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Titusville Woman Charged With Assaulting 7 Year-Old Girl

A Titusville woman has been charged with six counts after she allegedly caused injuries to the head, eye and arm of a seven year-old girl. Titusville City Police say 22 year-old Faith Adkins is charged with aggravated and simple assault, unlawful restraint of a minor, making terroristic threats, reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of…

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Dog Law Enforcement Set For Venango County In Early June

The Venango County Treasurer’s office has announced that dog law enforcement personnel from the state’s Department of Agriculture will be canvassing the county during the first two weeks in June. The dog agents will be attempting to ensure that dogs are licensed, vaccinated and safe. Pennsylvania law requires that all dogs three months of age…

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7-7-7 Drawn In Tuesday’s Daily Number Game

Pennsylvania Lottery officials say the “triple 7′s” (777) drawn Tuesday evening in the evening version of the state’s Daily Number lottery paid out $5.56 million to lottery players across the state. 7-7-7, normally the heaviest-played three-digit lottery number, had not been a winner in the evening draw since September 17, 2011.  The Pennsylvania Lottery website…

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Snider Belts Grand Slam In Bucs’ 5-4 Home Victory Over Cubs

Travis Snider’s 6th-inning grand slam propelled the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-4 home win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night, the Bucs’ ninth victory in their last 11 games. The win went to Pittsburgh starter Wandy Rodriguez (5-2; 3.40 ERA), and closer Jason Grilli earned his 18th save in 18 opportunities, despite the fact…

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White Easily Wins GOP District Attorney Nomination

Franklin attorney Shawn White captured an easy win in a sometimes acrimonious three-way race for the Republican nomination for Venango County District Attorney in Tuesday’s municipal primary elections. In November, White will face former assistant D.A. James Carbone, who was unopposed on the Democratic side of the ballot, but who picked up just 63.6 percent…

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Fire Rips Through Glass Business On Seneca Hill

At least seven fire companies responded Tuesday night to a large fire at a glass business on Route 257 (Seneca Hill) between Oil City and Seneca. The fire at B&B Glass forced the closing of Seneca Hill and, for a time, Allegheny Avenue.  The business was destroyed, along with several various vehicles that were stored…

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Paving Begins On Petroleum Center/Eagle Rock Road

PennDOT announced Tuesday that paving work was to begin this week on roads in Cornplanter and President Townships. The highways are known as Petroleum Center Road and Eagle Rock Road. Work was to start Wednesday, weather permitting.  It should be completed by May 30. The earliest work is scheduled in an eastbound direction on Petroleum Center Road. …

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6th-Round Draft Pick Vince Williams Signed By Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Monday that they have signed one of their sixth-round draft choices from the April NFL draft. Linebacker Vince Williams, from Florida State, who was the draft’s 206th overall pick, signed a four-year deal.  Williams (6-1; 250 lbs.) played in 50 games, including 26 as a starter, for the Seminoles and recorded…

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Franklin, Cranberry Approve Tentative School Budgets, Tax Hike Shot Down At Franklin

The Franklin and Cranberry Area School Boards on Monday both approved tentative school budgets, but only the Cranberry plan would contain a real estate tax increase. At Franklin, the board took votes on a proposed $30.2 million spending plan including, at first, a budget proposal that would have included a .41 mill, or 2.4 percent, property tax hike. …

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Franklin Sewer Rates To Climb By $4.87

Franklin City Council on Monday approved a sewer rate increase of $4.87. The decision came about shortly after a four-person panel revealed that more than $10-million in sewer system needs must be addressed within the next five to ten years.  At least four problems require immediate attention. While other increases in sewage rates are expected…

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