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Charges Against Franklin Man In April Domestic Dispute Have Been Withdrawn

Venango County Court officials say charges filed against a Franklin man following a late-night domestic dispute last week have been withdrawn. 31 year-old Matthew Davis had been charged with simple assault and making terroristic threats in an April 24 incident in which a woman had claimed he had kicked in a bathroom door at a…

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Oil City Man Gets State Prison Time In Franklin Burglary

An Oil City man has received a sentence of one-to-two years in state prison in connection with a Franklin burglary, and identical sentences for two other crimes for which he was serving probation time. 21 year-old Richard Jones entered a guilty plea in January to a charge of burglary in the break-in of a home…

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Steelers Take Kentucky OLB Bud Dupree In NFL Draft’s First Round

For the third consecutive year, the Pittsburgh Steelers have chosen an outside linebacker as their top pick in the annual National Football League draft. Drafting 22nd overall in the opening round on Thursday night, Pittsburgh opted to take Bud Dupree (6-4; 270 lbs.), who collected 23-and-a-half sacks in his collegiate career at Kentucky.  Although many…

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NHL/NBA Playoff Results – Thursday, April 30

NHL Playoff Results  –  Thursday, April 30  (opening games of best-of-seven conference semifinal series):   Washington 2, NY Rangers 1  (Caps lead 1-game-to-0) Anaheim 6, Calgary 1  (Ducks lead 1-0)     NBA Playoff Results  –  Thursday, April 30  (best-of-seven opening-round series)   Chicago 119, Milwaukee 66  (Bulls win series 4-games-to-2) LA Clippers 102, San…

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National Fuel Announces Drop In Gas Supply Charge

National Fuel Gas has announced that the quarterly adjustment to the company’s gas supply charges will lower the monthly bill of a “typical” customer by nearly four dollars a month. The 6.46 percent decrease becomes effective Friday (May 1). National Fuel describes as a “typical” customer someone who uses 90,000 cubic feet of natural gas…

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Oil City Man Jailed For Allegedly Assaulting A Hoffman Avenue Woman

An Oil City man was jailed this week after he allegedly physically assaulted a woman early Wednesday morning. Oil City Police say 40 year-old Bradley Felmlee is accused of knocking a woman’s head into a wall and a floor, and then of trying to tie and choke the woman with a phone cable.  The incident…

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Oil City Woman Pleads Guilty In Case In Which She Fled To Michigan In Someone Else’s Car

An Oil City woman has entered guilty pleas to two counts in Venango County Court in a case in which police say she took a Franklin resident’s car to Michigan to avoid sentencing in a previous case. 29 year-old Rachel Shotts entered pleas of guilty this week to charges of theft by unlawful taking and…

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Governor Tom Wolf Visits Shippenville And Erie

Governor Tom Wolf visited Clarion and Erie Counties on Thursday as he continued his “Jobs That Pay” tour. The Governor made a late morning stop at the Clarion County Career Center in Shippenville before visiting Central Tech High School in Erie during the afternoon. Wolf’s tour is intended to stress workplace development.  Of course, the…

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Titusville Pedestrian Dies When Hit By Vehicle On Enterprise Road

A Titusville-area man died early Thursday morning after he was hit by a vehicle while he was walking along a road in Oil Creek Township in southern Crawford County. State Police officials at the Corry station say 65 year-old Cecil Swanson was struck as he walked along the berm of Enterprise Road at around 5:00…

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Pirates’ Offense Erupts In 8-1 Win In Chicago; Cole Improves To 4-0

Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte and Jung-Ho Kang each drove in two runs on Wednesday night as the Pittsburgh Pirates (12-10) avoided being swept in a three-game series in Chicago, beating the Cubs 8-1. Pittsburgh starter Gerrit Cole, now 4-0, allowed only one run and three hits over six innings.  Cole struck out eight batters and…

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