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Clarion, Brookville High Schools Scenes Of Monday Bomb Threats

Officials evacuated Clarion Area High School late Monday afternoon after a threat was found scrawled on a restroom wall. Classes had already been dismissed for the day, but those who had remained for extra-curricular activities were sent home.  A search of the facilities turned up nothing, and classes were expected to resume as scheduled on Tuesday.…

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Ohio Man Found Not Guilty Of 2012 Rockland Rape Charge

An Ohio man has been found not guilty of rape, assault and sexual assault charges in a Venango County case in which he was accused of raping a Rockland woman. The jury’s decision in Venango County Court was handed down in favor of 41 year-old Mark Dick, from  Canton. Dick had been accused of sexually…

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Police Look For Individual Who Fired Nine Shots Into Vacant Building On Walnut Bend Road

State Police officials say they are looking for the individual or individuals who fired shots at least nine times into a vacant building in Cornplanter Township. Investigators say the incident occurred sometime within the last week at a building located on West Walnut Bend Road.  Metal siding on the building was damaged in the shootings.…

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PUC Launches “Prepare Now” Campaign

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is calling on residents and business owners to start making preparations now for the cold weather months ahead. The PUC has launched its eleventh annual “Prepare Now” campaign, urging utility customers to use some common sense steps aimed at preventing high heating bills.  The initiative, with information available on the PUC’s…

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MegaMillions Jackpot Annuity To Reach $200 Million

Lottery officials estimate that the annuity value of the jackpot in Tuesday’s MegaMillions Lottery drawing (Oct. 21) will be worth at least $200 million. That’s because no one was able to claim the biggest prize in Friday’s $180 million drawing. The one-time cash value of Tuesday’s jackpot is currently estimated at $122.6 million. In Friday’s…

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House Returns For One Final Voting Session Monday

The state House of Representative returned to session Monday for one more voting day. This should wrap up the 2014 legislative session.  The Senate ended their year late last week. Among the business to be finalized in the House on Monday is a vote on a controversial gun amendment.  It gives groups such as the…

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Weeklong Seat Belt Enforcement Effort In Oil City Stresses Usage By Teens

A five-day seat belt enforcement effort was kicked off Monday morning by the Oil City Police Department. From Monday through Friday of this week (Oct. 20 through Oct. 24), the enforcement will be conducted near the Oil City and Venango Catholic High School facilities throughout areas including Lynch Boulevard, Oak Grove Street, East Bissell Avenue…

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Meadville Man Dies In Sunday Morning Crash

A Meadville man died Sunday in a one-vehicle crash that occurred before daybreak in Union Township in Crawford County. State Police officials say 32 year-old Joshua Pipper lost control of his vehicle while traveling along Mercer Pike at around 5:30 AM.  The car slammed directly into a tree, and officials say Pipper died upon impact. Police…

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Two Seriously Injured When Ejected From Truck During Clarion County Rollover

Two men were seriously injured early Saturday morning when their pickup rolled several times in a one-vehicle crash in eastern Clarion County. Police officials say both the driver, 24 year-old Antonio Magagnotti from Seminole, and a passenger, 24 year-old Alex Gorley from New Bethlehem, were ejected from the truck.  Both were airlifted to a Pittsburgh…

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Man Charged With Robbing Relative At Gunpoint In Grove City

A Grove City man was jailed last week after he allegedly robbed a male relative at gunpoint. 31 year-old Bryan Thompson is accused of robbing a 62 year-old man of his debit card and car keys and then tying the man to a chair. Police say the older man later freed himself and telephoned them…

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