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Oil City Man Sentenced To Up To Seven Years In Criminal Trespassing Case

An Oil City man was sentenced last week to thirty-four months to seven years in state prison on his February guilty plea to a charge of attempted criminal trespassing in what police say had been an attempted burglary last November. 32 year-old Blaine Brickner was accused of attempting to break into a home on West Third…

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Two Bills Introduced In Harrisburg To Raise State’s Mimimum Wage

Two separate proposals in the state Senate would raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage. Democratic state Senator Daylin Leach introduced a bill on Friday that would lift the minimum wage to a hefty fifteen dollars an hour.  The measure would also do away with the state’s so-called “tipped minimum.” A separate five-bill package sponsored by Senator Christine…

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Two Hurt In Four-Vehicle Crash On I-80 In Clarion County

Two people were injured Thursday afternoon in a series of collisions involving four vehicles on a one-lane stretch of a construction zone on Interstate 80 near Clarion. State Police from the Clarion station say a tractor-trailer hit the rear of a state-owned pickup which was knocked into the back of an S-U-V.  While the pickup rolled…

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List: NFL’s 1st-Round Draft Picks

NFL’s First-Round Draft Picks  (selections made Thursday, April 30 in Chicago):   1)  Tampa Bay  –  Jameis Winston  (QB)  –  Florida State 2)  Tennessee  –  Marcus Mariota  (QB)  –  Oregon 3)  Jacksonville  –  Dante Fowler, Jr.  (LB)  –  Florida 4)  Oakland  –  Amari Cooper  (WR)  –  Alabama 5)  Washington  –  Brandon Scherff  (OT)  – Iowa…

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Ohio Man Gets Pennsylvania State Prison Time In Polk Harassment Case And For Making Claims Against Law Enforcement Officer

An Ohio man was sentenced in Venango County Court this week to eighteen months to three years in state prison in a case which began when a Polk-area woman complained to police that he was stalking her. 39 year-old Anthony Merzerkor, from Andover, entered guilty pleas in late March to two counts of harassment and…

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May Starts Again With Franklin’s Garden Mart Weekend

With the first weekend of May upon us, it is once again time for the city of Franklin’s annual Garden Mart Weekend. Although the official Garden Mart sales are set for Saturday and Sunday (May 2 & 3), the weekend observance actually begins Friday with other activities such as merchant sidewalk sales, an antiques and collectibles…

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Charges Against Franklin Man In April Domestic Dispute Have Been Withdrawn

Venango County Court officials say charges filed against a Franklin man following a late-night domestic dispute last week have been withdrawn. 31 year-old Matthew Davis had been charged with simple assault and making terroristic threats in an April 24 incident in which a woman had claimed he had kicked in a bathroom door at a…

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Oil City Man Gets State Prison Time In Franklin Burglary

An Oil City man has received a sentence of one-to-two years in state prison in connection with a Franklin burglary, and identical sentences for two other crimes for which he was serving probation time. 21 year-old Richard Jones entered a guilty plea in January to a charge of burglary in the break-in of a home…

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Steelers Take Kentucky OLB Bud Dupree In NFL Draft’s First Round

For the third consecutive year, the Pittsburgh Steelers have chosen an outside linebacker as their top pick in the annual National Football League draft. Drafting 22nd overall in the opening round on Thursday night, Pittsburgh opted to take Bud Dupree (6-4; 270 lbs.), who collected 23-and-a-half sacks in his collegiate career at Kentucky.  Although many…

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NHL/NBA Playoff Results – Thursday, April 30

NHL Playoff Results  –  Thursday, April 30  (opening games of best-of-seven conference semifinal series):   Washington 2, NY Rangers 1  (Caps lead 1-game-to-0) Anaheim 6, Calgary 1  (Ducks lead 1-0)     NBA Playoff Results  –  Thursday, April 30  (best-of-seven opening-round series)   Chicago 119, Milwaukee 66  (Bulls win series 4-games-to-2) LA Clippers 102, San…

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