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Spray-Painting Vandalism Incidents Reported In Franklin

Franklin City Police are looking for information concerning a string of spray-painting incidents reported around Franklin on Saturday night. Buildings and vehicles were both targeted. Police say someone used brown spray paint to spray the words “Underground Assassins” and the letters “u” and “a.” Information about the incidents which apparently occurred between 10:00 PM Saturday…

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Franklin Man Charged With Physical Assault On A Woman

A Franklin man faces a preliminary hearing on Wednesday (Feb. 12) on charges stemming from a physical assault on a woman at an apartment at Arbor Circle. 26 year-old Richard Beatty was charged earlier this week with simple assault, making terroristic threats, reckless endangerment and harassment. Beatty stands accused of slamming a woman’s head against…

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Titusville Woman Sentenced In Theft Of Money From Cherrytree Cemetery Association

A Titusville woman who entered a guilty plea in November to a charge of theft by unlawful taking in the disappearance of more than $35,000 from the Cherrytree Cemetery Association has been sentenced to anywhere from nine months to two years in the Venango County Jail. 34 year-old Stephanie Mullen was also ordered to serve…

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Penguins Say Letang Suffered A Stroke, Will Be Re-evaluated After Six Weeks

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Friday that defenseman Kris Letang suffered a stroke last week, and although the condition is not believed to be career-threatening, his immediate hockey future is unclear. Having missed nearly two weeks of action while dealing with dizziness and nausea, Letang  was tested by doctors when the Penguins were in Phoenix last…

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State Attorney General Warns Of Scams And Price-Gouging Following Winter Blast

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General is warning the public about the possibilities of scams and price-gouging following the winter storms which left hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians without power and prompted emergency declarations to be issued by both President Obama and Governor Corbett. As of Friday morning, an estimated 257,000 electricity customers across the state remained without…

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Pirates Home Run Legend Ralph Kiner Dies At 91

Baseball slugger and long-time broadcaster Ralph Kiner died Thursday at his home in Rancho Mirage, California.  Kiner was 91.  His death was attributed to natural causes. Kiner’s playing career was cut short after ten years due to back problems, but he retired with 369 home runs which, at the time, was sixth-best in baseball history. …

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Oil City Man Seriously Injured In Clarion County Crash

An Oil City man was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash on Route 66 in Farmington Township in northern Clarion County State Police described the injuries sustained by 40 year-old Eric Streczywilk as “major.” Troopers say the collision occurred when an S-U-V, driven by 39 year-old Christopher Yaworsky, from Erie, slid on a curve and…

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Franklin On Ice Scheduled For Saturday

The Franklin Fine Arts Council has announced many of the events to be held on the annual “Franklin on Ice” day, scheduled this year for Saturday, February 8. Ice carving will begin at 10:00 AM, and the event’s Speed Carving Competition is scheduled to start at 3:00 PM. The day will also include a chili…

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Powerball Jackpot For Saturday Estimated At $247 Million; MegaMillions At $107 Million

Powerball Lottery officials, who say that no one hit the jackpot in their game’s drawing on Wednesday night, have estimated the annuity value of Saturday night’s jackpot at $107 million. The one-time cash value of the prize is currently estimated at $142.5 million. The annuity value of Wednesday’s jackpot would have been valued at more…

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Patterson Paces Pitt To A 59-55 OT Victory At Miami

Lamar Patterson scored 10 points in overtime on Wednesday night, lifting Pitt (19-4; 7-2 ACC) to a 59-55 Atlantic Coast Conference victory at Miami. Patterson finished with 25 points, leading all scorers, while teammate Cameron Wright scored 12 and Talib Zanna added 10. Rion Brown paced Miami (11-11; 2-7) with 21 points. Pitt will host…

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