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Powerball Jackpot Climbs To $260 Million

Pennsylvania Lottery officials say the jackpot annuity for Wednesday’s Powerball Lottery is now estimated at $260 million.  No one had a winning jackpot ticket for Saturday’s $216 million drawing. Wednesday’s cash jackpot is estimated at $161.1 million. Powerball spokesmen say Saturday players did buy tickets with a total potential winning value of $26.8 million.  Three…

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Venango County Residents Among Newest State Police Troopers

Two Venango County residents are among some sixteen recent Pennsylvania State Police Academy graduates who have been assigned to Northwest Pennsylvania’s State Police Troop E. Michenzie Kightlinger, from Oil City, and Brian Palm, from Franklin, join fourteen other cadets-turned-troopers who will be based in this corner of the state.  They will be assigned to one…

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Polk Elementary School Sale Approved

The sale of Polk Elementary School to Venango County became official last week when the transaction was approved in Venango County Court. The court ruling followed approval of the $250,000 offer by the county commissioners earlier in the week.  The county plans to turn the facility into an enhanced personal care home where individuals with…

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Lady Knights Unseated In State Quarterfinals

The Franklin Lady Knights saw their successful season come to an abrupt halt on Saturday afternoon when they lost a 61-43 decision to South Park, the WPIAL (District 7) champions, in the PIAA “AAA” quarterfinals at North Allegheny High School in Wexford. The District 10 champions finished the year at 26-2. South Park, also 26-2,…

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Oil City Police Look For Vandals In Friday Morning Incidents

The Oil City Police on Friday issued a plea for information into a two-hour rash of car vandalism incidents that occurred on the city’s South Side early Friday morning. Between 4:00 AM and 6:00 AM, numerous cars had their tires slashed, and were damaged by being “keyed.”  By midday, damages in the cases that had…

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Move Renewed To Merge Game And Fish-and-Boat Commissions

A handful of state lawmakers, including a state Representative from McKean County, have renewed an effort to merge the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. State Representative Martin Causer, from Bradford, says the move would result in the elimination of the duplication of commission efforts, and could serve as a budget-cutting…

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Franklin Wins Swimming Silver At States – Emerson Earns Fourth Career Gold

Phil Emerson captured the win in the 100-freestyle, and the Franklin High School team of Emerson, Andy Frederick, Quinn Heffern and Isaac Cooke placed second in the 400-freestyle relay, helping Franklin to a second-place finish and the silver medal at the PIAA “AA” state swimming championships at Bucknell University in Lewisburg on Thursday. Seeded second…

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Penguins Extend Streak To 7 With Another Third-Period Rally

For the second straight game, the Pittsburgh Penguins (20-8) scored three times in the third period to post a comeback victory. The Pens posted a 3-1 win over the Maple Leafs in Toronto on Thursday night, and extended their winning streak to seven games while stretching their record in March to 7-0. Toronto (15-12-1) took a…

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Syracuse Knocks Off Pitt In Big East Quarterfinals

James Southerland scored 20 points to lead Syracuse to a 62-59 win over Pitt in a Big East Conference Tournament quarterfinal game played Thursday afternoon at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Pitt (24-8) had won 9 of their previous 11 meetings with Syracuse. The Orange shot an amazing 62 percent (12-for-19) from three-point…

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Pirates’ 5-Game Preseason Winning Streak Snapped

The Pittsburgh Pirates (8-11) outhit the Philadelphia Phillies 9-7 in a game in Clearwater, Florida on Thursday afternoon, but saw their 5-game preseason winning streak end in a 2-1 loss to the Phillies (8-10). The Phillies’ Pete Orr snapped a 1-1 tie with a game-winning solo home run off Pittsburgh southpaw Mike Zagurski in the…

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