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Neilltown Road Closed Due To Bridge Damage

PennDOT announced Monday (7/14) that a portion of Neilltown Road in western Forest County is closed to traffic because of a damaged bridge over Pithole Creek. The bridge problem was reportedly the result of creek flooding. The road, officially State Route 4003, is closed from Fogle Farm Road to McCarthy Run Road in Harmony Township. PennDOT’s official…

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LeBron Has A Two-Year Deal With Cleveland, Reportedly Worth $42.1 Million

On Saturday, one day after he announced through Sports Illustrated that he would be returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA star and Akron native LeBron James signed a two-year deal with the team for which he played during his first seven seasons in the league. The deal is reportedly worth $42.1 million.  ESPN.com first reported…

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Pirates Finish 2-5 Road Trip With 6-3 Loss In Cincinnati

Kris Negron and Todd Frazier both homered Sunday as the Cincinnati Reds won the rubber game of a three-game home series 6-3 over the Pittsburgh Pirates (49-46). Pittsburgh arrives at the All-Star break just 3-and-a-half games from first place in the National League Central Division, but in fourth place, and having just stumbled to a…

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Germany Is World Cup Soccer Champion After 1-0, Extra Time Victory Over Argentina

Mario Goetze scored the lone goal in the game’s 113th minute Sunday as Germany captured the World Cup soccer championship with a 1-0 victory over Argentina in extra time in the title game played in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (West) Germany last won the World Cup in 1990, also with a win over Argentina.  This…

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Keselowski Wins At New Hampshire For Third Sprint Cup Victory Of Season

Brad Keselowski, under a green-white checkered flag finish, won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Camping World RV Sales 301 on Sunday in Loudon, New Hampshire for his third victory of this year’s series. Keselowski stands in third place in the Sprint Cup points standings after beating out pole-sitter Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson.  He now is…

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Harman Earns First PGA Victory At John Deere Classic

Brian Harman fashioned a final-round, 5-under-par 66 with three consecutive birdies on Sunday and captured his first PGA Tour victory, a win at the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois. Harman closed the four-day event at 22-under-par 262 (63-68-65-66).  He won $846,000, holding off a charge by Zach Johnson, who shot…

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Franklin Man Hit By Car While Sitting On Porch

A Franklin-area man was seriously injured early Saturday evening when he was struck by an out-of-control car while he was sitting on his front porch. 83 year-old Richard Mong was lifeflighted to an Erie hospital after the incident shortly after 6:00 PM Saturday on Pittsburgh Road in Sandycreek Township just south of Franklin.  His head and…

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Ellwood City Teen Drowns In Slippery Rock Creek

The teenage boy who drowned late Sunday afternoon in Slippery Rock Creek has been identified as 17 year-old John Durnell, from Ellwood City. Authorities in Lawrence County say the teen went under the water around 4:30 PM while swimming with a friend in a swimming hole near the Butler County line.  Other swimmers nearby attempted to…

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Seneca Man Charged With Firing Gun During Domestic Dispute

A Seneca man was arraigned on several charges over the weekend after he allegedly fired a gun during what police described as a domestic dispute in Cranberry Township. State Police officials say the incident occurred late Friday night at a Horsecreek Road address.  51 year-old Michael Reno is accused of threatening three individuals, and then…

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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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