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House Sends State Budget To Senate; Vetoes From Governor Are Expected

The state House of Representatives has passed and sent to the Senate a $30.18 billion state budget with no tax increases which Wolf administration officials indicate will be vetoed, completely or in part, by the Governor. The vote Saturday was 112-to-77 with no Democrats agreeing with the plan and two Republican Representatives dissenting, as well. Meanwhile,…

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Bubba Wins Second Travelers; Maggert Takes U.S. Senior Open

Bubba Watson made an eight-foot birdie putt on the second extra hole Sunday to edge Paul Casey in a playoff at the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. Casey, who had come from three shots behind with five holes to go, hit a bunker shot over the green and onto the cart…

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Franklin Area Man Arrested For Alledgedly Pointing A Gun At A Helicopter

State Police officials in Venango County say a Franklin-area man was arrested late last week after he allegedly pointed a gun at a helicopter flying over a section of Frenchcreek Township. Police tell KQW that 47 year-old Carl Hedglin has been charged with reckless endangerment, making terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment. Investigators allege the…

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Witness Sees Suspect Take Stolen Guns Into Cranberry Township Garage; Police Recover Weapons, Seek Suspect

Police officials are looking for whoever forced their way into a Cranberry Township garage and stashed nine stolen guns inside. State Police at the Franklin station in Cranberry Township say someone witnessed an individual pull up to a Cherry Lane property on June 18, break into a garage and carry inside something wrapped inside a…

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With Only Four Draft Picks, The Penguins Take Four Forwards

In seven rounds of NHL draft dealings, the Pittsburgh Penguins had only four selections.  As it turns out, the Pens opted to take four forwards. With their first selection, number-46 overall, Pittsburgh chose 18 year-old Daniel Sprong, who scored 39 goals last season for Charlottetown in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.  Sprong is the…

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Rocky Grove’s Front Street Reopens; PennDOT Lists Other Work Projects

PennDOT says Front Street in Rocky Grove was reopened to traffic on Friday following a four-week work project to rehabilitate a 65 year-old, 16-foot bridge. The road had been closed on June 1, and was not expected to reopen until the 29th.   Local residents are pleased that the project was completed in a timely fashion,…

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Franklin’s Fourth Of July Week Continues With Monday’s Pet Show

Fourth of July Week in Franklin will continue Monday evening (June 29) with the annual Venango County Humane Society pet show. The event is set to begin at 7:00 PM following a 6:00 PM registration. Officials say all animals must be on a leash that is four feet or shorter, and must have updated vaccinations.…

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Titusville Man In Child Porn Case Allegedly Nabbed By Undercover Cop Who Received Evidence Online

A Titusville-area man was charged last week in a child pornography investigation in which he is alleged to have distributed the material online to an individual who turned out to be an undercover police officer. 41 year-old Robert Edwards was charged with multiple counts of both the possession and distribution of child pornography and with…

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Heavy Rain Possible This Weekend; Flood Watch Posted For Venango, Clarion, Forest Counties

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a Flood Watch for this part of the Oil Region and other areas of northwestern and west central Pennsylvania, effective from early Friday evening (June 26) through 2:00 AM Sunday morning (June 28). The watch area includes Venango, Clarion, Forest, Jefferson, Mercer and Lawrence Counties. A Flood…

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Former Franklin Mayor To Head Franklin Area Chamber Of Commerce

A former Franklin mayor has been named the executive director of the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce. Jodi Baker Lewis has served as the Chamber’s interim director since the resignation of Lynn Cochran, which became effective in April. Lewis was Franklin’s mayor from 2004 through 2006.  She has also served as deputy mayor, as a member of Franklin City…

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