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4th of July Events Begin In Oil Region

The actual holiday won’t arrive until next Thursday, but Fourth of July activities have already begun in the Oil Region. Franklin’s Fourth of July Weeklong Celebration starts with today’s (Friday 6/28) children’s penny carnival and downtown sidewalk sales. Saturday, the annual Libertyfest Parade, themed “An Old-Fashioned 4th of July,” steps off at 6:00 PM, but…

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Venango County Singer Wins Youth Award At Christian Country Festival In Texas

Venango County teenage singer Hunter Cook was named the winner of a prestigious award in Christian country music on Wednesday night, capturing the Youth Horizon Award at the King Country Agapefest in Granbury, Texas. Cook, who was also the “Taste of Talent” contest champion in Franklin and the Titusville Live talent competition winner last year, had recently…

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Flood Warning Resumes In Venango County

At 3:23 PM Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh resumed a flood warning for Venango County. The warning will be in effect until 9:15 PM Thursday. With moderate rain continuing across the county, the NWS said “several small streams and creeks feeding into Sugar Creek and French Creek were still overflowing their banks.” …

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Chris Kunitz Gets 3-Year Contract Extension With Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Thursday that they have signed forward Chris Kunitz to a three-year contract extension. The new pact, including the one year remaining on his current contract, keeps Kunitz signed through the 2016-2017 season. Kunitz led the Penguins in goals with 22 this season, was second on the team with 52 points, and finished…

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Flooding Strikes Western Pa. – Sykesville Bridge Fails, Dam Breach Forces Evacuations

Torrential rains struck western Pennsylvania on Thursday morning leading to flooding, and even a damaged bridge. The National Weather Service reported around noon on Thursday that as much as four inches of rain had fallen on southern Jefferson County, and that a bridge in Sykesville Borough had collapsed.  Officials immediately upgraded the county’s flood warning…

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Alvarez Base Hit Starts 9th-Inning Pirates Rally In 4-2 Victory In Seattle

Pedro Alvarez, now hitting .242, went 2-for-4 on Wednesday afternoon, including a single to start a two-run, ninth-inning rally, to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 4-2 victory over the Mariners in Seattle. The win was Pittsburgh’s sixth in a row, and finished a 7-2 road trip while boosting the Bucs’ interleague record this season to…

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Emlenton Man Pleads Guilty In Auto Shop Break-In

An Emlenton man has entered a guilty plea to charges of theft by unlawful taking and trespassing in a break-in at a Scrubgrass Township auto repair shop in August, 2012. In a plea bargain in Venango County Court earlier this week, charges of burglary and criminal mischief against 36 year-old Anthony Healey were dismissed. Healey…

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Three Injured In Two-Vehicle Crash In Grove City

Police officials have released the identities of two of the three injured parties in a two-vehicle crash that occurred in Grove City on Monday night. Accident investigators say 58 year-old Susan Argyle and 18 year-old Rex Gregory, both from Grove City, were taken to hospitals following the collision around 11:00 PM Monday at the intersection…

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Penguins 2013 Preseason Schedule Announced

The Pittsburgh Penguins today announced the schedule for their six NHL preseason games to be played prior to the 2013-2014 season. The Penguins will meet Columbus, Detroit and Chicago twice apiece before the regular season begins in late September. The Pens say they will open the preseason on the road at Columbus on September 15. …

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Pirates Slam 5 HR’s In 9-4 Romp In Seattle

The Pittsburgh Pirates pounded five home runs, including two by Starling Marte, in a 9-4 interleague victory over the Mariners on Tuesday night in Seattle. The victory boosted the Pirates’ record to 47-30, moving them to seventeen games above the .500 mark for the first time since the end of the 1992 season. Russell Martin,…

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