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Feds Order Air Service To Franklin Continued

The federal Department of Transportation on Wednesday ordered Silver Airways to continue air service at Venango Regional Airport in Franklin and to four other facilities until a new carrier can begin providing the flights. The order also involves air service to airports in DuBois, Bradford, Jamestown, New York and Parkersburg, West Virginia. Last month, Silver…

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Legislative Committee Report Recommends Merger Of Game And Fish Commissions

A state legislative committee’s report finds that a merger of the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission could result in a savings of nearly five million dollars a year. According to the report released Wednesday by the state Legislative Budget and Finance Committee, the savings would include the result of the…

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Flood Safety Awareness Week Is Underway

With the break-up of local ice jams due to the recent thaw and some early spring rains, safety officials warn that you do not need to live along a waterway to experience flooding. Flash flooding is one of the weather dangers being spotlighted during National Flood Safety Awareness Week, being observed this week.  The Pennsylvania…

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Penn State Advances To CBI Quarterfinals With 69-65 Win Over Hampton

D. J. Newbill scored 19 points Wednesday night, and Brandon Taylor added 14 as Penn State (16-17) bested Hampton 69-65 in the first round of the CBI college basketball tournament. The victory boosts the Nittany Lions into the tourney’s quarterfinal round where they will face Siena (also 16-17). Tim Frazier and Geno Thorpe both scored…

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Ishikawa Homers In Pirates’ 4-2 Victory Over Boston

Following back-to-back days off, the Pittsburgh Pirates returned to Grapefruit League action on Wednesday night, posting a 4-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox. Travis Ishikawa homered for the Pirates (11-7-2), and three Pittsburgh pitchers combined on a seven-hitter.  Starter Wandy Rodriguez allowed one run and four hits over four innings.  Ishikawa and Travis Snider…

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Crosby Leads Penguins To 5-1 Win Over Dallas

Sidney Crosby, the NHL’s leading scorer, scored two goals and added an assist on Tuesday night, leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-1 home victory over the Dallas Stars and ending a two-game losing streak. Crosby scored his 32nd and 33rd goals of the season, and now leads the league with 91 points.  Chris Kunitz,…

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Tuesday’s PIAA High School Basketball Playoff Results – March 18

PIAA High School Basketball Playoff Results – Tuesday, March 18:   Boys “AAAA” Semifinals New Castle 58, Abington 54 LaSalle College 61, Chester 55   Boys “AAA” Semifinals Susquehanna Township 42, Central Valley 31 Neumann-Goretti 65, Philadelphia Electrical 53   Boys “AA” Semifinals Seton LaSalle 46, Greensburg Central Catholic 44 Constitution 55, Meyers 44  …

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Seasonally-Adjusted Unemployment Numbers Drop In January

The state’s Department of Labor and Industry has finally announced January’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment numbers, and they show an improved job picture for the Oil Region. In Venango County, the improvement was slight with the jobless number in January set at 6.6 percent, down from 6.7 percent in December.  November’s figure was 7.8 percent. In Clarion…

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Franklin Motorcyclist Seriously Injured In Bredinsburg Road Crash

A Franklin-area man was seriously hurt Tuesday afternoon when he crashed his motorcycle on Bredinsburg Road in Cranberry Township. The incident occurred around 4:00 PM. State Police officials say an eastbound motorcycle operated by 29 year-old Daniel Bell skidded on gravel and other road debris before hitting soft ground and flipping twice. Bell was thrown from…

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Erie County Man Hurt In Forest County Crash

An Erie County man was hurt early Tuesday when he fell asleep at the wheel and his vehicle left a Forest County road and slammed into three trees. Accident investigators say 20 year-old Tristan Seaman, from Albion, had to be extricated through a rear window.  A passenger, identified as 32 year-old Theodore Unger, from Erie,…

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