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Kansas City, Baltimore Win ALDS Series Openers

Mike Moustakas slammed a solo home run in the top of the 11th inning on Thursday night, lifting the Kansas City Royals to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in the first game of a best-of-five American League Division Series. Game two will be played Friday night in Anaheim. Alcides Escobar gave the…

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Packers Pillage Vikings 42-10 In Green Bay On Thursday Night

Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes and Julius Peppers ran back an interception for a 49-yard score as the Green Bay Packers routed the Minnesota Vikings 42-10 in a Thursday night NFL game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. Eddie Lacy added two touchdowns as he rushed for 105 yards on only 13 carries. Green…

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Applefest Underway In Franklin

Franklin’s annual Applefest event begins at 5:00 AM Friday (Oct. 3) with the popular Apple Pancake Breakfast, but the site of the meal has been changed this year. Serving will continue until approximately noon at St. Patrick School at 10th and Buffalo Streets. The first day of the arts-and-crafts show and of continuous entertainment in…

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Charlie Chaplin Anniversary Continues With Film Fest At Venango College

The 100th anniversary of comic actor Charlie Chaplin’s connection to Oil City will continue this weekend (Oct. 4 & 5) with a two-day Film Fest at Venango College of Clarion University. Movies will be screened on Saturday from 10:00 AM into the early evening and on Sunday from noon through the evening hours. A half-dozen…

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Allegheny College Professor, Charged In Child Pornography Investigation, Resigns

An Allegheny College professor has resigned following the filing of charges against him this week in a federal child pornography investigation. 57 year-old literature professor Kirk Nesset was charged Wednesday by the FBI with two counts of the possession of child pornography based on images involving children that they say were found on Nesset’s computer…

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Bucs Blanked By Bumgarner, Bounced From Baseball’s Postseason

Madison Bumgarner blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates on four hits in a complete-game shutout on Wednesday night as the San Francisco Giants eliminated the Bucs from postseason play by winning the one-game National League Wild Card contest 8-0 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Offensively, the big blow for the Giants was a grand slam home run…

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Penguins Blank Red Wings 2-0 To Finish Preseason At 3-3

Marc Andre-Fleury made saves on all 25 shots he faced Wednesday night for a goaltender save in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ final preseason game, a 2-0 victory over the Red Wings in Detroit. The Pens finished their preseason schedule with a 3-3 record.  Their regular season will begin on Thursday, October 9 with a 7:00 PM…

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Butler County Woman Tries To Retrieve Dropped Camera, Falls To Death At McConnells Mill State Park

Sources in Lawrence County say a woman who had dropped her camera fell to her death early Wednesday evening when she tried to scale a ledge to retrieve it. The victim has been identified as 58 year-old Cheryl Goebel, from Cranberry Township in Butler County. The incident occurred around 7:00 PM Wednesday in McConnells Mill…

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Latest FHS Hall-Of-Fame Class To Be Inducted Thursday Night

The newest five members of the Franklin High School Hall-of-Fame will be inducted on Thursday night (Oct. 2) during an Applefest lead-in event to be held at the Quality Inn and Conference Center in Franklin. The inductees will include Jim Hedglin, Sr., Rich Hancox, Jill Wilkinson-Blaylock, Hilary Hager-Carter and the Reverend Ronald Witherup. The FHS…

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Knox Woman Hurt In Two-Vehicle Crash On Interstate 80

A Knox woman was injured late Wednesday afternoon when her car was struck from behind in the Emlenton bridge construction area along Interstate 80 in southern Venango County. State Police officials say the incident occurred in a work zone limited to one lane on the westbound lanes of the highway in Scrubgrass Township.  They say a…

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