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Franklin Man Charged In Physical Assault On A Woman

Police say a Franklin man has been charged with physically assaulting a woman early Saturday morning. Franklin City Police say they have charged 33 year-old Michael Savada after an incident shortly before 2:30 AM Saturday at a West Park Street location.  During an argument, Savada allegedly kicked in a door and struck a woman several…

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Kennerdell Home Destroyed By Friday Fire

A home that twice was struck by fire on Friday has been declared a total loss.  A malfunctioning clothes dryer is being blamed for the blaze. Four fire companies responded sometime after midnight Friday to a double-wide mobile home owned by Tammy Irwin.  Responders stayed until about 3:30 AM, but the fire reportedly rekindled around…

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Sale Of Former Franklin School Administration Building Approved In County Court

The sale of the former Franklin Area School District administration building on 13th Street was approved in Venango County Court on Friday. Under the state’s school code, the sale of public school real estate in a private transaction must be approved by the courts.  The selling price is reported to be $72,250. Following a series…

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98th Pennsylvania Farm Show Wraps Up

The 98th version of the state’s foremost agriculture showcase, the Pennsylvania Farm Show, wrapped up in Harrisburg on Saturday. Show officials say attendance at the Farm Show Complex improved dramatically over the final three days as a mid-winter thaw began. One of the top attractions this year was the “Today’s Agriculture” exhibit in Weis Expo…

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FLOOD WARNING ISSUED FOR VENANGO COUNTY

On Friday afternoon (1/10), the National Weather Service issued a Flood Warning for Venango County, effective immediately and extending until 2:00 PM Sunday afternoon. The warning was issued after Venango County Emergency Management Agency officials reported the onset of flooding in the Rockmere area north of Oil City.  Officials said the main road to the…

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Winter Driving Awareness Week Begins January 12

Even with a weekend thaw in progress, state officials are highlighting the need for drivers to keep in mind winter driving safety. The state observes Winter Driving Awareness Week this year from January 12 through January 18.  PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch says we should all ensure that our “vehicles are properly equipped and mechanically ready…

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Oil City Man Charged With Raping Child

An Oil City man faces at least a dozen charges in a case in which he is accused of raping a young child. Oil City Police allege the incidents occurred more than once, beginning in September, 2011. 26 year-old Catlin Hale was to be arraigned this week on charges that included two counts of the…

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Use Of Heat Gun On Frozen Pipes Blamed On Wednesday Fire In Oil City

Officials say a fire that caused damage to the kitchen of a home in Oil City on Wednesday afternoon was started by a “heat gun” being used to thaw out frozen pipes. The fire damaged a wall of a home on Martin Street before it was extinguished by Oil City firefighters.  No injuries were reported.…

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Meadville Woman Awaits Sentencing In Two Cases Involving The Operations Of Methamphetamine Labs

A Meadville woman who faced charges in two arrests stemming from the operation of methamphetamine labs, including a mobile lab run from a van, entered guilty pleas in both cases on Thursday, and has been ordered by a Crawford County Judge to undergo an evaluation before her sentencing. 33 year-old Devanie Coudriet had been charged…

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Dempseytown Youth Wins Big In Market Goat Competition At Pennsylvania Farm Show

A Dempseytown boy leaves the annual Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg with the award for raising this year’s Reserve Grand Champion market goat. Scott Snyder’s 81-pound “Munchken” brought in a class record $4,000. Scott’s goat sailed through the competition, first winning as champion in “Weight Division 4,” and then as Middleweight market goat champion.  Reports from…

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