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Venango County Fair Ends Saturday

Saturday (Aug. 12) marks the final day of this year’s Venango County Fair. Here’s a look at some of the final day’s events at the fair at the 4-H Fairgrounds on Route 62 between Franklin and Polk. The annual pet shows will be held at 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM.  A firemen’s water battle is…

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Steelers To Open Preseason Schedule On Friday Night

The Pittsburgh Steelers will begin their four-game NFL preseason schedule on the road on Friday night (Aug. 11). The Steelers will face the New York Giants at 7:00 PM in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Team officials announced earlier this week that rookie Josh Dobbs will take the first snaps at quarterback.  Dobbs was a fourth-round…

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Cole, Pirates’ Long Ball Combine To Beat Tigers 7-5

Josh Bell and Sean Rodriguez both homered and Gerrit Cole pitched eight innings for his 10th victory of the year in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 7-5 victory over the Tigers in Detroit on Thursday afternoon. Adam Frazier tripled, doubled and singled in the Bucs’ 13-hit attack which also included two hits each from Bell, Rodriguez, Starling…

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Former Teacher In Franklin Enters Guilty Plea To Underage Sex Charge

A former teacher at Franklin Middle School will be sentenced in November following his guilty plea on Thursday to a single charge involving a sexual act with a minor. In exchange for the plea in Venango County Court, five other charges against 25 year-old Kyle Askins, from Franklin, were dismissed. Askins stood accused of carrying…

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Grove City Man Dies, Two Teens Are Injured In Mercer County Crash

A young Grove City man died and two teenagers were seriously injured Wednesday night when their pickup crashed about one mile south of Grove City in Mercer County. State Police identified the deceased man as 19 year-old Darrian Snow, who they say was a passenger in the truck. Troopers say one of two seventeen year-old…

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Four Injured When Driver Blacks Out On I-80

State Police late Thursday released the names of the injured parties involved in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 near Emlenton early Wednesday evening. Investigating officers say 51 year-old David Dickson, from Transfer in Mercer County, was traveling east on I-80 when he passed out due to an illness.  Dickson’s S-U-V left the highway, crossed…

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A Busy Friday Planned At The Venango County Fair

It is the penultimate day at the 2017 Venango County Fair (Aug. 11). It’s “Make It at the Fair” Day, and magic shows will be featured throughout the day. Morning activities include the open pleasure horse show and the Senior 4-H livestock showmanship contest, both beginning at 9:00 AM. In the afternoon, it’s the supreme…

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Pirates’ Interleague Road Trip Begins With 10-0 Loss In Detroit

After having won five of their last six games – all at home, the Pittsburgh Pirates dropped a 10-0 decision in Detroit on Wednesday night. Tigers starter Justin Verlander (8-7) held the Bucs to just one hit through eight innings.  Pittsburgh managed two ninth-inning hits off the Detroit bullpen.  Verlander struck out six batters and…

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Bryant Conditionally Reinstated To The Steelers

The National Football League has conditionally reinstated Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant some sixteen months after he was suspended for one year. Bryant apparently may practice with his team and play in the Steelers’ four pregame games.  He has not yet been cleared to play during the regular season which, for Pittsburgh, begins on…

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Utica Fire Displaces Family Of Three

A family of three was displaced on Wednesday morning following a fire which swept through the garage below their apartment near Utica. No injuries were reported in the blaze that broke out shortly after 7:00 AM along Old Route 322. Six fire departments responded to the scene, and some firefighters were active for about three-and-a-half…

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