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Friday At The 2016 Venango County Fair

A busy day is planned for Friday (August 12) at the Venango County Fair. Morning activities are to include the open pleasure horse show and the Senior 4-H livestock showmanship contest. In the afternoon, the supreme livestock contest will begin at 1:00 PM, and a children’s pedal tractor pull is scheduled to start at 3:30…

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Pirates Return The Favor, Blank Padres 4-0

The Pittsburgh Pirates turned the tables on the San Diego Padres (49-65) in the rubber game of a three-game series at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Thursday afternoon, blanking the Padres 4-0, winning by the same score by which they were beaten on Wednesday night. Rookie starter Jameson Taillon (3-2) threw a three-hitter over eight innings,…

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Knox Woman Dies In Three-Vehicle Crash On Route 157

A Knox woman died early Wednesday evening in a three-vehicle crash at a Route 157 intersection in Cranberry Township. State Police accident investigators say 28 year-old Kayla Buller was a passenger in a pickup that traveled through the stop sign at the Hill City Road intersection with Route 157 and was struck by a pair…

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State’s Latest 12-Year Transportation Program Is Approved

The State Transportation Commission has approved a plan that anticipates spending over $61 billion on infrastructure over the next twelve years. PennDOT officials say this latest update to the twelve-year transportation program shows a continued surge on the state’s large backlog of bridge and highway maintenance.  In just the next four years, PennDOT plans to…

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Cochranton Man Charged In Meadville Armed Robbery

A Cochranton-area man has been arrested in the knifepoint robbery of a woman in Meadville last Saturday morning. 38 year-old Jacob Hill was arraigned on five charges on Wednesday in Titusville, and was placed in the Crawford County Jail with bail set at $50,000. Meadville City Police say Hill entered an elderly woman’s car at…

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Season-Low Two Hits In Pirates’ 4-0 Loss To Padres

The Pittsburgh Pirates (56-55) were held to a season-low two hits on Wednesday night in a 4-0 home loss to the San Diego Padres (49-64). Jordy Mercer and Andrew McCutchen both singled in the loss as San Diego starter Edwin Jackson (3-2) pitched seven innings of two-hit ball, and received an inning apiece of no-hit…

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PLCB Highlights Implementation Of First Changes in New Pennsylvania Liquor Laws

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board on Wednesday highlighted the first of the changes we may expect to see through the state’s newly revised liquor laws. At the grand opening of a new specialty beverage shop in York County, PLCB officials talked mostly about changes that will take place as early as this weekend. For instance,…

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Maryland Team Wins Junior League Baseball East Region Tournament

The team from West Salisbury, Maryland defeated East Windsor, New Jersey 7-6 on Wednesday morning to capture the Junior League Baseball East Region Tournament held in Freehold Township, New Jersey. Pennsylvania’s Section 2 champion, Yough, who captured the state title in a recent tournament hosted by Cranberry Area Little League, went 1-2 in the tourney…

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Thursday At The Venango County Fair

Despite the weather, the 2016 Venango County Fair moves on. Events during the day Thursday (8/11) are scheduled to include the dairy shows and the open game horse show. A cheese yield auction at 6:00 PM and the ever-popular 4-H livestock auction at 6:30 PM highlight the Thursday evening activities. The fair, at the Venango…

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National 811 Day Is Thursday, 8/11

Thursday, August 11 (8/11) is National 811 Day, and local utilities remind us it is meant to stress that homeowners and contractors should “Call Before You Dig.” A toll-free national hotline, 8-1-1, connects callers with local One-Call Centers.  Operators record the proposed excavation locations and notify utilities such as National Fuel Gas of the callers’…

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