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Man Sentenced For Sexual Assault On A 12 Year-Old Girl

A Rocky Grove man has been sentenced to up to two years in the Venango County Jail for the sexual assault of a 12 year-old girl. 18 year-old Jesse Whetzel was also ordered to serve three years probation. Whetzel entered a guilty plea to a charge of statutory sexual assault by a person 4-to-8 years older than…

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Kennerdell Man Sentenced To State Prison On Burglary, Theft And Drug Charges

A Kennerdell-area man has been sentenced to state prison on charges involving a break-in in Scrubgrass Township, a burglary in Sugarcreek Borough and the operation of a methamphetamine lab that had reportedly been run out of his home. 36 year-old Anthony Healy was sentenced in Venango County Court to up to four years on charges involving a…

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Pirates Manage Only Pedro’s Home Run In 2-1 Loss To St. Louis; Series Tied At 2-2

St. Louis rookie Mike Wacha pitched one-hit baseball for the second consecutive game on Monday afternoon, this time at the expense of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Cardinals evened their best-of-five National League Division series with the Pirates at two games apiece with a 2-1 victory at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Wacha, who missed a…

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Late FG Lifts Jets Past Atlanta On Monday Night

Nick Folk kicked a 43-yard field goal as time expired on Monday night, and the New York Jets (3-2) posted a 30-28 NFL victory over the Falcons in Atlanta. The Falcons (1-4) lost for the third straight week, and fell four games behind New Orleans in the NFC South.  The Jets trail New England (4-1)…

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NFL Results – 2013 Week 5

NFL Results – Week 5   Cleveland 37, Buffalo 24 Baltimore 26, Miami 23 Cincinnati 13, New England 6 New Orleans 26, Chicago 18 Kansas City 26, Tennessee 17 Green Bay 22, Detroit 9 Indianapolis 34, Seattle 28 Philadelphia 36, NY Giants 21 Denver 51, Dallas 48 St. Louis 34, Jacksonville 20 Arizona 22, Carolina…

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Fire Destroys Apartment Duplex In Downtown Franklin

The residents of two apartments were left homeless, and damages are estimated at $75,000 following a fire which destroyed a two-story duplex in downtown Franklin on Monday afternoon. The building on the 10-hundred block of Liberty Street near Washington Crossing was declared a total loss.  No injuries were reported. Franklin and Rocky Grove firefighters were…

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Five Fire Companies Respond To Garage Fire On Polk Cutoff

Five Venango County fire companies were called early Monday morning to a fire that roared through a garage in Sandycreek Township. Sandycreek, Franklin, Polk, Rocky Grove and Utica firefighters were all summoned around 4:45 AM to the blaze on the Polk Cutoff.  They battled for much of the early morning to keep the fire from…

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Forest County Newspaper Building Destroyed By Fire

A Monday morning fire that destroyed a Forest County newspaper building was apparently started when a vehicle ran off the road and sheared off a utility pole, causing the sparking of downed electric lines. The fire at The Forest Press on South Elm Street in Tionesta was reported shortly after 6:00 AM.  Five fire companies responded.…

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Police Say Oil City Man Showed Pornography To A Minor

Oil City Police have charged a Graff Street resident after the man was accused of showing pornographic images on a computer to a minor. 26 year-old Shawn McDonald is charged with distributing sexual materials to a minor and with the corruption of a minor. Investigators say a Head Start official noticed the computer images on…

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Franklin Man Injured In Sunday Motorcycle Crash

A Franklin-area man was taken to UPMC Northwest on Sunday evening after he crashed his motorcycle on Route 62 in Cranberry Township. State Police officials say 27 year-old Nicholas Knauf failed to negotiate a curve on Riverside Drive, approaching Oil City.  Knauf’s bike traveled through the curve and through several yards before it slammed into…

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