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Polk Elementary School Sale Approved

The sale of Polk Elementary School to Venango County became official last week when the transaction was approved in Venango County Court. The court ruling followed approval of the $250,000 offer by the county commissioners earlier in the week.  The county plans to turn the facility into an enhanced personal care home where individuals with…

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Lady Knights Unseated In State Quarterfinals

The Franklin Lady Knights saw their successful season come to an abrupt halt on Saturday afternoon when they lost a 61-43 decision to South Park, the WPIAL (District 7) champions, in the PIAA “AAA” quarterfinals at North Allegheny High School in Wexford. The District 10 champions finished the year at 26-2. South Park, also 26-2,…

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Oil City Police Look For Vandals In Friday Morning Incidents

The Oil City Police on Friday issued a plea for information into a two-hour rash of car vandalism incidents that occurred on the city’s South Side early Friday morning. Between 4:00 AM and 6:00 AM, numerous cars had their tires slashed, and were damaged by being “keyed.”  By midday, damages in the cases that had…

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Move Renewed To Merge Game And Fish-and-Boat Commissions

A handful of state lawmakers, including a state Representative from McKean County, have renewed an effort to merge the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. State Representative Martin Causer, from Bradford, says the move would result in the elimination of the duplication of commission efforts, and could serve as a budget-cutting…

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Franklin Wins Swimming Silver At States – Emerson Earns Fourth Career Gold

Phil Emerson captured the win in the 100-freestyle, and the Franklin High School team of Emerson, Andy Frederick, Quinn Heffern and Isaac Cooke placed second in the 400-freestyle relay, helping Franklin to a second-place finish and the silver medal at the PIAA “AA” state swimming championships at Bucknell University in Lewisburg on Thursday. Seeded second…

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Penguins Extend Streak To 7 With Another Third-Period Rally

For the second straight game, the Pittsburgh Penguins (20-8) scored three times in the third period to post a comeback victory. The Pens posted a 3-1 win over the Maple Leafs in Toronto on Thursday night, and extended their winning streak to seven games while stretching their record in March to 7-0. Toronto (15-12-1) took a…

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Syracuse Knocks Off Pitt In Big East Quarterfinals

James Southerland scored 20 points to lead Syracuse to a 62-59 win over Pitt in a Big East Conference Tournament quarterfinal game played Thursday afternoon at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Pitt (24-8) had won 9 of their previous 11 meetings with Syracuse. The Orange shot an amazing 62 percent (12-for-19) from three-point…

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Pirates’ 5-Game Preseason Winning Streak Snapped

The Pittsburgh Pirates (8-11) outhit the Philadelphia Phillies 9-7 in a game in Clearwater, Florida on Thursday afternoon, but saw their 5-game preseason winning streak end in a 2-1 loss to the Phillies (8-10). The Phillies’ Pete Orr snapped a 1-1 tie with a game-winning solo home run off Pittsburgh southpaw Mike Zagurski in the…

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OC Council To Loan Money For Brody Block Demolition

Oil City Council voted Thursday to loan up to $31,000 to help with the demolition of the condemned “Brody Block.” Council recently agreed to a $146,000 contract for the project.  Nearly $30,000 in funding is still needed. The zero percent loan to the Oil City Redevelopment Authority which owns the property would be repaid within…

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No Injuries Reported In Wednesday’s Mobile Home Fire In Scrubgrass

Officials say there were no injuries in that fire Wednesday afternoon that destroyed a mobile home in Scrubgrass Township. Four fire companies responded to the scene on Sandworks Road shortly after 1:30 PM Wednesday.  They were on the scene until about 4:00 PM.  The mobile home was declared a total loss. The couple who lived…

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