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Shippenville Man’s Motorcycle Hits Fallen Tree

A Shippenville man was hospitalized in Cranberry on Tuesday morning after his motorcycle hit a tree that had fallen onto a Clarion County road. State Police officials say 21 year-old Tanner Eisenman told them he had not seen the tree because his view of the obstruction was hampered due to the fact that he was…

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Franklin Man Hospitalized In Erie After Collision Between Pickup And Tractor-Trailer

A Franklin man was taken to a hospital in Erie early Tuesday evening following a collision between his pickup and a tractor-trailer in Sugarcreek Borough. Police officials say 59 year-old Larry Vogan was the operator of a truck that struck a tractor-trailer that had stopped at an intersection on Route 8.  The incident occurred around…

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Franklin Advances In D-10 Baseball Tourney; Guth Comes Within One Out Of No-Hitter

Zach Guth came within one out of throwing a postseason no-hitter on Tuesday afternoon, leading Franklin to  a 4-0 victory over Hickory in a District 10 “AA” baseball playoff game at Slippery Rock University. Guth threw no-hit ball through six-and-two-thirds innings before allowing a two-out single in the bottom of the seventh inning.  He finished…

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Chris Davis Homers Three Times In Orioles’ 9-2 Win In Pittsburgh

Chris Davis homered off three different Pittsburgh pitchers on Tuesday night as the Baltimore Orioles (23-20) routed the Pirates 9-2 in interleague play at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Davis went 4-for-5, scored four times and drove in five runs as he homered off Pittsburgh starter Francisco Liriano and relievers Jared Hughes and Jeanmar Gomez.  Nelson…

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District 10 High School Baseball Playoff Schedule And Results

District 10 High School Baseball Playoff Schedule  -  first round:   “AA” Quarterfinals  -  Tuesday, May 20 at Slippery Rock University FINAL  -  Franklin 4, Hickory 0 FINAL  -  Saegertown 6, Titusville 3   “AA” Quarterfinals  -  Tuesday, May 20 at Ainsworth Field in Erie FINAL  -  Mercyhurst Prep 1, Wilmington 0 FINAL  -  Northwestern 7, West…

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District 10 High School Softball Playoff Schedule And Results

District 10 High School Softball Playoff Schedule  -  first round:   “AA” Quarterfinals  -  Tuesday, May 20 at Penn State – Erie FINAL  -  General McLane 2, Lakeview 1 FINAL  -  Northwestern 11, Franklin 3   “AA” Quarterfinals  -  Tuesday, May 20 at Allegheny College in Meadville FINAL  -  Titusville 5, Harbor Creek 1  (8 inns.)…

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Franklin Fire Department Gets $110,000 Grant For New Breathing Apparatuses

The City of Franklin Fire Department will be able to replace their aging self-contained breathing apparatuses, thanks to a nearly $110,000 grant from a federal agency. As announced Tuesday by the office of Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Pat Toomey, the money will enable the Franklin department to purchase eighteen of the devices, which are used to…

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Franklin’s Abby Jones Wins 3 D-10 Track Titles; Is Top Seed In State High Jump; Fiorentino, Cartwright Also Advance

Franklin High School’s Abby Jones captured her third gold medal of this year’s competition at the District 10 “AAA” track-and-field championships on Saturday at Harbor Creek High School. Jones’ third win this spring came with a 16-foot, 5-and-a-half-inch leap in the long jump.  On Wednesday, before rains delayed the final events of the competition, Jones…

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OC School Board To Close Oakland School; Franklin Recommends Same For Utica

In a 6-to-3 vote on Monday night, the Oil City Area School Board decided to close Oakland Elementary School. The move stems from a 2012 study that may also eventually result in an expansion project at Hasson Heights Elementary School and the construction of a new grade school near Oil City High School. For now, the…

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School Budget Votes – OC Holds Line; Cranberry May Raise Taxes; Grove Deadlocked

The decision by the Oil City Area School Board on Monday night to close Oakland Elementary School may have some impact on trimming the district’s budget for 2014-2015.  Savings from the move in the first year are estimated to be more than $260,000. The board on Monday gave approval on a first reading of a…

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