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Dan Feroz Honored As Citizen-of-the-Year At Venango Chamber’s Annual Dinner

One of the highlights of the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner on Wednesday night was the opportunity for the Chamber to honor its Citizen-of-the-Year, whose name had been announced in early December. Dan Feroz accepted the award from former Chamber director Ron Shoup. Feroz was lauded as a planner-organizer for organizations that include…

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Pirates Extend Manager Clint Hurdle’s Contract

The Pittsburgh Pirates confirmed on Tuesday that they have extended the contract of manager Clint Hurdle by exercising the 2014 option on his present deal and agreeing to an option for the 2015 season. Hurdle was entering the final year of a three-year contract, and his team is attempting to improve on last season’s 79-83…

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Emlenton Hill Road Project Set To Begin

PennDOT announced on Wednesday that the Emlenton Hill Improvement Project will begin shortly after the first of next month. Spokesman Jim Carroll said the three-phase project will include a “full-depth” reconstruction of about a mile-and-a-half of Route 38 in Scrubgrass Townshp and Emlenton Borough from the intersection with Route 208 to the juncture with Route…

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Mercer Man Charged In Crash That Damaged Franklin Man’s Car

State Police in Butler County have charged a Mercer man after they say he was driving without his lights on and hit a car driven by a Franklin man. Troopers say 21 year-old Spencer Upton was also heading south on the northbound lane of Route 8 near Route 58 in Harrisville when the collision occurred.…

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Pittsburgh Contacted About Interest In Hosting 2024 Summer Olympics

The office of Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl confirmed on Wednesday that Pittsburgh is one of 35 U.S. cities that has been contacted by the United States Olympic Committee as that agency attempts to gauge major cities’ interest in being host to the 2024 Summer Olympics. The USOC does not guarantee that the country will be…

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No Injuries In Dramatic Tuesday Fire In Downtown Franklin

Damages will total in the hundreds of thousands of dollars in a fire that ripped through the top floor of a five-story building in the downtown business district in Franklin on Tuesday. The fire was reported at about noon Tuesday at the Liberty Building on the 1200-block of Liberty Street.  Six fire companies responded, and…

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Knox Group Home Fire Under Investigation

Damage totals should approach $100-thousand in a fire that damaged a group home in the Knox area on Monday night. State Police are investigating the cause of the fire that broke out at about 10:00 PM at a home on East State Street in Knox Borough.  The blaze damaged an attic, but apparently had started…

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Minor Earthquake Reported Near Williamsport

Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey say a minor earthquake that was reported early Tuesday morning was centered near Williamsport. Actually, experts listed the event as “a minor earth tremor.”  Williamsport police say they didn’t even receive any calls about the matter. The tremor registered 2.3 on the Richter scale.  USGS officials say most people…

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Wind Causes Power Outages In The Titusville Area

The wind was blamed on power outages that affected nearly 600 customers around the Titusville area early Tuesday evening. Residents in parts of Titusville, Hydetown and Oil Creek Township lost power shortly after 5:00 PM, and many remained without electricity until about 8:00 PM. Electric company officials did not specify the problem, but affirmed it…

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Pitt Blows Home Game Against Notre Dame

The Pitt Panthers (20-7; 8-6 Big East) squandered an early 19-3 lead Monday night, and lost a 51-42 home decision to Notre Dame (21-6; 9-5). After missing 18 of their first 19 shots, the Fighting Irish shot 60 percent from the floor the rest of the way.  Pitt missed 21 of their final 30 shots.…

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