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Thurston Balloon Classic Delayed Until Friday

Following weather problems on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, the 25th annual Thurston Balloon Classic in Meadville is now scheduled to begin on Friday evening (June 14). Most of the weekend’s activities are slated to start at Robertson Field on the campus of Allegheny College. Sanctioned balloon races are set to begin at 7:00 AM Saturday. …

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Franklin Schools To Install Card-Access Systems

The Franklin Area School Board this week voted to have card-access systems installed at the entrances to all school facilities as part of an effort to upgrade security measures in the school district. The vote was taken to approve a $148,000 bid from a Seneca firm for the job.  The price tag would also include…

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Pennsylvania Bass Season Begins Saturday

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission reminds us that the start of each year’s bass fishing season in the state coincides with Fathers Day weekend. The commission’s executive director, John Arway, says bass are always “one of the most popular sportfish targeted by anglers.”  The season begins Saturday morning (June 15). The Fish and Boat…

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Three Die In Forest County Crash – Victims’ Identities Released

State Police in Forest County say three area residents died Wednesday night in a one-vehicle crash outside Tionesta. Troopers say the victims include a 19 year-old Oil City man, identified as Thomas Phelps, 19 year-old Cody Masters, from the Titusville area, and 17 year-old Cody Mohrey, from Tionesta. Accident investigators say a vehicle driven by Phelps left…

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Evgeni Malkin Gets 8-Year Contract Extension With Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Thursday that forward Evgeni Malkin has agreed to the terms of an 8-year, $76-million contract extension. Malkin had one year remaining on his current Penguins contract, so he will now be locked in with the team through the 2021-2022 NHL season. Malkin was the Pens’ first-round draft choice in 2004 (2nd…

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NASCAR’s Jason Leffler Dies In New Jersey Dirt Track Race

NASCAR driver Jason Leffler, a two-time winner in racing’s Nationwide Series, died Wednesday night following a crash in a dirt track race in Bridgeport, New Jersey. Leffler was 37. The crash occurred Wednesday at Bridgeport Speedway, a .625-mile, high-banked dirt oval, where the rest of the night’s race card was immediately suspended. Leffler won three…

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Bucs’ 18-Hit Barrage Leads To 12-8 Home Victory Over SF

Andrew McCutchen and Neil Walker both drove home three runs, and Starling Marte set career highs with four hits and four RBI’s, and the Pittsburgh Pirates used 18 hits to charge to a 12-8 home victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night. Walker slammed a video-reviewed home run, and Alex Presley provided a…

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3OT Blackhawks Win Kicks Off Stanley Cup Final

Andrew Shaw scored the game-winner with 7:52 remaining in the third overtime on Wednesday night, giving the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins in the first game of the NHL Stanley Cup finals. The score came at the expense of Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask, who had stopped 59 of 62 other Chicago…

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Route 322 Traffic Moving Again Following Tractor-Trailer Incident

PennDOT announced shortly before 10:00 AM Thursday that Route 322 near the bottom of Victory Heights Hill in Cranberry Township was closed due to a disabled oversized tractor-trailer. The incident happened at the Route 322 intersection with Deep Hollow Road. Details about the incident have not yet been released, and at one time the highway was…

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More Storms Due Thursday – Flooding Reported In Crawford County

Despite the amount of rain that fell in the Oil Region late Wednesday night, some residents may be expressing surprise that the storms were not as severe as many weather experts had been predicting. All that aside, the National Weather Service still advises that more rain is expected on Thursday, especially during the morning hours, and…

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