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Defendant Found Fit To Stand Trial In Murder Of Ohio Woman Near Cochranton

One of two Cochranton-area women charged in the murder of an Ohio woman has been found mentally competent to stand trial in a hearing in which her attorneys sought to prove she suffers from several disorders. 20 year-old Ashley Barber, from Wayne Township, was ruled to be fit for trial on Tuesday by Crawford County…

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DuBois Junior Leaguers Drop To 2-1 At Eastern Region Tourney

The DuBois Junior League baseball all-stars dropped a 9-4 decision to Massapequa, New York on Tuesday night in the winners’ bracket final of the double-elimination Junior League Eastern Region Tournament in Freehold Township, New Jersey. The loss by a DuBois team, which is now 2-1 in New Jersey and 13-1 overall, drops the Pennsylvania champion…

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Powerball Jackpot Soars To $425 Million

The estimated annuity value of Wednesday’s Powerball Lottery jackpot is now posted at $425 million.  No one hit the more than $307 million dollar prize available in Saturday’s drawing. $425 million would mark the third-largest jackpot in the Powerball game and the fourth-largest overall jackpot in United States lottery history. Powerball officials estimate the value…

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Wednesday Events At The Venango County Fair

Wednesday marks the midpoint of the 2013 Venango County Fair. Early events include the 4-H Pleasure Horse Show and the 4-H and Open Beef Shows. During the afternoon, you’ll find an animal seminar, a workshop on good production practices for livestock, and a pedal tractor pull. On Wednesday night, 4-by-4 truck pulls will be featured,…

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Franklin’s $10 Million Sewer System Renovations Approved

Franklin City Council on Monday gave its approval for the city’s General Authority to proceed on an estimated ten million-dollar sewer system renovation effort. Earlier this summer, the General Authority presented Council a list of upgrades that were necessary to keep the system from experiencing serious deteriorations and breakdowns in the next decade or so. …

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Tony Stewart Breaks Leg In American Sprint Car Series Race In Iowa

Racer Tony Stewart broke two bones in his right leg in a sprint car race at Southern Iowa Speedway on Monday night, and underwent surgery at a local hospital. Stewart was leading an American Sprint Car Series race with five laps to go when his vehicle struck a lapped car that spun out in front…

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Suspect Charged In Shooting Death Of Former Slippery Rock University Football Star

Police in Pittsburgh say they have a suspect in the shooting death last weekend of a former Slippery Rock University student and football player. Investigators say 22 year-old Isaiah Smith, from Pittsburgh’s Lincoln-Lemington neighborhood, turned himself in to authorities on Monday, and was charged in the death of  25 year-old Zachary Sheridan, from Brookline.  Sheridan was…

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Parker Man Dies In Weekend A-T-V Crash

A Parker man died over the weekend in the crash of an all-terrain vehicle in northern Butler County. State Police say 19 year-old Tyler Shreve was operating an A-T-V on Branchton Road in Washington Township when he lost control of the vehicle on a curve.  The A-T-V hit a guardrail, and slammed into a utility…

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Three Injured In One-Vehicle Crash In Sandycreek Township

State Police officials have released details of a one-vehicle crash that occurred in Sandycreek Township on Friday afternoon. Troopers tell KQW that three people were injured, two seriously, in the incident on Pittsburgh Road south of Franklin. Accident investigators say the driver, 74 year-old Ronald Christy, from Warren, fell asleep at the wheel and his…

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Suspected Burglar Arrested While Petting Dog At The Crime Scene

A Franklin man faces charges after he was found petting a dog on someone else’s property. The problem was — 54 year-old Kenneth Garren is accused of entering the Pacific Street residence, where the homeowner now says it was discovered that items are missing. Franklin City Police say the incident occurred early Saturday evening on the…

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