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Tuesday’s PIAA High School Basketball Playoff Results – March 18

PIAA High School Basketball Playoff Results – Tuesday, March 18:   Boys “AAAA” Semifinals New Castle 58, Abington 54 LaSalle College 61, Chester 55   Boys “AAA” Semifinals Susquehanna Township 42, Central Valley 31 Neumann-Goretti 65, Philadelphia Electrical 53   Boys “AA” Semifinals Seton LaSalle 46, Greensburg Central Catholic 44 Constitution 55, Meyers 44  …

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Seasonally-Adjusted Unemployment Numbers Drop In January

The state’s Department of Labor and Industry has finally announced January’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment numbers, and they show an improved job picture for the Oil Region. In Venango County, the improvement was slight with the jobless number in January set at 6.6 percent, down from 6.7 percent in December.  November’s figure was 7.8 percent. In Clarion…

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Franklin Motorcyclist Seriously Injured In Bredinsburg Road Crash

A Franklin-area man was seriously hurt Tuesday afternoon when he crashed his motorcycle on Bredinsburg Road in Cranberry Township. The incident occurred around 4:00 PM. State Police officials say an eastbound motorcycle operated by 29 year-old Daniel Bell skidded on gravel and other road debris before hitting soft ground and flipping twice. Bell was thrown from…

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Erie County Man Hurt In Forest County Crash

An Erie County man was hurt early Tuesday when he fell asleep at the wheel and his vehicle left a Forest County road and slammed into three trees. Accident investigators say 20 year-old Tristan Seaman, from Albion, had to be extricated through a rear window.  A passenger, identified as 32 year-old Theodore Unger, from Erie,…

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Two Jackpot Tickets Sold In Tuesday’s $400 Million MegaMillions Lottery

Game officials say the holders of two tickets will split the approximately $400 million jackpot from Tuesday night’s MegaMillions Lottery drawing. One ticket was sold in Florida and the other was purchased in Maryland. Although the exact amount of the jackpot was not immediately available, and it is not known yet in what form the…

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Karvel Anderson Explodes For 38 Points In Robert Morris’s 89-78 NIT Win Over St. John’s

Karvel Anderson scored an amazing 38 points Tuesday night, leading Robert Morris (22-13) to an 89-78 road victory over St. John’s in the opening round of the NIT men’s college basketball tournament at Carnesecca Arena in Jamaica, New York. Anderson made 12 of his 20 shots from the floor, including 9-of-15 from three-point range, plus…

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Parker Man Fined For Ignoring Signs Prohibiting Access To Pittsburgh Eagles Nest

The attention directed toward the city of Pittsburgh and its desire to protect a pair of eagles and the three eggs in their nest has prompted the erection of signs prohibiting anyone from going to within one hundred feet of the nest. And now, a Parker man has been fined for ignoring or missing those…

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Scammers Pose As Gas Company Reps And Demand Immediate Payment

National Fuel Gas officials are warning their customers of callers who claim to be utility company representatives, threatening service shutoff, and demanding immediate payment. The company advises you not respond to such a call, and to contact the utility immediately to verify the status of your account. National Fuel also says its representatives who visit…

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Fire Destroys Popular Restaurant In Sligo

Crews from six fire departments were unable to save a popular restaurant in Sligo, destroyed by fire Monday night. A State Police fire marshal is investigating the cause of the blaze at the Korner Restaurant on Colerain Street.  The fire was called in about 8:30 PM Monday.  One source said it is believed the blaze…

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Meadville Man Charged In West Mead Apartment Complex Fire

A Meadville-area man was arraigned Monday on charges in connection with the March 11 fire that destroyed a West Mead Township apartment complex and left the residents of eight apartments homeless. West Mead Police Department officials say a resident of the complex, 20 year-old Brandon Irwin, a former volunteer firefighter, confessed to starting the fire.  The…

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