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PennDOT To Give Overview Of Upcoming Forest County Bridge Replacement Projects

One of four bridge replacement projects in Forest County is about to begin, and PennDOT officials want to give the public some information about what to expect. The first replacement job is due for this year, two more will be undertaken next year and a fourth is scheduled for 2018. A public meeting scheduled for…

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American Pickers TV Show To Film In Pennsylvania; Private Collections Sought For Memorabilia Series

The popular “American Pickers’ television series has announced plans to film in Pennsylvania this summer, and the show’s producers are looking for people with large private collections of memorabilia that might fit in with their show. The series features Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz as they hunt for the country’s most valuable antiques, and they…

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Save Venango Catholic High School Plan To Be Presented Next Monday

The group Save VCHS, a community organization trying to keep open Venango Catholic High School in Oil City, has announced they will present their viability plan to the Catholic Diocese of Erie next Monday, April 18 at a meeting in Erie to be attended by Bishop Lawrence Persico and others. Persico had announced in mid-February…

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Frankin Man Charged With Medicating And Raping Juvenile Girl

A Franklin man was charged Saturday with rape and numerous other counts after he was accused of sexually assaulting a juvenile female. Franklin City Police officials say 23 year-old Chad Baker was arraigned on a total of nine charges, and was lodged in the Venango County Jail on $100,000 bail. Baker is accused of providing…

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House Passes Bill To Stiffen Penalties For Repeat DUI Offenders Convicted Of Vehicular Homicide

A bill to raise the penalties for repeat D-U-I offenders convicted of vehicular homicide has passed the state House of Representatives and is headed to the Senate. Under current law, a person convicted of vehicular homicide while under the influence of alcohol and drugs faces a mandatory three years in prison plus a three-year driver’s…

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Two Men Injured When S-U-V Slams Into The Back Of A Snowplow

The recent snowstorm may have arrived more unexpectedly for some than for others. State Police officials say two men in an S-U-V were surprised to come across a snow plow truck while they were passing another vehicle on Route 8 near Barkeyville on Friday afternoon.  Their vehicle slammed into the back of the plow vehicle…

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Bully Hill Road In Franklin Reopens, But More Work Looms

PennDOT officials say Bully Hill in Franklin was reopened to traffic on Friday following a road construction project that had resulted in a detour for just under two weeks, but more work is required and short-term closures during daylight work hours may be necessary this week. Crews had been replacing drainage pipes and inlets in…

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Willett Wins Masters; Spieth Settles For A Tie For Second Place

England’s Danny Willett shot a final round 67 (4-under-par) on Sunday, and was the benefactor of a three-hole meltdown by leader Jordan Spieth, winning the Masters at Augusta National in Georgia. Willett became only the second golfer to capture the illustrious tournament.  Nick Faldo has won the green jacket three times at Augusta. Spieth, the defending…

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Pirates Drop Series In Cincinnati 2-Games-To-1

Jay Bruce tripled home the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning on Sunday afternoon, giving the Cincinnati Reds a 2-1 home victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates and a two-games-to-one edge in a three-game weekend series. The walk-off blast by Bruce scored Brandon Phillips, who had led off the ninth with a single. …

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Kyle Busch Sweeps Again, Winning In Texas

Kyle Busch took the lead after the final restart on Saturday night, completing his second straight NASCAR weekend sweep with a victory at Texas Motor Speedway. Busch had doubled up at Martinsville in Virginia the previous weekend.  His victory in the Xfinity event in Texas on Friday night marked his 80th in that series.  He…

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