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Pirates Drop 2-1 Decision To The Yankees In Bradenton

Projected starters Francisco Liriano and Charlie Morton both pitched a pair of scoreless innings on Thursday afternoon, but the Pittsburgh Pirates dropped a 2-1 Grapefruit League decision to the New York Yankees at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida. Willie Garcia recorded two of the nine hits managed by the Pirates (1-2).  Garcia and Korean rookie…

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FLEX Young Professional-Of-The-Year Nominations Due Monday

The Venango County Area Chamber of Commerce says that, despite the originally-announced deadline of March 6 for the submissions of nominations for the 2015 Young Professional-of-the-Year Award, nominations that arrive by 9:00 AM Monday morning (March 9) will still be accepted. The award winner will be announced at the FLEX (Future Leaders’ and Entrepreneurs’ Exchange)…

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Franklin Day Reunion In Florida Scheduled For March 7

The 54th annual Franklin Day Reunion in Florida is scheduled for Saturday, March 7 at (Homer’s Buffett Restaurant) Sebring Square on Route 27 in Sebring, Florida. Chairpersons Fran and Judy Fry tell KQW that registration will begin at 11:00 AM and close at 2:00 PM.  Several Franklin-area merchants and organizations are providing the prizes for…

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Daylight Savings Time Begins At 2AM Sunday

Temperatures may have been reading close to ten degrees below zero this morning (Fri., March 6), but a sure sign of spring is the return of Daylight Savings Time.  That will occur at 2:00 AM Sunday (March 8). So, on Saturday night, we will all set our clocks ahead, or “spring forward,” one hour. Daylight…

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Geer Heads To PIAA Quarterfinals With First-Round Pin At Hershey; Beal Wins, Zacherl Heads To Consolations

Franklin High School junior Dakota Geer advanced to the quarterfinal round of the PIAA “AA” high school wrestling championships in Hershey on Thursday morning with a first-round pin at 182 pounds. It took Geer just 69 seconds to dispatch Dakoatah Manning, from Towanda, in the round of 16 to advance to a Friday morning quarterfinal…

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Man Changing Tire Struck By Tractor-Trailer Along Interstate 80

A Beaver County man was seriously injured early Wednesday night when he was struck by a tractor-trailer as he was changing a tire along Interstate 80 in Mercer County. State Police officials say 34 year-old Daniel Montini, from Aliquippa, was airlifted to a Pittsburgh hospital and was listed in critical condition. Montini was apparently working…

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Cranberry Woman Employed As Housekeeper Charged In $28,000 Worth Of Missing Jewelry

A Cranberry woman has been charged in an investigation in which police say she stole some $28,000 worth of jewelry from a Franklin residence she was employed to clean, and sold the items to a gold dealer for $5,000. Police say 59 year-old Patricia Clark was arraigned in Franklin and was lodged in the Venango…

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Roof Of Dairy Barn At Venango County Fairgrounds Collapses

A dairy barn at the Venango County Fairgrounds on Route 62 outside of Franklin is the latest structure to be damaged by a roof collapse. The weight of snow and ice on the roof is blamed for the collapse which occurred Wednesday afternoon.  No one was inside the structure at the time.  The barn is…

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Two Juveniles Charged With Distributing Sexually Explicit Images

Two juveniles face charges in Sugarcreek Borough for distributing sexually explicit material through an Internet site. Specific details were not released, but Borough Police officials have stated that the two suspects both face a charge of the transmission of sexually explicit images by a minor. The incident was reported Monday.  Police officials did not list…

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News Conference Called By Those Who Oppose Governor Wolf’s Moratorium On The Death Penalty

About a dozen state lawmakers joined representatives of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association and the widow of a slain police officer on Wednesday at a Capitol news conference in Harrisburg to speak out against Governor Tom Wolf’s decision to place a moratorium on the death penalty in Pennsylvania. Also on hand were several family members…

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