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Eighteen Charged Friday – Many Tied To Alleged California-To-Venango County Drug Ring

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General announced Friday the breakup of what she termed “a cross-country drug-trafficking ring responsible for distributing at least $700,000 worth of marijuana and $100,000 worth of cocaine in Venango County.” Attorney General Kathleen Kane said it is believed a kilo of cocaine and “hundreds of pounds of marijuana” were shipped via the Postal…

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Titusville Man Convicied Of Four Sexual Assault Charges In West Virginia

A Titusville man was convicted in West Virginia this week on four counts of sexual assault in a case in which he was accused of molesting a woman who had allegedly passed out through the use of a date-rape drug. A jury in Jefferson County, West Virginia took ninety minutes before delivering the verdicts against 58…

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Oil Region Alliance’s Annual Meeting Set For Thursday Morning

The annual meeting of the Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry and Tourism will be held Thursday morning (Feb. 27) at the Latonia Ballroom in Oil City. Breakfast will be served at 8:00 AM, and the program and meeting are scheduled to begin at 8:30 AM. The event is open to the public, and required…

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Jay Paterno To Run For Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jay Paterno announced his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania today (2/21). Paterno, the son of long-time Penn State head coach Joe Paterno, will run on the Democratic ticket in the May primary for a chance to be on the ballot in November, presumably against Republican incumbent Lieutenant…

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Meadville Teenager Pleads Guilty In New Years Day 2013 Attack On A Man In A Drug Store Parking Lot

A teenager from Meadville has entered a guilty plea to a charge of aggravated assault in the brutal beating of a Meadville man in a drug store parking lot early on the morning of New Years Day 2013. 17 year-old Timothy Bolden will not be sentenced until June.  Meanwhile, he remains on house arrest.  Bolden…

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Man Accused Of Attempted Child Abduction At Fair Pleads Guilty To Disorderly Conduct

A Cambridge Springs man who had been accused of trying to abduct a young girl at the Crawford County Fair in Meadville has entered guilty pleas to two charges of disorderly conduct in a plea bargain in Crawford County Court. 42 year-old Barry Swift told officials he was so drunk on the evening of August…

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Oil Country Bluegrass Festival Weekend Is Here

It’s bluegrass weekend in Oil City. The seventh annual Oil Country Bluegrass Festival runs from Friday evening through midday Sunday, February 21-23. Music performances will be presented at several locations in the Days Inn.  If the weather holds up, shuttle service to and from the concerts will be provided Saturday afternoon by the Oil City…

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Erie County Man Charged With Sex Crimes Involving Teen Girl

An Erie County man was charged this week in a case in which he is accused of having sexually assaulted a 13 year-old girl in Oil City. The incident is alleged to have occurred in August, 2011 at a location on West Seventh Street.  The alleged victim is now nearly 16. State Police officials say…

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Frigid Temperatures May Have Tempered This Year’s Potential Stink Bug Problem

Researchers at Virginia Tech say their studies may be showing that the frigid temperatures that have affected areas such as ours this winter may be helping to lessen a potential problem with stink bugs. That problem has grown in recent years in states like Pennsylvania. The Washington Post has reported that, for several years, the…

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Thursday Night’s High School Basketball Playoff Finals

High School Basketball Playoff Results  -  Thursday, February 20:   District 10 “AAA” Boys Quarterfinals Oil City 44, General McLane 37 Erie East 65, Grove City 55 Farrell 63, Girard 60  (OT) Strong Vincent 50, Hickory 40   District 10 “AA” Boys Quarterfinals Fairview 61, Wilmington 55 Reynolds 47, Seneca 43 Mercyhurst Prep 59, Mercer…

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