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Tractor-Trailer Hits Polk House

First-responders were called to the scene in Polk early Friday evening after a tractor-trailer hit a house on the 700-block of Main Street. The incident occurred around 7:00 PM Friday. State Police officials did not immediately identify the driver of the rig, but troopers say he was not injured. The house suffered some structural damage.  No…

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Venago County Road Maintenance For Week Of 9/21 Includes Paving On Bredinsburg Road And Continuations Of Two Bridge Projects

PennDOT crews will be busy during the week of September 21 with a number of projects which will include the continuation of bridge work on the Washington Crossing Bridge in Franklin, and the completion of a new span on Patchel Run Road in Jackson Township in Sugarcreek Borough. Work crews have finished their project on…

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State Senate Approves $11.2 Billion Stopgap Budget Measure

The state Senate on Friday afternoon gave their approval to an $11.2 billion three-bill stop-gap budget package to cover some of the funding that would have been available had the legislature passed  a new state budget this summer. A new budget was due July 1. The Senate vote, along party lines, was 30-19.  The measure would fund state…

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State Senate Passes Ignition Interlock Bill For First-Time DUI Offenders

A bill passed Thursday in the state Senate would pave the way for first-time D-U-I offenders in Pennsylvania to be placed in an ignition interlock program. The system, already in place for repeat offenders, prevents a driver from starting a car if alcohol is detected in his or her system. The bill’s sponsor, state Senator…

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Franklin To Host Oil City Friday In Route 8 Rivalry On 96.3 KQW

The Route 8 Rivalry, as high school sports competition between Oil City and Franklin has become known, resumes on the gridiron at Franklin High School on Friday night (Sept. 18) at 7:00 PM. Coming earlier than in most football seasons, the match features a 1-1 Knights squad hosting a 2-0 Oilers team in a District…

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Pirates Get Long Ball, But Stumble 9-6 To Chicago; Jung Ho Lost For Season After Collision At Second Base

Despite hitting three home runs, the Pittsburgh Pirates lost the final game of a four-game series 9-6 to the Chicago Cubs on Thursday afternoon at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The Cubs (85-61) took the final three games of the series and moved to within two games of the Pirates in the National League Wild Card…

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Pirates World Series Broadcaster Milo Hamilton Dies

Veteran broadcaster Milo Hamilton, who covered the 1979 World Series championship for the Pittsburgh Pirates, died on Thursday. Hamilton was 88. Hamilton called baseball games involving Hank Aaron’s record-setting 715th home run, Nolan Ryan’s 4,000th career strikeout and eleven no-hitters.  He broadcast from 59 different Major League ballparks. In addition to the Pirates, Hamilton called…

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Senate Fails To Act Thursday On Stopgap Spending Plan

The state Senate failed Thursday to consider a stopgap budget bill. A short-term plan was approved on Wednesday by the Senate Appropriations Committee, but for the second straight day it did not come before the full Senate. There was plenty of discussion on the budget, which was due July 1, including about what the state stands to…

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Kennerdell Man Charged With Rape In Mercer County

A Kennerdell man was charged Wednesday with rape in a Mercer County case in which the victim is reported to have been an 18 year-old female acquaintance. Police reports from the Grove City area indicate that 21 year-old Evan Schirra was arraigned on multiple charges, was lodged on bail in the Mercer County Jail and faces a…

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Cranberry Festival Wraps Up Summer

The annual Cranberry Festival takes place this weekend (Sept. 18 & 19). Following a corn roast and “corn hole” tournament in Cranberry on Friday evening, a full day of activities is planned for Saturday at Morrison Park in Seneca. Saturday’s schedule is kicked off at 8:30 AM with the Coach Rood Classic 5k run and…

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