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Route 322 Closed West Of Franklin

The State Police announced this (Thursday) morning that a section of Route 322 west of Franklin is closed because of the rollover of a tractor-trailer. The highway is closed to “through traffic” from Meadville Pike in Sugarcreek Borough to the intersection with Atlantic Avenue and Grant Street in Franklin. No details on the accident are…

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Pitt Tuition Rates To Climb – But Not At Titusville Campus

The Board of Trustees for the University of Pittsburgh voted this week to approve tuition hikes for each of the school’s campuses – except for Pitt-Titusville. Included in the increases is a three-and-a-quarter percent hike in tuition for students at Pitt’s main campus.  Medical school tuition will climb by five percent. Tuition rates at Pitt’s Titusville…

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Penn State To Meet UCF In Ireland To Kickoff 2014 Football Season

Officials from both Penn State and Central Florida announced this week that the two schools will meet to start the 2014 collegiate football season in Dublin, Ireland. The game is scheduled to be played on August 30, 2014 at Croke Park.  ESPN-2 will carry the game live. The contest will be the eighth U.S. college…

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Oil City Police Shooting Probed By State Police – Victim Identified

State Police officials told KQW on Wednesday morning that they have been called in to aid in an investigation into a Tuesday night shooting death in Oil City. The State Police announcement followed a report that a woman was shot and killed by Oil City Police shortly after 9:00 PM Tuesday at a location on the 400-block of Central…

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Woman Charged In More Than $35,000 In Thefts From Cranberry Township Employer

A Franklin-area woman has been charged by the State Police with multiple counts of theft in the reported disappearance of more than $35,000 from her Cranberry Township employer. Investigators reported Wednesday morning that 34 year-old Jill Docherty was charged after a months-long investigation into money that came up missing while she was employed by a company…

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National Leaguers Manage Just 3 Hits In 3-0 All-Star Game Loss

10 American League pitchers combined on a 3-hit shutout at Citi Field in New York on Tuesday night, and the junior circuit snapped a three-summer losing streak, defeating the National League 3-0 in Major League Baseball’s annual All-Star Game. The New York Yankees’ Mariano Rivera, who pitched the eighth inning, was a sentimental choice as…

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Ryan Justice Hired As Lady Knights’ New Head Coach

The Franklin Area School Board on Monday hired Ryan Justice as Franklin High School’s new head varsity girls’ basketball coach. Justice spent last winter as a graduate assistant coach in the men’s basketball program at Clarion University.  He has also served for two seasons as an assistant coach for the boys’ basketball team at North…

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PennDOT Unveils YouTube Videos On Pedestrian Safety

State Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch says PennDOT has unveiled a series of four new videos, available on YouTube, which are aimed at promoting awareness about pedestrian safety. The videos are intended for elementary and middle school students, their parents, and young or first-time drivers.  They target various stages of learning about pedestrian safety or driver…

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Yoenis Cespedes Wins Baseball’s Home Run Derby

Oakland Athletics slugger Yoenis Cespedes became the first non-All-Star to win Major League Baseball’s All-Star week Home Run Derby by blasting 32 homers, including 17 in the first round, out of Citi Field in New York on Monday night. Cespedes beat out 20 year-old Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper in the final round of the…

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Proper To Stand Trial In Murders Of Grandparents

An Oil City teenager will stand trial in the murders of his grandparents in the Franklin area last October. In Venango County Court on Monday, President Judge Oliver Lobaugh ruled there has been enough evidence presented to try 13 year-old Zachary Proper in the case. Proper is the suspect in the shooting deaths of George…

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