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Two Hurt In Route 157 Crash

State Police officials say two men were injured – one seriously – when a Westmoreland County man ran a flashing red light in Cranberry Township and his pickup slammed into the side of an S-U-V. Troopers say the accident occurred shortly before 12:25 PM Sunday afternoon when a truck driven by 59 year-old Henry Smeltzer ran a…

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Police Looking For Individual Selling Stolen Lawn Equipment Door-To-Door

State Police officials say they have been looking for an individual who has been going door-to-door in the Venango County area, attempting to sell chainsaws and lawn maintenance equipment such as weed eaters and leaf blowers. Investigators say they believe the items have been stolen from several properties in the county.  Police tell KQW “the…

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Man Thrown Off Interstate Megabus, Arrested At Barkeyville Truck Stop

Police officials say a man who was thrown off an interstate Megabus at a Barkeyville exit truck stop late last week spent some time in the Venango County Jail in Franklin for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. State Police investigators say Gerad Hitchcock was extremely intoxicated and was harassing employees and patrons at a truck…

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MegaMillions Jackpot Reaches Estimated $214 Million Annuity

Lottery officials say their estimate of the annuity value for the jackpot for Tuesday night’s (May 26) drawing in the MegaMillions Lottery has been raised to $214 million. That’s because no one matched all the numbers needed to claim the $193 million grand prize in Friday night’s game. The estimated value of the one-time cash-only…

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Shooting Incidents Among Hunters Remained Low In 2014

The Pennsylvania Game Commission says 2014 was another year with near records for hunting-related shooting incidents. There were 29 shooting accidents among hunters last year, only the second year with incidents totaling fewer than thirty since the Commission began keeping such records 100 years ago.  There was one fatality.  The Game Commission says they only…

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PennDOT’s Venango County Road Maintenance Schedule For Week Of May 26

It’s a short work week, but PennDOT officials have scheduled a number of jobs on this week’s Venango County road maintenance schedule. In addition to bridge repair work already in progress, a paving project will be underway on Kahle Lake Road in Richland Township.  Shoulder repair is scheduled for Routes 322 and 62 in Frenchcreek Township.  Ditch…

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Franklin High School Band To Play In Washington D.C.’s Memorial Day Parade

The Franklin High School Black Knight Marching Band will be in Washington, D.C. this holiday weekend to march and play in the National Memorial Day Parade. The rest of the holiday will be spent by the Franklin students in touring the nation’s capitol and its monuments, memorials, museums and official buildings. The band has appeared…

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Area Memorial Day Parades, Ceremonies Set

Monday’s Memorial Day holiday will bring with it parades and memorial ceremonies. Among the events scheduled in this part of the Oil Region are parades in Franklin and Titusville. Franklin’s processional will be preceded by ceremonies at 9:00 AM on the 13th Street Bridge and 9:30 at Franklin Cemetery.  The parade will begin at 10:00 AM,…

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Seventeen Arrests Made This Week In Clarion County Drug Sales Cases

Law enforcement officials announced Friday the arrests of seventeen people in connection with the sales of a variety of illegal drugs in Clarion County in cases which have been under investigation in the county for as long as two years. Fifteen of the arrests were on charges of the delivery of drugs including heroin, methamphetamine,…

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Two Hurt In Friday Crash At Franklin’s Washington Crossing

Two people were hurt Friday morning in a two-car crash at a Franklin intersection. Franklin City Police say a car driven by Patricia Baird, from Murraysville in Allegheny County, went through a red light at the intersection of Washington Crossing and Elk Street.  The vehicle was then struck by a car operated by Cinnamon Evans,…

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