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Rangers Beat Penguins For Just 2nd Time In Last 11 Meetings

Five different New York players scored on Wednesday night as the Rangers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins for just the second time in the last eleven meetings between the two teams. In a game played at Madison Square Garden in New York, the Rangers posted a 5-1 victory. Kris Letang recorded the only goal for Pittsburgh…

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Flags To Fly At Half-Staff For Congressman Coyne

United States and Pennsylvania flags will be flying at half-staff this Thursday (Nov. 7) to honor former Congressman William Coyne who died Sunday at age 77. Governor Corbett issued the executive order for flags in the Capitol Complex in Harrisburg and at all state facilities in Coyne’s home region, Allegheny County. Coyne served as a…

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White Chosen Venango County D.A.; Dunham, Poff Win Oil City Council Seats

Republican Shawn White was overwhelmingly elected Venango County’s district attorney on Tuesday.  White garnered 79.6 percent of the vote to win in a landslide over Democrat Jim Carbone, a former assistant district attorney. Other county races saw Susan Hannon take 76.2 percent of the vote in the register-recorder race to defeat Alexandre Motzer, while incumbent…

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NO CHARGES TO BE FILED IN OIL CITY POLICE SHOOTING

The Venango County District Attorney’s office has ruled there will be no prosecution in the shooting death of an Oil City woman by a city police officer in July, and the Pennsylvania State Police have pronounced their investigation complete. A State Police statement issued Tuesday afternoon indicates that District Attorney Marie Veon has determined that…

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Game, Fish Officials And Lawmakers Oppose Change Regarding Endangered Species

The directors of Pennsylvania’s Game Commission and Fish and Boat Commission will be joined by lawmakers, environmentalists and outdoorsmen at a news conference in Harrisburg on Thursday morning (10:00 AM) to discuss their opposition to a bill in the state House of Representatives regarding the decision-making process concerning endangered species in Pennsylvania. Joining the Game…

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Tuesday’s Ballots Feature Mostly Local Races

Voters go to the polls Tuesday (Nov. 5) in the 2013 municipal elections in Pennsylvania. Locally, most contested races are on the township and borough levels. There is a race for District Attorney in Venango County, although the Democratic candidate has little been heard from since the May primaries.  James Carbone, a former assistant D.A., ran…

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Body Of Transfer Canoeist Found By Friends Who Continued Search

The body of a Mercer County man who had been missing since his canoe capsized last Wednesday has been found by a group of friends who continued looking for the man after an official search had been ended. The body of 47 year-old Eric Metz, from Transfer, was discovered in about eight feet of water…

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New Enterprise Road Bridge Opens; New Weight Limits On Other Bridges Now In Effect

PennDOT says the new Enterprise Road Bridge has opened to traffic in Oil Creek Township in southern Crawford County. The new span replaces a 73 year-old bridge over Pine Creek that had been declared structurally deficient.  Crews had been working on the project since August 5. Meanwhile, PennDOT reminds truckers that the new weight restrictions posted for…

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Franklin Man Sentenced In Stolen Vehicle, Police Chase Incident

A Franklin man has been sentenced to seven months to two years in the Venango County Jail and one year probation for an incident in April in which he was involved in a police chase in a stolen vehicle. 22 year-old Sean Reed had entered guilty pleas to charges of driving under the influence of…

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First Reading Of Franklin Budget Passes; No Tax Hike Is Expected

Franklin City Council on Monday unanimously passed a preliminary draft of a 2014 city budget that would contain no real estate tax hike. The general fund budget is initially set at $5.01 million, with the sewer fund budget at nearly $2.5 million.  Council will need to deal with an anticipated $692,000 in additional expenditures. Council…

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