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Pirates Trade Bryan Morris, Recall Casey Sadler

The Pittsburgh Pirates traded relief pitcher Bryan Morris to the Miami Marlins over the weekend in exchange for a second-round pick in Thursday’s Major League Baseball draft — the 39th overall selection. In 21 appearances this season, Morris – a 2006 first-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Dodgers – had posted a 4-0 record…

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Franklin And Mercer Residents Both Die In Head-On Crash On Route 965

Two drivers both died Sunday afternoon in a head-on collision on Route 965. State Police accident investigators say the crash occurred shortly after 1:30 PM on a curve near Center Church Road in Mineral Township in western Venango County. The deceased drivers were identified as 75 year-old Wilfred Guth from Franklin, the operator of an…

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Pittsburgh Woman Seriously Injured In Rollover Crash On I-80 Near Emlenton

A woman from the Pittsburgh area was seriously injured on Sunday when her vehicle left Interstate 80 and rolled over twice. Accident investigators say 23 year-old Kate Onorato was headed east near Emlenton when her vehicle first traveled off the right side of the highway, crossed back over all lanes to the left berm and…

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Three Hurt In Two-Vehicle Crash On Route 322 In Northern Clarion County

Police say three people were injured late Sunday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Route 322 in northern Clarion County. Accident investigators say the incident occurred as a vehicle driven by 88 year-old John Ashbaugh from Knox was making a left turn off a hill on Route 322 onto Saint Mark Road.  His car was…

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Grove City Man Hospitalized Following Georgetown Road Motorcycle Accident

A Grove City man was hospitalized Friday afternoon after his motorcycle traveled off Georgetown Road in Irwin Township in southwestern Venango County. State Police officials say 24 year-old Eric Diethorn sustained moderate injuries. Diethorn was traveling east when he failed to maneuver a left turn.  His motorcycle went into a ditch on the right side…

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About Twenty Of 150 Hogs Killed In Tractor-Trailer Crash On I-80 Near Clintonville; Driver Uninjured

Accident investigators now say the driver of a rig carrying hogs, which overturned on Interstate 80 early Thursday morning was not injured. Responders estimate there may have been some 150 hogs onboard a tractor-trailer that left I-80 and crashed in the center median.  Early reports indicated that about twenty of the animals died. The incident…

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PennDOT To Begin Replacing Reflective Highways Signs

Now that new federal regulations are in place regarding the effectiveness of retro-reflective highway signs, PennDOT officials say they will proceed with a project to replace such signs when they reach the end of their expected lives. Retro reflectivity is the light that bounces back when a vehicle’s headlights hit a sign, making the sign…

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Game Commission Is Collecting Wild Game Recipes

The Pennsylvania Game Commission would like to know what you are cooking at hunting camp. The commission is collecting wild game recipes for consideration for inclusion in a new edition of the Pennsylvania Game Cookbook. The cookbook was last printed in 1979. Any recipes you have for preparing big game, small game or migratory birds…

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Three People, Including Polk Resident, Injured At I-79 Entrance Ramp In Saegertown

Reports from Crawford County indicate that a resident of the Borough of Polk was one of three people who were injured in a two-vehicle crash at an Interstate 79 entrance ramp in the Saegertown area. Police say the crash occurred when Maggie Gustafson, from Saegertown, was making a left turn onto the ramp from Route…

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Animals Seized, Home Condemned, Franklin Woman Charged In Animal Cruelty Probe

Franklin City Police say thirteen pets were rescued, a Franklin home was condemned, and a Franklin woman faces charges in an investigation into the alleged neglect of animals by their owner. Police and animal rescue experts converged Thursday morning on a home on the 900-block of Elm Street where a city police officer had discovered…

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