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Franklin Man Jailed In Oil City Stabbings And Theft

A Franklin man was sentenced this week to up to 6-and-a-half years in state prison on charges connected with the multiple stabbings of a man in Oil City and the theft of a wallet from a woman who later offered him a ride. 40 year-old Thomas Peeples was convicted in May on charges of aggravated and simple…

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Emlenton Woman Charged In Damage To Two Others People’s Property

An Emlenton woman faces criminal mischief charges after she was accused of causing damage to a car and a garage. State Police say 36 year-old Stephanie Kotkoski is accused of damaging a Parker woman’s car and the door to a Richland Township man’s garage.  Investigators did not offer a possible motive. The incident occurred shortly after…

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Jobless Numbers Slide Slightly In May, Except In Forest County

Unemployment numbers in most of the Oil Region were down slightly in May. Forest County was the lone exception in our area, with a jobless number that climbed from 9.7 percent in April to 10 percent in May. In Venango County, where about 2,100 people were looking for work, unemployment in May was registered at 8…

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Seneca Man Charged In Drug Probe From January Traffic Stop

A Seneca man was charged this week in an investigation which began when he was checked out at a traffic stop in Sugarcreek Borough in January. Police officials claim 21 year-old Cody Prenatt was in possession at the time of the traffic stop of heroin, cocaine, morphine and marijuana. Prenatt was arraigned Monday on four…

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Alvarez, McCutchen Lift Bucs Past Phils 6-5, Locke Improves To 8-1

Pedro Alvarez slammed a three-run home run, and Andrew McCutchen reached base five times in five plate appearances as the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. A 13-hit night for the Pirates (52-31) gave starter Jeff Locke his eighth win of the season.  Locke (8-1; 2.12…

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Wanted Meadville Man Apprehended In Franklin

A Meadville-area man allegedly wanted for absconding parole on charges that included statutory rape was arrested Wednesday morning in a Franklin apartment complex. The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office says 28 year-old Dane Hamilton was apprehended by officials of a U.S. Marshal’s Office Task Force and the Franklin City Police. Authorities say Hamilton was also on…

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Kennerdell Woman Hurt In Route 208 Crash

A Kennerdell woman was injured Wednesday morning in a one-vehicle crash on Route 208 in Scrubgrass Township. State Police officials tell KQW that an S-U-V operated by 20 year-old Rebekka Diehl left the road on a curve, traveled through a yard and a flower bed, hit a water well tree, and then slammed into an…

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Franklin Celebrates Fourth Of July

The holiday marks the grand finale of the city of Franklin’s Fourth of July Weeklong Celebration, to be marked by the annual “Thunder Over Franklin” fireworks display at dusk near Riverfront Park. The evening’s earlier event is scheduled to be a concert by the Franklin Silver Cornet Band, starting at 7:00 PM at the city’s South Park…

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PA Lottery’s Millionaire Raffle Deadline Is Saturday

As of Thursday afternoon, Pennsylvania Lottery officials were reporting that fewer than 30,000 tickets remained in the lottery’s latest Millionaire Raffle.  The drawing for the game’s 6,000 prizes will be Saturday night (July 6). About twice a year, the lottery sells a maximum of 500,000 tickets, and draws several thousand cash prizes which may only…

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Gettysburg Battle Ended 150 Years Ago Today

150 years ago today, July 3, 1863, the three-day Battle of Gettysburg, widely considered the turning point of the Civil War, ended. For several days now, the town and surrounding areas of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania have hosted events commemorating the battle, the history and the people of that historic time.  And, the biggest of the Battle of…

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