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NHL/NBA Playoff Results – May 1 Through May 3

NHL Playoff Results  (best-of-seven second-round series):   Friday, May 1 Tampa Bay 2, Montreal 1  (2 OT) Chicago 4, Minnesota 3   Saturday, May 2 NY Rangers 3, Washington 2  (series tied 1-1)   Sunday, May 3 Tampa Bay 6, Montreal 2  (Lightning leads series 2-games-to-0) Chicago 4, Minnesota 1  (Blackhawks lead 2-0) Anaheim 3,…

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Favorite American Pharoah Wins Kentucky Derby

5-2 race favorite American Pharoah beat out a field of seventeen other horses on Saturday to win this year’s Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in  Louisville. American Pharoah, ridden by Victor Espinoza, bested Firing Line by one length, giving trainer Bob Baffert his fourth Derby winner and owner Ahmed Zayat his first, following three second-place…

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Former Reno Financial Advisor Sentenced To 5-To-20 Years In Case Involving Alleged Use Of Elderly Client’s Money

A former Franklin man who once had an investment office in Reno was sentenced last week to five-to-twenty years in state prison in a case in which he was accused of taking about $183,000 over a period of nearly three years from the accounts of an elderly client from Meadville. The case against 70 year-old David…

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Steelers’ 2015 Draft Picks

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2015 Draft Picks:   1)  Bud Dupree  (OLB)  –  Kentucky 2)  Senquez Golson  (CB)  –  Mississippi 3)  Sammie Coates  (WR)  –  Auburn 4)  Doran Grant  (CB)  –  Ohio State 5)  Jesse James  (TE)  –  Penn State 6)  Leterrius (“L.T.”) Walton  (DT)  –  Central Michigan 6)  (supplemental)  Anthony Chickillo  (DE)  –  Miami 7) …

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Oil City Man Sentenced To Up To Seven Years In Criminal Trespassing Case

An Oil City man was sentenced last week to thirty-four months to seven years in state prison on his February guilty plea to a charge of attempted criminal trespassing in what police say had been an attempted burglary last November. 32 year-old Blaine Brickner was accused of attempting to break into a home on West Third…

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Two Bills Introduced In Harrisburg To Raise State’s Mimimum Wage

Two separate proposals in the state Senate would raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage. Democratic state Senator Daylin Leach introduced a bill on Friday that would lift the minimum wage to a hefty fifteen dollars an hour.  The measure would also do away with the state’s so-called “tipped minimum.” A separate five-bill package sponsored by Senator Christine…

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Two Hurt In Four-Vehicle Crash On I-80 In Clarion County

Two people were injured Thursday afternoon in a series of collisions involving four vehicles on a one-lane stretch of a construction zone on Interstate 80 near Clarion. State Police from the Clarion station say a tractor-trailer hit the rear of a state-owned pickup which was knocked into the back of an S-U-V.  While the pickup rolled…

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List: NFL’s 1st-Round Draft Picks

NFL’s First-Round Draft Picks  (selections made Thursday, April 30 in Chicago):   1)  Tampa Bay  –  Jameis Winston  (QB)  –  Florida State 2)  Tennessee  –  Marcus Mariota  (QB)  –  Oregon 3)  Jacksonville  –  Dante Fowler, Jr.  (LB)  –  Florida 4)  Oakland  –  Amari Cooper  (WR)  –  Alabama 5)  Washington  –  Brandon Scherff  (OT)  – Iowa…

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Ohio Man Gets Pennsylvania State Prison Time In Polk Harassment Case And For Making Claims Against Law Enforcement Officer

An Ohio man was sentenced in Venango County Court this week to eighteen months to three years in state prison in a case which began when a Polk-area woman complained to police that he was stalking her. 39 year-old Anthony Merzerkor, from Andover, entered guilty pleas in late March to two counts of harassment and…

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May Starts Again With Franklin’s Garden Mart Weekend

With the first weekend of May upon us, it is once again time for the city of Franklin’s annual Garden Mart Weekend. Although the official Garden Mart sales are set for Saturday and Sunday (May 2 & 3), the weekend observance actually begins Friday with other activities such as merchant sidewalk sales, an antiques and collectibles…

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