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Two Hurt In 3-Vehicle Crash On Route 8 In Sugarcreek Borough

Two drivers received minor injuries in a three-vehicle crash on Route 8 in Sugarcreek Borough late Tuesday afternoon.  The uninjured driver was arrested at the scene. Borough Police identified the drivers as 35 year-old Adam Coxson, from the Franklin area, 68 year-old Janet Thompson, from Oil City, and 43 year-old Keva Cichra, from Rouseville.  Reports…

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Franklin’s Annual “Taste Of Talent” Competition Begins Wednesday Night

Twelve contestants will begin competition this Wednesday night (June 24) in the city of Franklin’s annual “Taste of Talent” vocal showdown. Eventually, the winner of the sixth annual such competition will receive $1,000, and three other cash prizes will be awarded. Preliminary eliminations will be held on five consecutive Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM at…

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A Break For The Pirates? Johnny Cueto Will Not Start

The Pittsburgh Pirates learned on Tuesday that they will not be facing longtime nemesis Johnny Cueto when they host the Cincinnati Reds in a three-game series at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The Reds announced they will be holding Cueto back for a few days of extra rest, as they did during one rotation last month.…

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Defending Champ Vanderbilt Takes Lead In College Baseball World Series Final

The Chicago White Sox’ first-round draft choice, Carson Fulmer, hurled a two-hit shutout through seven-and-two-thirds innings on Monday night, leading defending champion Vanderbilt to a 5-1 victory over Virginia in the first game of the best-of-three championship final at the College Baseball World Series at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha. Vanderbilt (51-19) is trying to become…

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Cranberry School Board Closes Pinegrove Elementary

The Cranberry Area School Board voted 8-1 on Monday night to close Pinegrove Elementary School. The board had been required by state law to wait at least ninety days after the March 23 public hearing on the matter to take their official vote.  About a dozen individuals had spoken out against the plan at the…

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Franklin’s $31.6 Million School Budget Contains No Property Tax Increase

As expected, the Franklin Area School Board on Monday night approved on their final vote a $31.6 million budget for fiscal year 2015-2016 which includes no real estate tax increase. The vote was unanimous. The spending plan will require a draw-down from the district’s operating fund balance of nearly $485,000, about $53,000 less than had…

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Cranberry School Board Passes Budget With No Tax Hike

The Cranberry Area School Board has approved a fiscal year budget of just under $18 million which contains no property tax increase. The vote in favor of the spending plan was 8-to-1. Cranberry’s millage rate remains at just over 13.37 mills.

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Chicken Thief Strikes Cherrytree Township; About Thirty Birds Are Missing

Police officials in Venango County are looking for a chicken thief. Investigators say a Cherrytree Township resident has reported about thirty missing birds.  The chickens disappeared overnight Friday night from a property on Shreve Road. The State Police at the Franklin station in Cranberry Township are investigating.

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Hasson Park Gateway Dedication Set For Tuesday Night

The newly refurbished gateway leading into Oil City’s Hasson Park will be dedicated on Tuesday evening, June 23 at 6:30 PM. The structure now includes a new sign, constructed to resemble the original 1913 sign atop the arch at the park entrance off East Bissell Avenue.  A $20,000 fund-raising effort is credited with bringing the…

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No Injuries In Rollover Of Rig Carrying Copy Paper

Emergency responders say the driver of a tractor-trailer that overturned off the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 near Clintonville on Sunday night was not injured. The rig was reportedly carrying more than 22 tons of copy paper. The incident occurred around 9:30 PM Sunday.  State Police officials believe that the driver was reading a map when…

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