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Former IU Director Sentenced To Probation

A Grove City woman who had served as executive director for an Intermediate Unit providing support services to 27 school districts has been sentenced to three years probation for using an agency credit card for her own benefit. 56 year-old Cecelia Yauger has also been fined and sentenced to serve community service time. Yauger entered…

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Lockdown At Edinboro University Monday Night After Fatal Shooting Near Campus

Edinboro University was placed on lockdown Monday night following a fatal shooting near the southern Erie County campus early in the evening. The safety measure remained in effect until about midnight, although a men’s basketball game that had been scheduled was played as planned.   Meanwhile, an autopsy was to be conducted on the shooting…

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Negative Wind Chills To Follow Winter’s First Significant Blast

The next blast of early winter is expected to involve single-digit temperatures and negative wind chill factor readings – with more snow lurking in the background. After wet snowfall totals of close to a half-foot on Monday, temperatures had fallen into the 20’s on Monday afternoon and were expected to drop to ten degrees, or…

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Cranberry Township Home Demolished After Saturday Morning Fire

A home in Cranberry Township just outside of Oil City was demolished over the weekend after a fire gutted the building early Saturday morning. A family of four managed to safely escape the blaze at a residence on Riverside Drive shortly after 1:30 AM Saturday.  Fire officials still do not know the origin of the…

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Three Sentenced In California-To-Venango County Drug Operation

Three men accused in a year-long California-to-Venango County marijuana distribution operation were sentenced Friday to 11-and-a-half months to two years in the Venango County Jail. Sentencing in Venango County Court occurred one day after the two former Franklin residents who had allegedly run the operation had entered guilty pleas to charges involving their roles in…

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Franklin Man Hospitalized After Ejection From His Truck

A Franklin man was hospitalized in Grove City over the weekend after a one-vehicle crash in which he was ejected from his truck. State Police in Mercer County say 26 year-old Kyle Nulph lost control of his vehicle on a curve on Route 208 in Springfield Township around 7:30 PM Saturday night.  The truck rolled…

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Pony Killed In Elk Township Highway Incident

A Shippenville man avoided injuries over the weekend when his truck struck a pony that had wandered onto Route 208 in Elk Township in northern Clarion County. The pony died after the collision. State Police accident investigators say the incident occurred early Saturday evening.  The driver, 35 year-old James Edwards, was unable to avoid hitting…

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Cement Truck Crashes Into Titusville Home; No Injuries Are Reported

A cement truck which lost its brakes sideswiped a minivan on Friday afternoon, and then slid into a Titusville home. City Police say the truck driver, identified as Richard Kinney, had tried to steer the runaway vehicle into a culvert, but the truck flipped onto its right side, sideswiped another vehicle and then slid into…

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3-5-4 Telephone Exchange Goes Down Saturday Morning

Emergency officials advised residents of portions of Clarion and Venango Counties on Saturday morning (Nov. 15) that an outage was being experienced with the 3-5-4 telephone exchange. KQW was notified of the problem at 8:42 AM Saturday. Residents with 3-5-4 phone exchanges are being advised to report emergencies by calling 9-1-1 or a Clarion emergency…

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Cranberry Supervisors Give Preliminary OK To Budget With No Property Tax Increase

Cranberry Township supervisors gave their preliminary approval this week to a 2015 budget that would not contain a real estate tax increase. The $4.3 million spending plan would represent an increase of just under $100,000 from this year.  A small transfer from a reserve fund would balance the Cranberry budget. Final approval of the plan…

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