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Franklin General Authority And Sugarcreek Borough File Lawsuit Against The City Of Franklin

The Franklin General Authority and the Borough of Sugarcreek filed a lawsuit against the City of Franklin in Venango County Court on Thursday. The joint action came as a result of the recent decision by Franklin City Council to disband the General Authority. The General Authority, which had been charged with overseeing the city’s water and…

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Super Bowl Champs Begin NFL Season With Thursday Night Win

The defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks began defense of their title at home on Thursday night by beating Green Bay 36-16 in the overall NFL season opener.  All other NFL teams will start the season on either Sunday or Monday. Marshawn Lynch ran for 110 yards and two touchdowns for Seattle, and Russell Wilson…

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New Bethlehem Man Faces Numerous New Sex Charges, Including Rape, Solicitation For Prostitution And Corrupting Minors

Charges connected with an alleged date rape filed last week in Clarion County against a New Bethlehem man have been withdrawn, but the man faces numerous new charges amid accusations brought by several other females who learned the man’s true identity through recent news stories about his cases. The new charges against 24 year-old Douglas…

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Former Seneca Man Pleads Guilty In Case In Which Police Say He Shot Into A Franklin House

A former Seneca man has entered a guilty plea to a charge of aggravated assault in a May case in which police say he had fired two shots into the side of a Franklin home. 20 year-old Immanuel Smith, whose address is now listed as Knox, was accused of shooting into a home on the…

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Sheriff’s Department Begins Patrols Of Two Mile Run County Park

After numerous reports of vandalism and trespassing at Two Mile Run County Park, the Venango County Sheriff’s Department spent parts of the Labor Day weekend patrolling the county recreation facility. The patrols resulted in two citations for trespassing.  One of the two individuals cited was also charged with the possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Sheriff’s…

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Charges Pending Following Labor Day Incident In Which Vehicle Struck Car Wash Building In Cochranton

Police officials say charges are pending toxicology test results in a Labor Day incident in which a vehicle left a Cochranton-area road and struck a car wash building. Investigators say a vehicle driven by 26 year-old Kyle Harvey, from St. Marys, left the road, hit the building and ended up in a field.  The incident occurred…

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Cards Sweep Series Against Pirates With 1-0 Win On Wednesday Afternoon

Peter Bourjos singled home Yadier Molina with the game’s only run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning on Wednesday afternoon, giving the St. Louis Cardinals a 1-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates and a three-game series sweep at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The winning run was scored off Pittsburgh’s Mark…

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13 Die In Crashes Investigated By Pennsylvania State Police Over Labor Day Weekend

According to accident statistics released by the Pennsylvania State Police, thirteen people died and 211 others were injured in 686 crashes investigated by state troopers over the four-day Labor Day holiday travel period. Those numbers compare to eleven deaths and 262 injuries in 661 accidents during the same period last year.  The holiday travel period…

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Tuesday Afternoon Storms Bring Oil City Washouts, Prompt Jefferson County Tornado Warning

Dramatic thunderstorms bringing wind gusts of close to 60 miles per hour and about an inch-and-a-half of rain roared through the Oil Region on Tuesday afternoon. The outset of the storms prompted a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the area shortly after 3:30 PM, and by 4:30 PM when most of the storm activity had moved…

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Woodcutter Injured By Chainsaw At Oil Creek State Park

A worker at Oil Creek State Park was rushed to an Erie hospital over the weekend after an accident involving a chainsaw. Safety officials revealed Tuesday that the incident occurred late Saturday morning while the man was cutting wood at the park.  Reportedly, the chainsaw slipped, cutting the man in the upper leg. The victim,…

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