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DuBois Downs Franklin Juniors 9-5 In Section Tournament Opener

The DuBois Junior League baseball All-Stars scored five times in the fourth inning and added four runs in the sixth frame to beat visiting Franklin 9-5 on Wednesday night in the opening round of the four-team, double-elimination Section 1 Tournament at the Orris Complex at DuBois City Park. In between the DuBois squad’s big innings,…

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State Police Investigate Oil City Police Shooting – 3 OCPD Officers Put On Desk Duty

The Pennsylvania State Police have taken charge of the investigation into the shooting death of an Oil City woman during a police response to her home on the city’s South Side on Tuesday night. Meanwhile, the three Oil City Police Department officers who responded to Tuesday’s call have been placed on administrative duty pending the…

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Pennsylvania State Police Join I-80 Challenge Traffic Enforcement Effort

The next ramped-up traffic safety enforcement effort you may expect to encounter will be called the I-80 Challenge and will involve state highway patrols from California to New Jersey wherever Interstate 80 runs. The Pennsylvania State Police will join the highway safety effort from July 24 until July 31. State Police spokesperson Michelle McGee says…

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Route 322 Closed West Of Franklin

The State Police announced this (Thursday) morning that a section of Route 322 west of Franklin is closed because of the rollover of a tractor-trailer. The highway is closed to “through traffic” from Meadville Pike in Sugarcreek Borough to the intersection with Atlantic Avenue and Grant Street in Franklin. No details on the accident are…

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Pitt Tuition Rates To Climb – But Not At Titusville Campus

The Board of Trustees for the University of Pittsburgh voted this week to approve tuition hikes for each of the school’s campuses – except for Pitt-Titusville. Included in the increases is a three-and-a-quarter percent hike in tuition for students at Pitt’s main campus.  Medical school tuition will climb by five percent. Tuition rates at Pitt’s Titusville…

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Penn State To Meet UCF In Ireland To Kickoff 2014 Football Season

Officials from both Penn State and Central Florida announced this week that the two schools will meet to start the 2014 collegiate football season in Dublin, Ireland. The game is scheduled to be played on August 30, 2014 at Croke Park.  ESPN-2 will carry the game live. The contest will be the eighth U.S. college…

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Oil City Police Shooting Probed By State Police – Victim Identified

State Police officials told KQW on Wednesday morning that they have been called in to aid in an investigation into a Tuesday night shooting death in Oil City. The State Police announcement followed a report that a woman was shot and killed by Oil City Police shortly after 9:00 PM Tuesday at a location on the 400-block of Central…

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Woman Charged In More Than $35,000 In Thefts From Cranberry Township Employer

A Franklin-area woman has been charged by the State Police with multiple counts of theft in the reported disappearance of more than $35,000 from her Cranberry Township employer. Investigators reported Wednesday morning that 34 year-old Jill Docherty was charged after a months-long investigation into money that came up missing while she was employed by a company…

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National Leaguers Manage Just 3 Hits In 3-0 All-Star Game Loss

10 American League pitchers combined on a 3-hit shutout at Citi Field in New York on Tuesday night, and the junior circuit snapped a three-summer losing streak, defeating the National League 3-0 in Major League Baseball’s annual All-Star Game. The New York Yankees’ Mariano Rivera, who pitched the eighth inning, was a sentimental choice as…

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Ryan Justice Hired As Lady Knights’ New Head Coach

The Franklin Area School Board on Monday hired Ryan Justice as Franklin High School’s new head varsity girls’ basketball coach. Justice spent last winter as a graduate assistant coach in the men’s basketball program at Clarion University.  He has also served for two seasons as an assistant coach for the boys’ basketball team at North…

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