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Commonwealth Court Weakens Another Aspect of 2012 Drilling Regulations Law

A Pennsylvania court ruled Thursday against a section of the state’s law concerning regulations on the gas drilling industry which allowed the Public Utility Commission to hold back drilling fees from communities they felt were illegally restricting drilling activity. Commonwealth Court ruled that the PUC cannot review how local zoning decisions affect the gas drilling…

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Fryburg Man Seriously Injured In Two-Vehicle Crash On Route 322

A Fryburg man suffered injuries described as “major” on Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Route 322 in Clarion County. State Police say 38 year-old Andrew Schneider was trying to make a U-turn when his car was struck from behind by an S-U-V that he apparently did not realize was traveling behind him. Schneider…

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Emlenton Man Injured When Pickup Hits Fallen Tree

An Emlenton man has been hospitalized with injuries sustained when his pickup slammed into a fallen tree. The incident occurred on Route 338 in Beaver Township in northern Clarion County. State Police officials say 21 year-old Corey Williams was driving a truck that hit a tree that had fallen across both lanes of traffic.  The…

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Mayport Man Charged With Stealing $44,000 Tractor From Knox Business

A man from southern Clarion County has been charged in that theft of a $44,000 tractor from a business in the Knox area. 28 year-old Charles Powell is accused of loading the tractor, complete with front-end loader, onto a utility trailer and hauling it away.  The theft occurred at a business on Route 338 in…

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Oil City Man Charged For Killing Bear That Invaded Colonial Village

An Oil City man has been charged by the Pennsylvania Game Commission for shooting a bear that invaded the Colonial Village neighborhood last month. In reporting the action, a Game Commission official advised residents to contact her agency should such an occurrence happen near your home. The commission report says 28 year-old Keith Volk has been…

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Pennsylvania Again Gets Low Marks For Road And Bridge Conditions

Another study has painted a negative picture of road and bridge conditions in Pennsylvania. A report from the American Society of Civil Engineers gives the state a “D-minus” for the condition of its roads.  In addition, it classifies 23 percent of Pennsylvania’s bridges as structurally deficient.  That is a higher percentage than that of any…

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Oil City Pedestrian Struck By Car On Riverside Drive

An Oil City-area man was struck by a car as he walked along Riverside Drive, Route 62 in Cranberry Township just outside of Oil City. State Police officials tell KQW the mishap occurred late Tuesday afternoon.  The victim, identified as 55 year-old Ritchie Sayles, reportedly sustained major injuries when he was hit while walking along…

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Former Moniteau Teacher Sentenced To Jail On Corruption Of Minors Charges

A former Moniteau High School teacher has been sentenced to three-to-six months in jail, to a year of house arrest and to probation time in a case in which he had been accused of having sexual contact with five students. 27 year-old Jonathan Crum, from Slippery Rock, must also register as a sex offender under…

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Mercer Couple Charged In Prostitution Investigation In Barkeyville

A Mercer couple faces charges amid allegations they were promoting prostitution at a location in Barkeyville. Police officials say 33 year-old Ashley Norcross was arraigned on a charge of solicitation for prostitution and her husband, 30 year-old Jeffrey Norcross, was charged with conspiracy to prostitution.  The incidents prompting the charges allegedly occurred Tuesday night. The…

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Zoning Board Denies Height Variance Request For Clarion County Courthouse Renovation Project

The Clarion Borough Zoning Hearing Board has denied a height variance request submitted in connection with the renovation project planned for the Clarion County Courthouse. The county commissioners had requested a variance of eight feet above the zoning district cap of sixty feet for the proposed courthouse annex.   C-93 Radio reports the board did not…

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