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Shooting Incidents Among Hunters Remained Low In 2014

The Pennsylvania Game Commission says 2014 was another year with near records for hunting-related shooting incidents. There were 29 shooting accidents among hunters last year, only the second year with incidents totaling fewer than thirty since the Commission began keeping such records 100 years ago.  There was one fatality.  The Game Commission says they only…

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MegaMillions Jackpot Reaches Estimated $214 Million Annuity

Lottery officials say their estimate of the annuity value for the jackpot for Tuesday night’s (May 26) drawing in the MegaMillions Lottery has been raised to $214 million. That’s because no one matched all the numbers needed to claim the $193 million grand prize in Friday night’s game. The estimated value of the one-time cash-only…

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PennDOT’s Venango County Road Maintenance Schedule For Week Of May 26

It’s a short work week, but PennDOT officials have scheduled a number of jobs on this week’s Venango County road maintenance schedule. In addition to bridge repair work already in progress, a paving project will be underway on Kahle Lake Road in Richland Township.  Shoulder repair is scheduled for Routes 322 and 62 in Frenchcreek Township.  Ditch…

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May 31 Marks 30th Anniversary Of Oil Region’s Tornado Trauma

Next Sunday, May 31, will mark the thirtieth anniversary of one of the most deadly weather days in western Pennsylvania history. The state, along with parts of Ohio, New York and Ontario in Canada, was ravaged by a tornado outbreak that killed 89 people, injured more than one thousand others and caused more than $600…

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Franklin High School Band To Play In Washington D.C.’s Memorial Day Parade

The Franklin High School Black Knight Marching Band will be in Washington, D.C. this holiday weekend to march and play in the National Memorial Day Parade. The rest of the holiday will be spent by the Franklin students in touring the nation’s capitol and its monuments, memorials, museums and official buildings. The band has appeared…

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Area Memorial Day Parades, Ceremonies Set

Monday’s Memorial Day holiday will bring with it parades and memorial ceremonies. Among the events scheduled in this part of the Oil Region are parades in Franklin and Titusville. Franklin’s processional will be preceded by ceremonies at 9:00 AM on the 13th Street Bridge and 9:30 at Franklin Cemetery.  The parade will begin at 10:00 AM,…

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Seventeen Arrests Made This Week In Clarion County Drug Sales Cases

Law enforcement officials announced Friday the arrests of seventeen people in connection with the sales of a variety of illegal drugs in Clarion County in cases which have been under investigation in the county for as long as two years. Fifteen of the arrests were on charges of the delivery of drugs including heroin, methamphetamine,…

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Two Hurt In Friday Crash At Franklin’s Washington Crossing

Two people were hurt Friday morning in a two-car crash at a Franklin intersection. Franklin City Police say a car driven by Patricia Baird, from Murraysville in Allegheny County, went through a red light at the intersection of Washington Crossing and Elk Street.  The vehicle was then struck by a car operated by Cinnamon Evans,…

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District 9 Baseball Playoff Championship Schedule And Results

District 9 Baseball Playoff Championship Schedule and Results   “AA” CHAMPIONSHIP  –  (Wednesday, May 27 at 4:30 PM at Clarion-Limestone High School) Cranberry vs. Moniteau   “A” SEMIFINALS  (Tuesday, May 26) Clarion vs. Elk County Catholic  (7:30 PM at Showers Field in DuBois) Dubois Central Catholic vs. Oswayo Valley  (4:30 PM at Berwin Park in…

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Cole Goes Most Of The Distance In Pirates’ 4-1 Home Win Over The Mets

Gerrit Cole pitched six-hit baseball over eight-and-two-thirds innings and allowed only one unearned run as the Pittsburgh Pirates opened up a three-game home series over the New York Mets on Friday night with a 4-1 win. Cole (6-2; 2.05 ERA) struck out ten batters, walked one and hit another.  The only run for the Mets…

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