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Break-In Reported At Townville Grocery Business

State Police investigators are searching for whomever burglarized a Townville grocery market on Friday night. An initial search reveals that the only things missing appear to be an unreleased amount of cigarettes, but officials from the State Police station in Corry continue to investigate. Any information should be forwarded to their office.

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Stoneboro Burglary Nets Nearly $7,000 In Tools

A Stoneboro man tells police the value of the tools taken in a burglary at his home last month totals nearly $7,000. The State Police say the victim tells them someone forced open a door to his garage and carried off numerous valuable tools.  He believes the incident probably happened on July 24 or July…

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Weekend Features Festivals In Titusville, Franklin And Tionesta, And Fair Finales

One of the busiest weekends in the recent times of the Oil Region finds festival activities in Titusville, Franklin and Tionesta, and the conclusions of fair weeks in Franklin  and Cochranton. Titusville’s annual Oil Festival runs Friday and Saturday (Aug. 9 and 10), and will feature a 1950′s theme.  Friday activities include a craft show,…

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Steelers Ready To Open Preseason Schedule; Burress May Miss Entire Season

As the Pittsburgh Steelers prepare to take on the New York Giants in their NFL preseason opener on Saturday night at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, word comes that Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress has a torn rotator cuff and may miss the entire season. An unnamed source has told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that…

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New York Squad Wins Junior League Easter Regional; DuBois Finishes Third

A team from Massapequa, New York shook off a 7-4 loss earlier in the day to Manchester, New Jersey, and defeated the same squad 8-3 in the decisive game later in the day Thursday to capture the Eastern Region Junior League Baseball Tournament championship in Freehold Township, New Jersey. New York had come through the…

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Martin’s Walkoff Single In The 10th Inning Gives The Bucs A Sweep Over Miami

Russell Martin scored Josh Harrison with a walkoff pinch-hit single with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning on Thursday afternoon, and the Pittsburgh Pirates completed a 9-2 homestand and a three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins with a come-from-behind 5-4 victory at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The win was the 70th of…

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Thursday Evening Fire Destroys Clinton Township Home

A fire that broke out early Thursday evening destroyed a home near Clintonville. Five fire companies responded to the blaze at a residence on Harmony Grove Lane in Clinton Township shortly after 6:00 PM.  Officials say the home was completely leveled. Responders remained on the scene until after dark.  A State Police fire marshal will…

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Thursday Storms Prompt Tornado Warning

Storms that moved through northwestern Pennsylvania on Thursday afternoon were rather harmless when you consider they prompted the issuance of a tornado warning for southern Crawford County.  The warning, prompted by severe weather in the Meadville and Linesville areas shortly before 3:00 PM, was discontinued by 3:45 PM.  Other areas, including Venango County, found themselves under a…

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Officials Probe Shootings Of Dozen Of Birds

Officials of the Pennsylvania Game Commission are investigating the shooting deaths of more than six dozen birds and the subsequent disposal of the creatures on a street in Franklin’s Third Ward. Officials say 73 birds, including sparrows, swallows, finches, blackbirds and mourning doves were discovered last Saturday morning, dumped unceremoniously onto Atlantic Avenue in Franklin. …

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Titusville Man Sentenced To Prison In Motor Vehicle Death Of Conneaut Lake Woman

A Titusville man was sentenced this week in Venango County Court to as many as fourteen years in state prison in the death of a Conneaut Lake woman in a car crash in Plum Township last December. 35 year-old Bradley Russell had entered guilty pleas in June to charges that included vehicular homicide.  He was charged…

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