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Pyrofest To Be Held In Slippery Rock In 2015

For the second time in three years, a major fireworks extravaganza will be held this summer near Slippery Rock. PyroFest is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend at Cooper’s Lake Campground, the same site where the Pyrotechnics Guild International Conference was held in 2013. Pyrofest was hosted in 2014 by Hartwood Acres in Allison Park.  This year’s extravaganza will…

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Young Leads Pitt Past Florida State In 73-64 ACC Victory

Michael Young paced Pitt with 16 points and 12 rebounds on Wednesday night in a 73-64 ACC win over visiting Florida State at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. Chris Jones (15 points), Jamel Artis (13) and Cam Wright (10) all also reached double figures for the Panthers (12-5; 2-2 ACC).  Senior walk-on Aron Phillips-Nwankwo helped…

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Oil City School Union Approves Severance Package

Workers in the union representing custodial and cafeteria employees in the Oil City Area School District reportedly voted Wednesday to accept the severance deal offered by the district. School administration officials believe they can save more than $400,000 a year by outsourcing the work – a plan that has created months of controversy in the community. After…

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Wednesday Night Fire Probed In Pleasantville

Officials are searching for the cause of a Wednesday night fire that has left a Pleasantville couple temporarily without a home. Five fire companies responded to the blaze shortly after 9:00 PM Wednesday on North Main Street Extension in Pleasantville.  Crews were still on the scene until well after midnight. The couple who lived in…

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Four Charged With Illegally Dispensing Drugs Through A Franklin Addiction Clinic

Four people, including two doctors and a woman from Oil City who was formerly a nurse at their addiction clinic in Franklin, have been charged by the state Attorney General’s office with illegally dispensing prescriptions for the drug Suboxone to 22 clinic patients in 2013 and 2013. Charges were filed this week against 57 year-old Dr.…

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Ohio Man Arrested In Franklin; Police Say He Made False Accusations Of A Sexual Assault

An Ohio man was jailed in Franklin on Wednesday after police say he made false accusations against another individual, including claims that the other person had sexually assaulted him at the Venango County Jail in Franklin. State Police officials from the Franklin station say 39 year-old Anthony Mezerkor, from Andover, is charged with making false…

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MegaMillions Jackpot Grows To $270 Million; Powerball Estimated At $194 Million

With no grand prize winner emerging from Tuesday’s game, lottery officials are estimating the annuity value of the jackpot in Friday’s drawing of the MegaMillions Lottery at $270 million. The one-time cash value is estimated at $177.3 million. Tuesday’s jackpot had been estimated at $246 million.  One player who purchased a ticket in Pennsylvania for Tuesday’s game will…

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Six Penguins Score In 7-2 Romp Over Minnesota

Pittsburgh newcomer David Perron scored two goals and added an assist Tuesday night, lifting the Penguins to an easy 7-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Marcel Goc, Chris Kunitz, Brandon Sutter, Paul Martin and Kris Letang also scored for Pittsburgh (26-10-6). For Minnesota (18-19-5), who has lost 12 of…

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Penn State’s “3” At The Buzzer Ruled Late; Nittany Lions Lose 76-73 To Indiana

After rebounding from a late 12-point deficit, the Penn State Nittany Lions on Tuesday had a potential game-tying buzzer beater ruled late – a decision that was upheld by video replay – and they lost 76-73 at Indiana. Brandon Taylor followed up a missed “3” with an offensive rebound and a successful 3-pointer, but he…

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Franklin School Board Holds Public Hearing On Utica School Closing Proposal

With three of their nine members absent, the Franklin Area School Board heard from about twenty of the dozens of people assembled in the Franklin High School auditorium on Tuesday night on the proposed closing of Utica Elementary School. While the opinions leaned more toward keeping the school open, some speakers expressed the opinion that…

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