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Oil City Man Seriously Hurt In Truck Crash On Route 157

An Oil City-area man was seriously hurt in an accident involving his pickup early Wednesday morning in Pinegrove Township. State Police at the Franklin station say 20 year-old Eric Schumacher lost control of his truck while traveling on Route 157 shortly before 1:30 AM.  The vehicle went through a yard, struck a utility pole, and…

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Hartstown Woman Sentenced In Thefts From Elderly Oil City-Area Woman

A Hartstown woman has been sentenced to nearly two years in the Venango County Jail, twelve years of probation and 500 hours of community service time after her guilty pleas in a case in which she was accused of swindling an elderly Oil City-area woman out of nearly $24,000. 48 year-old Sheila Haist was sentenced…

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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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