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Legislative Panels Move Bills On Property Tax Reform, Spending Limits And Debt Reduction

Fiscal issues took center stage in state House and Senate committees Tuesday with the movement of four different bills. The Senate Finance Committee approved on a narrow 6-to-5 vote a Senate bill known as the Property Tax Independence Act.  It would eventually eliminate school property taxes, replacing them with increases in the sales and income…

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Fall Gas-Up Scheduled For Saturday At Drake Well Museum

This Saturday (Sept. 20), Drake Well Museum and Park will host the 30th annual Fall Gas-Up, sponsored by the Pioneer Steam and Gas Engine Society. Displays will include antique engines – many still operating, farm and oil field equipment, cars, trucks and models.  The museum’s Olin gas engines and pumping wells, and its Oil City Boiler…

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Pennsylvania’s New Rocco’s Law Takes Effect

The new Pennsylvania law which toughens the penalties against anyone who severely injures or kills a police animal went into effect last week. It’s known as Rocco’s Law, named for the Pittsburgh Police Department’s “canine officer” which was fatally stabbed during a robbery in February.  Previous legislation held the same penalties for killing a police…

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Boil Water Advisory Continues In Rouseville; Water Main Repairs Thought To Be Complete

Although borough officials believe a third repair job to water lines in Rouseville has completed the patch-up of water availability and water pressure problems in that community, a “boil water advisory” remains in place, and officials say it may be Thursday until they get the results of the latest tests concerning the status of water for…

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Titusville School Administration Offices To Be Moved To High School Building

The Titusville Area School Board decided Monday night to move the school district’s administrative offices to Titusville High School. The offices, currently located at the building known as Scheide House, will be relocated to the Drake Street wing of the high school complex.  Plans for an entrance for the administrative offices only have not yet…

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Emlenton Man Injured In Clarion County Motorcycle Crash

An Emlenton man has been hospitalized in Clarion following a motorcycle crash in Elk Township in northern Clarion County. State Police from the Clarion station say 24 year-old Aaron Bailey lost control of his motorcycle while traveling east on Route 208 at about 9:00 PM Sunday night.  The bike flipped over on the right berm…

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Sharon Man Jailed After Shotgun Was Fired Into Crawford County Residence

A Sharon man faces charges which include attempted homicide after police say he fired as many as nine rounds from a shotgun into a home on a rural road in Oil Creek Township in southern Crawford County. According to investigating State Police officers from the Corry station, 23 year-old James Parsons is also charged with aggravated…

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Franklin Man Charged After Alleged Threats On Restaurant Employees

A Franklin man is facing charges of trespassing, harassment and disorderly conduct following a incident late last week at a downtown Franklin restaurant. Franklin City Police officials say Ernest Toney began the incident by screaming at employees in the main area of the restaurant.  Officers say Toney then entered the establishment’s kitchen, struck an employee in…

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Oil City Police Warn About Text Message Scam Regarding Allegedly Locked Debit And Credit Card Accounts

Oil City Police officials are warning about a scam in which residents are receiving text messages telling them their debit or credit card accounts have been “locked.” The recipients of the messages are given a telephone number to call to have the accounts “unlocked.” Police warn that you do not respond to the number you are…

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St. Petersburg Man Dies From Injuries Sustained In A-T-V Crash

A former Army sergeant from St. Petersburg has died from injuries suffered in a recent A-T-V crash in Clarion County. Family members say 28 year-old Jeremy Slaugenhoup died Wednesday night at a Clarion care facility. Slaughenhoup had sustained severe injuries early on the morning of September 7 when he was thrown from a “dune-buggy”-type vehicle…

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