Monthly Archives: December 2012

Pitt Is 11-1 After Win Over Delaware State

Talib Zanna scored 20 points on Wednesday night, leading Pitt (11-1) to a 71-43 victory over Delaware State. J.J. Moore recorded 15 points for the Panthers, and Steven Adams added 10. Pitt was playing without backup center Dante Taylor, who was sidelined with a head contusion. Tahj Tate paced the Hornets (5-7) with 19 points.

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No Real Estate Tax Hike In Sugarcreek Borough

Sugarcreek Borough Council on Wednesday passed a $1.57 million budget for 2013 which contains no real estate tax increase. Nearly $61,000 of an expected deficit will be handled by money from the Borough’s reserve account. The three council members who attended Wednesday’s meeting all gave approval to the spending plan. Two other council members could…

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Tractor-Trailer Sideswipes Oil City School Bus

No one was injured Wednesday morning when a tractor-trailer made contact with a school bus in Oil City. Police say the tractor-trailer ran a red light and sideswiped the bus. The incident occurred at about 8:00 AM at the intersection of Main and Center Streets in Oil City.  The students on the bus, who were…

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Titusville, Crawford County Budgets Contain No Tax Hikes

The city of Titusville’s $3.57 million budget for 2013 has been approved without a real estate tax increase. The spending plan was unanimously passed Tuesday by Titusville City Council. Meanwhile, the Crawford County commissioners set the county tax rates to line up with the 2012 numbers. The commissioners had on December 6 approved a $37.7…

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One Injured In Tuesday’s South Side Crash

One man was injured in that collision between a car and a garbage truck on Oil City’s South Side on Tuesday morning. Streets were closed for nearly five hours, and electric crews were on the scene even longer after the crash at the intersection of Central Avenue and East First Street around 9:30 AM.  The…

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Woman Accused Of Stealing $500 Chihuahua

An Oil City-area woman is being charged with burglary.  She is accused if stealing a $500 dollar dog from a residence in Cherrytree Township. State Police tell KQW that Phylisha Rankin entered a Breedtown Road residence and stole a chihuahua. The incident allegedly occurred on the morning of November 30.  The dog was located and…

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Polk Elementary School To Be Sold To County

The Franklin Area School Board agreed Monday night to sell the former Polk Elementary School to the County of Venango. The complex apparently will be utilized as a fifteen-bed personal care home for individuals with intellectual disabilities who are presently housed at Sugarcreek Station. The grounds on the property will still be used for Polk’s…

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Texas Brothers Sentenced In Marijuana Import Operation

Two brothers from Texas have been sentenced in Crawford County Court to state prison terms for masterminding an operation that transported marijuana from Texas to western Pennsylvania several times a year. 29 year-old Miguel Rodriguez, from Corpus Christi, was sentenced to 4-to-8 years, and his twin brother, Marcelino Rodriguez, from Eddy, Texas, was handed down…

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Family Escapes Early Morning Titusville Fire

A Titusville family was able to escape an early morning fire unharmed. Titusville fire officials say the fire broke out shortly before 12:30 AM Tuesday morning at a home on the 500-block of West Central Avenue.  The family had fled the home before crews arrived on the scene. The lower floor of the two-story structure…

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Ohio Man Faces Charges In Plum Township Crash

Two people were injured, and a driver from Ohio faces charges in a one-vehicle accident that occurred on Sunday evening in northern Venango County. State Police say that a car driven by 34 year-old Bradley Russell, from Hilliard, Ohio, slid off Route 27 in Plum Township and struck a large tree. Troopers told KQW that…

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