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Franklin School Board Holds Public Hearing On Utica School Closing Proposal

With three of their nine members absent, the Franklin Area School Board heard from about twenty of the dozens of people assembled in the Franklin High School auditorium on Tuesday night on the proposed closing of Utica Elementary School. While the opinions leaned more toward keeping the school open, some speakers expressed the opinion that…

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Firefighters Fall Through Floor While Battling Cochranton-Area Fire

There was no word early today (Jan. 14) on the status of two firefighters who fell through a floor while battling a fire near Cochranton on Tuesday night. The firefighters made their way out of the structure, but there was no word on injuries or which of the nine fire companies which responded to the…

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Clarion University Hires Cheryl Peterson As New Softball Coach

Clarion University has announced that they have hired 33 year-old Cheryl Peterson as the school’s new softball coach. Peterson replaces Shintrika Hudson, the Golden Eagles’ coach since 2010. A native of San Diego, Peterson was a four-year starter at Penn State-Behrend in Erie, hitting .376 with 76 RBI’s in 127 games.  She has since served…

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Oil City Man Convicted In 11 Year-Old Child Sexual Assault Case

An Oil City man was convicted Tuesday on charges that stemmed from accusations that he sexually assaulted a six year-old girl about eleven years ago. 40 year-old Thomas Kahle was found guilty on four charges by a Venango County Court jury.  The alleged victim in the case did not bring her accusations against Kahle until…

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Titusville Power Outage Caused By Utility Pole Fire

Officials say the power outage that affected nearly 2,000 customers in the Titusville area on Tuesday morning was caused by a fire at a utility pole near Titusville Middle School. The problem occurred around 8:00 AM while temperatures were in the lower single digits, but continued to sporadically affect various residences and businesses for more…

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Keith Butler Named Steelers Defensive Coordinator

The Pittsburgh Steelers have promoted linebackers coach Keith Butler to the post of defensive coordinator. Butler succeeds 77 year-old Dick LeBeau, who was pressured into resigning over the weekend.  LeBeau spent 16 years as a Steelers assistant coach, including two stints totaling eleven years as defensive coordinator. Butler joined the Steelers in 2003 and has…

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Repairs To Twin Bridge In Sugarcreek To Begin January 26

PennDOT says repairs to the bridge on Sugarcreek Drive crossing Sugar Creek in Sugarcreek Borough are scheduled to begin on Monday, January 26. Spokesman Jim Carroll says the span, known as the Twin Bridge, is expected to be closed through the month of February. The posted detour will utilize Route 322. PennDOT says the work will involve…

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PennDOT Customer Survey Deadline Is Thursday

PennDOT District 1 officials say their 2014 online Customer Survey will be maintained live through Thursday (Jan. 15) to gather input from as many northwestern Pennsylvania drivers as possible. The poll is intended for motorists in Venango, Crawford, Forest, Warren, Erie and Mercer Counties. Drivers will be asked their opinions on what is most important to…

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Elliott And Jones Lead Ohio State To Victory In College Football’s National Championship

Sophomore Ezekiel Elliott ran for 246 yards and three touchdowns on Monday night, and Ohio State captured college football’s national championship with a 42-20 victory over Oregon in Arlington, Texas. It is OSU’s eighth national title. The Buckeye’s third-string quarterback, Cardale Jones, threw for 242 yards and a touchdown and ran for 38 yards and…

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Reed Beats Late 4-Stroke Deficit And Wins Tournament Of Champions

Patrick Reed erased a four-shot deficit with four holes remaining by recording an eagle and two birdies, and won the PGA Tour’s Tournament of Champions with an 18-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole Monday at the Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort in Hawaii. Reed’s late surge forced a playoff with Jimmy Walker, completing a…

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