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Clintonville Man’s S-U-V Hits Tree; Minor Injuries Reported

State Police officials say a Clintonville man sustained only minor injuries late Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash on Route 8 south of Franklin. Troopers say 30 year-old Brad Haag was driving south through a rainstorm in Victory Township when his S-U-V hydroplaned.  The vehicle traveled off the right side of the highway and struck…

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Property Tax Proposal Pending In The State House

Republicans in the state House are planning to unveil a tax plan similar to one proposed by Governor Tom Wolf. Like the Governor’s plan, this proposal would increase state income and sales taxes in exchange for cuts in local property taxes. House Majority Leader Dave Reed tells Radio PA News the average property tax rate…

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ESPN Report: Le’Veon Bell’s Suspension Will Be For Three Games

According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the National Football League will be suspending Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell for three games for his arrest on DUI and marijuana possession charges late last summer. Earlier, it was believed that Bell would miss only the first two games of the upcoming NFL season. The…

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Civil War Ended 150 Years Ago Today (Apr. 9); Franklin Ceremony Scheduled For Saturday

April 9 marks the 150th anniversary of the official end of the country’s Civil War, concluded by the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee to Union General and future President Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, Virginia. The surrender ended what has been termed “America’s bloodiest war”, a conflict that lasted just three days short…

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Second Clarion Resident Charged In Smethport Heroin Investigation

A second resident of the Clarion area has been charged in McKean County following an investigation last Thursday into the sales of heroin in the community of Smethport. 26 year-old Mark Piatkowski has been charged with two counts of the manufacture, delivery or possession of a controlled substance, and one count both of the intent…

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After Long Rain Delay, Pirates Lose 5-4 In 11 Innings In Cincinnati

Joey Votto tied the game with a seventh-inning single and ended it with an RBI single in the bottom of the eleventh frame on Wednesday night as the Cincinnati Reds edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 in a walk-off decision in Cincinnati. The contest started at 9:45 PM after a two-hour-and-35-minute rain delay, and ended at…

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Blucas And Picardo To Be Replaced On PIAA District 10 Committee

The PIAA District 10 committee will have both a new chairman and a new vice chairman come July 1. Walter Blucas announced at Wednesday’s D-10 meeting that he will step down as chairman due to his ineligibility for no longer being directly associated with a District 10 school.  The committee’s top two positions must be…

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Franklin Woman Named Outstanding Student At Pitt-Titusville

A Franklin woman was named Wednesday as the Outstanding Student at the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville. Tenasia Law, a UPT sophomore, had last year been given the school’s Freshman Leadership Award. This year’s campus achievements by Law included the organization of a tribute night to honor poet, author and civil rights activist Maya Angelou.…

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Josh Harrison Gets New Four-Year Contract

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a new four-year contract reported to be worth as much as $27.3 million with third baseman Josh Harrison. Reports indicate that Harrison will receive a $1 million signing bonus, a $2.8 million salary this season, $5 million next year, $7.5 million in 2017 and $10 million in 2018.  The…

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Pennsylvania Traffic Deaths Reach All-Time Low

Numbers released Wednesday by PennDOT show that the number of traffic fatalities in Pennsylvania reached an all-time low last year. 1,195 people died in traffic crashes in the state in 2014, the lowest number since recordkeeping began in 1928.  The numbers of drinking-related fatalities, deaths by unbuckled motor vehicle occupants and fatal crashes involving vehicles…

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