Area News

Reward offered for tips in area murder case

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate The investigation into the late October shooting death of a Franklin County 6-year-old child in the Roxie area is continuing and authorities are still seeking help from the public in getting key information about the drive-by shooting. On Tuesday, Oct. 27, Robert London was struck in the head by a…

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School board approves payment for campus wi-fi improvements

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate The Franklin County Board of Education approved a payment of $251,430.10 on Monday, Nov. 30 for improvements to each area public school’s ability to access the internet through improved wi-fi infrastructure. During the special called meeting, Superintendent of Education Chris Kent said the session was necessary for the school district…

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Meadville OKs truck traffic ban

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate After months of ironing out the particulars of a proposed truck ban on municipal streets, the Meadville Board of Aldermen has adopted a no-through trucks ordinance to be enforced starting later in December. Mayor Lane Reed characterized the order as needed to limit long-term infrastructure damage — particularly to roads…

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