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Venango County SEIU Employees Get New 3-Year Contract

The sixty or so Venango County employees who are members of the Service Employees International Union now have a new three-year contract. The pact is retroactive to January 1, and will run through the end of 2017.  It includes annual wage increases of 2.75 percent.  The contract was ratified by the county commissioners on Tuesday.…

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AL Stars Beat NL 6-3; Trout Named MVP, McCutchen Homers

Mike Trout homered to open the game, scored twice and walked, and was named the Most Valuable Player as the American League defeated the National League 6-3 in baseball’s annual All-Star Game played Tuesday night at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati. The American League has now won three straight summer classics, and the game result…

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Region 8 American Legion Baseball Tournament – 1st-Round Schedule

Region 8 American Legion Baseball Tournament  –  1st-Round Schedule  (at St. Marys) Double elimination   Saturday, July 18 10:00 AM  –  Bradford vs. Wesleyville 1:30 PM  –  Meadville vs. Albion 4:00 PM  –  Franklin vs. Youngsville 7:30 PM  –  St. Marys vs. Warren   (A Franklin win would result in a 4:00 PM game on…

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Cranberry Man Injured When Motorcycle Is Sidswiped By Pickup

A Cranberry man was injured early Monday afternoon when his motorcycle was sideswiped by a pickup which passed him on Route 322 in Cranberry Township. State Police officials say 33 year-old Timothy Walters was taken to UPMC Northwest for treatment of the injuries he sustained. Troopers tell KQW Walters’ motorcycle was “brushed” by a truck that overtook it…

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Crawford-Venango American Legion Baseball Tournament Results

Crawford-Venango American Legion Baseball Tournament Results:   Franklin’s VFW-sponsored team captured the championship of the Crawford-Venango American Legion baseball tournament on Monday night, defeating Meadville 9-1 in the tournament championship game played at Franklin High School. With the win, Franklin qualifies for the Region 8 American Legion Tournament, and will begin play in that next…

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Hometown Favorite Todd Frazier Claims 2015 Home Run Derby Title

Hometown favorite Todd Frazier, the Cincinnati Reds’ third baseman, won the 2015 All-Star week Home Run Derby on Monday night in his own stadium, Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati. Frazier bested Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Joc Pederson 15-14 in the final round under a new format.  Ryne Sandberg was the only other player to win in…

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Pirates Win Crucial Cardinals Series With Back-To-Back Extra-Inning Walk-offs

The Pittsburgh Pirates used five singles to score three runs in the bottom of the tenth inning on Sunday night, beating St. Louis 6-5 in 10 innings in their second straight extra-inning walk-off victory, taking their four-game home series with the first-place Cardinals 3-games-to-1. The Bucs will go into the All-Star break with a 53-35…

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Spieth Wins Playoff At The John Deere In Final Tune-Up Before British Open

Jordan Spieth made par on the second playoff hole on Sunday after Tom Gillis had put his approach shot in the water, and Spieth captured the final tournament before this week’s British Open, winning the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois. It was the fourth PGA Tour victory for Spieth, who…

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Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams Win At Wimbledon

For the second straight year, Novak Djokovic kept Roger Federer from capturing a record eighth Wimbledon championship, beating Federer 7-6 (1), 6-7 (10), 6-4, 6-3 in the tournament’s men’s singles final on Sunday. Djokovic and Federer have now met forty times, and both player has won twenty of those matches.  Federer made 35 unforced errors to…

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Harrisville Man Killed In ATV Crash Near Barkeyville

A Harrisville man was killed Sunday afternoon in an all-terrain vehicle accident near Barkeyville in southern Venango County. State Police officials tell KQW that 66 year-old Jack Cokain lost control of his A-T-V while making a turn into a driveway from Slippery Rock Creek Road in Irwin Township.  The vehicle overturned and pinned Cokain underneath.…

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