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Parker Man Dies When Motorcycle Hits Tractor-Trailer

A Parker man died Wednesday when his motorcycle hit the side of a tractor-trailer on Route 368 in Clarion County. State Police officials say 24 year-old Jeffrey Miller was pronounced dead at Clarion Hospital a short time after the accident. Troopers say Miller had been operating his motorcycle westbound through Licking Township when he swerved and his…

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Penelec Bills To Rise By About 12 Percent On June 1

With June 1 looming as the end of the most-recent regulation of electricity rates in Pennsylvania, Penelec has already announced that their generation rate will be increased by 20 percent, starting Sunday. The generation rate makes up nearly seventy percent of a Penelec customer’s bill, so the increase for a residential customer’s overall bill works out to…

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709 Crashes, Five Traffic Deaths Investigated By State Police Over Memorial Day Weekend

The Pennsylvania State Police have reported that five people died in traffic accidents investigated by state troopers over the four-day Memorial Day holiday weekend travel period, Friday through Monday. 277 other people were injured in 709 crashes to which troopers responded. Eleven people died and 242 were injured in 754 crashes during the same time…

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Berries Advance To D-0 Baseball Championship; Will Play Thursday vs. ECC at Brockway

Delayed twice by rain and pushed into extra innings, the Cranberry Berries (13-1) pulled out a 2-1, eight-inning victory over Coudersport on Tuesday in a District 9 “A” semifinal baseball playoff game played at Berwind Park in St. Marys. The Berries advanced to the district championship game to be played Thursday at a time and…

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Cawley, Scarnati Tour Storm Damage In Ridgway; More Storms Strike Central PA

Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley was joined Tuesday by state Senator Joe Scarnati in touring storm-ravaged areas of Elk County where thunderstorms in the Ridgway area dumped five inches of rain in one day last week. Businesses, a school and a VFW post were evacuated, while a rural bridge was washed out and two other spans were…

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Corbett Explains Decision Not To Appeal Judge’s Same-Sex Marriage Law Ruling

Governor Tom Corbett has told Radio PA News he disagrees with last week’s court ruling that opened the door for gay marriage in Pennsylvania, but added he respects the decision and the logic behind it. Corbett elected not to appeal the ruling by U.S. Middle District Judge John Jones III that the ban on same-sex…

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Pirates Strand Eleven In 4-2 Loss To The Mets In New York

The Pirates went 1-for-7 with men in scoring position, and stranded eleven runners on base on Tuesday night in a 4-2 loss to the Mets at Citi Field in New York. It was only the fifth loss in seven games for the Pirates (23-28).  The rubber game of their three-game series with the Mets is…

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Missing Persons Found In Woods In Reno

An overnight search in Sugarcreek Borough culminated in the finding of two people who had been reported missing on Monday night. Two people, identified by Borough Police only as an adult and a teenager, were found by a Reno firefighter shortly before 6:30 AM Tuesday morning.  The pair had been reported missing around 9:30 PM…

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Valley Grove School Board Give First Approval To Budget, But Nixes Proposed Tax Hike

After voting five-to-four against a proposed real estate tax increase, the Valley Grove School Board on Tuesday gave first-vote approval to a 2014-2015 budget totaling more than $14.4 million. If given final approval in its current form, the spending plan would contain a deficit of nearly $1.4 million, which would presumably come from the district’s…

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Franklin Man Charged In Beating Of Woman At An Oak Hill Apartment

A Franklin man faces charges after he was accused of beating up a woman in a reported custody dispute. Franklin City Police say 44 year-old Keith Morgan is charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct. Reports indicate the investigation began when the alleged victim entered a Franklin pharmacy, seeking to treat a bloodied face.  Police…

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