Beating the heat at pools

Jetson Martin, 5, shoots some water at friend McKenna Hefferman, 6, during a water gun fight Thursday at the Miller-Sibley pool in Franklin.

Residents have been seeking relief from the heat wave, with temperatures in the 90s, by visiting local swimming pools in Franklin and Oil City. On Thursday, the Miller Sibley pool in Franklin had about 100 visitors by 1 p.m., while the James A. Nelles memorial pool in Oil City saw 400-500 visitors since opening at noon. Children enjoyed water gun fights and pool tag, while older kids participated in handstand contests and used water slides. The heat wave is expected to continue, with temperatures reaching up to 91, and a chance of thunderstorms forecasted for today and Saturday.

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