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Experimental Aircraft Crashes Near Grove City Airport

The pilot of an experimental aircraft was airlifted to a Pittsburgh hospital late Friday morning after his plane crashed near Grove City Airport. As of early Friday afternoon, the pilot’s name had not been released.  One first-responder ventured that the man’s injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. The crash occurred shortly after 11:00 AM…

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The Oil Heritage Festival – This Weekend

Here’s a look at a partial listing of activities planned for this weekend at the annual Oil Heritage Festival in Oil City:   Saturday, July 26 >> The Venango Youth for Christ Oil Heritage Pancake Breakfast – 7:00 AM until 11:30 AM at Asbury Hall at Grace United Methodist Church. >> The Oil City Firefighters…

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Upcoming PennDOT Projects Include Resurfacing Of Sections Of Routes 38 And 227

One of the PennDOT road rehabilitation projects expected to be started on the week of July 28 is a resurfacing job on a three-and-a-half mile stretch of Route 38 in southern Venango County and northern Clarion County. The work zone will cover parts of Richland and Salem Townships and should start, weather permitting, on Monday.…

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Friday – Day Two At Oil Heritage Festival

Day two of the 2014 Oil Heritage Festival in Oil City will begin at 9:30 AM with a six-hour children’s pool party at the Nelles Pool at Hasson Heights. The Oil City Salvation Army will hold a Fabric Fair from 10:00 AM until 7:00 PM.  The two-day Oil Heritage Artisan and Fine Craft Festival will…

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Three Hurt In Crash Near Clarion; Shippenville Woman Flown To A Pittsburgh Hospital

A Shippenville woman who was one of three people injured in a two-car collision near Clarion on Thursday afternoon was airlifted to a hospital in the Pittsburgh area for the treatment of serious injuries. Two others were treated at Clarion Hospital. State Police officials say the accident occurred shortly before 3:00 PM Thursday on Route…

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Guys Mills Boy Wins National Story Writing Contest

A first-grader from Guys Mills has won a national story writing contest organized by the Public Broadcasting System. Seven year-old Ethan Mattocks, who is home-schooled, won top honors in this year’s PBS Kids Writers Contest, held in conjunction with the television network’s “Reading Rainbow” program. His short story, running nine pages, is entitled “Once Upon…

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Beer Rig Crashes On I-79

State Police officials have confirmed that the tractor-trailer that crashed on Interstate 79 in Crawford County early Thursday morning was carrying – a load of beer. The cargo had to be transferred before the rig could be moved. The incident occurred around 3:00 AM on the northbound lanes of the highway.  The rig’s driver, 60 year-old Kenneth Washington…

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Pennsylvania State Junior League Baseball Tournament – In Cranberry – Results And Schedule

Pennsylvania State Junior League (13-14 year-old) Baseball Tournament 1st- Round Schedule  (hosted by Cranberry Area Little League):   Cranberry Area Little League is hosting Pennsylvania’s state Junior League Baseball Tournament at the community’s sports complex next to Cranberry Elementary School. Eight teams began play Wednesday morning in a double elimination tournament in the 13-and-14 year-old Little League…

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State Little League Baseball Tournament Results; Clarion Goes 0-3

Pennsylvania State Little League Baseball (11 and 12 year-old) Tournament Results  (hosted by Lower Perkiomen Little League in Skippack Township):   First Round  -  Sunday, July 20 Taney 9, Clarion 3 Warwick Township 8, Montoursville 6 Red Land 14, Back Mountain 4  (5 inns.) Collier Township 9, Lionville 5   Monday, July 21 Back Mountain 15,…

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PennDOT Secretary Talks About State’s Transportation Law, Work Zones, Higher Speed Limits

PennDOT secretary Barry Schoch says his agency is on schedule to complete $2.3 billion in road and bridge replacement projects this year. Many of the projects were made possible through funding already beinf obtained due to the state’s new transportation law.  That is the same law, by the way, which allowed the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission to raise…

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