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Two Injured In Separate Sugarcreek Borough Crashes

Two women have been injured in a pair of separate one-vehicle crashes in Sugarcreek Borough. Police say 44 year-old Heidi Hummel, from Franklin, had to be extricated from her truck Tuesday night after the vehicle left Sugarcreek Drive, hit the guide wire for a utility pole, traveled over a bank and rolled onto its side. The…

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Plum Township Woman Held For Court In Shooting Death Of Boyfriend

A Plum Township woman was bound over for court Wednesday on charges connected with the shooting death of her live-in boyfriend one week ago. In a preliminary hearing before a magisterial district judge, 39 year-old Tina Shaffer was held on charges of criminal homicide, third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter.  She is lodged without bail in…

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Fleury Earns 28th Career Shutout; Pens Blanks Caps 2-0

Marc-Andre Fleury (34-14-3) made 32 saves Tuesday night, and collected his fifth shutout of the season – the 28th of his NHL career – in the Pittsburgh Penguin’s 2-0 home win over the Washington Capitals. The win boosted the Penguins’ lead over Boston to three points in the race for the number-one seed in the…

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Tuesday’s PIAA High School Basketball Playoff Results – March 11

PIAA High School Basketball Playoff Results  -  Tuesday, March 11:   Boys “AAA” Farrell 86, Uniontown 72  (OT) Central Valley 61, Thomas Jefferson 51 Lancaster Mennonite 68, Chartiers Valley 64 Allentown Central Catholic 82, Bishop McDevitt 55 Archbishop Carroll 59, Abington Heights 55 Neumann-Goretti 73, Wilkes-Barre GAR 55 Susquehanna Township 52, Pottsville 45 Philadelphia Electrical…

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Winter Weather To Return – Wednesday Morning Update

Weather forecasters are telling us to prepare for another bout – however brief – of winter weather, beginning Wednesday (3/12). A Winter Weather Advisory has been posted by the National Weather Service for most of the Oil Region, effective from 11:00 AM Wednesday until 4:00 AM Thursday, but a Winter Storm warning is in effect…

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Two Hurt In Cook Forest Trail Erosion Mishap

Two people were hurt early Tuesday afternoon when a portion of a trail in Cook Forest gave way, and the hikers slid down an embankment. Reports indicate officials from the Summerville Fire Department rescued the injured parties using what was described as a hovercraft. The identities of the injured hikers were not released, and there…

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Naked Man Invades Slippery Rock Apartment

State Police officials in Butler County are searching for a man who is accused of entering an unlocked apartment in Slippery Rock late Monday night. One of the residents of the apartment said the man was naked except for the white socks he was wearing! The resident who spotted the man immediately called the police,…

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State Deer Harvest Up Three Percent In 2013

The Pennsylvania Game Commission reports that the state deer harvest for the 2013 seasons marked an increase of about three percent over the total deer taken in the previous year. The Game Commission estimates that hunters took 352,920 deer in the seasons which concluded early this calendar year, a total that was more than 9,800…

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Local Police Warn Of Fradulent Checks Sent Through The Mail

The latest scam circulating the Oil Region seems to be an attempt to capitalize on recent stories involving incidents of random kindness having been reported across the country – stories of people handing out money to total strangers. Franklin City Police officials are warning local residents to be wary of the receipt of a mailing which may…

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Harrisville Man Hospitalized After Car Strikes A Boulder And A Tree

A Harrisville man was hospitalized in Grove City on Tuesday afternoon after his car left a Mercer County highway, struck a boulder and then hit a tree. Police officials say 21 year-old Devon Herbert was traveling east on Amsterdam Road in Liberty Township when the crash occurred. There was no immediate word as to the…

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