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Knox Man Accused Of Trying To Strike Girlfriend With His Truck

A Knox man has been jailed following the filing of charges against him in an incident in which he was accused of twice trying to strike his girlfriend with his truck — once while she was driving her own vehicle and once while she was standing beside her car. State Police from the Clarion station say…

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Poll Shows Many Pennsylvanians Support Marcellus Shale Drilling

A new poll indicates that most people in Pennsylvania support the boom in Marcellus shale natural gas drilling. The latest Franklin and Marshall College poll finds that 64 percent of the survey’s respondents favor, strongly or somewhat, the expansion of the gas drilling industry. Poll director Dr. G. Terry Madonna told Radio PA News the…

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Spartansburg-Area Sawmill Destroyed By Fire

A sawmill in the Spartansburg area was destroyed by fire early Monday morning. Officials say the fire on Sportsman’s Road in Sparta Township, south of Route 77, was reported at about 4:00 AM.  Spartansburg and Bloomfield Township firefighters responded, and were on the scene for about two-and-a-half hours.  They said the sawmill was fully involved in…

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Knox Man Injured In Crash During Police Chase

A Knox man was taken to Clarion Hospital after what police describe as a high-speed chase in Beaver Township in northern Clarion County. State Police at the Clarion station say an S-U-V driven by 21 year-old Justin Harkness left Knox Road, and traveled through a fence and into a pasture.  Officials say a trooper making…

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Car Lands On Roof In Cherrytree Ravine; Ohio Driver Uninjured

An Ohio man escaped a Venango County rollover incident without injuries. State Police officials say 32 year-old Christopher Althausen was traveling south on Miller Farm Road in Cherrytree Township at about 9:00 PM Friday night when his car left the snow-covered road on a curve.  His vehicle rolled into a ravine and came to rest…

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Powerball Jackpot Climbs To $215 Million

The Powerball Lottery jackpot has again climbed above $200 million. With no grand prize winner from Saturday’s drawing, game officials estimate that the annuity value for the jackpot for Wednesday’s Powerball game will be about $215 million.  The one-time cash prize value estimate is set at $124.1 million. The best that any Pennsylvania players could do Saturday…

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Punxy Phil Calls For Six More Weeks Of Winter

In his annual February 2 appearance on Gobbler’s Knob outside Punxsutawney, groundhog prognosticator Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter. According to local lore, and through the yearly gathering organized by the club known as the Inner Circle, when Phil “emerges” at around 7:30 AM on the morning of February 2, he makes his prediction…

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Franklin Man Accused Of $15,000 In Thefts From Employer

A Franklin man has been charged with 44 theft charges after having been accused of stealing as much as $15,000 from his former employer. 21 year-old Benjerman Groger was arraigned last week on 22 counts of theft by unlawful taking and 22 counts of theft by deception. Groger is accused of taking money from the…

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No Injuries In Petrolia Factory Fire

No injuries were reported in a fire that broke out early Friday morning at a factory in Petrolia in Butler County. The two-alarm fire broke out at about 3:00 AM at Sonneborn Corporation, the former Witco Chemical facility, just off Route 268. C-93 Radio posts that early reports indicate the fire probably started in a…

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Utica Man Seriously Hurt In Route 322 Crash In Sugarcreek Borough

A Utica man was seriously injured early Friday morning when his truck twice left a Sugarcreek Borough highway. State Police accident investigators described injuries sustained by 37 year-old Jeffery Fry as “major.” Troopers say Fry was traveling west on Route 322 near Pine Road shortly before 2:00 AM Friday when his pickup left the right…

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