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Oil City Man Charged In New Castle Robbery

An Oil City man has been charged in Lawrence County in connection with a restaurant robbery in New Castle. Officials say 22 year-old Ward Wise could be tried on as many as 15 counts. Wise was charged in New Castle, was arraigned late last week, and was lodged in the Lawrence County Jail on $50,000…

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Franklin Day Reunion Set For March 2 In Sebring, Florida

The 52nd annual Franklin Day reunion will be held in Sebring, Florida on Saturday, March 2. Organizers Fran and Judy Fry say the event will run from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM, and will be held at 100 Sebring Square on Route 27.  It is open to all Franklin-area residents, former residents and visitors. Franklinites…

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D.A. -16 Year-Old Beating Suspect Should Be Tried As An Adult

The Crawford County District Attorney’s office wants the older of two suspects in a brutal New Years Eve beating to be tried as an adult. Charges were filed last week against two teenage boys — ages 16 and 15.  The pair is accused in the beating of a 34 year-old man outside a Meadville pharmacy…

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Winter Weather Advisory Posted For 5-10 Inches Of Snow By Wednesday

While a winter weather advisory has been posted for most of the Oil Region, the National Weather Service has issued a lake effect snow warning for Erie and Crawford Counties and for parts of northeastern Ohio. Those areas could see between 10 and 20 inches of snow by Wednesday morning. The KQW forecast for this…

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Cooperstown Man Arrested For Allegedly Molesting Teen Boys

A Cooperstown man was arrested last week and was charged in connection with accusations he molested four teenaged boys. The State Police reported that 29 year-old Scott Smith was charged with nine counts involving incidents that reportedly occurred from May, 2010 to July, 2012.  All of the alleged victims were under 16 years old when…

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Sharon Teenager Shot To Death

Police In Mercer County say a 17 year-old Sharon resident who was shot to death late Saturday night was a sophomore at Sharon High School and a member of the school’s basketball team. Leangelo Ford was pronounced dead at Sharon Regional Health Center at about 2:00 AM Sunday morning, some two hours after he was…

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PennDOT Earns National Award For Great American Cleanup

For the ninth straight year, PennDOT has received a national honor for its support of the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania, which includes Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Day. The Keep America Beautiful and U.S. Department of Transportation Partner Award recognizes states for their support of litter cleanup programs. Pennsylvania’s efforts in 2012 collected more than 6.7 million tons…

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Donora’s Stan Musial Dies At Age 92

Hall-of-Famer Stan Musial, a native of Donora, Pennsylvania died Saturday at the age of 92. Musial passed away at his home in Ledue, Missouri, a suburb of Saint Louis. Musial played for 22 Major League seasons, all with the St. Louis Cardinals, and made the National League All-Star team 24 times in an era in…

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Counterfeit Money, Quick Change Artist Investigated

Area store clerks are being warned to be on the lookout for counterfeit 20-dollar bills that are reportedly being passed by teenage boys and for the potential of being scammed by a quick change artist. At least three incidents in the Grove City and Sandy Lake areas have involved boys around the age of 15…

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Escapee From Pittsburgh-Area Corrections Center Feared Headed For Franklin

A Rocky Grove man who was confined to a Pittsburgh-area correctional facility escaped last week, and authorities in Pittsburgh believe he may have attempted to return to Venango County. A State Police report indicates that 30 year-old Michael Smith fled a Veterans Affairs clinic while on an authorized pass  on January 10.  Smith did not…

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