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Taste Of Franklin And Venango County Fair Make For A Busy Weekend

The Franklin area will be bustling over the weekend with “Taste of Franklin” weekend downtown and the start of the Venango County Fair at the 4-H Fairgrounds on Route 62 west of the city. “Taste of Franklin” begins Friday (8/1) with Franklin’s 54th annual Old-Fashioned Bargain Days and other events and entertainment at many downtown…

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Clarion, Edinboro, Three Other State Universities May Face Faculty Layoffs

Five state universities have reportedly notified union leaders that they may be facing layoffs involving faculty members at the end of the upcoming academic year. Clarion University is one of the schools which may be affected.  Clarion is currently continuing a realignment of faculty positions and university departments that began last year. Edinboro, East Stroudsburg,…

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Pirates Lose 7-5 In San Francisco; Bucs Blow Huge Opportunity With Double Pickoff In 6th Inning

The Pittsburgh Pirates (57-50) managed only six hits in the finale of a three-game series in San Francisco on Wednesday afternoon, but the Bucs were still leading the contest 5-4 until after a double base-running error in the sixth inning cost them a chance at a huge rally.  They would eventually drop a 7-5 decision…

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State Police To Fight Federal Lawsuit Over Physical Testing For New Recruits

The commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police says his agency will fight the lawsuit brought by the U.S. Justice Department that accuses the PSP of discriminating against females in its hiring practices. Commissioner Frank Noonan told Radio PA News the lawsuit is an attempt to force the State Police to lower the standards of their…

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Four Fire Companies Respond To Early Morning Fire At Clarion Industries

Four fire companies were called out early Thursday morning to a fire at Clarion Industries near Shippenville. Crews responded shortly before 12:30 AM to the plant on Fiberboard Road, just off Route 322 in Paint Township.  Firefighters remained on the scene for nearly three-and-a-half hours. There were no reports of any injuries. The cause of…

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New Bethlehem Man Accused In Venango County Of Attempting To Pay A Minor For Sex Acts

A New Bethlehem man has been charged in Venango County in a State Police investigation in which he is accused of attempting to pay a minor to perform sexual acts. Investigators tell KQW that Douglas Greenawalt was charged Wednesday with prostitution, the corruption of a minor, unlawful contact with a minor, the criminal use of…

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Oil City Man Sentenced To County Jail Time For Stalking, Threatening Another Motorists

An Oil City man has been sentenced to three months to two years, less one day, in the Venango County Jail for tailing and then threatening another motorist during “morning drive” on a Monday morning just before Christmas. He also faces a two-year probationary term. 23 year-old Luke Smith had entered guilty pleas in May…

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One Man Shot, Another Arrested In Police Standoff In Jackson Center – UPDATE

A man has been arrested following a standoff with police in Jackson Center on Wednesday morning. Police officials responded before daybreak Wednesday to a report of a shooting at an apartment building on Route 62.  A man thought to be the shooter reportedly barricaded himself inside the building for about four hours. As officials evacuated the neighborhood, a SWAT…

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Liriano Allows Just Four Hits In Second Straight Win; Harrison, Snider Both Homer In 31 Victory In San Francisco

Francisco Liriano pitched four-hit baseball over seven innings for his second straight win, and Josh Harrison and Travis Snider both homered in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 3-1 win over the Giants in San Francisco on Tuesday night. Liriano (3-7; 3.97 ERA) struck out eleven batters, walked only one and gave up just one run – on…

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Transportation Department Orders Continued Air Service For Venango Regional Airport

The federal Department of Transportation has ordered Silver Airways to continue providing flights under its Essential Air Service contract with Venango Regional Airport in Franklin while officials consider recent airport requests that include a waiver from the requirement of ten enplanements per day and the opportunity to return to service through Pittsburgh instead of Cleveland.…

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