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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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Karns City Man Dies In Crash, Toddler Injured In Alleged Flight From Police

A Karns City man died Wednesday afternoon, and one of two toddlers riding with him was injured, when the man allegedly tried to flee police at a traffic stop south of Slippery Rock. State Police officials say 20 year-old Adam Williams had been driving without a license and with an expired inspection sticker. Troopers say…

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Missing Boater’s Body Found In Sandy Lake

The body of a Sandy Lake man missing since early Friday after his boat capsized was found by a search party made up of friends and family members in about 20 feet of water in Sandy Lake on Wednesday afternoon. Officials say the body of 29 year-old Jason Mathieson was discovered near where other members…

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10th Church Burglarized; Franklin-Area Facility Targeted This Time

Police are investigating yet another church break-in, bringing to a total of ten the number of such incidents reported over the last week, most occurring this past weekend. State Police at the Franklin station say the burglary occurred sometime between midnight Sunday and 9:00 AM Wednesday morning at a church on Congress Hill Road in…

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August Unemployment Steady In Venango County, Climbs In Neighboring Counties

Unemployment remained at a 7.7 percent level in Venango County in August, but climbed in surrounding counties, mirroring an increase in joblessness around Pennsylvania in the month. As a matter of fact, 53 of the state’s 67 counties saw unemployment rise in August, exactly the reverse of the month of July.  Statewide unemployment rose from 7.5…

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FHS Hall-of-Fame Dinner Helps Kick Off Franklin’s Applefest

Franklin’s biggest festival, Applefest, will be kicked off Thursday night with the annual Franklin High School Hall-of-Fame induction ceremony and dinner. The event will be held at the former Franklin Club, The Commons, and will start with a social hour at 5:00 PM.  Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM. The FHS Hall-of-Fame honors recognize those graduates…

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Sandusky Appeal Denied

A Pennsylvania appeals court Wednesday denied the appeal for a new trial by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The state’s Superior Court ruled against Sandusky and his claims that his attorneys had not had proper time to prepare for trial, and that the trial judge had erred in his instructions to the…

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