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Oil City, Franklin, Cranberry School Boards Pass Budgets; Cranberry Spending Plan Includes A Tax Hike

School boards in the Oil City, Franklin Area and Cranberry School Districts all approved budgets for the new fiscal year on Monday night.  Cranberry’s spending plan includes a real estate tax increase. The Oil City Area School Board okayed a budget totaling $30.5 million which contains a deficit of more than $1 million.  Administrators hope…

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State House Committee Approves Pennsylvania Budget Proposal

The state House Appropriations Committee on Monday passed by a vote of 36-to-1 a $31.6 billion budget proposal which was expected to be considered by the full House on Tuesday. It includes $200 million in education funding plus additional money to combat the state’s opioid crisis, both sought by Governor Tom Wolf.  The five percent…

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Franklin’s 4th Of July Week Continues With Plenty Of Music

The eight-day Fourth Of July Week festival in Franklin continues with the accent over the next three days on music in the South Park bandstand. Tonight (Tuesday, June 28), the Hunter Cook Band is featured in a 7:00 PM concert, and Wednesday night features the kick-off of the annual Taste of Talent vocal competition (also…

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Two Hurt, One Faces Charges In Motorcycle Crash On Route 257

Two Seneca residents were seriously injured, and police say one faces charges as the result of a motorcycle crash early Sunday evening on Route 257 in Cranberry Township. To date, accident investigators have only identified the injured parties as a 47 year-old man and a 15 year-old girl.  Neither was wearing a helmet when the…

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Penguins Trade Beau Bennett To New Jersey During Weekend Draft Transactions

The Pittsburgh Penguins traded right winger Beau Bennett to the New Jersey Devils for a third-round draft choice during the weekend’s NHL draft over the weekend. The Pens used their extra pick to select defenseman Connor Hall, from Kitchener of the Ontario Hockey League. Without a first-round selection because of a previous trade, the Penguins…

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Pirates Win 3 From LA; Four-Game Series Ends Monday Afternoon

David Freese slammed a three-run double, and Chad Kuhl earned the victory in his Major League debut as the Pittsburgh Pirates (37-39) edged Los Angeles 4-3 at PNC Park on Sunday night for their third consecutive win in the four-game series. Another newcomer, Adam Frazier singled home a run.  Kuhl pitched five innings as the…

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Hurley Wins At Congressional

Billy Hurley III held off a fourth-round surge by Vijay Singh to win the Quicken Loans National at the Blue Course at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland. Hurley posted a 2-under-par 69 on Sunday while Singh was recording a 65, and Hurley won by three strokes with a four-day total of 17-under-par 267…

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Maryland Man Sought For Assaulting Highway Worker In Pleasantville

State Police officials were searching over the weekend for a man driving a Maryland car who stands accused of assaulting a highway flag operator in a work zone in Pleasantville on Friday afternoon. Police say the man attempted to drive around several vehicles stopped for construction at the intersection of Enterprise Road and Merrick Street. …

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Bat From Oil City Home Had Rabies; Four People, Three Pets Treated

The state Department of Agriculture has confirmed that a bat found in a home on Oil City’s South Side earlier this month has tested positive for rabies. A family on East 4th Street first spotted the bat in a dish rack.  It later was batted down by a family dog, was killed and was turned…

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Escapees From Emlenton Youth Home Apprehended

Two men who escaped from the Mid-Atlantic Youth Services facility near Emlenton on Friday evening have been apprehended. State Police officials say the men left the Allegheny Township complex through an exit door one of the men had damaged at about 7:30 PM Friday.  They were caught along the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 about ninety minutes…

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