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Saturday At The Venango County Fair – August 9

The annual Venango County Fair ends Saturday (8/9) at the 4-H Fairgrounds on Route 62 between Franklin and Polk. The day opens with pet shows beginning at 9:00 AM and a garden tractor pull at 10:00 AM.  Representatives from Oil Creek State Park will present a program on birds from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM. …

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Local Team To Play For Third Place At Senior League Softball World Series

The Pennsylvania District 1 All-Star team representing Edinboro, Cochranton and Saegertown dropped a 5-1 decision to Missoula, Montana on Friday afternoon (8/8) at in the semifinals of the Senior League (15/16 year-old) Softball World Series in Lower Sussex, Delaware. Edinboro/Cochranton/Saegertown finished pool play with a 3-1 record, losing only to South Bend, Indiana before the setback…

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Pennsylvania Little League Champion Advances To Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship In Bristol, CT

Pennsylvania’s state Little League champion, after posting a 3-1 record in pool play and being seeded #2 for the semifinal round of the Little League Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament in Bristol, Connecticut, has qualified for the regional championship game with a 6-5 win over Colonie Little League (2-3) from the Albany, New York area. The tournament winner advances…

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Pittsburgh Man Found Guilty Of Attempted Murder In Clarion County Bar Attack

A Pittsburgh man has been found guilty of attempted murder by a Clarion County jury in a case in which he was accused of lying in wait for another man outside a bar and then assaulting the man with a tire iron. The jury deliberated into Wednesday evening before delivering the verdict against 32 year-old…

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Third Fire Hits Clarion Industries

For the third time this year, fire crews were called Thursday morning to a fire at Clarion Industries in the Shippenville area. Five departments responded to a blaze at the facility on Fiberboard Road just off Route 322 in Paint Township shortly after 9:30 AM Thursday.  The fire was reported to be inside a drying…

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Volquez Pitches One-Hit Ball Through Seven Innings In Pirates’ 7-2 Win Over Miami

Edinson Volquez pitched a one-hitter through seven innings, and Gregory Polanco drove in four runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Miami Marlins 7-2 on Thursday night in the rubber game of a three-game series at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. During his seven-inning stint, Volquez (9-7; 3.70 ERA) allowed only a fifth-inning single by Donovan…

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Drake Well Museum, Daughters Of The American Revolution To Host 100th Anniversary For DAR Monument

Drake Well Museum and Park and the Piety Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will observe the 100th anniversary of the unveiling of the museum’s DAR monument on Saturday (8/9) from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM as part of the Titusville area’s annual Oil Festival. In the early part of the 20th…

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Wings And Wheels This Weekend At Venango Regional Airport

The sixth annual Wings and Wheels Fly-In and Cruise-In will be held at Venango Regional Airport in Franklin this Saturday (8/9) from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Sponsored by Experimental Aircraft Association #988, the event will include antique airplanes, classic planes, light sport aircraft, experimental aircraft, gyrocopters, radio-controlled models and “pedal airplanes” for the youngsters.…

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Friday At The Venango County Fair – August 8

Friday night’s activities at the annual Venango County Fair will include the “Hot Farm Tractor” and “Hot Diesel Truck” pulls, a bacon cook-off open to any fair-goer, the 4-H Horse Costume Show, the 4-H clubs’ “Eggcellent” Adventure, a concert featuring Coston Cross and visits by children’s book illustrator John Manders. Friday’s events will begin in…

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Conneaut Park Lined Up For Sheriff’s Sale; Redevelopment Plan Rejected

The Crawford County Commissioners on Thursday voted to reject a redevelopment plan for Conneaut Lake Park. The decision apparently paves the way for the one-time amusement park and beach mecca to be sold by sheriff’s sale, possibly as soon as early fall. The revitalization plan was presented by a group known as the Economic Progress Alliance…

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