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Vandergrift man accused of molesting girl starting when she was 6 jailed on $2 million bond

West Deer police accused a Vandergrift man of sexually assaulting a girl several times a week over a six-year period starting when she was 6. Justin Michael Jahoda, 36, of Georgia Avenue was charged with a dozen felony counts that include aggravated indecent assault, unlawful contact with a minor, indecent assault, endangering the welfare of children and corruption of minors. He also was charged with misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure and child endangerment.
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Police: Oil City Man Breaks Into Residence, Assaults Juvenile

RIMERSBURG, Pa. (EYT) – An Oil City man and a Rimersburg woman are facing charges for reportedly breaking into a house and assaulting a juvenile. According to court documents, the Southern Clarion County Regional Police Department filed charges against 40-year-old Jeffery Scott McClelland, of Oil City, and 35-year-old Leighla Nicole Beals, of Rimersburg, in Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey C. Miller’s office on June 22.

Area Man Faces Fleeing, DUI-Related Charges Following 20-Mile Police Pursuit Ends in Crash on Route 36

OLIVER TWP., Pa. (EYT) – An area man is facing fleeing and DUI-related charges following a 20-mile police pursuit that ended in a crash on State Route 36 on Saturday night. According to Punxsutawney-based State Police, around 6:54 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, troopers engaged in a vehicle pursuit on State Route 36/Coolspring Road, in Oliver Township, Jefferson County, with 20-year-old Logan Christopher Wells, of Indiana, Pa.

Central Clarion Wildcat Breckin Rex Concludes Scholastic Football Career In 7th Annual Frank Varischetti Classic

(Above image: Breckin with the ball) Central Clarion’s Breckin Rex concluded his high school football career by participating on the South Squad in the 7th Annual Frank Varischetti All-Star Game on Friday, July 1st. The game which features recently graduated senior players, was held at Frank Varischetti Stadium in Brockway as part of the Brockway Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration. The South Squad is mainly made up of plalyers from teams from the old Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference (KSAC), with the North’s players hailing mainly from schools in the old Allegheny Mountain League (AML).
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Featured Local Job: Truss Assemblers

Located in Parker, Pa., nationally known as the “Smallest City in the USA,” UFP Parker, LLC is looking for motivated, team-minded individuals to grow a lasting career. UFP Industries, Inc. is the largest roof truss manufacturer in the United States. As a subsidiary, UFP Parker, LLC is a manufacturer of wood products key to everyday life. Their products are wide-ranging, including treated lumber, trusses and building components, concrete forming materials, and industrial packaging.
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Celebration of Life Set for Orville (Orv) Lerch

Scott, Matt, Tiffany and Brandon Lerch invite friends of their late father, Orville (Orv) Lerch to attend a Celebration of Life to be held at The Haskell House, 500 Main Street, Clarion, from 5PM to 7PM on Monday July 11th. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Orv passed...
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Joan Pospisil, Cortland, Ohio

CORTLAND, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Joan Pospisil, 77, passed away Sunday afternoon, July 3, 2022 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Warren. Joan was born on July 4, 1944 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Mark and Mary Belle Reitz. She was a 1962 graduate of Warren G....
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William R. Confer, Jr.

William R. Confer, Jr., 42, of Brookville died Sunday, July 3, 2022 at Penn Highlands Brookville. Born in Brookville on September 19, 1979, he was the son of William R. Confer, Sr. and Theresa (Kenneth) Cook Anderson. He was a graduate of Jeff Tech and obtained a degree in welding...

The First 4×4

We found out that the first ever 4×4 in history came from Brookville, PA. So, we visited the Jefferson County History Center to see the historic vehicle and meet one of the original factory workers. Bill McCraken tells us about how he came build his own Twyford Car, and how he got his start as a machinist in the factory where it was first built.

Teacher Encouragement Dinner

Whether you are a public, private, or virtual teacher, we want to invite you to an evening of encouragement as you prepare to start the new school year! Join us on Wednesday, August 03 at 6:30pm at Harvest Church, 143 Reed Road, Kittanning. It’s Free!! Dinner included. Reserve your spot at
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Ponnuthurai “Ponn” Balagi

Ponnuthurai “Ponn” Balagi, 65, of Clarion, PA passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2022. He was born in Karampon, Jaffna in Sri Lanka on January 29, 1957 to the late Thilagawathy Ponnuthurai and Ponnuthurai Thambimuthu. Ponnuthurai received his Associate of Science in Nursing from UMDNJ School of Nursing...