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Kennerdell Man Charged In Crash That Resulted In Death Of Franklin Man Sitting On His Front Porch

Charges were brought late last week against a Kennerdell man in a one-vehicle crash last month that took the life of a Franklin-area man who was sitting on his front porch. 42 year-old Michael Nearhoof was charged with homicide by vehicle and with driving under the influence. The charges stem from a crash early on the…

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Polk Man Charged In Alleged Abuse Of A Juvenile

A Polk man has been charged in connection with the alleged abuse of a juvenile. Police gave no details except to say that the charges stem from accusations surrounding an incident reported Wednesday at an Oil City residence. The Oil City Police say 50 year-old Matthew Mejia has been charged with the corruption of a…

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Four Teens Apprehended After Escape From Oil City Facility

Four teenagers who escaped from a halfway house in Oil City late last week have all been apprehended. Police say the boys left the Pathways Center on Thursday night.  Two of the teens were found the same night hiding in the woods along Route 8 just north of the center.  The other two were picked…

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Suspects In Attempted Theft In Titusville Arrested At Same Chain’s Store In Meadville

Two men who allegedly tried unsuccessfully to steal items from a box store in Titusville were arrested later the same day at the same company’s store in Meadville. Police say 54 year-old Robert Kurian and 63 year-old Phillip Tunanidas, both from Youngstown, loaded two duffel bags with merchandise in the Titusville store and threw the bags…

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First Venango County World War I Tributes To Be Unveiled Saturday In Franklin

As part of a lengthy effort by a Franklin man to honor the efforts of local residents in World War 1 nearly century ago, the first of several tributes to those individuals will be unveiled in Franklin on Saturday (8/16). A “doughboy” statue and four large granite panels etched with images of those that took…

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Crawford County Fair Begins Saturday

The annual Crawford County Fair begins Saturday (8/16), and a full week of activity and entertainment events is scheduled (through August 23) at the fairgrounds just east of Meadville. Grandstand entertainment will include concerts by country music favorites Hunter Hayes on Saturday, Chris Higbee on Tuesday and Lee Brice on Wednesday. Other grandstand fun includes…

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Tionesta Indian Festival Wraps Up This Weekend

The closing sessions of the 2014 Tionesta Indian Festival will be held this Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 16-17). Saturday’s events will begin with the festival parade at 11:00 AM.  Other Saturday activities will include chainsaw carving, an auction of carved items, fireworks and a concert featuring the Windy River Band. On Sunday, the festival’s arts-and-crafts…

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Missing Children Found In Woods After Their Disappearance During A Campground Walk

Three children reported missing on Wednesday night after they took a walk away from their family’s campsite in Forest County were found safe after midnight Thursday morning. The three children, from Westmoreland County, apparently became disoriented after darkness fell and decided to remain in one spot.  Among two dozen searchers who combed the area for…

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Three Injured In Georgetown Road Rollover

Three Crawford County residents were injured Thursday evening when their truck left a highway in western Venango County and rolled through a cornfield. State Police officials say the incident happened shortly after 6:30 PM Thursday on Georgetown Road in Frenchcreek Township.  A pickup operated by 28 year-old Jonathan Mast, from Hartstown, went out of control on a…

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Pirates Claim Veteran Reliever John Axford Off Waivers

The Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday claimed veteran right-handed relief pitcher John Axford off waivers from the Cleveland Indians. Having being signed to a one-year deal by the Indians last winter, the 31 year-old Axford will be eligible for arbitration after this season.  Thus the Pirates will reportedly be responsible for the remainder of his 2014…

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