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Three School Boards Approve New Budgets – Cranberry Plan Includes A Tax Hike

The Franklin Area, Valley Grove and Cranberry Area School Boards all approved the final readings of 2013-2014 budgets on Monday.  Only the Cranberry spending plan will include a real estate tax hike. The Franklin board voted 5-to-1 to okay a $30-million budget which includes a $250,000 shortfall to be made up from money from a…

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Clintonville Man’s Truck Strikes Building Along Route 257

A Clintonville man was injured Tuesday morning when his pickup struck a building along Route 257 in Cranberry Township. State Police troopers say a truck operated by 61 year-old Randolph Painter left the road around 4:00 AM, jumped a curb, traveled through a flower bed, and hit a building near the Route 257 intersection with…

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Twelve Charged In Clarion Drug Sales Investigations

Clarion County law enforcement officials say twelve people have been arrested on warrants involving the sales and delivery of various illegal narcotics. The suspects live in Clarion, Tionesta, Emlenton, Shippenville, Crown, Corsica, Cooksburg and Brookville.  The drugs include bath salts, morphine, marijuana and various synthetic drugs. Ten of the twelve suspects were arrested over the early…

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Oil City Man Charged With Harming Child

An Oil City man has been charged in connection with injuries sustained by a child. Oil City Police say 21 year-old Dustin Irwin was charged in a physical assault that occurred shortly after midnight Friday morning.  Investigators say a 13 month-old boy suffered cuts and bruises to the neck and face.  The youngster was treated at UPMC…

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Bucs Score Seven In 9th And 10th, Complete Sweep Of Angels With 10-9 Sunday Win

The Pittsburgh Pirates scored three runs in the ninth inning to force extra play, added four runs in the tenth inning, and then held on for a 10-9 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday in Anaheim, and their first-ever interleague series sweep on the road. Pedro Alvarez homered for the fourth straight game. …

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Mercer Mother Charged In Wreck That Injures Her Four Children

Police in Mercer County say a Mercer woman faces charges which may include driving under the influence in a two-vehicle crash in which her four children and two people in the other vehicle were injured last week. Pymatuning Township Police say 28 year-old Amanda Kline ran through a stop sign and into the path of…

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Former Mercer Preacher Convicted Of Molesting Teen Boy

An Erie man was convicted last week on charges connected with accusations that he molested a teenage boy over a four-year period while he served as the pastor of a church in Mercer. 47 year-old Lee Moore is to be sentenced in September, and will face at least five years in prison. The alleged victim,…

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Truex Wins At Sonoma

Martin Truex, Jr. won his first NASCAR Sprint Cup race since 2007 on Sunday, capturing the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway in California. Truex’s only previous Sprint Cup victory came six years ago at Dover. Truex led by six seconds over Juan Pablo Montoya when Montoya’s car ran out of fuel on the final…

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Ken Duke Wins Travelers For First PGA Victory

In his 188th tournament, Ken Duke posted his first PGA Tour victory on Sunday, sinking a 2-and-a-half-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff with Chris Stroud. Duke, 44, is the sixth first-time winner this year. He earned $1.098 million, finishing at 12-under-par 268.  Stroud tied that mark and forced the playoff, chipping…

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Kane Leads Blackhawks To 3-1 Win In Game 6, And 3-2 Lead In Stanley Cup Final

Patrick Kane scored a pair of goals, and teammate Dave Bolland added an empty-netter, and the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins 3-1 in Chicago on Saturday night, moving to within one win of winning the Stanley Cup for the second time in four years. Jonathan Toews tallied two assists, and Corey Crawford made 24…

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