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Woman Accused Of Stealing From Cub Scouts, Cemetery Association Goes To Trial

A Titusville woman facing charges involving the disappearances of funds from two different organizations remains in the Venango County Jail after her court appearances in both cases on Wednesday. 34 year-old Stephanie Mullen is accused of stealing more than $35,000 from the Cherrytree Cemetery Association, for whom she served as treasurer from 2006 until 2012,…

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Bucs Pull Out Come-From-Behind 4-2 Win Over Miami

Andrew McCutchen homered, and Charlie Morton helped his own cause with an RBI single as the Pittsburgh Pirates rebounded from an early 2-0 deficit to defeat the Miami Marlins 4-2 Wednesday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. After the Marlins (43-69) took a fourth-inning lead off Morton on two singles, a double and a double…

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DuBois Juniors Are Eliminated In Freehold; Lionville Is Top-Seed In Bristol Semifinals

The DuBois Junior League baseball all-stars were eliminated on Wednesday afternoon in the losers’ bracket final of the double-elimination Eastern Region Tournament in Freehold Township, New Jersey. The 9-5 loss came at the hands of Manchester, New Jersey, a team DuBois had defeated 3-1 in the second round of tournament play on Monday.  DuBois, the Pennsylvania State…

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Three Powerball Jackpot Winners Sold In New Jersey And Minnesota

Powerball Lottery officials will reset the annuity value of the jackpot for Saturday’s Powerball drawing to $40 million because three tickets sold for Wednesday’s game were jackpot winners. A spokesman says two of the big winners were purchased in New Jersey, and a third was bought in Minnesota. Shortly before the Wednesday drawing, lottery officials…

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Thursday’s Events At The Venango County Fair

The second half of the weeklong Venango County Fair starts on Thursday morning with the 4-H Fun Horse Show, the 4-H Dairy Showmanship Show, and the Dairy Type Show. Thursday afternoon events will include a silent auction, an animal seminar and a pie eating contest. The popular 4-H Livestock Auction will begin at 6:30 PM. The fair…

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Oil City Man Named Outstanding Cadet In State Police Graduating Class

An Oil City man was honored as outstanding cadet in the most-recent graduating class of Pennsylvania State Police cadets. Keith Johnson received the honor last Friday in ceremonies in Harrisburg recognizing the newest 79 cadets to graduate from the State Police Academy in Hershey.  He was presented with the academy’s American Legion Award. The academy…

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Man Who Said Robbery Attempt Was A Joke Pleads Guilty To Reckless Endangerment

A Franklin man who claimed that a reported robbery attempt at a Reno convenience store was simply part of a joke has entered a guilty plea in Venango County Court to a charge of reckless endangerment. 48 year-old Leroy Foreman was sentenced to two years probation. In his plea bargain, charges of robbery and making…

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Fireworks Convention May Cause Traffic Problems In Butler County

Police and safety officials in Butler County are reminding motorists traveling through certain parts of the county beginning this weekend to expect delays because of the fireworks convention which begins Saturday in Worth Township south of Slippery Rock. The extra traffic created by the thousands of people visiting the area, combined with construction zones already…

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Franklin Man Sentenced In Nearly $450,000 In Thefts From Latrobe Steel

A Franklin man who once worked for a local steel company has been sentenced to Venango County Jail time following his guilty plea in June to a charge of theft by unlawful taking. 26 year-old Michael Morrison was sentenced to 11-and-a-half months to two years, less one day, and was ordered to serve five years probation and…

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Harrison’s Walkoff Homer Gives Bucs A 4-3 Win Over Miami

Pinch-hitter Josh Harrison slammed a walkoff home run at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates their 12th victory in 17 games, a 4-3 win over the visiting Miami Marlins. Leading off the bottom of the ninth inning, Harrison’s first career walkoff homer was hit off the Marlins’ Mike Dunn (2-2;…

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