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Sharon Assistant Coach Charged With Stabbing Parent Of Athlete

An assistant track-and-field coach at Sharon High School has been charged in an incident in which he is accused of stabbing an athlete’s stepfather during an argument at a practice field in Brookfield, Ohio last week. 53 year-old George Thomas was jailed following his arraignment on charges connected with an incident in which a man…

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Centerville Man Charged With Breaking Law By Tattooing 12 Year-Old Girl

A Centerville man was charged Friday after having been accused of unlawfully tattooing a 12 year-old girl. Investigators say 33 year-old Randall Charlton has been charged with both aggravated and simple assault, unlawful tattooing, the corruption of a minor and endangering the welfare of a minor. The girl was reportedly staying at Charlton’s residence on…

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PennDOT’s Venango County Maintenance Schedule For Week Of May 19

PennDOT officials have released the information pertaining to maintenance work scheduled to be done on state highways in Venango County during the week of May 19. The roads include Interstate 80 in the Clintonville area and Utica-Raymilton Road in Mineral Township, where patching work is scheduled; Maple Shade Road in Pinegrove Township, which is slated…

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Penguins Fire General Manager Ray Shero

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced on Friday morning that they have fired general manager Ray Shero, and that they have begun a search for his successor. Chief Executive Officer David Morehouse said at an 11:30 AM press conference that Penguins coach Dan Bylsma still has a job, but that his job status would be one of…

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Pennsylvania Unemployment Rate Drops To 5.7 Percent In April

The state’s Department of Labor and Industry revealed Friday that Pennsylvania’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dropped in April to its lowest level since September, 2008. The reported rate of 5.7 percent was three-tenths of a percentage point lower than the March figure of six percent and even further below the national rate for April which had…

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May Is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month In Pennsylvania

PennDOT and the Pennsylvania State Police are welcoming representatives of the motorcycle riding and training communities in observing May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch says the numbers of motorcycle fatalities and crashes both dropped in Pennsylvania from 2012 through last year, and he added that, overall, crash fatality numbers…

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Melancon, Pirates Blow 9th-Inning Lead, Lose 4-3 In Milwaukee

The Pittsburgh Pirates fill-in closer, Mark Melancon (1-2), failed to record an out in the bottom of the ninth inning, and gave up a two-run walkoff single to Milwaukee’s Khris Davis as the Bucs lost a 4-3 decision to the Brewers in the rubber game of a three-game series played Thursday afternoon at Miller Park…

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Two Arrested In Shootings Into Franklin Home

Two arrests have been made in Franklin in an incident in which two shots were fired into a Myrtle Street home late Sunday night. No injuries were reported, although police say there were people in the house when the shots were heard at about 11:45 PM Sunday.  Investigators discovered two bullet holes in the side of the…

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Three-Run 9th-Inning Lifts Pirates To 4-1 Win In Milwaukee

The Pittsburgh Pirates scored three runs on four consecutive hits in the top of the ninth inning off Milwaukee ace reliever Francisco Rodriguez, and posted a 4-1 victory over the Brewers at Miller Park in Milwaukee. It was only the second win in nine games against the Brewers for the Bucs this season, and only the fifth Pittsburgh victory…

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Flash Flood Watch Posted For Oil Region Through Friday Morning

The National Weather Service has posted a Flash Flood Watch for the Oil Region, effective through Friday morning (May 16). Weather watchers say a slow-moving cold front passing through the area Thursday and Thursday night could produce another one-to-two inches of rain “with locally higher amounts possible.”  The new rainfall, added to rains which have already swollen…

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