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Game Commission Hints At Successful Rifle Deer Season In Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Game Commission expects about 750,000 hunters to participate in the first day of the state’s two-week rifle deer season which begins Monday (Dec. 1). The season will run through December 13. The Game Commission says deer populations are being tracked as “stable or increasing” in most of the state, but they add that…

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Holiday Shopping Starts Before Black Friday; Pennsylvania Retailers Hope For More Shopper Dollars This Year

The so-called “Black Friday,” the day after Thanksgiving, might no longer be considered the unofficial opening day of the Christmas shopping season. For some, the rush actually began a day earlier on Thanksgiving Day. Some retailers opened up as early as 6:00 AM on the holiday, and many others opted to open Thanksgiving evening.  Store…

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Venango County Treasurer’s Office To Be Open Sunday, November 30 For Military Personnel

The Venango County Treasurer has announced that her office will be open for three hours on Sunday, November 30 to enable military personnel to purchase their hunting licenses or military antlerless deer licenses. Treasurer Deborah Sharpe says her office will also conduct regular business Sunday from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Special antlerless deer licenses…

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Venango County Dog Licenses Go On Sale Monday

The Venango County treasurer’s office has announced that 2015 dog licenses will be available beginning Monday (Dec. 1). State law requires that all dogs three months or older be licensed each year.  Discounts are available if the dog is spayed or neutered, and for senior citizens and people with disabilities.  A “convenience fee” will be…

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Clarion County Commissioners To Rethink Courthouse Renovation Plan

The Clarion County commissioners this week voted to reject the final design for a renovation of the Clarion County Courthouse, which would have included the construction of a new annex. Having hoped to hold costs to about eight million dollars, the commissioners said the design submitted would have rung in at about eleven million dollars. …

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Seven Injured, Two Moderately In Three-Vehicle Crash In Townville

A 12 year-old Cooperstown girl and a 42 year-old Titusville woman received the most serious injuries among seven people who were hurt in a three-vehicle crash near Townville on Tuesday afternoon. Both were passengers in vehicles involved in the incident. State Police officials say the crash began when a vehicle driven by 38 year-old Michael Crowther,…

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Eleven Arrested, Others Implicated In Area Drug Sales

Reports indicate that as many as nineteen people may be implicated in a five-county northwestern Pennsylvania investigation which began as a probe into sales of the drug known as “bath salts” in this area. Charges against eleven people in Venango, Crawford and Forest Counties were announced Tuesday by the state Attorney General’s office.  Those charges…

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Clarion County Home Destroyed By Fire; Losses Set At $150,000

Damages have been estimated at $150,000 in a fire that destroyed a home in Clarion County. The blaze is under investigation by a State Police fire marshal.  The home has been declared a total loss. Firefighters say the residence on Summerville Drive in Millcreek Township was already fully engulfed in flames when they arrived on…

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Centerville Man Gets State Prison Time For Tattooing 12 Year-Old Girl

A Centerville-area man was sentenced Tuesday to state prison time for tattooing a 12 year-old girl without her parents’ permission at his home last spring. 33 year-old Randall Charlton was sentenced in Crawford County Court to 16-to-60 months on his guilty pleas to charges of the corruption of a minor and tattooing a minor.  He was also…

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State Officials Roll Out “Operation Safe Holiday”

The Pennsylvania State Police and PennDOT are among the state agencies reminding us to take it easy on the road over the winter holidays. During “Operation Safe Holiday,” extra patrols will be out in force in an attempt to cut down on the number of crashes and highway fatalities in Pennsylvania.  The enforcement effort will…

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