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Girl Breaks Ankle Jumping From Runaway Horse-And-Buggy

An eleven year-old girl from Greenville suffered a broken ankle over the weekend when she jumped from a horse-and-buggy unit whose horses had been spooked and began to run. The incident occurred on Route 208 near Beaver Ponds in Salem Township in northern Clarion County.  The buggy, operated by 24 year-old Rupert Swartzentrubert, from Knox, was…

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Clarion Beats Oil City 9-2 To Take D-25 Junior League Baseball Title

Clarion used a pair of three-run innings on Friday night at Weaver Park in Clarion to forge a 9-2 win over Oil City in the championship game of the District 25 Junior League (13-and-14 year-old) baseball tournament. Clarion (3-0) advanced to the Section 1 Tournament to be hosted beginning Wednesday (7/16) by Cranberry Area Little…

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Reds Score Three Off Watson, Ring Up 6-5 Come-From-Behind Win Versus Pirates

The Cincinnati Reds (50-43) rebounded from deficits of 4-0 and 5-1 to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Friday night in Cincinnati. The big inning was a three-run job in the eighth frame against Pirates reliever Tony Watson (5-1), who lost for the first time this season and saw his ERA balloon from 0.78 to 1.45. …

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Youngstown Man Could Face Death Penalty In Murder Of Teen Found In Grove City Landfill

The Youngstown man accused in the stabbing death of a Texas teenager whose body was found in a landfill near Grove City could face the death penalty if he is convicted in the case. A grand jury in Youngstown this week indicted 18 year-old Ricki Williams IV and indicated that the death penalty could be pursued…

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Woman Assaulted At Hospital In Cranberry

State Police officials in Venango County are investigating a physical assault on a woman that was reported Wednesday night at UPMC Northwest in Cranberry. The victim was identified as a 32 year-old female.  A police report issued late Friday night said only that the assault allegedly occurred at about 9:30 PM Wednesday in the hospital’s…

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District 25 Baseball Tournament Results; Clarion Wins D-25 Junior League Title

District 25 Baseball Tournament Results And Schedules:   LITTLE LEAGUE  (11 and 12′s) Thursday, June 26 Results: East Butler 3, Oil City 2 Franklin 14, Cranberry 1   Friday, June 27 Results:  (Winners’ Bracket Semifinals) Butler Township 10, Franklin 7 Clarion 12, East Butler 2   Saturday, June 28 Schedule:  (Elimination Games) Cranberry 11, East Butler 6  (East Butler…

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Franklin Man Accused Of Assaulting Two People

A former Franklin man faces charges after a reported assault incident investigated on Thursday night. Franklin City Police say 47 year-old Darnell “Kato” Butler is accused of assaulting an ex-girlfriend and of twice assaulting another male.  Initial reports indicate that both alleged victims were treated for injuries. The incident was reported at an Elk Street…

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PennDOT: Avoid Buying Secondhand Child Seats And Bicycle Or Motorcycle Helmets

PennDOT officials are urging yards sales buffs and the rest of us to not buy secondhand child car seats, bicycle helmets or motorcycle helmets. Regarding car seats, experts say there is no way to confirm the history of the items.  They may have been recalled, involved in a crash, passed an expiration date or have structural…

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LeBron Is Headed Back To Cleveland

NBA star LeBron James made his long-awaited announcement on Friday – he is heading back to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Akron native left Cleveland for the Miami Heat four years ago.  Miami went to the NBA finals in each of the last four seasons, winning the league championship twice.  This past season, they were beaten in the…

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Pens Sign Top Draft Pick Kasperi Kapanen

The Pittsburgh Penguins have wrapped up a three-year contract agreement with their number-one draft pick, 17 year-old Finnish forward Kasperi Kapanen. The pact will begin when Kapanen turns professional. NHL Central Scouting rated Kapanen the top European skater following his successful season in the top pro league in Finland.  He won a bronze medal with…

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