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Congressman Thompson Speaks Against EPA Ozone Compliance Regulations

Pennsylvania U.S. Congressman Glenn Thompson has come out against a proposal from the federal Environmental Protection Agency regarding increased compliance measures dealing with ozone. The proposal would lower the official air quality standard for ground-level ozone.  Thompson says that counties in violation of the tightened regulation “will trigger an implementation procedure which would make local…

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Clarion High’s Jon Kemmer Named Texas League Player-of-the-Month

Jon Kemmer, a Shippenville-area native who starred at Clarion Area High School, has been named the Texas League Player-of-the-Month. Kemmer, playing for the Texas Rangers’ “AA” affiliate in Corpus Christi, hit .376 in August with four home runs, 19 RBI’s, three triples, 13 doubles, 22 runs scored and 13 walks.  His OPS was calculated at…

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New Bethlehem Man Gets State Prison For Venango County Corruption Of Minor Case; He Faces More Charges In Clarion County

A New Bethlehem man was sentenced earlier this week to up to seven years in state prison in a Venango County case in which he was accused of offering online to pay a juvenile girl to perform sexual acts. 25 year-old Douglas Greenawalt had entered a guilty plea in May to one charge of the…

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Cole Leaves Early; Three Home Runs Cannot Prevent Pirates’ 7-4 Loss In Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Brewers (56-75) jumped on Pittsburgh ace Gerrit Cole for five runs in the first two innings en route to a 7-4 victory over the Pirates on Tuesday night in the first game of a three-game series at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Cole (15-8; 2.64 ERA) left the contest after just four innings, tying…

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Rocky Grove Woman Charged In Theft Of More Than $100,000 From Church Organization

A Rocky Grove woman was charged Tuesday in the reported theft of more than $100,000 from a regional church organization. State Police investigators say the money was withheld or removed between 2009 and 2013 from accounts related to the Northwestern Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, based in Oil Creek Township, by a woman they described as…

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Oil City Motorist Arrested In Franklin Pedestrian Incident

An Oil City man was arrested on Tuesday afternoon in connection with an accident in which a pedestrian was injured in downtown Franklin. Police officials say 36 year-old Nicholas Ruby was eventually stopped on Interstate 80 in Mercer County after leaving the scene of the incident and while apparently trying to travel to Ohio. Franklin…

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Oil City Man Charged With Indecent Assault In Case Involving 14 Year-Old Girl

An Oil City man was charged Tuesday with aggravated indecent assault in a January case involving a complaint by a 14 year-old girl. Oil City Police say they charged 34 year-old Frederick Walter with four counts for alleged illicit conduct involving an Oil City teenager at a home on the city’s North Side.  Officials say…

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Bankruptcy Judge Grants Conneaut Lake Park Trustees Two Extra Weeks

A federal bankruptcy court judge on Tuesday granted the trustees of Conneaut Lake Park fourteen days to file a revised reorganization plan for the facility. The court is seeking more detailed information on a disclosure statement to which several of the park’s creditors have objected. Conneaut Lake Park now owes more than one million dollars…

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Five Year-Old Girl Injured In Route 8 Rollover

A five year-old girl from Slippery Rock received minor injuries Tuesday morning when the car in which she was riding overturned along Route 8 in southern Venango County. The State Police say an S-U-V driven by 42 year-old Christie McFarland, from Slippery Rock, drifted off the highway near Barkeyville shortly after 8:00 AM.  The vehicle…

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Pirates Recall Six From Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, the first day for expanded Major League rosters, recalled six players from their “AAA” affiliate in Indianapolis, including five who played for the parent club earlier this season. Included among the call-ups was former Pirates outfielder Travis Snider, who was signed last month after having been released by the Baltimore…

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