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Lisbon Morning Journal
Central Ohio man sentenced to life for raping childrenin prison without parole for raping two girls as his girlfriend stood by and pa
Central Ohio man sentenced to life for raping children
Lisbon Morning Journal / Posted an hour ago
in prison without parole for raping two girls as his girlfriend stood by and participated in some of the assaults. The Franklin County prosecutor's office says Alberto Hernandez was sentenced Tuesday in Columbus after being found guilty last... Read more
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The East Liverpool Review
Central Ohio man sentenced to life for raping childrenin prison without parole for raping two girls as his girlfriend stood by and pa
Central Ohio man sentenced to life for raping children
The East Liverpool Review / Posted an hour ago
in prison without parole for raping two girls as his girlfriend stood by and participated in some of the assaults. The Franklin County prosecutor's office says Alberto Hernandez was sentenced Tuesday in Columbus after being found guilty last... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Central Ohio man sentenced to life for raping childrenin prison without parole for raping two girls as his girlfriend stood by and pa
Central Ohio man sentenced to life for raping children
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 2 hours ago
in prison without parole for raping two girls as his girlfriend stood by and participated in some of the assaults. The Franklin County prosecutor's office says Alberto Hernandez was sentenced Tuesday in Columbus after being found guilty last... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
Chicago administrator chosen for Youngstown schools CEOschool board, teachers’ and classified employees’ unions filed a lawsuit agains
Chicago administrator chosen for Youngstown schools CEO
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 2 hours ago
school board, teachers’ and classified employees’ unions filed a lawsuit against the Ohio Department of Education asking a Franklin County Common Pleas Court judge to declare the law unconstitutional. That case is set for trial in September. After... Read more
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WBNS-10TV Columbus
Grove City man charged after child pornography found in donation binsay several photographs were found inside a tote bag last week of Sovie and a y
Grove City man charged after child pornography found in donation bin
WBNS-10TV Columbus / Posted 4 hours ago
say several photographs were found inside a tote bag last week of Sovie and a young child. According to Franklin County Municipal Court documents, Sovie is in the Franklin County Jail on a rape charge and being held on a $150,000... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Man charged with child rape after photos found in Salvation Army box Gary Sovie, 48, is being held in the Franklin County Jail with bond set at $1
Man charged with child rape after photos found in Salvation Army box
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 5 hours ago
Gary Sovie, 48, is being held in the Franklin County Jail with bond set at $150,000. Crime & Safety Headlines A Pickaway County man has been charged with raping a child after... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Nearly 10,000 AEP customers in Franklin County without power More than 9,000 Franklin County customers in Columbus are without power, in p
Nearly 10,000 AEP customers in Franklin County without power
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 9 hours ago
More than 9,000 Franklin County customers in Columbus are without power, in part because of a crash. The majority of the American Electric Power customers — 6,000 — are on the South and... Read more
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Daily Press
Don't stack deck, ante upveto the whole $100-billion-plus budget, and shut down the state government. T
Don't stack deck, ante up
Daily Press / Posted 12 hours ago
veto the whole $100-billion-plus budget, and shut down the state government. That's why clever state Sen. Bill Stanley, R-Franklin County, first slipped subsection 4 of section 64 of item 306 into the budget. It was a way of using the power of the... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Wildlife staff preps for possible bear huntConservation Commission won't receive a staff recommendation until just before
Wildlife staff preps for possible bear hunt
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 14 hours ago
Conservation Commission won't receive a staff recommendation until just before a meeting June 22 and June 23 in the Franklin County community of Eastpoint. But during a three-hour webinar Thursday, commission staff members were adamant that... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Students taught to stop safely, reduce crashesTURNERS FALLS, Mass. (WWLP) – Students at one Franklin County school received a
Students taught to stop safely, reduce crashes
WWLP Springfield / Posted 14 hours ago
TURNERS FALLS, Mass. (WWLP) – Students at one Franklin County school received a unique lesson in driving safety Tuesday morning. About 150 Franklin County Technical School students either went through the training Tuesday, or went through it in... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Obetz mayor charged with assault after fight at funeral hometried to separate family during the fray, Portier said. Scott would not provid
Obetz mayor charged with assault after fight at funeral home
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 14 hours ago
tried to separate family during the fray, Portier said. Scott would not provide a statement to Groveport police. He was due to appear today in Franklin County Municipal Court. Portier declined further comment. tdecker@dispatch.com @Theodore_De... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Warning devices to boost emergency response inside Franklin County buildings The Daily Briefing The Dispatch public affairs team talks politics and tackl
Warning devices to boost emergency response inside Franklin County buildings
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 14 hours ago
The Daily Briefing The Dispatch public affairs team talks politics and tackles state and federal government issues in the Buckeye Forum podcast. Your Right to Know If... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Wildlife staff preps for possible bear huntConservation Commission won't receive a staff recommendation until just before
Wildlife staff preps for possible bear hunt
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 14 hours ago
Conservation Commission won't receive a staff recommendation until just before a meeting June 22 and June 23 in the Franklin County community of Eastpoint.But during a three-hour webinar Thursday, commission staff members were adamant that a... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Man gets life with no parole for raping girls while mother watchedwatched was sentenced today to life without parole. Alberto P. Hernandez, 55,
Man gets life with no parole for raping girls while mother watched
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 15 hours ago
watched was sentenced today to life without parole. Alberto P. Hernandez, 55, was convicted of four counts of rape by a Franklin County jury on Friday. Common Pleas Judge Chris Brown imposed the sentence. Because one of the victims was younger... Read more
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Lake Placid News
Lt. gov.: Opioids now kill more than car crasheson the panel. Others in attendance Thursday included Lake Placid Mayor Craig R
Lt. gov.: Opioids now kill more than car crashes
Lake Placid News / Posted 18 hours ago
on the panel. Others in attendance Thursday included Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall and David "Billy" Jones of Chateaugay, chairman of the Franklin County legislature and a Democrat who is running to represent the state's 115th Assembly Dis... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Tree of Life case against Upper Arlington remains legal quagmire after 5 years$148,992. If the exempted property wasn’t exempt, Tree of Life would have had t
Tree of Life case against Upper Arlington remains legal quagmire after 5 years
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 20 hours ago
$148,992. If the exempted property wasn’t exempt, Tree of Life would have had to pay an additional $65,854 in in 2015, the Franklin County auditor’s office said. That doesn’t include income tax. The city thinks doctors in a medical practice will... Read more
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Boston Globe
How body-worn cameras work for one Massachusetts police departmentfive years. Watch a redacted video captured by a Methuen body camera: Few Mas
How body-worn cameras work for one Massachusetts police department
Boston Globe / Posted 21 hours ago
five years. Watch a redacted video captured by a Methuen body camera: Few Massachusetts towns have body cameras. The tiny Franklin County town of Gill has tried them, as has the Essex County Sheriff’s office. The Massachusetts Chiefs of Police... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Justice Insider: Columbus police kick off warm weather with Safety Initiativewho were checking on a local child-pornography case and grew concerned when the
Justice Insider: Columbus police kick off warm weather with Safety Initiative
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 21 hours ago
who were checking on a local child-pornography case and grew concerned when they saw the case logged as “dismissed” in Franklin County Municipal Court. The Dispatch is diligent when it comes to tracking the outcomes of cases that we decide to... Read more
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Duquoin.com
19-year-old Du Quoin man one of three killed Friday in wreck near SesserDu Quoin man one of three killed Friday in wreck near Sesser A head on crash o
19-year-old Du Quoin man one of three killed Friday in wreck near Sesser
Duquoin.com / Posted yesterday
Du Quoin man one of three killed Friday in wreck near Sesser A head on crash on Illinois Route 148 just north of Sesser in Franklin County has claimed three lives and injured another person.Franklin County officials say the drivers of both vehicles... Read more
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WBNS-10TV Columbus
How to avoid a lawsuit for back taxesbefore the subpoena, RITA tells 10 Investigates their policy is to send 3 notic
How to avoid a lawsuit for back taxes
WBNS-10TV Columbus / Posted yesterday
before the subpoena, RITA tells 10 Investigates their policy is to send 3 notices in the mail before filing a lawsuit. In Franklin County, four suburbs offer less than 100% credit for the 2.5% income tax paid by people working in Columbus.... Read more
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FOX 41 Louisville
Man who climbs flag poles for a living makes 'Old Glory' fly again at Franklin County parkand explained the exhausting process that keeps Old Glory flying high. There's
Man who climbs flag poles for a living makes 'Old Glory' fly again at Franklin County park
FOX 41 Louisville / Posted yesterday
and explained the exhausting process that keeps Old Glory flying high. There's been a noticeable absence along I-64 in one Franklin County park. "I got calls from all kinds of people about the flag," said the park's owner, C. Michael... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Courts' diversion programs offer shot at clean slatecases sealed. The Athens County prosecutor’s office has had a diversion progra
Courts' diversion programs offer shot at clean slate
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted yesterday
cases sealed. The Athens County prosecutor’s office has had a diversion program for about 25 years, Blackburn said. The Franklin County prosecutor’s office was the second in the state to establish one when it did so about 40 years ago,... Read more
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The News & Observer
Woman killed in accident on US 64 in Wake Countyon US 64 in Wake County Authorities in Wake County are investigating a fatal a
Woman killed in accident on US 64 in Wake County
The News & Observer / Posted yesterday
on US 64 in Wake County Authorities in Wake County are investigating a fatal accident along US 64 in Wake County, near the Franklin County line, ABC11 reports. Officials say a woman was killed in the accident around 6 a.m. along westbound US 64 at... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Rail companies on track to install technology by deadlineRailroads. Reports that the railroads filed with the state last year showed th
Rail companies on track to install technology by deadline
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted yesterday
Railroads. Reports that the railroads filed with the state last year showed that 45 million to 137 million gallons of crude oil rolls through Ohio each week, including about 25 million gallons through Franklin County. rrouan@dispatch.com @RickRo... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Hannah Neil's legacy continues with revamped behavioral health programwas an unfilled need here, especially for residential services, Strahm said. "
Hannah Neil's legacy continues with revamped behavioral health program
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted yesterday
was an unfilled need here, especially for residential services, Strahm said. "When we realized half of our kids were from Franklin County, we began looking here," he said. Part of that need grew out of the crater left behind when the last... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Fort Hayes' white poppies honor Franklin County's WWI dead, but relatives not yet found Finding white poppies on the campus of the Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education
Fort Hayes' white poppies honor Franklin County's WWI dead, but relatives not yet found
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted yesterday
Finding white poppies on the campus of the Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center isn’t difficult. Finding the families of the World War I troops whom the... Read more
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Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Study finds new drivers use their high beamsstudy on use of high beams, the first that I have seen, confirms what I have pe
Study finds new drivers use their high beams
Adirondack Daily Enterprise / Posted 2 days ago
study on use of high beams, the first that I have seen, confirms what I have perceived while driving on highways in Franklin County at night - far too many drivers fail to use high beams. A while back, while riding with a friend on a rural... Read more
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WBNS-10TV Columbus
Dublin amps up safety on the eve of Memorial Tournament activitiescoming and going." That heavy influx of traffic has Dublin Police calling in h
Dublin amps up safety on the eve of Memorial Tournament activities
WBNS-10TV Columbus / Posted 2 days ago
coming and going." That heavy influx of traffic has Dublin Police calling in help from outside agencies, including the Franklin County and Delaware County Sheriff’s Offices, Powell and Columbus Police and the State Highway Patrol. "A lot of... Read more
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WGAL 8 Susquehanna Valley
Water main break in Chambersburg slows travelCrews are working to repair a water main break in the 900 block of Lincoln Way
Water main break in Chambersburg slows travel
WGAL 8 Susquehanna Valley / Posted 2 days ago
Crews are working to repair a water main break in the 900 block of Lincoln Way East in Chambersburg, Franklin County. Officials say the break occurred around 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Emergency dispatchers are asking motorists to avoid the area.... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Central Ohio man faces life for raping childrenafter being convicted of raping two girls as his girlfriend stood by and partic
Central Ohio man faces life for raping children
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 2 days ago
after being convicted of raping two girls as his girlfriend stood by and participated in some of the assaults. The Franklin County prosecutor's office says a jury on Friday found Alberto Hernandez guilty of four counts of rape for the... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
More girls ages 10-14 taking their own livesof modern day life. We can all do something about it." If you or someone you k
More girls ages 10-14 taking their own lives
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 2 days ago
of modern day life. We can all do something about it." If you or someone you know is considering suicide, call the Franklin County Suicide Prevention Hotline at 614-221-5445; the Teen Suicide Prevention Hotline, 614-294-3300; or the... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Five weeks in, Pike County waits and hopes for answers in killingsfrom Piketon, Waverly and beyond. In addition, the state fire marshal’s office
Five weeks in, Pike County waits and hopes for answers in killings
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 2 days ago
from Piketon, Waverly and beyond. In addition, the state fire marshal’s office helped in the investigation, and the Franklin County dive team came from Columbus to, among other things, run special cameras down into wells to look for... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Foster care can rescue, enrich a lifehad been brought in to the center, while their home life could be effectively a
Foster care can rescue, enrich a life
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 2 days ago
had been brought in to the center, while their home life could be effectively assessed by the extraordinary caseworkers of Franklin County Children Services. Hours later something incredible happened. I encountered the unrehearsed and authentic... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Area Tennessee high school football coaches reflect on spring practiceswho coached Tate, has returned to the mountain. The former Jackets head coach m
Area Tennessee high school football coaches reflect on spring practices
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 3 days ago
who coached Tate, has returned to the mountain. The former Jackets head coach most recently was defensive coordinator at Franklin County. He'll coach defensive backs. Coach Dan Duff and one assistant handled 45 players this spring. It was a... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Weekly Roadwork Report – TxDOT Atlanta District For May 29 – June 4 2016 - Weekly Roadwork Report – TxDOT Atlanta District For May 29 – June 4 2016 Bowie County US 259 – At Red River north of De Kalb constructing new bridge. IH 30 – From SH 8 ...and resurfacing pavement. Highway is closed to through-traffic which is being d
Weekly Roadwork Report – TxDOT Atlanta District For May 29 – June 4 2016 - Weekly Roadwork Report – TxDOT Atlanta District For May 29 – June 4 2016 Bowie County US 259 – At Red River north of De Kalb constructing new bridge. IH 30 – From SH 8 ...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 3 days ago
and resurfacing pavement. Highway is closed to through-traffic which is being detoured onto FM 123 and US 79. IH 30 – From Franklin County Line to Morris County Line, repairing pavement and installing new guard rails. Various lane closures. SH 155... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Berkshire leaders discuss challenges of regionalizationsentiments, suggesting that perhaps Berkshire County could have a council of go
Berkshire leaders discuss challenges of regionalization
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 3 days ago
sentiments, suggesting that perhaps Berkshire County could have a council of governments. Neighboring local governments in Franklin County share power on a Franklin Regional Council of Governments, Cariddi noted. Efforts to streamline services... Read more
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NBC 12 Richmond
Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones shot to death in Dallas, TXpast Franklin Co. to win Conf. 3 softball title Cosby won the conference three
Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones shot to death in Dallas, TX
NBC 12 Richmond / Posted 3 days ago
past Franklin Co. to win Conf. 3 softball title Cosby won the conference three softball championship with an 11-9 win over Franklin County. Cosby won the conference three softball championship with an 11-9 win over Franklin County. Activists... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Students with disabilities shine during graduation ceremonyof stuck on a loop until Wednesday, when she and 22 other students graduated fr
Students with disabilities shine during graduation ceremony
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 3 days ago
of stuck on a loop until Wednesday, when she and 22 other students graduated from the school-age programs operated by the Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities. They took to the stage at the West Central School on foot and in... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
State lawmakers end session without passing tax exemption for Nationwide Arenateam talks politics and tackles state and federal government issues in the Buck
State lawmakers end session without passing tax exemption for Nationwide Arena
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 3 days ago
team talks politics and tackles state and federal government issues in the Buckeye Forum podcast. Your Right to Know The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority will fight to lower the $143.4 million value of Nationwide Arena after state... Read more
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WBNS-10TV Columbus
Woman claims she was recently attacked by serial rape suspects Outside of Franklin County court where her son appeared for the first time on
Woman claims she was recently attacked by serial rape suspects
WBNS-10TV Columbus / Posted 4 days ago
Outside of Franklin County court where her son appeared for the first time on accusations he’s a serial rapist, Melinda Pearce said 19-year-old Eric Allen Robinson might be a lot of... Read more
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FOX 43 Harrisburg
Dog wardens to conduct license, rabies vaccination checks in PA countiesLebanon counties, ensuring all dog owners have current licenses and rabies vacc
Dog wardens to conduct license, rabies vaccination checks in PA counties
FOX 43 Harrisburg / Posted 4 days ago
Lebanon counties, ensuring all dog owners have current licenses and rabies vaccinations for their dogs. Counties include: Franklin County; the week of May 30 Lebanon County; the week of June 6 Adams County; the week of June 27 The Department of... Read more
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CBS 6 Richmond
K-9 investigator joins Virginia-based Internet Crimes Task Forcestorage devices, is the newest member of the SOVA ICAC. Wyoming’s crime fighti
K-9 investigator joins Virginia-based Internet Crimes Task Force
CBS 6 Richmond / Posted 4 days ago
storage devices, is the newest member of the SOVA ICAC. Wyoming’s crime fighting partner and investigator with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Nick Shockley, said the dog can find things human detectives might miss. "Obviously we are... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Armando Sanchez-Chavez: High-Violent gang member with 7 warrants on the run in Tri-CitiesWANTED IN TRI-CITIES — Six of the warrants Armando Sanchez-Chavez, a.k.a. ‘Mon
Armando Sanchez-Chavez: High-Violent gang member with 7 warrants on the run in Tri-Cities
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 4 days ago
WANTED IN TRI-CITIES — Six of the warrants Armando Sanchez-Chavez, a.k.a. ‘Mondo’ has are in Franklin County. The seventh is from the Department of Corrections for breaking probation on meth and identity theft busts. ‘Mondo’ perfectly describes... Read more
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WBNS-10TV Columbus
Serial rape suspect held on $2 million bond, search for others continuesBurgess Avenue. They suspect him in three west side rapes over the last five w
Serial rape suspect held on $2 million bond, search for others continues
WBNS-10TV Columbus / Posted 4 days ago
Burgess Avenue. They suspect him in three west side rapes over the last five weeks. Pearce-Robinson appeared before a Franklin County judge Friday. At the request of Columbus Police for investigative purposes, 10TV is not showing his... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Memorial Day Weekend travel popular in Franklin Countybooming this Memorial Day weekend. AAA predicts more than 38-million travelers
Memorial Day Weekend travel popular in Franklin County
WWLP Springfield / Posted 4 days ago
booming this Memorial Day weekend. AAA predicts more than 38-million travelers will be on the road, the most since 2005. Franklin County is used to an influx of tourists this time of year. “It’s a beautiful area it’s just so refreshing so calming... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
More people are buying homes in Greenfieldhomes. Home sales jumped 15% in western Massachusetts; the average price of th
More people are buying homes in Greenfield
WWLP Springfield / Posted 4 days ago
homes. Home sales jumped 15% in western Massachusetts; the average price of those homes selling has also gone up. In Franklin County, the average sale price for homes went up $15,000, this is higher than any other county. 22News asked Joseph... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Month of May below average rainfallto this week’s updated U.S. Drought Monitor eastern Hampden County, southern Be
Month of May below average rainfall
WWLP Springfield / Posted 4 days ago
to this week’s updated U.S. Drought Monitor eastern Hampden County, southern Berkshire County and now northern Franklin County are in the abnormally dry category. It does look like we could see some showers this weekend and early next... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
SLIDESHOW: Bear Found In Tree In Fort Smith Neighborhoodin to tranquilize and move it. According to AGFC, the bear will be released in
SLIDESHOW: Bear Found In Tree In Fort Smith Neighborhood
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted 4 days ago
in to tranquilize and move it. According to AGFC, the bear will be released in the White Rock Mountain reaction area in Franklin County. There was another bear sighting reported in Fort Smith near Central Mall Thursday evening. A video shared... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Man convicted of raping two young girls with their mom in same bedtheir mom in same bed The ponytailed, 9-year-old girl was dwarfed by the witne
Man convicted of raping two young girls with their mom in same bed
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 4 days ago
their mom in same bed The ponytailed, 9-year-old girl was dwarfed by the witness stand as she wiped away tears and told a Franklin County jury that she was raped by her mother's boyfriend in their North Linden home. Her mother was with them in... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
Quick trips: Zoos less than 3 hour drive from Daytonof all ages can touch a sea star or see a manatee up close. General admission
Quick trips: Zoos less than 3 hour drive from Dayton
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 4 days ago
of all ages can touch a sea star or see a manatee up close. General admission costs $19.99 per adults residing outside of Franklin County, $14.99 for seniors and from free to $14.99 for children depending upon age. Active and non-active military... Read more
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