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No Injuries Reported In Wednesday’s Mobile Home Fire In Scrubgrass

Officials say there were no injuries in that fire Wednesday afternoon that destroyed a mobile home in Scrubgrass Township. Four fire companies responded to the scene on Sandworks Road shortly after 1:30 PM Wednesday.  They were on the scene until about 4:00 PM.  The mobile home was declared a total loss. The couple who lived…

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Six Hurt In Two-Vehicle Crash In Oil City

Six people were hurt, and two of them were flown by helicopter to regional hospitals as the result of a two-vehicle accident in Oil City’s East End late Thursday afternoon. Oil City Police did not immediately release the names of the injured parties. The crash occurred around 5:00 PM Thursday at the intersection of East Front…

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Oil City Man Safe After Multiple Rollovers

An Oil City man sustained only minor injuries in a Thursday morning incident in which his vehicle left a Cranberry Township road and rolled several times down an embankment. State Police say an S-U-V driven by 53 year-old David Cleland left Route 322 on a curve.  The vehicle hit a grass embankment, jumped about 40…

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Lady Knights Roll To State Quarterfinals – Will Play At North Allegheny

The Franklin Lady Knights shook off a slow start Wednesday night, and rolled to a 65-45 victory over WPIAL runner-up Elizabeth-Forward at Slippery Rock University to move to the quarterfinal round of the PIAA girls “AAA” high school basketball tournament. Junior Lina Starr scored 19 points to lead Franklin, and passed the 1,100 career point…

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Two Gold Won By Franklin On First Day Of PIAA Swimming Championships

A pair of championships were won by Franklin High School swimmers on Wednesday on the first day of the PIAA “AA” swimming championships at Bucknell University in Lewisburg. FHS junior Phil Emerson started the medal grab with a win in the 50-freestyle.  Emerson then joined Andy Frederick, Quinn Heffern and Isaac Cooke in winning the…

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Franklin Chamber Dinner Set For Thursday

Franklin Chamber Dinner Set For Thursday

The Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce will honor the city’s Man and Woman-of-the-Year, and the businesses and organizations that have earned this year’s Gold Shovel Awards at the Chamber’s annual dinner Thursday (March 14) at the Quality Inn and Conference Center in Franklin. But, the Chamber will also blow its own horn as the organization…

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Seneca Woman Seriously Hurt In Victory Township Rollover

Seneca Woman Seriously Hurt In Victory Township Rollover

A Seneca woman was flown to an Erie hospital following a rollover accident in Victory Township on Wednesday morning. State Police say 55 year-old Donna Weaver’s S-U-V went out of control on ice on the Route 8 four-lanes in Victory Township.  Weaver’s vehicle went off the road, struck a rock embankment and rolled onto its…

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Woman Hospitalized In Erie After Route 408 Crash

Woman Hospitalized In Erie After Route 408 Crash

A Meadville woman was hospitalized in Erie after a one-vehicle crash on Route 408 on Wednesday morning. Police say 33 year-old Heather Balsamo was ejected from her S-U-V after it skidded on ice near the intersection with Route 428 shortly after 7:00 AM Wednesday.  The vehicle rolled over three times and came to rest on its…

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Mercer County Bar Victim Of Armed Robbery

A Mercer County bar was robbed at gunpoint on Tuesday night. Investigators say the establishment in Otter Township was being closed by employees when a man wearing a ski mask appeared, threatening them with a handgun and ordering them to open a safe. The man fled with about $1,600 in cash. Bar employees say they…

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Pirates Win 5th Straight In 10 Innings Over Toronto

Felix Pie homered, and Starling Marte, Gaby Sanchez and Josh Harrison all recorded two hits Wednesday in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 5-4, 10-inning preseason win over Toronto (7-10) at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida. But, it was an RBI base hit by Carlos Paulino, his second game-winning RBI of the Grapefruit League schedule, that led to…

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