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New Historical Marker In Franklin Honors Fort Venango Troops

2013 marks both the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg during the nation’s Civil War and the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812.  Both are being commemorated by numerous events in Pennsylvania. But, 2013 also marks the 250th anniversary of a series of events known collectively as…

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PUC Announces This Year’s Impact Fee Money Distributions

Impact fee money from charges assessed against unconventional gas drillers operating in Pennsylvania is about to be distributed by the state for the second time. The Public Utility Commission, which is charged with collecting and distributing the money, says impact fees in 2012 totaled $202.4 million, down slightly from $204.2 million taken in during the…

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Oil City Man Acquitted Of Sexual Assault Charge In Wisconsin Court

An Oil City man has been acquitted by a Wisconsin court jury on charges connected with a child sexual assault investigation. 36 year-old Michael Poch was found not guilty last week of charges of the sexual assault of a person under 12, and victim intimidation. Poch was arrested in Oil City in January, and was…

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Franklin’s Abby Jones Wins National Title In High Jump

Franklin High School athlete Abby Jones captured the championship in the girls’ high jump on Sunday at the New Balance Outdoor national track-and-field event at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, North Carolina. Jones and Germantown Academy’s Megan McCloskey, from Lower Gwynned, both posted top jumps of 5 feet, 8-and-a-half inches.  Jones won the title after…

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Ginobili, Green Lead Spurs To 3-2 Series Lead In NBA Final

Manu Ginobili and Danny Green both scored 24 points Sunday night, leading the San Antonio Spurs to a 114-104 home victory and a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven NBA finals. Ginobili, a last-minute starter for Spurs coach Greg Popovich, added 10 assists, while Green hit six more three-pointers, breaking Ray Allen’s record for most treys…

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Cole Wins Second With Help From HR’s From Alvarez And Presley

Gerrit Cole became just the fifth pitcher in the last fifty years to win his first two starts for Pittsburgh, receiving help from home runs by Pedro Alvarez and Alex Presley on Sunday in a 6-3 home win for the Pirates over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Cole (2-0; 3.75 ERA) joins Josh Fogg, Tim Wakefield, Jose…

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Justin Rose Wins First Major – Captures U.S. Open

Justin Rose fashioned an even-par 70 in the closing round of the U.S. Open at the Merion Golf Club’s East Course in Ardmore on Sunday, and then watched as Phil Mickelson parred the 71st hole and bogeyed the 72nd, taking his first major golf championship while Mickelson settled for his record sixth second-place finish at the…

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Biffle Wins At Michigan

Greg Biffle took the lead when Jimmie Johnson’s car hit the wall with three laps to go, and Biffle coasted to the victory ahead of Kevin Harvick on Sunday in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. It was Biffle’s first Sprint Cup victory of the year.  Johnson’s…

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Thompson Leads North To All-Star Win At Oil City

General McLane High School quarterback Quinn Thompson ran for two touchdowns and threw a TD pass to teammate Aidan Quinn, and the Lancer graduate led the North to a 27-10 victory over the South in the annual North-South Senior All-Star Classic played Saturday night at Oil City High School. The North’s defense held the South…

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Ovechkin Named NHL MVP, Crosby Second In Close Balloting

Alex Ovechkin won his third Hart trophy as the NHL’s Most Valuable Player on Saturday, edging Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, who placed second in the closest balloting in 11 years, despite the fact Crosby missed the final quarter of the regular season while he was on the injured list. John Tavares, of the…

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