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Stoneboro-Area Man Jailed After Alleged Domestic Assault

A Stoneboro-area man was charged Friday night after what police termed a domestic dispute. State Police from the Mercer station in Jackson Center say 24 year-old Sean Cogswell is accused of physically harming his girlfriend. Charges include simple assault and harassment. Police say Cogswell was arraigned on the charges, and was then lodged in the…

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Franklin Man Charged In Alleged Domestic Assault

Charges have been filed against a Franklin man in what police called a domestic dispute at an Arbor Circle residence on Thursday night. Franklin City Police say 47 year-old Jody Andrusky was arguing with his girlfriend over television viewing when he threw her over some furniture, grabbed her by the hair and pushed her to…

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Reduced Pennsylvania Legislature Again Being Discussed

A new state legislative session is now underway, and it is expected that an old issue will be revived. With fifty members in the State Senate and 203 in the House, Pennsylvania has the distinction of having the nation’s largest full-time legislature.  Proposed amendments to the state Constitution stalled in the last Harrisburg session, even…

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Venango Area Chamber Of Commerce Schedules Annual Dinner For February 25; Citizen-of-the-Year To Be Honored

The Venango Area Chamber of Commerce reminds us that their annual dinner, honoring their 2014 Citizen-of-the-Year among others, will be held on February 25 at Cross Creek Resort. The Chamber recently announced that Brenda Carll has been selected Citizen-of-the-Year.  Carll is the public health nurse at the Pennsylvania State Health Center in Cranberry Township. Reservations…

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Attorney General’s Office Warns Consumers To Beware Of Winter Home Repair Scams

Now that typical January weather has taken its grip on us, broken water pipes and malfunctioning furnaces are among the problems requiring immediate attention. The state Attorney General’s office warns us not to fall victims to home repair scammers. Spokesman J.J. Abbott tells Radio PA News it could be easy to be ripped off by…

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I-80 Closes Briefly West Of Barkeyville; Speed Limit In Five Counties Reduced To 45 MPH

PennDOT says Interstate 80 westbound from Barkeyville to the Sandy Lake exit has reopened after a closure early Friday morning due to what officials termed multiple accidents. Meanwhile, the speed limit on I-80 from Jefferson County to the Ohio border has been temporarily reduced to 45 miles per hour because of the ongoing weather conditions…

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James Nelles Named Interim City Manager In Oil City

Oil City Council on Thursday unanimously voted to appoint former Warren city manager James Nelles as Oil City’s interim city manager. A native of Oil City, 12-year Marine and Vietnam veteran, Nelles has also served as mayor of Punxsutawney.  He currently lives in the DuBois area. On Monday, Nelles will replace city manager Eric Strahl,…

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Hearing On Proposed Closing Of Utica Elementary School Set For Tuesday

The public hearing concerning the proposed closing of Utica Elementary School will be hosted by the Franklin Area School Board on Tuesday night, January 13. The meeting will be held at 7:00 PM in the Franklin High School Auditorium. By law, the school board cannot act on any possible school closings until at least ninety…

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U.S. House Votes To Repeal 30-Hour Work Week Requirement Of Affordable Care Act

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to pass a bill called the Save American Workers Act which would repeal a thirty-hour work week requirement that is a part of the Affordable Care Act. Supporters say the measure modifies the definition of a full-time employee, repealing the thirty-hour per week threshold and replacing it with…

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Identity Released Of Emlenton Man Killed In Wednesday Afternoon Crash On Route 208

The identity of a driver who was killed Wednesday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash in northern Clarion County has been released by the State Police officials who investigated the incident. 73 year-old Robert Blymiller, from Emlenton, was pronounced dead at the scene.  There are indications that Blymiller may have suffered a heart attack before or during…

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