Monthly Archives: December 2012

Pouncey, Miller Selected As Pro Bowlers

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and tight end Heath Miller have been selected to the AFC Pro Bowl team. The Pro Bowl game will be played January 27th in Honolulu. Pouncey has been selected as a Pro Bowler for three consecutive years.  This season, he has started 14 of the Steelers’ 15 games, including one…

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Up To Ten Inches Of Snow Falls In Local Area

As daybreak approached on Thursday, a Winter Storm Warning for the Oil Region was expiring. The storm which struck late in the morning of the day following Christmas dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of northern and northwestern Pennsylvania, closed some stores early, and forced the closings of a number of highways…

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Nazi Camp Guard Who Lived In Mercer County Dies

A man who lived in Mercer County for many years after he served as a guard at a Nazi concentration camp during World War Two died last week, and was buried Monday in Hermitage. 88 year-old Anton Geiser continued fighting deportation attempts up until his last days. Geiser moved to the Sharon area inthe 1950′s,…

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Pirates Trade Joel Hanrahan And Brock Holt

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Boston Red Sox announced Wednesday that they have completed a six-player deal that sends closer Joel Hanrahan to Boston. In exchange for Hanrahan and infielder Brock Holt, the Pirates will receive first baseman/outfielder Jerry Sands, right-handed pitchers Mark Melancon and Stolmy Pimentel, and infielder Ivan DeJesus, Jr. Hanhrahan posted a…

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Rockland Fire Department Burglarized

The State Police are investigating a burglary that occurred sometime early Monday at the Rockland Township Volunteer Fire Department. Investigators tell KQW that someone stole about $3,300 worth of medical response equipment, $100 worth of batteries, and abour $300 in cash. The incident occurred sometime between midnight Sunday and 8:30 AM on Monday.  Entry was…

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Coraopolis Man Sentenced In Cousin’s Shooting Death

A Coraopolis man, who was convicted in Venango County Court of involuntary manslaughter in the accidental shooting death of his cousin, has been sentenced to two to five years in prison. 39 year-old Frank Whiteside-Bartley was convicted in October in the death of 33 year-old Eriek Peoples, from Canton, Ohio, near a railroad tressel near…

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Jeff Ruditus Named Venango County Jail Warden

The new warden at the Venango County Jail in Franklin will be Jeff Ruditus, who will move up from Chief Deputy Warden when Warden Major Smith retires next week. Ruditus has been a member of the county jail staff since 1989. Deputy Warden Kelly McKensie will be promoted to Chief Deputy Warden.

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Steelers’ 2013 Opponents Announced

Steelers.com reports that the Pittsburgh Steelers now know the identities of their opponents for the 2013 season. The National Football League will not announce most actual game dates until April. In addition to the home-and-home series with AFC North rivals Cleveland, Baltimore and Cincinnati, Pittsburgh will play home games against Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Miami and…

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Oil City Home A Total Loss In Sunday Morning Fire

Fire officials have declared an Oil City home ravaged by fire early Sunday morning a total loss. Fire destroyed the Gregory Long residence on the 100-block of West Third Street.  Long was not home at the time. Oil City, Seneca and Cornplanter firefighters responded to the Long residence shortly after 4:30 AM Sunday.  Crews were…

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Fire Destroys Grove City Design Business

A total of thirteen fire companies responded to a pair of outbreaks of a fire that destroyed a screen printing business in Grove City over the weekend. The initial fire was reported at about 8:30 PM Saturday night.  The blaze rekindled Sunday morning. Officials say the fires destroyed a design business on Third Street in…

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