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Ohio Man Arrested In Franklin; Police Say He Made False Accusations Of A Sexual Assault

An Ohio man was jailed in Franklin on Wednesday after police say he made false accusations against another individual, including claims that the other person had sexually assaulted him at the Venango County Jail in Franklin. State Police officials from the Franklin station say 39 year-old Anthony Mezerkor, from Andover, is charged with making false…

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MegaMillions Jackpot Grows To $270 Million; Powerball Estimated At $194 Million

With no grand prize winner emerging from Tuesday’s game, lottery officials are estimating the annuity value of the jackpot in Friday’s drawing of the MegaMillions Lottery at $270 million. The one-time cash value is estimated at $177.3 million. Tuesday’s jackpot had been estimated at $246 million.  One player who purchased a ticket in Pennsylvania for Tuesday’s game will…

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Six Penguins Score In 7-2 Romp Over Minnesota

Pittsburgh newcomer David Perron scored two goals and added an assist Tuesday night, lifting the Penguins to an easy 7-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Marcel Goc, Chris Kunitz, Brandon Sutter, Paul Martin and Kris Letang also scored for Pittsburgh (26-10-6). For Minnesota (18-19-5), who has lost 12 of…

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Penn State’s “3” At The Buzzer Ruled Late; Nittany Lions Lose 76-73 To Indiana

After rebounding from a late 12-point deficit, the Penn State Nittany Lions on Tuesday had a potential game-tying buzzer beater ruled late – a decision that was upheld by video replay – and they lost 76-73 at Indiana. Brandon Taylor followed up a missed “3” with an offensive rebound and a successful 3-pointer, but he…

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Franklin School Board Holds Public Hearing On Utica School Closing Proposal

With three of their nine members absent, the Franklin Area School Board heard from about twenty of the dozens of people assembled in the Franklin High School auditorium on Tuesday night on the proposed closing of Utica Elementary School. While the opinions leaned more toward keeping the school open, some speakers expressed the opinion that…

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Firefighters Fall Through Floor While Battling Cochranton-Area Fire

There was no word early today (Jan. 14) on the status of two firefighters who fell through a floor while battling a fire near Cochranton on Tuesday night. The firefighters made their way out of the structure, but there was no word on injuries or which of the nine fire companies which responded to the…

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Clarion University Hires Cheryl Peterson As New Softball Coach

Clarion University has announced that they have hired 33 year-old Cheryl Peterson as the school’s new softball coach. Peterson replaces Shintrika Hudson, the Golden Eagles’ coach since 2010. A native of San Diego, Peterson was a four-year starter at Penn State-Behrend in Erie, hitting .376 with 76 RBI’s in 127 games.  She has since served…

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Oil City Man Convicted In 11 Year-Old Child Sexual Assault Case

An Oil City man was convicted Tuesday on charges that stemmed from accusations that he sexually assaulted a six year-old girl about eleven years ago. 40 year-old Thomas Kahle was found guilty on four charges by a Venango County Court jury.  The alleged victim in the case did not bring her accusations against Kahle until…

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Titusville Power Outage Caused By Utility Pole Fire

Officials say the power outage that affected nearly 2,000 customers in the Titusville area on Tuesday morning was caused by a fire at a utility pole near Titusville Middle School. The problem occurred around 8:00 AM while temperatures were in the lower single digits, but continued to sporadically affect various residences and businesses for more…

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Keith Butler Named Steelers Defensive Coordinator

The Pittsburgh Steelers have promoted linebackers coach Keith Butler to the post of defensive coordinator. Butler succeeds 77 year-old Dick LeBeau, who was pressured into resigning over the weekend.  LeBeau spent 16 years as a Steelers assistant coach, including two stints totaling eleven years as defensive coordinator. Butler joined the Steelers in 2003 and has…

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