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Lee Brice, Frankie Ballard To Appear At Crawford County Fair

Fair officials have announced the performers for another major concert attraction at this year’s Crawford County Fair in Meadville. Organizers say a country music concert featuring Lee Brice and Frankie Ballard has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 20 at 7:30 PM.  Tickets will go on sale on Monday, May 19 both online and at the Crawford County…

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New Historical Marker In Franklin Honors Civil War General Alexander Hays

A new historical marker was unveiled in Franklin on Monday.  It honors Civil War Major General Alexander Hays. General Hays was born in Franklin, and attended Allegheny College in Meadville before going to West Point. As a lieutenant, Hays served with the Fourth Infantry in the Mexican War.  After that war, Hays worked in the…

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East Brady Man Dead After Shooting Incident At Home Of Ex-Girlfriend’s Parents

Officials in Clarion County say an East Brady man is dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound following an altercation early Sunday morning at the home of his former girlfriend’s parents in East Brady. Authorities say 26 year-old Bryan Collar died at his own residence shortly after an altercation in which he allegedly shot and…

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Ohio Man Arraigned In Labor Day Weekend Death Of 6 Month-Old Boy At Clarion County Campsite

An Ohio man was formally arraigned in Clarion County last week in the death of a 6 month-old boy in his care at a campsite in the northern part of the county last Labor Day weekend. Investigators say 22 year-old Chad Chadwick, from Ashtabula, and the infant’s aunt had taken weekend custody of the baby and two…

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Friday Crash Involves Ambulance Company Wheelchair Van And A Lawn Care Vehicle

Two people were injured late Friday afternoon in a crash that occurred between an ambulance company wheelchair van and a commercial vehicle hauling a trailer that carried lawn care equipment. The accident occurred shortly after 5:00 PM Friday on Route 322 west of Franklin at the intersection with Sugarcreek Drive in Sugarcreek Borough. Borough Police identified…

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Health Care Sign-Ups In Pennsylvania Nearly Doubled In March

Federal officials say the number of Pennsylvania residents signing up for insurance under the new federal health care law nearly doubled in March. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in a report released late last week containing updated numbers through the end of March for people who would finish their enrollment process in…

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Marcellus Shale Coalition Rally Scheduled For Tuesday In Harrisburg

The organizers of an event scheduled for next Tuesday (May 6) say their rally in Harrisburg is intended to let people know that a diversity of individuals support the growing natural gas boom in Pennsylvania. The Marcellus Shale Coalition, the largest natural gas industry group in this part of the country, wants to counteract the…

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Corbett Shifts Stance On Medical Marijuana

Governor Tom Corbett has apparently softened his position on medical marijuana — at least on one type of medical marijuana treatment. A Corbett spokesperson, Christine Cronkright, says the Governor has proposed that lawmakers look into legislation that would provide access to treatments for the families of children with severe seizure disorders.  It would come through…

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Guzzardi’s Name Once Again Off State Gubernatorial Ballot; Corbett To Run Unopposed

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Thursday reversed an earlier court decision and ruled that the lone challenger to incumbent Governor Tom Corbett may not have his name on the Republican ballot in the upcoming primary elections. In a 5-2 decision, the Supreme Court reversed a Commonwealth Court ruling that would have allowed the name of Bob…

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State Senate Passes Bill To Allow Schools To Hire Local Police For Security

The state Senate has passed a bill that would allow many school districts the option of contracting for security posts with local municipal police officials, and would not limit the districts to dealing with the State Police. The bill would give school districts in communities where police services are furnished solely by the State Police…

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