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Penguins Split Weekend Games In Western Canada

The Pittsburgh Penguins returned home from a three-game swing through western Canada after splitting two weekend games and claiming five of a possible six points from the road trip. The Pens (33-12-1) finished the trip with a 2-1 victory over the Flames (15-24-6) in Calgary on Saturday night.  Chris Kunitz and Matt Niskanen scored the…

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Pitt Improves To 3-0 In ACC, Finally Makes Top 25, But Loses Johnson For Season

Lamar Patterson scored 27 points, and Talib Zanna added 16 as the Pitt Panthers (15-1; 3-0 ACC) bested Wake Forest 80-65 Saturday at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. The win, keeping Pitt perfect in league play in their initial season in the Atlantic Coast Conference, also propelled the Panthers for the first time this year…

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Allegheny River Flood Warning Downgraded To Flood Watch, Continuing Through Tuesday Afternoon

The Flood Warning for Venango County, posted Friday afternoon by the National Weather Service, was downgraded Sunday to a Flood Watch, but the watch, which includes numerous communities along the Allegheny River, extends into late Tuesday afternoon. The Flood Warning was issued around 2:00 PM Friday due to flooding caused by an ice jam on the…

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Franklin Man Charged In Physical Assault On A Woman

Police say a Franklin man has been charged with physically assaulting a woman early Saturday morning. Franklin City Police say they have charged 33 year-old Michael Savada after an incident shortly before 2:30 AM Saturday at a West Park Street location.  During an argument, Savada allegedly kicked in a door and struck a woman several…

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Kennerdell Home Destroyed By Friday Fire

A home that twice was struck by fire on Friday has been declared a total loss.  A malfunctioning clothes dryer is being blamed for the blaze. Four fire companies responded sometime after midnight Friday to a double-wide mobile home owned by Tammy Irwin.  Responders stayed until about 3:30 AM, but the fire reportedly rekindled around…

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Sale Of Former Franklin School Administration Building Approved In County Court

The sale of the former Franklin Area School District administration building on 13th Street was approved in Venango County Court on Friday. Under the state’s school code, the sale of public school real estate in a private transaction must be approved by the courts.  The selling price is reported to be $72,250. Following a series…

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98th Pennsylvania Farm Show Wraps Up

The 98th version of the state’s foremost agriculture showcase, the Pennsylvania Farm Show, wrapped up in Harrisburg on Saturday. Show officials say attendance at the Farm Show Complex improved dramatically over the final three days as a mid-winter thaw began. One of the top attractions this year was the “Today’s Agriculture” exhibit in Weis Expo…

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FLOOD WARNING ISSUED FOR VENANGO COUNTY

On Friday afternoon (1/10), the National Weather Service issued a Flood Warning for Venango County, effective immediately and extending until 2:00 PM Sunday afternoon. The warning was issued after Venango County Emergency Management Agency officials reported the onset of flooding in the Rockmere area north of Oil City.  Officials said the main road to the…

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Winter Driving Awareness Week Begins January 12

Even with a weekend thaw in progress, state officials are highlighting the need for drivers to keep in mind winter driving safety. The state observes Winter Driving Awareness Week this year from January 12 through January 18.  PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch says we should all ensure that our “vehicles are properly equipped and mechanically ready…

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Oil City Man Charged With Raping Child

An Oil City man faces at least a dozen charges in a case in which he is accused of raping a young child. Oil City Police allege the incidents occurred more than once, beginning in September, 2011. 26 year-old Catlin Hale was to be arraigned this week on charges that included two counts of the…

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