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Wednesday Night’s High School Basketball Playoff Results

High School Basketball Playoff Results  -  Wednesday, February 19   District 9 “AA” Boys Quarterfinal Keystone 41, Cranberry 40   District 9 “A” Boys 1st-Round Games Venango Catholic 73, North Clarion 68 Ridgway 58, Clarion 32   District 9 “AA” Girls Quarterfinal Clarion-Limestone 50, Cranberry 38   District 9 “A” Girls 1st-Round Games Keystone 75,…

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Freezing Rain Closes Schools And Roads, Snarls Clarion County Traffic

A long period of freezing rain that missed most of the Oil Region early Wednesday morning has caused problems in Forest, Clarion and Jefferson Counties. The weather forced the closings of schools in the Forest Area, Clarion-Limestone and Brookville school districts.  Two-hour delays were announced for many other Clarion County schools. Parts of State Route…

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Titusville Man Accused Of Stealing Packages From Porches Over Winter Holidays

A Titusville man is facing at least forty charges, having been accused of stealing packages from the porches of other Titusville residents over a time frame extending from this past Thanksgiving until Christmas. 25 year-old Dustin Sudul was charged Tuesday with multiple counts of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. Police officials did not venture…

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Clarion County Commissioners Recommend $8 Million Courthouse Renovation And Annex Construction

The Clarion County commissioners on Tuesday night presented to Clarion Borough Council plans for a renovation of the Clarion County Courthouse and the construction of a three-story courthouse annex. The estimated cost of the project stands at about eight million dollars. C-93 Radio host Ron Wilshire reports that an insurance inspection of the former jail…

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Chapmanville Auto Sales Building Declared Total Loss In Monday Night Fire

Officials have declared an automobile dealership’s building in Chapmanville a total loss after a fire early Monday evening, and an investigation has begun to determine the cause of the blaze. Six fire companies responded to the fire on State Route 27 shortly after 6:30 PM on Monday.  Chapmanville firefighters say the building was fully involved…

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Yet Another Winter Storm Hits; Schools Were Closed Tuesday; I-80 Speeds Dropped

Oil Region residents coped with yet another blast of winter on Tuesday morning with accumulations of nearly a foot in some areas, early morning wind gusts approaching 40 miles per hour and slippery, snow-covered roads. Most schools closed.  The first-round games in the District 9 high school basketball playoffs were postponed until Wednesday. PennDOT reduced the speed…

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One Hurt, Street Closed Due To Monday Morning Crashes In Oil City

One person was injured and four vehicles were damaged in a pair of crashes that occurred Monday morning on Oil City’s North Side. The incidents happened shortly after 8:00 AM near the intersection of East Bissell and Carroll Avenues. Police say the driver of an S-U-V hit a car parked along East Bissell before then slamming…

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Former Penn State University Dean Eric Barron Is New PSU President

Penn State University trustees on Monday unanimously approved the hiring of former PSU professor and dean Eric Barron as the school’s new president. Barron has spent the past four years as president of Florida State University  Previously, he spent two years as the director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research.  He has also held…

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Knox Man Arrested In Monday Morning Assault Incident

A Knox man faces charges in a Beaver Township incident in which an Ellwood City woman was physically assaulted. State Police at the Clarion station say 66 year-old Thomas Dwyer is accused of shoving a 56 year-old woman across a coffee table and hitting her in the face and head.  The woman was treated for…

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Clarion Man Hurt In I-80 Crash; Other Driver Flees The Scene

A Clarion man was injured early Monday morning when his car was struck by another vehicle on Interstate 80 near Knox. State Police say the other driver fled the scene of the crash that occurred around 1:50 AM. Troopers say 21 year-old Matthew Stewart was driving the victim of the hit-and-run incident.  After impact, Stewart’s…

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