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Indiana Beats Penn State For First Time, 44-24

Christian Hackenberg threw for 340 yards and three touchdowns in Bloomington, Indiana on Saturday, and Allen Robinson caught 12 passes for 173 yards and two scores, but the Indiana defense held Penn State’s rushing attack to just 70 yards, and the Hoosiers defeated the Nittany Lions for the first time, 44-24. Indiana’s Nate Sudfeld threw…

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McFall Produces 6 TD’s In Oilers Win; Mooney Sets FG Record In FHS Shutout Win

Sophomore quarterback Jackson McFall helped the Oil City Oilers wow a statewide television audience Friday night by producing six touchdowns in Oil City’s 42-13 pounding of the Meadville Bulldogs in a game played at Meadville’s Bender Field and before a TV audience on the PCN Network. McFall threw for 300 yards and four TD’s and…

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High School Football Results – 2013 Week 6

High School Football Results – Week 6   Thursday, October 3: Maplewood 35, Mercyhurst Prep 14   Friday, October 4: Oil City 42, Meadville 13 Franklin 44, Bradford 0 Slippery Rock 55, Warren 7 Morgantown (WV) 52, DuBois 21 Karns City 55, Keystone 14 Lakeview 39, Farrell 10 Conneaut 21, Mercer 14 Sharpsville 20, West Middlesex 12 Greenville…

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Pirates Even NLDS At 1-1 With 7-1 Win In St. Louis

Pedro Alvarez and Starling Marte both homered, and rookie Gerrit Cole pitched six innings of two-hit baseball on Friday afternoon, and the Pittsburgh Pirates evened up their best-of-five National League Division Series with the Cardinals at one game apiece with a 7-1 victory at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Cole allowed just one run, struck…

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Applefest’s Saturday, Sunday Activities

Thousands of visitors have once again poured into Franklin for the annual Applefest extravaganza, and despite any bad weather, activities will run through late Sunday (Oct. 6). Saturday’s activities will begin with a fly-in and breakfast at Venango Regional Airport, and the Franklin Retail Association’s merchants’ auction from 8:30 AM until 10:30 AM at the…

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State Parks Remain Open During Federal Shutdown; Some Hunters Might Be Affected

State officials are quick to remind us that, despite the shutdown of the federal government due to the lack of a new budget agreement, Pennsylvania state parks and forests remain open. That includes 120 state parks and twenty state forest districts.  The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources adds there is no entry fee. In…

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October Brings Busy Applefest

The biggest annual festival in this part of the Oil Region, which according to some estimates brings some 100,000 visitors to the area, moves into full bloom on Friday (Oct. 4). Franklin’s Applefest runs through Sunday. Here’s a look at just some of the activities on the first full day of Applefest – Friday: The…

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Cochranton Woman Injured In Car Rollover In Western Venango County

A Cochranton woman was injured early Thursday evening in a one-vehicle crash on Route 322 in western Venango County. Investigating State Police troopers say 28 year-old Allison Leaker lost control of her vehicle on wet pavement while she was headed east on Route 322 at about 6:15 PM.  Leaker’s car traveled off the left side…

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Man Sentenced To County Jail For Stealing Markers From Cemetery In Rocky Grove

The Franklin-area man who entered guilty pleas this summer to stealing nearly fifty bronze grave markers from a cemetery in Rocky Grove has been sentenced to up to two years in the Venango County Jail. Officially, 28 year-old Preston Guisewite was handed a term of 25 days to two years.  He will be given credit…

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Fleury Gets Milestone Win In Pens’ Season-Opening 3-0 Victory Over New Jersey

Marc-Andre Fleury recorded a 28-save shutout for his 250th career victory and a 3-0 win for the Pittsburgh Penguins over the New Jersey Devils in their NHL season debut in a game played Thursday night at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Fleury posted his 24th regular season shutout. Sidney Crosby, Craig Adams and newcomer Chuck…

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