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Franklin Man Sentenced To State Prison In Separate Child Sexual Assault Cases

A Franklin-area man was sentenced last week in Venango County Court to a combined fourteen to thirty years in state prison on his convictions in two cases involving sexual assaults on young girls. The sentences against 35 year-old Frederick Walter II are to be served consecutively.  They include nine-to-twenty years in a Franklin case in which…

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Venango County Fair To End This Weekend; Airshows Scheduled For Franklin And Clarion; Oil Fest And Horsethief Days Begin

The 60th annual Venango County Fair wraps up Saturday (Aug. 13) at the Venango County 4-H Fairgrounds, off Route 62 between Franklin and Polk. The final day’s events are scheduled to include a pet show and a firemen’s water battle in the morning, the 4-H Awards Program at 3:30 PM, a Power Wheels derby at 5:30…

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Clarion Man Accused Of Having Sex With A 12 Year-Old Girl

A Clarion man was arraigned on multiple charges on Wednesday after he was accused of having sex with a twelve year-old girl. Court documents show that John Hunt, Jr. is now free on bail pending an August 23 preliminary hearing. Police say they believe the relationship continued for at least two years between 2012 and…

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Fallen Tree Causes Heavy Damage To Historic Franklin Home

Damages were being assessed Friday in an incident in which a tree fell onto an historic home in downtown Franklin. Lightning is believed to have been the cause of the incident on the 1400-block of Elk Street in Franklin.  The damage occurred at about 3:15 PM Thursday afternoon. No injuries were initially reported. Other details…

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Part Of Rocky Grove Avenue To Be Closed Next Week

PennDOT announced Thursday that a portion of Rocky Grove Avenue (Route 417) in Rocky Grove will be closed next week because of water line work. The section of the highway from Phipps Street to Parker Avenue is expected to be closed from Monday, August 15 through Friday, August 19. Although many local residents will know…

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Friday At The 2016 Venango County Fair

A busy day is planned for Friday (August 12) at the Venango County Fair. Morning activities are to include the open pleasure horse show and the Senior 4-H livestock showmanship contest. In the afternoon, the supreme livestock contest will begin at 1:00 PM, and a children’s pedal tractor pull is scheduled to start at 3:30…

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Pirates Return The Favor, Blank Padres 4-0

The Pittsburgh Pirates turned the tables on the San Diego Padres (49-65) in the rubber game of a three-game series at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Thursday afternoon, blanking the Padres 4-0, winning by the same score by which they were beaten on Wednesday night. Rookie starter Jameson Taillon (3-2) threw a three-hitter over eight innings,…

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Knox Woman Dies In Three-Vehicle Crash On Route 157

A Knox woman died early Wednesday evening in a three-vehicle crash at a Route 157 intersection in Cranberry Township. State Police accident investigators say 28 year-old Kayla Buller was a passenger in a pickup that traveled through the stop sign at the Hill City Road intersection with Route 157 and was struck by a pair…

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State’s Latest 12-Year Transportation Program Is Approved

The State Transportation Commission has approved a plan that anticipates spending over $61 billion on infrastructure over the next twelve years. PennDOT officials say this latest update to the twelve-year transportation program shows a continued surge on the state’s large backlog of bridge and highway maintenance.  In just the next four years, PennDOT plans to…

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Cochranton Man Charged In Meadville Armed Robbery

A Cochranton-area man has been arrested in the knifepoint robbery of a woman in Meadville last Saturday morning. 38 year-old Jacob Hill was arraigned on five charges on Wednesday in Titusville, and was placed in the Crawford County Jail with bail set at $50,000. Meadville City Police say Hill entered an elderly woman’s car at…

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