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PEMA Officials Tour, Assess Week’s Flood Damage

Officials of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency have been assessing the damage caused by flooding from major storms which rolled through the Oil Region this week. The state officials studied problems with bridges and roadways in Venango, Crawford and Forest Counties.  By the time they toured the area, most closed roads had been reopened to traffic. …

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Controversial Clutter Ordinance Passed By Oil City Council

Oil City Council on Thursday passed an amendment to the city code that bans the accumulation of “clutter” on city properties. The somewhat controversial measure prohibits the storage of items considered junk and the accumulation of building materials, sets a time limit on the length of time temporary coverings may be kept over construction and improvement…

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Titusville Man Charged With 31 Counts Connected With Child Sexual Abuse Allegations

A Titusville man was charged with 31 counts on Thursday in connection with accusations that he was involved in child sexual abuse for a period of nearly two years, beginning in 2012. 21 of the charges against 44 year-old Terrell Spinks are felony counts.  They include the rape of a child. Titusville City Police say…

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It’s Already The 4th Of July In Franklin

The city of Franklin’s weeklong Fourth of July Libertyfest celebration kicks into high gear this weekend. Following Children’s Penny Carnival Day on Friday, comedian Earl David Reed will perform Friday night at 7:30 PM at the Barrow-Civic Theatre. Saturday’s events will include sidewalk sales, food and entertainment in the city’s parks, the annual Libertyfest 500…

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Polanco Homers, Drives In Four Runs In Pirates’ 5-2 Victory Over The Mets

Rookie Gregory Polanco slammed a three-run home run, and drove in another run with a groundball out as the Pittsburgh Pirates (40-39) posted a 5-2 win over the New York Mets on Thursday night in the first game of a four-game series at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Polanco went 2-for-3 with a walk, and now…

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Andrew Wiggins Drafted Number-1 By NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night made University of Kansas guard Andrew Wiggins the number-one overall selection in this year’s NBA drafted, and Wiggin’s teammate, center Joel Embiid, went third to the Philadelphia 76′ers. Cleveland had earlier won the lottery for the number-one pick for the third time in four years. Duke forward Jabari Parker…

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Germany Beats U.S. 1-0, But Americans Advance On Second-Place Tiebreaker

Thomas Mueller scored the lone goal of the game in the 55th minute on Thursday, and Germany (2-0-1) captured first place in Group G in the World Cup soccer tournament with a 1-0 victory over the United States, but even with the loss, the Americans advanced to the round of sixteen and elimination play by…

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House Committee Approves Bill To Require Separate Regulations For Pennsylvania Drilling

A state House committee this week approved and sent to the full House legislation that would require Pennsylvania to adopt separate regulations for shallow well drilling than would cover drilling in Marcellus shale. One of the measure’s co-sponsors, Representative Kathy Rapp, from Warren County, cited vast differences between conventional and Marcellus drilling.  Rapp said the “overall…

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Franklin Man Pleads Guilty In Assault On A Woman In A Bar Parking Lot

A Franklin man accused of physically assaulting a woman in the parking lot of a Franklin bar last summer has entered a plea of guilty to a charge of simple assault in Venango County Court. In a plea bargain, charges of aggravated assault and harassment against 28 year-old Terrence Loggins were withdrawn. Loggins had been…

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Woman’s Body Discovered In Landfill Near Grove City

An autopsy is in progress on the body of a woman found in a landfill outside Grove City on Wednesday. The body was found on the property of a garbage collection company that operates out of Pine Township.  Sources say the company gathers trash from as far away as Erie,  Youngstown and parts of Clarion…

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