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Major Fire Destroys Old Emlenton Mill And Affects Homes And Other Businesses

Firefighters from five different counties spent the entire night battling a fire that began in the historic Old Emlenton Mill on Main Street in Emlenton in southern Venango County, and threatened nearby homes and other businesses. The blaze broke out around 10:00 PM Thursday, destroyed the Mill complex and spread hot ash to buildings at…

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Franklin Residents, Meadville Man Seriously Hurt In Meadville-Area Crash

Two Franklin residents and a Meadville man were injured Thursday afternoon in a serious two-vehicle crash near Meadville. A Vernon Township official says the incident occurred around 1:30 PM when a vehicle driven by Roger Turner, from Franklin, crossed the center line of Mercer Pike and was hit by a pickup operated by Larry Lambert,…

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Gov. Wolf Nominates Two For Pennsylvania Supreme Court

New Governor Tom Wolf has made a pair of appointments to fill two vacancies on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Wolf this week nominated Centre County Judge Thomas Kistler and Ken Gormley, the Dean of the Duquesne University School of Law, to seats on the state’s highest court.  Political experts say the nominees are both likely to be approved…

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Oil City Plans Friday Night Snow Removal On Seneca Street; PennDOT Tells Residents: Keep Snow Off The Roads

Oil City officials say an all-night snow removal project is scheduled for Friday night (2/6) on Seneca Street on the city’s North Side from Duncomb Street to Justus Park. Any parking meters on the street will be “bagged” by the Oil City Police Department beginning at 8:00 PM, and any vehicle left on the street…

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It’s Time For Franklin On Ice

This weekend brings the city of Franklin’s annual “Franklin on Ice” festival. Most activities are scheduled for Saturday (Feb. 7), and the day’s highlight may just be a speed ice carving competition scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM. Overall, ice carving will start at 10:00 AM.  The day’s events will also include the annual chili…

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Bill Establishing Natural Gas Drilling Tax Introduced In Harrisburg

State lawmakers have introduced a plan to impose a tax on natural gas drillers. State representative Gene DiGirolamo says his plan to apply a 3.2 percent drilling tax on top of a currently-imposed impact fee would raise about $600 million in new revenue in its first year. Bill co-sponsor Tom Murt tells Radio PA News that…

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Fleury Posts Seventh Shutout In Pens’ 2-0 Win At Edmonton

Marc-Andre Fleury recorded his personal-best seventh shutout of the season and the 35th of his career Wednesday night, leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-0 road win at Edmonton and back into first place in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division. Fluery stopped 22 shots, beating Oilers goaltender Viktor Fasth who made 24 saves in 26 opportunities.…

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Tennessee Man Gets Up To 15 Years For His Part In California-To-Venango County Drug Distribution

A Tennessee man who investigators say was one of the organizers of an operation that shipped packages of marijuana from California to Venango County has been ordered to serve 39 months to fifteen years in state prison.  The man’s father is scheduled to be sentenced in the same case on Friday. 41 year-old Graydon Graham, from Clarksville,…

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Third Man Sentenced To State Prison In Meadville Convenience Store Robbery

The last of three men implicated in the robbery of a convenience store in the Meadville area last April was sentenced Wednesday to 80 months to 15 years in state prison. 19 year-old Allen Austin, from Pittsburgh, had entered guilty pleas in Crawford County Court in October to two counts of robbery. Austin stood accused, along…

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Dez Wells Leads Maryland Past Penn State

Dez Wells scored a career-high 23 points as the Maryland Terrapins defeated the Penn State Nittany Lions 64-58 in a Big Ten Conference game played Wednesday night in Maryland. Wells went 8-for-10 from the floor with two three-pointers and was 5-for-6 from the foul line.  Jon Graham came off the bench to tally 16 points…

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