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Proposed Sugarcreek Borough Budget Fails For Lack Of Second; Standing-Room Only Crowd Protests Rumored Police Cuts

A proposed budget for 2017 for Sugarcreek Borough died on the table Wednesday night when Borough Council failed to receive a seconding motion to further consider the plan. The situation occurred on a night on which a standing-room only crowd showed up at the council meeting and spent about two hours speaking out against rumored…

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Cubs Win First World Series In 108 Years – In Extra Innings

The Chicago Cubs squandered a late three-run lead, sat through a brief rain delay at the end of the ninth inning, and then scored twice in the top of the tenth frame on Wednesday night to defeat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 at Progressive Field in Cleveland and to win the World Series for the first…

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Youngstown Man Sentenced To State Prison In Oil City Fire

A Youngstown, Ohio man was sentenced to state prison this week for a fire prosecutors say was intentionally set in Oil City last January. 43 year-old Clifton Smith entered a guilty plea in July to one count of arson.  On Tuesday, he was sentenced to serve seven-to-fifteen years in prison. Smith was accused of intentionally setting…

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Pens Begin California Trip With 5-1 Win At Anaheim; Pittsburgh Trades Goaltender Condon

Five different Pittsburgh players scored on Wednesday night as the Penguins began a three-game NHL trip to California with a 5-1 victory over the Ducks in Anaheim. The Penguins (7-2-1) regained first place in the league’s Metropolitan Division with Evgeni Malkin, Matt Cullen, Bryan Rust, Kris Letang and Patric Hornqvist all finding the net.  Matt…

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Sharon Man Who Fired Rounds Into Crawford County Home Could Spend 40 Years In State Prison

A man from Sharon who was accused of firing nine rounds from a shotgun into a home in southern Crawford County was sentenced Wednesday to ten to forty years in state prison. 26 year-old James Parsons must also serve ten years of probation, and pay about $2,700 in restitution to cover damages.  He will be…

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Powerball Lottery Jackpot Reaches $217 Million

For the first time in several weeks, the jackpot for the Powerball Lottery game has climbed over the $200 million level. Game officials are estimating the annuity value for the jackpot in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing at $217 million after no one claimed the grand prize in Wednesday’s $198 million game. The one-time cash value…

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Franklin Man Sentenced To Up To 27 Years In Child Pornography Case

A Franklin man has been sentenced to a maximum of twenty-seven years in state prison on his guilty pleas to charges which include possessing and disseminating child pornography. 34 year-old Christopher Douglass is to serve a minimum of three-and-a-half years.  He will be given credit for more than seven-and-a-half months already served. In July, Douglass had…

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Mineral Township Municipal Building Robbed

State Police in Venango County are investigating a burglary at a government building on Route 965. Investigators say someone entered the Mineral Township Municipal Building and stole what a report referred to as “commercial items.” The burglar fled the area, but police do not know how he or she fled, or in what direction. The…

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Cubs Force Seventh World Series Game; Russell Ties Fall Classic Record With Six RBI’s

Addison Russell tied a World Series record with six RBI’s – four on a third-inning grand slam – and the Chicago Cubs forced a seventh game in the 2016 Fall Classic with a 9-3 victory over the Indians on Tuesday night at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo also homered for the…

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Plummer Street Repaving Begins; Part Of Oil City Thoroughfare Now One Lane

The repaving project which follows a major pipeline replacement underneath Oil City’s Plummer Street began overnight Tuesday night. As of early morning Wednesday, work crews had excavated a portion of the downhill lane of the street, and Plummer was temporarily closed from its intersection with Park Road to Deer Street.  The street has since reopened for one…

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