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Rocky Grove’s Front Street Reopens; PennDOT Lists Other Work Projects

PennDOT says Front Street in Rocky Grove was reopened to traffic on Friday following a four-week work project to rehabilitate a 65 year-old, 16-foot bridge. The road had been closed on June 1, and was not expected to reopen until the 29th.   Local residents are pleased that the project was completed in a timely fashion,…

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Franklin’s Fourth Of July Week Continues With Monday’s Pet Show

Fourth of July Week in Franklin will continue Monday evening (June 29) with the annual Venango County Humane Society pet show. The event is set to begin at 7:00 PM following a 6:00 PM registration. Officials say all animals must be on a leash that is four feet or shorter, and must have updated vaccinations.…

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Titusville Man In Child Porn Case Allegedly Nabbed By Undercover Cop Who Received Evidence Online

A Titusville-area man was charged last week in a child pornography investigation in which he is alleged to have distributed the material online to an individual who turned out to be an undercover police officer. 41 year-old Robert Edwards was charged with multiple counts of both the possession and distribution of child pornography and with…

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Heavy Rain Possible This Weekend; Flood Watch Posted For Venango, Clarion, Forest Counties

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a Flood Watch for this part of the Oil Region and other areas of northwestern and west central Pennsylvania, effective from early Friday evening (June 26) through 2:00 AM Sunday morning (June 28). The watch area includes Venango, Clarion, Forest, Jefferson, Mercer and Lawrence Counties. A Flood…

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Former Franklin Mayor To Head Franklin Area Chamber Of Commerce

A former Franklin mayor has been named the executive director of the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce. Jodi Baker Lewis has served as the Chamber’s interim director since the resignation of Lynn Cochran, which became effective in April. Lewis was Franklin’s mayor from 2004 through 2006.  She has also served as deputy mayor, as a member of Franklin City…

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Hike In Monthly 9-1-1 Fee Approved, Sent To Governor; $52 Yearly Fee Is Not Included

A bill that would increase the monthly surcharge that funds 9-1-1 centers in Pennsylvania has been approved by both chambers of the state legislature and sent to the Governor’s desk. The fees which currently range from one dollar to $1.50 would all now stand at $1.65. During the boomerang route the bill took back and…

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13th-Inning Homer Sinks Pirates; Bucs Have Lost 5 Of 6

A 13th-inning home run by Brandon Phillips on Thursday night lifted the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, giving the Bucs (40-32) their fifth loss in their last six games.  The Reds (34-37) have beaten the Pirates 7 of 9 times this season. The winning blow…

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Timberwolves Make Towns The NBA’s Top Draft Pick

The Minnesota Timberwolves used the first pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night to select Karl-Anthony Towns, from Kentucky, a freshman who averaged 10.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per game in an average of just 21 minutes of playing time. It marks the third time in the last six years that the number-one draft…

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Pens To Open Next Season October 8 At Dallas; Home Opener vs. Montreal Is October 13

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced on Thursday that they will open the 2015-2016 National Hockey League season on Thursday, October 8 at Dallas. The Pens’ home opener is scheduled for Tuesday, October 13 against Montreal. Pittsburgh will play 30 of their games against their Metropolitan Division opponents, and they will face the Atlantic Division teams three…

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Commonwealth Court Rules Pennsylvania Law Allowing Gun Rights Advocates To Sue Cities Is Unconstitutional

A state appeals court has struck down a Pennsylvania law that would allow gun owners or groups representing them to sue local governments over their gun laws and regulations. Commonwealth Court on Thursday ruled the recently-enacted law is unconstitutional. The law has already prompted twenty Pennsylvania cities to repeal their gun ordinances.  The cities of…

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