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Oil Region Alliance To Honor Accomplishments At Thursday Morning Event

The Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry and Tourism will hold a 10-year anniversary celebration at their annual meeting at a breakfast event which will begin at 8:00 AM Thursday (February 26) at Hangar #8 at Venango Regional Airport in Franklin.  In addition to reviewing the accomplishments of 2014 and of the last decade and…

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Grove City Woman Is $2 Million Lottery Winner

The winner of a two million dollar lottery prize in Mercer County has been identified. Reports indicate that Mary Fowler, from Grove City, has claimed the prize from the February 12 drawing of the Pennsylvania Lottery’s Match 6 Lotto game.  Fowler matched all six numbers drawn that night. Fowler purchased the ticket at a pharmacy…

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PennDOT Highlights Overlooked Traffic Laws During Highway Safety Law Awareness Week

PennDOT is trying to draw attention to often-overlooked rules of the road during the agency’s observance of “Highway Safety Law Awareness Week” this week. Acting PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards says those Pennsylvania traffic laws and safety rules include: “Keep Right, Pass Left.”  It focuses on the safety of using the left lane only for passing other…

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Dakota Geer Duplicates District 10 Wrestling Title; Franklin Sends Three To Regionals

Franklin High School junior Dakota Geer successfully repeated as a District 10 wrestling champion on Monday night, shutting out Fort LeBoeuf’s Garrett Reinwald 6-0 to win the 182-pound title in the D-10 AA tournament at Sharon High School, duplicating his performance from last season when he grappled as a 170-pounder. Geer improved to 30-1 this season,…

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Clarion University Student Dies In Armstrong County Crash

A Charleroi man who attended Clarion University and was a member of the Golden Eagles’ wrestling team died Monday morning in a two-vehicle crash in Armstrong County. Police say the fatal collision occurred on Routes 28 and 66 in Rayburn when a car driven by 18 year-old Nicholas Gavazzi crossed the center line of the…

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Oil City Woman Charged, Accused Of Punching School Teacher

An Oil City woman was jailed Monday afternoon following her arraignment on assault, disorderly conduct and harassment charges after she was accused of punching a school teacher in the face. Oil City Police say 30 year-old Jamme Fike is accused of assaulting a teacher at Seventh Street Elementary School shortly after the conclusion of classes…

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Rockland Man Accused Of Threatening Neighbor Blowing Snow

A Rockland man has been charged in a weekend incident in which he is accused of threatening to shoot a neighbor who was blowing snow across Route 322. State Police officials say they charged 59 year-old Dennis Elder with making terroristic threats and with disorderly conduct. The incident allegedly occurred around 1:30 PM Saturday afternoon. …

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Franklin School Board Votes Against Move Of Sixth-Graders To Middle School

The Franklin Area School Board voted Monday night against a proposal to send sixth-grade students to Franklin Area Middle School.  The board then voted to table a motion to make the move the following year. Following up on the conclusions of a strategic plan developed two years ago, the board has also been debating plans…

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Property Tax And Rent Rebate Clinic To Be Held In Franklin On Thursday

A clinic to help homeowners and renters apply for the state’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program will be held Thursday (Feb. 26) at the Franklin VFW. The office of state Representative Lee James has also announced that a second rebate clinic will be held at the Free Methodist Church on Wilson Avenue in Oil…

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Penguins Complete Weekend Sweep With 5-1 Home Win Over Florida

Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist both scored twice on Sunday, and the Pittsburgh Penguins completed a sweep of their pair of weekend games with a 5-1 home victory over the Florida Panthers.  The Pens had beaten the Blues 4-2 on Saturday night in St. Louis. Paul Martin also scored on Sunday for the Penguins, and…

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