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Franklin High School Band To Play In Washington D.C.’s Memorial Day Parade

The Franklin High School Black Knight Marching Band will be in Washington, D.C. this holiday weekend to march and play in the National Memorial Day Parade. The rest of the holiday will be spent by the Franklin students in touring the nation’s capitol and its monuments, memorials, museums and official buildings. The band has appeared…

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Area Memorial Day Parades, Ceremonies Set

Monday’s Memorial Day holiday will bring with it parades and memorial ceremonies. Among the events scheduled in this part of the Oil Region are parades in Franklin and Titusville. Franklin’s processional will be preceded by ceremonies at 9:00 AM on the 13th Street Bridge and 9:30 at Franklin Cemetery.  The parade will begin at 10:00 AM,…

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Seventeen Arrests Made This Week In Clarion County Drug Sales Cases

Law enforcement officials announced Friday the arrests of seventeen people in connection with the sales of a variety of illegal drugs in Clarion County in cases which have been under investigation in the county for as long as two years. Fifteen of the arrests were on charges of the delivery of drugs including heroin, methamphetamine,…

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Two Hurt In Friday Crash At Franklin’s Washington Crossing

Two people were hurt Friday morning in a two-car crash at a Franklin intersection. Franklin City Police say a car driven by Patricia Baird, from Murraysville in Allegheny County, went through a red light at the intersection of Washington Crossing and Elk Street.  The vehicle was then struck by a car operated by Cinnamon Evans,…

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Oil City Man Accused Of Attacking Another With A Knife And Other Objects

An Oil City man was arrested late Thursday morning after he allegedly attacked another man with a knife and other objects. Oil City Police say 40 year-old Corey Budzinski stands accused of assaulting a 21 year-old man who later required hospital treatment.  Investigators say Budzinski was already on parole. Budzinski was charged with both aggravated…

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Delays Expected On Route 322 Between Shippenville And Clarion Due To Milling And Repaving Project

Motorists heading toward Clarion are already noticing traffic delays between Shippenville and Clarion because of an extensive milling and repaving project which is already underway. The River Hill area will be included in the project.  For now, PennDOT officials are advising travelers that congestion can be especially expected around the intersection of Routes 322 and…

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State Senator Wants To Return Lifeguards To Pennsylvania State Park Beaches

Visitors to Pennsylvania’s state parks this holiday weekend may be surprised to see that the parks with beaches have no lifeguards. One state lawmaker wants to change that. The lifeguards were eliminated from all but two state park beaches in 2008 as a cost-saving move.  Now, state Senator Rob Teplitz is sponsoring legislation to restore…

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Debate Opens On Funding For Marcellus Shale Health Registry

Governor Tom Wolf wants to establish a registry to monitor health effects from gas drilling in the Marcellus shale region. The Governor has proposed 100-thousand dollars in the state budget for the next fiscal year for the registry which would be run by the state Health Department and the Department of Environmental Protection. The acting DEP Secretary, John…

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More Chilly Temperatures To Precede More Balmy Holiday Weekend

The weatherman is predicting a more balmy holiday weekend, but before we get there, some additional unseasonably cold temperatures can be expected in the Oil Region. As the roller coaster continues, forecasts show that early evening showers Thursday could actually precede rising temperatures after 10:00 PM.  Then, after readings in the 50’s on Friday morning,…

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Experts Say Memorial Day Travel By Auto Should Be Busiest In Ten Years

Travel experts from AAA say automobile travel over the Memorial Day weekend should be the busiest it has been in about ten years. The official holiday travel period begins at midnight Thursday. Projections indicate that about 37-million Americans will travel fifty or more miles from home at some point over the holiday.  That number represents about 4.6…

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