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Franklin To Again Host Pennsylvania Stone-Skipping Championships

The Pennsylvania Stone-Skipping Championships will once again be held in Franklin. The event, which will include the participation of at least two world champions, including the current holder of the Guinness Book of World Record’s mark, will be held Saturday, August 22 near Riverfront Park at the confluence of French Creek and the Allegheny River.…

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Crawford County Fair Begins Saturday

The 70th Crawford County Fair begins Saturday morning (Aug. 22) with a 9:00 AM farm and antique tractor pull. The event will run through the following Saturday, August 29. The Miss Crawford County Fair pageant will be held on Sunday evening.  The ever-popular country music concerts this year will feature Jake Owen and Colt Ford…

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Veterans Party Of America Presents Former Franklin Man As Presidential Candidate

An organization known as the Veterans Party of America has presented a former Franklin man as their presidential candidate. 44 year-old Chris Keniston, a 1989 Franklin High School graduate, has had a lengthy career in the Air Force.  In the civilian world, Keniston is identified as the maintenance and reliability engineer for chemical company Solvay. …

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Opening Round Of Little League World Series Rained Out

Thursday’s opening round of four games at the annual Little League World Series in South Williamsport was rained out, and all eight first-round contests are now scheduled to be played on Friday (Aug. 21). Action will begin at 10:00 AM.  The four International Division openers will be played at Volunteer Stadium, and the four first-round…

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Governor To Examine New Republican Offer In State Budget Talks

Democratic Governor Tom Wolf will look over a proposal from Republican lawmakers which might have signaled some movement in state budget talks. GOP leaders have reportedly agreed to a part of Wolf’s plan to fund education if the Governor agrees to a public pension overhaul which would see future school and state employees moved to…

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Carlton Man Hit By Falling Tree At Lake Latonka Work Site

A Carlton man has been hospitalized in Pittsburgh after he was struck by a falling tree during an incident at a tree-cutting work site in Mercer County. 45 year-old Michael Hiles was listed in critical condition. Hiles was working with others in the Lake Latonka area when the accident occurred on Tuesday morning.  Co-workers removed…

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Governor Wolf Pleased With Safety Expert’s Report On Improving Oil Train Safety

Governor Tom Wolf says he is pleased with the report issued this week recommending additional measures for the safe transportation of crude oil by rail line through Pennsylvania. The recommendations include improving track maintenance and lowering the speed limit for trains in areas with at least 100,000 residents. Dr. Allen Zarembsky, the University of Delaware…

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Oil City Man Injured When Motorcycle Hits Car

Police officials tell KQW an Oil City man was injured early Tuesday evening when he ran a red light and his motorcycle struck a car. The incident happened just after 6:00 PM at an intersection on Route 322 in Cranberry. State Police accident investigators say 36 year-old Cory Gilmore was thrown from his motorcycle and…

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Three Hurt In Five-Vehicle Crash On Route 8 In Southern Crawford County

Three of five drivers were hurt Tuesday morning in a multi-vehicle crash in Oilcreek Township in southern Crawford County. State Police officials say the chain-reaction shortly before 10:00 AM began while three vehicles were stopped at a Route 8 intersection with the lead vehicle ready to make a left turn. A fourth driver, 23 year-old Lydia…

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Little League World Series Begins Thursday In South Williamsport

South Williamsport is ready for the start of another Little League World Series baseball tournament. The action will begin Thursday (Aug. 20) at 1:00 PM, and the Mid-Atlantic Regional champions, Pennsylvania’s Red Land team from the Lewisberry area, will first play on Friday night at 8:00 PM.  The tournament lasts for about a week-and-a-half. Preliminary…

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