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Two Erie Men, Including Heroin Supply Suspect, Arrested At Franklin Traffic Stop

As local law enforcement continues to work with state officials to control the trafficking of heroin in Venango County, Franklin City Police say they arrested an Erie man who is suspected of being a supplier of the drug at a traffic stop in the city. Police officials say 35 year-old Marlon Rumph was a passenger…

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UPDATE: I-80 Westbound Closed After Crash Involving Two Tractor-Trailers Early Wednesday Morning

The westbound lanes of Interstate 80 in Clintonville were closed early Wednesday morning due to a crash that involved a pair of tractor-trailers.  Miraculously, neither driver was seriously injured. The incident occurred at about 1:30 AM Wednesday.  Officials finally opened one lane of travel at about 5:30 AM.  The entire highway was not reopened until…

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Two Franklin Residents Arrested In Heroin Sting

Two Franklin residents were arrested Monday and charged in a heroin sting operation conducted by Franklin City Police. Police officials say 30 year-old Christopher Carlson and 26 year-old Barbara Ghering are accused in three incidents of selling heroin to an undercover police officer.  Investigators say the buys were arranged through a confidential informant. The arrest…

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Lickingville Teen Hospitalized Following Tuesday Morning Crash

A teenager from Lickingville was hospitalized Tuesday morning following a one-vehicle crash in northern Clarion County. Police officials were not releasing the 17 year-old driver’s name. The crash occurred at around 8:00 AM on Sunny Road in Farmington Township.  The teen’s S-U-V left the road, dropping off a berm, and rolled over at least three…

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Rangers Blank Penguins; Lundqvist Earns 53rd Shutout

Veteran goaltender Henrik Lundqvist tallied his 53rd career shutout and his third against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night as the New York Rangers blanked the visiting Pens 5-0, ending Pittsburgh’s winning streak at seven games. Lundqvist stopped all 33 shots he faced for his third whitewash already this season. Mats Zuccarello, Martin St. Louis,…

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Williams, Showalter Are Baseball’s Managers-of-the-Year; Hurdle Finishes Second In NL

Washington’s Matt Williams and Baltimore’s Buck Showalter were named Tuesday as baseball’s Managers-of-the-Year in balloting by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Williams earned 18 of the National League’s 30 first-place votes, edging last year’s winner, Pittsburgh’s Clint Hurdle, who picked up eight of the remaining twelve first-place votes for the award.  Williams’ Nationals led the…

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deGrom And Abreu Win Baseball’s Rookie-of-the-Year Awards

New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom and Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu have been named baseball’s Rookies-of-the-Year in balloting by the Baseball Writers Association of America. deGrom finished the 2014 season by going 9-2 in his final eleven decisions, and finishing with a 9-6 record and a 2.69 ERA.  He earned all but…

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City Of Franklin’s New Budget Would Contain A One-Mill Tax Hike

Franklin City Council gave their preliminary approval on Monday night to a 2015 budget that would contain a one-mill real estate tax increase. The first vote on the spending plan was unanimous.  A public hearing on the budget has been scheduled for December 8. The hike would translate to an extra ten dollars per year in…

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Pennsylvania’s Health Insurance Exchange Is Up And Running

The health insurance exchange which serves Pennsylvania went into operation over the weekend, and open enrollment will begin on Saturday (Nov. 15). The Pennsylvania Health Access Network is now online, offering a list of health care options and prices, as well as financial assistance for those who qualify. Network officials are encouraging state residents to…

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Natural Gas Spokesperson Sees Continuing Good News From Marcellus Shale

At an energy forecast meeting in Harrisburg on Monday, an official from America’s Alliance for Natural Gas told representatives of the business community that production of natural gas, particularly in the Marcellus shale region, remains strong, and lower natural gas prices are helping to keep down their business costs. Radio PA News reports that the Alliance’s…

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