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Man Whose House Was Lost To Fire Is Robbed Of Cash And War Memorabilia

Police believe a Franklin man who lost his home to fire last Monday was robbed later in the week of military medals, weapons, cash, coin collections and extensive military-related items including Vietnam War memorabilia. The total loss of the missing items is estimated at more than $10,000.  The memorabilia includes six Army medals and six…

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Erie Man Faces Charges In 2001 Child Sex Abuse Accusations

An Erie man who once lived in Oil City has been charged with sexually abusing an 11 year-old boy in 2001 and 2002. 34 year-old Aaron Cole was charged Friday with 11 counts, including two counts of the rape of a person under 13. The alleged victim, who is now nearly 25, brought the allegations…

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Fire Damages The Home Of A Grand Valley Amish Family

Three fire companies responded Sunday afternoon to a fire that heavily damaged the home of an Amish family in the Grand Valley area. Officials say the home’s attic was burned out, and the rest of the residence sustained heavy smoke and water damage. The homeowner was identified as John Lee. Grand Valley, Spartansburg and Garland Fire…

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Transportation Funding To Be Distributed Early; Pothole Problem May Benefit

Municipalities across Pennsylvania will reap the financial benefits of transportation funding early. Radio PA News reports the distribution of funds will begin next week, and for many communities, the first use of the money may be for repairing the numerous potholes which are already plaguing the state. The details of the new $2.4 billion transportation…

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Venango Catholic Lady Vikings Only County Team To Reach State Playoffs

The only Venango County high school basketball team to reach the PIAA’s statewide playoffs is the Venango Catholic Lady Vikings. VCHS qualified as the number-four team from the class “A” ranks in District 9, and they will face District 6 champion Bishop Guilfoyle, from Ebensburg, on Saturday afternoon at 4:00 PM at the Altoona Fieldhouse. …

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Five Area Wrestlers Advance To Hershey; Three Win Regional Championships

Three area wrestlers captured regional high school championships over the weekend, and will be joined by two second-place finishers in the PIAA state championships at the Giant Center in Hershey, beginning Thursday. In the “AAA” Regionals at the Altoona Fieldhouse, Oil City’s Trent Zdarko won the 170-pound title with a 7-2 decision in a rematch…

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Emerson, 400 Relay Team Set District Records At D-10 Swimming Championships

Phil Emerson set two District 10 records and joined with three teammates in setting a third at the D-10 swimming and diving championships held over the weekend at the Junker Center at Penn State-Erie. Emerson will be the top seed in two individual events at the upcoming PIAA “AA” championships after establishing new D-10 marks…

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Harvick Back In Winner’s Circle Back At Phoenix

Kevin Harvick led Sunday for 224 of the 312 laps of NASCAR’s The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. Harvick took the checkered flag at the same course where he last won in October.  Dale Earnhardt, Jr., the winner of the previous weekend’s kick-off event at Daytona, finished second and…

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Henley Wins Honda Classic In A Playoff With McIlroy

On a day in which it seemed that no one atop the leaderboard wanted to win, Russell Henley birdied the first playoff hole and captured the Honda Classic at the PGA National Resort and Spa’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. In the process, Henley outlasted third-round leader Rory McIlroy, who both bogeyed and…

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Pirates Tally 1-1-1 Record During Weekend Preseason Baseball

Josh Harrison homered and Chris Dickerson drove in two runs Sunday as the Pittsburgh Pirates completed a 1-1-1 weekend in preseason baseball with a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater, Florida. The Bucs faced a pair of former Pittsburgh pitchers – A.J. Burnett and Brad Lincoln.  Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle started Stolmy Pimentel,…

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