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Clarion-Area Shed Fire Investigated As Arson

Investigators are treating a fire in a shed at a Clarion County residence on Friday as an arson. State Police from the Clarion station say the resident of the home, 54 year-old Robert Lenhortt, was seriously burned in the incident and was rushed to a Pittsburgh hospital. An initial investigation has revealed that gasoline was…

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Sligo Man Cleared Of Murder Charge, Convicted Of Assault In Death Of Father

A Sligo man was found not guilty of murder and manslaughter, but was convicted Friday on charges of aggravated assault and simple assault in the death of his father during a physical altercation in his father’s house last summer. Following the verdicts in Clarion County Court, 55 year-old James Shimmons awaits sentencing, which will take place later…

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Venango County Fair Now Underway

Monday (Aug. 5) marks the first full day of the 2013 Venango County Fair. Early activities include goat and sheep shows, the judging of mall exhibits and the early competitions in the Barnyard Olympics.  The first Ride-O-Rama begins at 2:00 PM. Monday night events include a demolition derby for compact cars and trucks and a baked…

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Cochranton Community Fair Opens

The 85th annual Cochranton Community Fair opened Sunday night with its traditional Vespers service. The fair’s schedule continues Monday with entries of the livestock and the home show exhibits, and kicks into full swing Monday night with the Miss Cochranton Pageant, held at Cochranton High School, and a country music concert on the fairground’s main…

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Missing 2 Year-Old Boy Was Picking Flowers For Mom

A search for a two year-old Slippery Rock boy, complete with a State Police helicopter and police dogs, had just begun on Thursday morning when the boy reappeared from the woods — about a mile from his home. Seemingly pleased that he had completed an adventure alone, he promptly presented his mother with a bouquet…

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The Cards Say: No Sweep; St. Louis Routs Pittsburgh 13-0

The St. Louis Cardinals avoided their first sweep by an opponent of a five-game series since 1916 by routing the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-0 on Thursday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The Cardinals, losers of their previous seven games, jumped on Pirates starter Charlie Morton for five runs and ten hits, and on Jeanmar Gomez…

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2013 Venango County Fair To Begin

Although schedules state that the event really starts Monday (Aug. 5), the 2013 Venango County Fair actually opens up to exhibitors on Sunday. The registrations, weigh-ins and health checks for the animal exhibits are scheduled for 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM Sunday, and all other exhibits may be registered between 5:00 and 8:00 PM, or on…

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Utica To Observe Sesquicentennial

The Borough of Utica reaches its sesquicentennial this year, and that 150th anniversary will be celebrated this Saturday, August 3. Founded in 1863 in the same year in which the Battle of Gettysburg was fought in another quarter in Pennsylvania, Utica was named for the city in New York near where founder Aaron Raymond was…

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It’s Taste Of Franklin Weekend In Franklin

The city of Franklin’s annual Taste of Franklin weekend kicks off Friday, August 2 with the return of a collection of organ grinders who will be performing their craft at DeBence Antique Music World on both Friday and Saturday from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Other Saturday activity will include an expanded version of the…

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Enterprise Road Bridge To Be Replaced, Beginning Monday

PennDOT has announced that a 73 year-old bridge in Oil Creek Township in Crawford County will be replaced, beginning Monday, August 5. The current 158 foot-long bridge takes Enterprise Road (Route 2028) over Pine Creek, just east of an intersection with Route 27.  It has recently been designated as structurally deficient. PennDOT will post a…

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