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September 24, 2014

Great Fall Weather Ahead For Creatures Big And Small In Mercer County

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Detailed Forecast Tonight Clear, with a low around 46. Light and variable wind becoming northeast around 6 mph in the evening. Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 74. East wind 5 to 9 mph. Wednesday Night Clear, with a low around 49. Southeast wind around 7 mph. Thursday Sunny, with a high near 72. East wind around 6 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 50. North wind 6 to 8 mph. Friday Sunny, with a high near 74. Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Saturday Sunny, with a high …continue reading

Great Fall Weather Ahead For Creatures Big And Small In Mercer County

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Detailed Forecast Tonight Clear, with a low around 46. Light and variable wind becoming northeast around 6 mph in the evening. Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 74. East wind 5 to 9 mph. Wednesday Night Clear, with a low around 49. Southeast wind around 7 mph. Thursday Sunny, with a high near 72. East wind around 6 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 50. North wind 6 to 8 mph. Friday Sunny, with a high near 74. Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Saturday Sunny, with a high …continue reading

Bill that could save families thousands on college tuition passes Pa. House

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Monday passed a bill  (H.B. 2076) co-sponsored by state Rep. Mark Longietti that would allow high school students to receive college credit for completing advanced placement courses and exams. “I am proud to support this bill because it could save Pennsylvania families thousands of dollars in tuition costs by giving students credit for subject matter they have already mastered,” said Longietti, a Mercer County Democrat who is a member of the House Education Committee. “College costs continue to rise and any dollar a family can save on tuition is important.” Longietti added that the …continue reading

Beaver footprints found along Allegheny River bank, not gator, Big Foot befuddled?

  What has big hind feet and leaves a trail into the river that can be mistaken for an alligator slide? A beaver. That’s the consensus among wildlife experts and trappers about tracks found on Thursday on the Allegheny River bank in Cheswick. “Beavers will do that, they’ll make a ‘beaver slide,’ ” said Tom Fazi, information and education supervisor for the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Southwest Region. “A beaver’s hind foot is about 7 inches long and in mud it would look even bigger.” Cheswick police alerted the public to a possible alligator in the area when a local contractor, …continue reading

Learn How Students with Learning Disabilities Can Succeed at College

Penn State Shenango will host a free presentation for college-bound students with learning disabilities, as well as their parents, guardians, and teachers, at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 15 in the campus auditorium. Guest speaker David Carson, who is a nationally-recognized lecturer and the author of The Survival Guide for College Bound L.D. Students, will discuss his journey from grade school through college, using his real life experiences to illustrate to students, parents, and educators that the next great wave of diversity for colleges is students with learning disabilities. This will be Carson’s second appearance at Penn State Shenango. In …continue reading

Erie Constable Jailed For Rape

A northwestern Pennsylvania constable who acknowledged having consensual sex with a prostitute three times late last year has been sentenced to 90 days to a year in jail. Thirty-seven-year-old Stephen Chamberlain of Centerville had originally been charged in Erie County with having forced the woman to have sex at a price he set under the threat of arrest. Judge John Garhart sentenced Chamberlain in the aggravated range, citing his position of authority as an elected law enforcement official at the time. Information from: Erie Times-News, http://www.goerie.com

NWPA OB/GYN Gets Two Years Probation On Fondling Charges And Admission Of Guilt

A former northwestern Pennsylvania gynecologist must spend nearly two years on probation for fondling a patient female patient and a woman who worked for him. The Bradford Era reports that 51-year-old Dr. Abaz Sosic, of Bradford, was sentenced to 23½ months’ supervision Thursday. He must also register as a sex offender. Sosic had pleaded guilty to indecent assault in June and has had the State Board of Medicine indefinitely suspend his medical license. Police say an office employee claimed Sosic grabbed her rear end and made a sexually suggestive comment to her Jan. 27. After those charges were publicized, a …continue reading

D.A’s Wife Returns Five Thousand Dollars To Rightful Owner

Last Friday, a store in Grove City, made an unusual find when going through a bag of donated items. All Good Things is a non-profit, thrift store owned by the Mercer County District Attorneys Wife Debbie Kochems and staffed by volunteers at the store. They say an elderly women dropped off several bags of mens’ clothing. After she left they discovered $5,500 in the toe of one of the donated shoes. Volunteers say they only spoke with the woman briefly but did  know that her husband had recently passed away, the report of the money was part of a WFMJ news report, …continue reading

Somerset County DA To Seek Death Penelty In Double Murder

The Somerset County district attorney said in a press release she plans to seek the death penalty against a 25-year-old man accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend and her infant daughter earlier this year. Denver Blough, of Windber, is charged with fatally shooting Caressa Kovalcik, 23. On May 21, 2014 he shot his girlfriend in the apartment they shared with their 11 month old son. . Ms. Kovalcik gave birth by emergency cesarean to her daughter, Abrianna who died 20 days later, authorities said. Ms Kovalcik died just before the birth of her child. The case is considered a double murder. …continue reading

Youngstown Man Assaults Woman With Dumbbell

Youngstown Police said a  Youngstown man remains at the Mahoning County Jail afterhe assaulted his live-in girlfriend over the weekend with exercise equipment over an unknown disagreement. Harold Burton Saunders Jr., 60, 606 W. Warren Ave., was arraigned Monday on a charge of felonious assault and his bond was set at $50,000. He is due back in court on Sept. 29 according to a WFMJ report.. According to a Youngstown police report, officers were called to the house about 1:30 a.m. Saturday for a fight involving weapons. When they arrived, they found a woman bleeding profusely from her head. The woman, …continue reading

Corbett’s defeat will not end gridlock or tricks

Incumbent Republican Governor Tom Corbett will lose re-election on November 4, but that won’t stop the disingenuous, do-nothing state leaders from continued mayhem. Not that there’s not important work to do. Corbett said he would not sign the 2014-15 budget this summer unless the legislature tackled the pension problem. Then he signed it so lawmakers could go home and campaign. Now he says he will call the legislature into special session after the election for pension reform. Republicans control both House and Senate and are more likely to leave the matter for new Gov. Tom Wolf to resolve in 2015. …continue reading

Governor Corbett Announces Grant to Support Entrepreneurs in Beaver County

Harrisburg– Continuing to advance his JOBS1st PA initiative, Governor Tom Corbett today announced the award of a Discovered in PA – Developed in PA grant to help launch theexpansion of the Proving Grounds Incubator, supporting entrepreneurial growth in the Beaver County region. “We are building a stronger Pennsylvania by working with our entrepreneurs to ensure the ideas and concepts they develop in Pennsylvania are transformed into thriving, job-sustaining businesses,” Gov. Corbett said. “Beaver County area entrepreneurs will have our support putting their ideas to action.” Starting-Gate, an organization assisting entrepreneurs, start-ups and existing businesses looking to expand in the Beaver …continue reading

U.S And UAE Attack Middle Eastern Terror Targets Overnight

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US Airstrikes Overnight against Syrian targets were designed to begin the process of slowing ISIS advance in their war on terror, a variety of countries including the 4 Arab nations took part in air strikes using Military jets and Tomahawks war heads, The Pentagon has said this was also designed to stop another credible threat against the USA. Congress left Washington for election breaks, and some charge that the timing was designed to circumvent the authority needed by congress to wage any war or action that may take longer than 180 days. The attacks struck a fierce opening blow against …continue reading

Multiple MVA’s Near Two Sheetz Units in Transfer and Greenville Cause Issues For Local EMS

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Around 5:30 Greenville Fire and EMS, along with Elite, Superior, and Life Force Ambulance units were called to a 2 car accident on college avenue, near Sheetz, where one driver t-boned the other and rolled that owners car. 5 in all were reported to have been taken to UPMC Greenville hospital, A Second earlier accident sent several people to Shenango Valley UPMC and St. E due to another accident that occurred near the Sheetz in Transfer, which resulted in a power loss. Transfer, West Salem and Clark Fire and EMS responded. St. Elizabeth’s Hospital also reports 1  reported care after being extracted from …continue reading

1500+ Without Power In Transfer Reynolds At This Hour

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Penn Power spokes persons said the switch board lit up, and more than 1500 homes are now with out power. Crews have been sent to the area to find and fix the issue, at this time no word has been relayed back to the offices as to why the power along route 18 is out at this time, we will follow this up further, and have a reported enroute to the scene.

Zooriffic Experience Awaits Night Time Visitors To Living Treasure Animal Park

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October is an exciting time at the Living Treasures animal park in New Castle! Our “Night at the Zoo” event runs every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in October from 7-11pm(last admission at 10pm). This a non-scary family event where you are invited to take a walk in the dark through our torch-lit walkways to view the wild and interesting behaviors that many wild animals have at night. Hear the calls of many vocal animals, and spot the glowing eyes of the big cats and alligators. This is a rare opportunity to observe over 50 species of animals, many of which are …continue reading

Police Release Details About Area McFlasher

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A man already facing open lewdness charges was arrested on similar charges for allegedly exposing himself inside a Lawrence County McDonald’s in June. According to police, the incident happened at the restaurant in New Castle on June 24. When police were called to the restaurant, a woman inside said a man was sitting near the restroom and was not wearing pants. As she walked by the man, he spread his legs to expose his genitals. The suspect in the case has been identified as Preston Sager, 47, of New Castle. He was arrested on Aug. 30, in connection with another …continue reading

Poverty Rate Rises For Working Poor, and Elderly

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The Census Bureau released its annual poverty report today, and the headline number shows that the official poverty rate declined from 15.0 percent to 14.5 percent. This decline was driven entirely by a drop in the number of children living in poverty. There’s been no such reduction among working age adults. In fact, just the opposite. The low point for working-age poverty was about 9 percent, reached in 1968, and since then it’s steadily increased. There are small variations from year to year, but basically it went up to about 10-11 percent in the 80s and then increased to 13.6 …continue reading

1 In 5 Of You Won’t Read This News Article On The Internet

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It seems like everyone is online these days, but 21% of households in the USA still don’t have Internet access. According to new data from the Census Bureau, DSL and cable modem are the most popular ways to get Internet at home. Of the three-quarters of American households that pay to get connected, only 1% have dial-up. Another 4% access the Internet at home but without a subscription, according to the data from the 2013 American Community Survey released today. Among races, blacks, Hispanics and American Indians have the highest percentage of unconnected households, compared with whites and Asians The …continue reading

‘Scarecrows On Main’ 2014 Is Back

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After last year’s “Scarecrows On Main,” the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce has decided to hold this competition along Main Street in downtown Greenville once again, to the enjoyment of many. Scarecrows will be showcased using the flower beds through out the downtown section just as they were last year, for the first time, and not in the central park, and a judging will take place for a winning scarecrow. Categories will include family/ non-profit or business. There is a fee for both categories. The requirements include: Scarecrow and any clothing must be secured, and a two foot by two …continue reading

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