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Franklin Woman Seriously Injured In Route 62 Rollover

A Franklin woman was seriously injured late Monday night in a rollover incident on Route 62 in Frenchcreek Township near Polk. State Police officials say 54 year-old Sherry Wilson was rushed to a Youngstown hospital following the crash which happened shortly before 11:00 PM Monday. Troopers say Wilson’s southbound vehicle left the right side of the…

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Franklin Financial Adviser Charged With Stealing From 97 Year-Old Client

Charges have been filed in Crawford County against a Franklin financial adviser accused of transferring more than $183,000 from two accounts held by an elderly client. The alleged victim has been identified as a 97 year-old Meadville woman. 69 year-old David Seagren was arraigned Monday on 51 charges, including multiple counts of theft by deception,…

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Oil City School Employees Argue Against Plan To Contract Out For Cafeteria And Custodial Services

About forty unionized school employees showed up at a meeting of the Oil City Area School Board on Monday to speak out against a plan to contract an outside firm to provide cafeteria and custodial services to the school district. Arguments against the proposal ranged from the loss of local jobs to a perceived lack…

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Two Arrested In Meadville-Area Convenience Store Robbery

Officials of several law enforcement agencies have arrested a second man suspected in Friday morning’s armed robbery at a convenience store near Meadville. U.S. Marshals, state and local police, and officials from the Crawford County Sheriff’s office say they arrested a man they identified as 21 year-old Bradley Whitslar in a wooded area near Meadville…

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Investigation Continues Into Large Fire At Greenville-Reynolds Industrial Park

A State Police firs marshal has been investigating the cause of a Friday fire that swept through a large section of the Greenville-Reynolds Industrial Park in western Mercer County. More than 100 firefighters from four counties in two states responded to the blaze which actually mushroomed after they arrived on the scene. The fire destroyed…

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Franklin Woman Injured In Saturday Night Rollover In Rocky Grove

A Franklin-area woman was injured in Rocky Grove early Saturday night when the vehicle she was driving left a street, hit a tree and rolled over. Accident investigators believe a medical condition may have led to the crash at around 8:30 PM Saturday on the 1000-block of Rocky Grove Avenue. The driver, 27 year-old Amanda Culbertson,…

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Titusville Man Tazed In Late Night WalMart Incidents

Police officials say they were forced to use a Tazer gun on a man they arrested at the Titusville WalMart complex late Saturday night. Police say 25 year-old Wayne Burnside was arraigned on numerous charges, and was taken to the Crawford County Jail with bond set at $7,500.  Charges include disorderly conduct, harassment, public drunkenness…

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$500 In Concessions Stolen From Franklin High School Baseball Food Stand

Officials in the Franklin High School athletic department learned Saturday morning that the concession stand at the school’s baseball field had been robbed overnight. Police officials are reporting that about $500 in snacks and beverages were removed.  It is believed the thief or thieves broke in sometime between 7:00 PM Friday and 9:30 AM Saturday.…

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Four Hurt In President Township Crash

A woman and three children were injured on Friday morning in a one-vehicle crash on Route 62 in President Township in northern Venango County. Police officials say a car driven by 41 year-old Debra Hinderliter, from Tionesta, skidded on wet pavement, left the highway, and flipped over one complete rotation, landing on its tires. Hinderliter…

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State House Committee Holds Hearing On Raising Minimum Wage

The state House Democratic Policy Committee this week held a public hearing in Harrisburg to gather testimony concerning the possibility of increasing Pennsylvania’s minimum wage and on unemployment compensation issues. State Representative Patty Kim, from Dauphin County, has introduced legislation that would increase the state’s minimum wage to $9.00 an hour within sixty days of…

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