when the S-U-V on which he was working fell on him. The State Police say 18 year-old Carl Wickline had been working under the vehicle, trying to remove the transmission as part of a school project, when the jacks gave way, and he became trapped under the vehicle. …

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Mercer County Man Ejected From Vehicle, Hospitalized In Youngstown

The State Police in Mercer County have released information on a serious motor vehicle accident that occurred right at their station in Jackson Center early Sunday morning. A trooper’s report indicates that a Mercer County man, identified as 26 year-old Joshua Davis, was traveling at a high rate of speed on Route 62 at about…

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Mars Man Accused Of Hiding In Closet After Hit-and-Run Crash Near Mercer

A Butler County man faces charges after police say he fled the scene of a hit-and-run accident, broke into a home in the Mercer area, and hid out in a closet. State Police in Mercer County say 44 year-old Bryant Edinger, from Mars, is charged with burglary, trespassing, receiving stolen property and driving under the…

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Winter Storm Dumps Up To A Foot, But Misses The Oil Region

The latest blast of winter missed the Oil Region by just a matter of miles. A storm which roared into the southern half of Pennsylvania dumped up to a foot of accumulation in the higher elevations with most other affected areas receiving about four to six inches. Snow accumulation was reported as close to our region as…

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Gaby Sanchez Stars In Pirates’ Win Over Team Spain

Gaby Sanchez slammed three hits, including a home run and a double, and drove home two runs on Tuesday afternoon as the Pittsburgh Pirates routed World Baseball Classic entry Team Spain 10-0 at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida. Darren Ford and Anderson Hernandez also recorded two hits for the Bucs, who fielded a team comprised…

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Two George Junior Residents Apprehended After Escape, Car Theft

Two residents of the George Junior Republic facility in Grove City were arrested by State Police from the Franklin station after their escape from the complex early Tuesday morning. Officials say two 15 year-old boys assaulted a George Junior staff member at about 1:00 AM Tuesday, stole the employee’s car and fled in the car…

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