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Koyack Drafted By Jacksonville; Howsare Signs With The Jets

Oil City High School graduate Ben Koyack was selected Saturday by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the seventh round (#229 overall) of the annual NFL draft. The Notre Dame tight end (6-5; 255 lbs.) was the sixteenth tight end selected in this year’s draft.  Koyack caught 30 passes for 317 yards and two touchdowns as a senior, and…

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Clarion Man Hospitalized In Pittsburgh After Having Been Struck By Car

A Clarion man was rushed to a Pittsburgh hospital on Saturday night after he was struck by a car as he crossed a Clarion highway. 43 year-old Herbert Long was reportedly being treated on Sunday for major injuries. Police officials say Long was crossing South Fifth Avenue in Clarion at about 10:00 PM Saturday when…

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Local Chambers Of Commerce To Host Legislative Breakfast On Friday

Two local Chamber of Commerce bodies have announced that they will host a legislative breakfast involving a panel discussion with candidates in two of the races in the upcoming primary elections. The Franklin Chamber and Venango Area Chamber will host the candidates in the county commissioner and district magisterial judges races on Friday morning (May…

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Justin Moore Announced As Crawford County Fair Performer

The Crawford County Fair Board has reported that country performer Justin Moore has been signed to appear at the second officially-announced concert at the 2015 edition of the fair in Meadville. Moore will perform along with Mickey Guyton and Chris Higbee on Wednesday, August 26 at 7:30 PM.  Fair officials had earlier announced that Jake…

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NHL/NBA Playoff Results – May 1 Through May 3

NHL Playoff Results  (best-of-seven second-round series):   Friday, May 1 Tampa Bay 2, Montreal 1  (2 OT) Chicago 4, Minnesota 3   Saturday, May 2 NY Rangers 3, Washington 2  (series tied 1-1)   Sunday, May 3 Tampa Bay 6, Montreal 2  (Lightning leads series 2-games-to-0) Chicago 4, Minnesota 1  (Blackhawks lead 2-0) Anaheim 3,…

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Favorite American Pharoah Wins Kentucky Derby

5-2 race favorite American Pharoah beat out a field of seventeen other horses on Saturday to win this year’s Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in  Louisville. American Pharoah, ridden by Victor Espinoza, bested Firing Line by one length, giving trainer Bob Baffert his fourth Derby winner and owner Ahmed Zayat his first, following three second-place…

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Former Reno Financial Advisor Sentenced To 5-To-20 Years In Case Involving Alleged Use Of Elderly Client’s Money

A former Franklin man who once had an investment office in Reno was sentenced last week to five-to-twenty years in state prison in a case in which he was accused of taking about $183,000 over a period of nearly three years from the accounts of an elderly client from Meadville. The case against 70 year-old David…

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Steelers’ 2015 Draft Picks

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2015 Draft Picks:   1)  Bud Dupree  (OLB)  –  Kentucky 2)  Senquez Golson  (CB)  –  Mississippi 3)  Sammie Coates  (WR)  –  Auburn 4)  Doran Grant  (CB)  –  Ohio State 5)  Jesse James  (TE)  –  Penn State 6)  Leterrius (“L.T.”) Walton  (DT)  –  Central Michigan 6)  (supplemental)  Anthony Chickillo  (DE)  –  Miami 7) …

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Oil City Man Sentenced To Up To Seven Years In Criminal Trespassing Case

An Oil City man was sentenced last week to thirty-four months to seven years in state prison on his February guilty plea to a charge of attempted criminal trespassing in what police say had been an attempted burglary last November. 32 year-old Blaine Brickner was accused of attempting to break into a home on West Third…

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Two Bills Introduced In Harrisburg To Raise State’s Mimimum Wage

Two separate proposals in the state Senate would raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage. Democratic state Senator Daylin Leach introduced a bill on Friday that would lift the minimum wage to a hefty fifteen dollars an hour.  The measure would also do away with the state’s so-called “tipped minimum.” A separate five-bill package sponsored by Senator Christine…

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