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Orie And Betty Hepler Named Venango Area Chamber Of Commerce Citizens-Of-The-Year

The Venango Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that Cranberry Township residents Orie and Betty Hepler have been named their Citizens-of-the-Year. The Heplers will be honored at the Chamber’s annual dinner scheduled for February 19 at Cross Creek Resort. The honorees have worked in cattle farming and lumbering.  They are being lauded for their work…

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Seneca Man Charged In Drug Death Of Oil City Man

A Seneca man has been charged with providing the drugs which killed an Oil City man whose body was found in a car in Morrison Park in Seneca in November, 2011. 24 year-old Jarrod Goheen has been charged with the delivery of a controlled substance and drug delivery resulting in death.  Goheen was arraigned on…

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Franklin Man Accused Of Sexual Contact With 14 Year-Old Girl

A Franklin man has been charged after he was accused of having sex with a 14 year-old girl. 23 year-old Joshua Witty was charged with aggravated indecent assault on a person under 16, statutory sexual assault and the corruption of a minor. Witty is accused of sexually assaulting a teenager at a residence on Grant…

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Franklin City Council Okays $5 Million Budget For 2014

Franklin City Council on Monday unanimously approved a $5 million budget with a $2.4 million sewer fund budget for 2014. The spending plan contains no real estate tax hike. It contains spending hikes of more than $300,000 for both the general fund budget and the sewer fund.

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Hazmat Crews Respond To I-80 Incident Involving Spilled Batteries

Safety officials say one of many calls to which emergency crews responded during icy conditions on Sunday night was an incident involving a trio of jack-knifed tractor-trailers on Interstate 80 near Emlenton. Sources say the series of incidents occurred during a freezing drizzle around 10:30 PM Sunday, and climaxed with the spillage of dozens of…

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Malkin, Crosby Score In Penguins’ 2-1 Victory Over Columbus

Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby both scored on Monday night as the Pittsburgh Penguins won for the sixth time in their last seven games, beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Malkin started the scoring with a second-period goal.  Crosby upped the Pittsburgh lead to 2-0 with a score with…

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James Neal Suspended For Five Games; Decision Pending On Shawn Thornton

Pittsburgh Penguins forward James Neal has been suspended without pay for five games for “kneeing” Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand in a 3-2 loss to the Bruins in Boston on Saturday night. Meanwhile, a decision is still pending on a penalty against Boston’s Shawn Thornton for apparently retaliating by knocking Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik unconscious with two…

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NFL Results – 2013 Week 14

NFL Results – Week 14   Thursday, December 5: Jacksonville 27, Houston 20   Sunday, December 8: Miami 34, Pittsburgh 28 New England 27, Cleveland 26 Baltimore 29, Minnesota 26 Cincinnati 42, Indianapolis 28 Tampa Bay 27, Buffalo 6 Philadelphia 34, Detroit 20 Denver 51, Tennessee 28 Kansas City 45, Washington 10 San Francisco 19,…

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Oil City Has Community Christmas Tree; Rotary Club Project Unveiled Saturday

The community of Oil City has found its first use for the lately-vacant Brody Block property on the city’s North Side. A quickly-arranged, but thoroughly-supported effort by the Oil City Rotary Club has resulted in the erection of a community Christmas tree set up in the very middle of the lot.  The tree was first illuminated…

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Steelers’ Defense Bends And Breaks In 34-28 Loss To Dolphins

A 12-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Tannehill to Charles Clay on a play on which two defenders missed tackles, which followed a 55-yard breakaway run by Daniel Thomas, gave the Miami Dolphins (7-6) the lead for good in a back-and-forth contest played Sunday at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, and the Dolphins posted a 34-28 victory…

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