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Franklin Man Charged In Physical Assault On A Woman

A Franklin man was jailed this weekend following his arraignment on charges filed in an incident in which he is accused of physically assaulting a woman early Sunday morning. Franklin City Police say 19 year-old Michael Shoffstall is charged with simple assault, the intimidation of a victim and disorderly conduct. Police accuse Shoffstall of assaulting…

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Pens Win Series Behind Malkin’s Hat Trick; Will Begin Second-Round Series vs. Rangers or Flyers

Evgeni Malkin, held without a goal for nine consecutive playoff games including five this year, recorded his tenth career hat trick Monday night as the Pittsburgh Penguins advanced to the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 4-3 road victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Malkin’s three goals helped lift the Penguins…

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Resurfacing Work Scheduled For Intersection Of Routes 62 And 257

In the continuation of work which began last year, PennDOT says a resurfacing project has been scheduled for the week of May 5 at the intersection of Routes 62 and 257 at the boundary of Oil City’s East End and Cranberry Township. PennDOT spokesman Jim Carroll refers to the job as a follow-up to the…

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Pennsylvania Hunters Set Second Straight Record For Fewest Shooting Incidents

The Pennsylvania Game Commission says hunters in this state have, for the second straight year, set a new record low for shooting incidents. A new Game Commission report shows there were 27 hunting-related shooting incidents in 2013, down from the previous record low of 33 set the previous year.  The commission has been keeping records…

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Cards Win Series Against Pirates With Two Shutouts

Adam Wainwright and Carlos Martinez combined on a three-hit shutout Sunday, and Jhonny Peralta homered twice as the St. Louis Cardinals posted their second whitewash of the Pittsburgh Pirates in three days, winning the rubber game of a three-game series at Busch Stadium by a 7-0 score. Wainwright, the Major Leagues’ first five-game winner this season,…

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Noh Wins Zurich In Louisiana

Seung-Yul Noh buckled down to record a 1-under-par 71 in Sunday’s final round, and to win for the first time on the PGA Tour, capturing the Zurich Classic at the TPC Louisiana in Avondale, Louisiana. With a four-day total of 19-under-par 269 (65-68-65-71), Noh won $1.224 million.  At age 22, he is this year’s youngest…

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Logano Gets Second Victory With Checkered Flag At Richmond

Joey Logano became a two-time winner in this year’s NASCAR Sprint Cup competition by taking the checkered flag Saturday night at the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway in Virginia. The victory slides Logano into the sixth position in the Sprint Cup points standings, led by Jeff Gordon who finished second to Logano on Saturday.…

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Penguins Take Game 5; Can Advance To Playoffs’ Second Round With Win In Columbus Monday

The Pittsburgh Penguins outshot the Columbus Blue Jackets 51-24 on Saturday night, and posted a 3-1 win in game five of their opening-round Stanley Cup playoff series, taking a 3-games-to-2 lead in the best-of-seven affair. Pittsburgh can move on to the second round of postseason play by winning at Columbus in game six on Monday…

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Venango County To Appeal Curtailing Of Federal Subsidies For Local Air Service

Venango County officials have twenty days in which to appeal the decision late last week by the U.S. Department of Transportation to terminate federal funding from the Essential Air Service (EAS) program for air service through Venango Regional Airport in Franklin. The tentative order issued Thursday also affects twelve other airports across the country, including DuBois…

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Suspects Sought In Rocky Grove Assault Case

Sugarcreek Borough Police are looking for three suspects who an injured man claims assaulted him on Thursday night. Officers say an injured 19 year-old male was spotted by a passing motorist as the injured party was walking along Rocky Grove Avenue in Rocky Grove early Thursday evening.  The man claimed he had been jumped by…

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