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VC-Keystone Game Moved To Cranberry High School

District 9 basketball tournament officials have acquiesced to followers of both Venango Catholic and Keystone High School basketball, and have moved Wednesday night’s girls class “A” semifinal game between the Lady Vikings (19-4) and the Lady Panthers (17-7) to Cranberry High School. The game will start at 7:00 PM. The contest had originally been slated…

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Franklin Home Destroyed By Monday Morning Fire

A fire that broke out around 9:30 AM Monday morning destroyed a home in Franklin’s Third Ward. The resident of the home on the 300-block of Grant Street, identified as Robert Laing, Jr., was able to safely escape the flames. Franklin firefighters were on the scene until early afternoon.  The cause of the fire was…

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Former Chapmanville VFD Treasurer Pleads Guilty To Theft Charges

A former treasurer for the Chapmanville Volunteer Fire Department will serve seven years probation following her guilty pleas entered Monday in a case in which she was accused of misappropriating about $33,000 in department funds. 42 year-old Kimberly Keener entered guilty pleas in Venango County Court to charges of theft by deception and theft by failure to…

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$10,000 In Cash Stolen From Grove City Residence

Police in Grove City are investigating the reported theft of $10,000 in cash from a residence in their community sometime earlier this month. It is believed the money was stolen on February 5 or 6 from a home on Broad Street in Grove City.  Police say they found no signs of a forced entry. The…

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Tidioute Man Charged With Sexual Assault On A Teenager

State Police officials say a 70 year-old Tidioute man has been charged in the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl. Investigators say Lawrence McGuigan is accused of assaulting a now-17 year-old girl last November.  McGuigan was charged last week with two counts of sexual assault and one count of the corruption of a minor.…

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Flooding Reported In Parker; Flood Warning Continues For Clarion And Armstrong Co.’s

The National Weather Service reported early Monday morning that they have extended their Flood Warning for Clarion and Armstrong Counties due to flooding in Parker. The flooding is attributed to the backflow of water caused by an ice jam. Route 268 is flooded at points between Parker and Foxburg, and the NWS reported the ice…

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Myers Drops Out Of Governor’s Campaign

Pennsylvania gubernatorial hopeful Max Myers has withdrawn his name from the field of candidates for the post’s Democratic Party nomination. Myers, who is a Pentecostal preacher from Mechanicsburg, said he is having a hard time securing both money and petition signatures for the campaign. With Myers’ withdrawal from the race, the list of candidates includes…

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Geer Wins D-10 Wrestling Title; Franklin Sends Three To Regionals

Franklin High School’s Dakota Geer ground out a 4-1 double-overtime win over Reynolds wrestler Mike Millero on Saturday to win the 170-pound championship at the District 10 “AA” Wrestling Championships at Sharon High School. Geer will be one of three Franklin wrestlers to compete at Regionals, also at Sharon, this Friday and Saturday.  He has…

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Penn State Routs Clarion 43-3 In Regular Season Wrestling Finale

Second-ranked Penn State, the three-time defending national champions, closed regular season dual-meet wrestling competition Sunday with a 43-3 victory over Clarion at sold-out Rec Hall at Penn State. The Nittany Lions (15-1) will next advance to the Big Ten Championships at Wisconsin, beginning March 8.  Clarion (9-15) will compete in the Eastern Wrestling League Tournament…

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Earnhardt Wins Rain-Delayed Daytona 500

Following the longest rain delay in race history, Dale Earnhardt, Jr, captured the Daytona 500 for the second time on Sunday night. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series kickoff event was delayed after the 38th lap for six hours and twenty-two minutes. Earnhardt becomes the 11th driver to win the race at least two times.  He had…

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