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Abandoned Home Destroyed By Fire Near Titusville

A Sunday morning fire destroyed a vacant home near Titusville. The home, located off Pastorius Lane in Oil Creek Township, was described as abandoned.  Officials say there were no current utility connections, and the house had no windows. The fire apparently broke out shortly after 9:30 AM Sunday.  Four fire companies responded, but the building…

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Franklin Man Arrested In Kentucky On Sugarcreek Indecent Assault Charges

A former Franklin man was apprehended by federal officials in Kentucky last week, and was awaiting extradition to Venango County where he will face indecent assault charges brought by a Sugarcreek Borough woman. 50 year-old Jeffrey Stephens is charged in connection with accusations that he molested a sleeping woman in her home last September.  Sugarcreek Borough…

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Franklin Man Sentenced In Home Terrorism Case

A Franklin man could serve close to two years in county jail following his sentencing in a case in which he was accused of assaulting and terrorizing a woman in her Franklin home. 21 year-old Quintin Williams was sentenced last week in Venango County Court to six months to  two years– less one day – following…

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Soriano Blasts Sink Pirates In 4-1 Game At Wrigley

A pair of two-run home runs by Alfonso Soriano were enough to put down the Pittsburgh Pirates (53-33) in a 4-1 win over the Bucs at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Saturday afternoon. The shots both came off Pirates starter Charlie Morton (1-2; 3.38 ERA), a renowned ground ball hitter.  Darwin Barney accounted for two…

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Penguins Re-Sign Rob Scuderi, Ink Craig Adams To 2-Year Extension

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced on Friday that they have re-signed former Penguin Rob Scuderi to a four-year, free agent contract worth $13.5 million. The 34 year-old Scuderi left the Pens four years ago to sign with the Los Angeles Kings.  A defenseman by trade, he has 86 points (7 goals, 79 assists) in 585 National…

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Liriano Tosses Team’s First Complete Game In Bucs’ 6-2 Win In Chicago

Francisco Liriano (8-3; 2.20 ERA) threw the first complete game recorded this season by a Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher in Pittsburgh’s 6-2 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Friday afternoon. For the Pirates (53-32), it was the 11th win in their last 13 games, and it keeps them two games ahead of St.…

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Doe License Applications Accepted Monday

Monday (July 8) marks the first date that the Pennsylvania Game Commission will be accepting applications for 2013-2014 antlerless deer licenses. For the first three weeks of the application process, only residents of Pennsylvania may apply.  Non-resident applications will be accepted beginning on July 29. Starting on August 5, residents and non-residents alike may apply for…

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Rocky Grove Firemen’s Fair Begins Tuesday

The annual Rocky Grove Volunteer Fire Department’s Firemen’s Fair, moved back to July this year, is scheduled to begin on Tuesday (July 9). Opening night will mark the event’s second bike night, and the fair will continue through Saturday (July 13), a day which will feature the event’s first classic car show. Wednesday will be…

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Phillies Hand Cole His First Loss, 6-4 On The Fourth In Pittsburgh

The Philadelphia Phillies struck for four runs in the sixth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates’ bullpen was unable to save a game for rookie starter Gerrit Cole.  The results were a 6-4 win for the Phillies (41-45) over the Pirates (52-32) on the Fourth of July at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, and a 2-games-to-one win…

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Leeper Soldier Dies In Middle-of-the-Night ATV Crash In Missouri

A former Leeper man, stationed at an Army base in Missouri, died on the Fourth of July in the crash of an all-terrain vehicle in the south-central part of that state. A passenger who also is stationed at Fort Leonard Wood was seriously injured. Officials say the crash occurred around 2:30 AM on a road in…

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