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Franklin Fire Department Gets $110,000 Grant For New Breathing Apparatuses

The City of Franklin Fire Department will be able to replace their aging self-contained breathing apparatuses, thanks to a nearly $110,000 grant from a federal agency. As announced Tuesday by the office of Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Pat Toomey, the money will enable the Franklin department to purchase eighteen of the devices, which are used to…

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Franklin’s Abby Jones Wins 3 D-10 Track Titles; Is Top Seed In State High Jump; Fiorentino, Cartwright Also Advance

Franklin High School’s Abby Jones captured her third gold medal of this year’s competition at the District 10 “AAA” track-and-field championships on Saturday at Harbor Creek High School. Jones’ third win this spring came with a 16-foot, 5-and-a-half-inch leap in the long jump.  On Wednesday, before rains delayed the final events of the competition, Jones…

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OC School Board To Close Oakland School; Franklin Recommends Same For Utica

In a 6-to-3 vote on Monday night, the Oil City Area School Board decided to close Oakland Elementary School. The move stems from a 2012 study that may also eventually result in an expansion project at Hasson Heights Elementary School and the construction of a new grade school near Oil City High School. For now, the…

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School Budget Votes – OC Holds Line; Cranberry May Raise Taxes; Grove Deadlocked

The decision by the Oil City Area School Board on Monday night to close Oakland Elementary School may have some impact on trimming the district’s budget for 2014-2015.  Savings from the move in the first year are estimated to be more than $260,000. The board on Monday gave approval on a first reading of a…

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Route 62 Bypass Reconstruction Plans On Display At Oil City Hall

PennDOT has announced that a display of the plans for a proposed resurfacing and reconfiguration project on Route 62 in the Oil City area may now be viewed at Oil City Hall. The job will require work to be done from Petroleum Street to Pumphouse Road.  An earlier release revealed that the project will include the elimination of…

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Former Deputy Attorney General Is New Grove City College President

Grove City College has named a former U.S. deputy attorney general as the school’s new president. Paul McNulty will replace Richard Jewell when Jewell retires in August.  Jewell has served as Grove City president for eleven years. McNulty, a Grove City alumnus, was charged with the prosecution of terrorists following the 9/11 attacks in 2001.  He…

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Pirates Split With Yankees, End Three-Game Losing Streak

Starling Marte and Josh Harrison both homered in the second half of a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium in New York on Sunday, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-3 victory and an afternoon split, avoiding a series sweep by the New York Yankees (23-20). Harrison and Jordy Mercer both recorded two hits in the nightcap as…

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Todd Takes First Tour Title; Wins Byron Nelson Classic

Brendon Todd, playing in his 77th PGA Tour event, finally won one on Sunday. Todd recorded a 4-under-par 66 to take the title at the Byron Nelson Classic at the TPC Four Seasons Resort in Irving, Texas.  He edged 2003 Masters champion Mike Weir by two strokes.  Charles Howell III and Marc Leishman tied for…

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McMurray Wins All-Star Race At Charlotte

Jamie McMurray raced Saturday night to the one million dollar first prize at NASCAR’s Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. A 7-time Sprint Cup Series race-winner, McMurray had never finished better than eighth in the All-Star event.  He becomes one of only seven drivers to be victorious in the Daytona…

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California Chrome Sets Stage For Possible Triple Crown With Win At The Preakness

Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome set up a potential run for thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown over the weekend with a victory at the Preakness in Baltimore. As of Monday morning, the California colt’s owners had not yet officially announced whether their champion would be entered in the third leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont, to…

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