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2013 Venango County Fair To Begin

Although schedules state that the event really starts Monday (Aug. 5), the 2013 Venango County Fair actually opens up to exhibitors on Sunday. The registrations, weigh-ins and health checks for the animal exhibits are scheduled for 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM Sunday, and all other exhibits may be registered between 5:00 and 8:00 PM, or on…

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Utica To Observe Sesquicentennial

The Borough of Utica reaches its sesquicentennial this year, and that 150th anniversary will be celebrated this Saturday, August 3. Founded in 1863 in the same year in which the Battle of Gettysburg was fought in another quarter in Pennsylvania, Utica was named for the city in New York near where founder Aaron Raymond was…

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It’s Taste Of Franklin Weekend In Franklin

The city of Franklin’s annual Taste of Franklin weekend kicks off Friday, August 2 with the return of a collection of organ grinders who will be performing their craft at DeBence Antique Music World on both Friday and Saturday from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Other Saturday activity will include an expanded version of the…

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Enterprise Road Bridge To Be Replaced, Beginning Monday

PennDOT has announced that a 73 year-old bridge in Oil Creek Township in Crawford County will be replaced, beginning Monday, August 5. The current 158 foot-long bridge takes Enterprise Road (Route 2028) over Pine Creek, just east of an intersection with Route 27.  It has recently been designated as structurally deficient. PennDOT will post a…

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Bullpen Throws 5 Scoreless Innings In Pirates’ 4th Straight Win Over St. Louis

Russell Martin’s RBI single scored Neil Walker with the go-ahead run, while the Pittsburgh Pirates’ bullpen threw five innings of scoreless baseball, and the Pirates defeated the St. Louis Cardinals for the fourth straight time, 5-4, on Wednesday night at PNC Park in the Steel City. The Bucs fought back from deficits of 2-0, 3-1…

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Bucs Do Make Minor League Deal; McKenry Undergoes Season-Ending Surgery

Although the Pittsburgh Pirates did not make a Major League Baseball deal before Wednesday afternoon’s non-waiver trade deadline, the Bucs did deal on the minor league level. In a trade with the Seattle Mariners, the Pirates acquired utility man Robert Andino for either a player to be named later or cash considerations.  Andino will be assigned…

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Zachary Proper To Be Tried As An Adult – Defense Attorney To Appeal

The Oil City teenager accused of killing his grandparents at their home outside Franklin last October will be tried as an adult. That was the ruling Wednesday in Venango County Court in the matter of 14 year-old Zachary Proper by President Judge Oliver Lobaugh.  Proper’s attorney will reportedly appeal. Proper was immediately transferred from a…

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Conneaut Lake Park’s Beach Club Burns Down

The popular Beach Club and Dockside Bar at Conneaut Lake Park were destroyed by fire early Thursday morning. Early reports indicate the blaze began in the area of the Dockside sometime after 2:00 AM.  The popular summertime beach destinations were completely leveled.  It has been reported that two firefighters sustained minor injuries battling the blaze. …

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National Fuel Gas Rates Climb Nearly Eight Percent

After having forecast last winter a 9.2 percent increase in gas supply charges for the new billing year beginning today (Aug. 1), National Fuel Gas Corporation announced Wednesday, in their quarterly rate adjustment filed with the Public Utility Commission, a hike of 7.85 percent. Company officials say that translates into a $5.80 per month increase for…

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Powerball Lottery Jackpot Grows To $290 Million

Powerball Lottery officials have estimated the annuity value of Saturday’s (8/3) Powerball jackpot at $290 million. No one will be able to claim the estimated $235 million prize that would have been paid out to a jackpot winner in Wednesday’s drawing. The estimated value of Saturday’s one-time cash prize option is estimated at $168.4 million. The…

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