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October Brings Busy Applefest

The biggest annual festival in this part of the Oil Region, which according to some estimates brings some 100,000 visitors to the area, moves into full bloom on Friday (Oct. 4). Franklin’s Applefest runs through Sunday. Here’s a look at just some of the activities on the first full day of Applefest – Friday: The…

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Cochranton Woman Injured In Car Rollover In Western Venango County

A Cochranton woman was injured early Thursday evening in a one-vehicle crash on Route 322 in western Venango County. Investigating State Police troopers say 28 year-old Allison Leaker lost control of her vehicle on wet pavement while she was headed east on Route 322 at about 6:15 PM.  Leaker’s car traveled off the left side…

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Man Sentenced To County Jail For Stealing Markers From Cemetery In Rocky Grove

The Franklin-area man who entered guilty pleas this summer to stealing nearly fifty bronze grave markers from a cemetery in Rocky Grove has been sentenced to up to two years in the Venango County Jail. Officially, 28 year-old Preston Guisewite was handed a term of 25 days to two years.  He will be given credit…

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Fleury Gets Milestone Win In Pens’ Season-Opening 3-0 Victory Over New Jersey

Marc-Andre Fleury recorded a 28-save shutout for his 250th career victory and a 3-0 win for the Pittsburgh Penguins over the New Jersey Devils in their NHL season debut in a game played Thursday night at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Fleury posted his 24th regular season shutout. Sidney Crosby, Craig Adams and newcomer Chuck…

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Cardinals Rout Pirates 9-1 In NLDS Opener

The St. Louis Cardinals jumped on Pittsburgh starter A.J. Burnett for seven runs in the third inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Thursday, and coasted on toward a 9-1 win over the Pirates in the opener of a best-of-five National League Division Series. Pedro Alvarez homered in the fifth inning for the only Pittsburgh run. …

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Weeden Leads Browns To 37-24 Victory Over Buffalo

In a game in which both starting quarterbacks left with knee injuries, Cleveland backup Brandon Weeden led the Browns to a 37-24 come-from-behind home win over the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night. Following Cleveland deficits of 10-0 and 24-17, Weeden tied the game late in the third quarter with a 37-yard touchdown pass to Josh…

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Pennsylvania’s Archery Season To Begin Saturday

Pennsylvania’s statewide archery deer season will begin Saturday (Oct. 5). Archers will be able to hunt statewide through November 16.  A late archery deer season is scheduled for December 26 through January 11. Hunters may utilize a long, recurve or compound bow, or a crossbow.  The Pennsylvania Game Commission reminds archers that bows must have…

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Steelers Trade For Former Penn State Tackle Levi Brown

The Pittsburgh Steelers have confirmed that they are in the process of trading with the Arizona Cardinals for left offensive tackle Levi Brown, a former two-time All-American at Penn State. Early reports had stated that the deal would cost the Steelers only a “late-round” draft choice, and is contingent on Brown passing a physical. Due in large part…

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Vokoun To Miss Much Of The NHL Season

On the eve of their first game of the 2013-2014 National Hockey League season, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced Wednesday that goaltender Tomas Vokoun will miss three-to-six months of action while he receives treatment for blood clots. Vokoun was expected to back up Marc-Andre Fleury this year, as he did last season, even though he earned…

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Indians’ Season Ends With 4-0 Wild Card Loss To Tampa Bay

Alex Cobb and three Tampa Bay relievers combined on a nine-hit shutout on Wednesday night as the Rays defeated the Cleveland Indians 4-0 in the American League wild card game played at Progressive Field in Cleveland. After closing the regular season with ten consecutive victories, the Tribe was eliminated in just one postseason game.  The…

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