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Two Of Nine Charges Dropped Against Cooperstown-Area Woman Accused Of Dragging Son And Another Woman With Her Motor Vehicle

Two of nine counts against a Cooperstown-area woman accused of dragging her son and her son’s stepmother with her vehicle have been dropped in Crawford County. Dual charges of aggravated assault against 34 year-old Kacie Bish have been withdrawn.  Bish still faces two counts each of simple assault, reckless endangerment and harassment, as well as a…

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Jamie Dixon Leaves Pitt To Coach At His Alma Mater, Texas Christian

The University of Pittsburgh has confirmed that Panthers basketball coach Jamie Dixon is leaving the school to coach at his alma mater, Texas Christian University. Dixon’s 13-year record at Pitt was 328-123 (.727 pct.).  Overall, he spent seventeen years in Pittsburgh, including four as the head assistant coach under Ben Howland. The only coach to…

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Harlem Wizards Coming To OIl City For Benefit Basketball Game

In an event to raise money for the Hasson Heights Elementary School playground, the Harlem Wizards will come to Oil City to play a benefit basketball game against a squad calling themselves the Hasson Hornets. The local team is to be made up of “Oil City teachers, staff and community members.” The game, scheduled for…

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Nicasio’s Scoreless String Continues; Pirates Split Monday’s Preseason Games

Juan Nicasio pitched five more scoreless innings on Monday as the starter in one of two preseason games played by the Pittsburgh Pirates (6-13-1). Nicasio struck out eight in a 2-0 win over the Minnesota Twins (9-9) in Fort Myers, Florida.  He allowed five hits and two walks.  In fifteen innings covering five starts in…

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96 Year-Old Tionesta Man Charged In January Car-Buggy Crash

On the heels of a fatal crash involving a box truck and a horse-drawn buggy last Thursday on Route 208 in Washington Township in northern Clarion County comes word of the arrest of a 96-year-old Tionesta man in a similar incident on the same highway in late January which left a woman with a broken…

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Indecent Assault Charges Refiled Against Franklin Church Mentor; Man Also Charged By State In Child Pornography Probe

Franklin City Police have refiled charges against a Franklin man who has been accused of having inappropriate contact with a 16 year-old girl whom a local church had asked him to mentor. Charges against 34 year-old Christopher Douglass now include unlawful contact with a minor, indecent assault on a person with a mental disability and…

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32 Year-Old Franklin Man Accused Of Seeking Out Minors In A Fast-Food Restaurant To Be His Drinking Buddies

A Franklin man faces charges after he was accused of entering a local fast-food restaurant with a bottle of alcohol and trying to talk a pair of juveniles into “drinking with him.” Franklin City Police say the suspect, identified as 32 year-old James Denny, was creating a disturbance when they arrived on the scene. Police…

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State House Lawmakers Unanimously Approve Heritage Area Program Act

The state’s House of Representatives last week unanimously approved the Heritage Area Program Act, which officially recognizes the Pennsylvania Heritage Area Program. The House resolution was introduced in October by state Representative Lee James, from Oil City.  It would instruct the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to develop uniform guidelines and procedures statewide for the program. …

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Pittsburgh Named Best Easter City

The website Wallethub.com has named Pittsburgh the best U.S. city in which to observe Easter. Site officials say they used as factors in determining the top Easter cities the percentage of the population which is Christian, the number of candy and flower shops they have, the number of events such as Easter egg hunts, and…

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Penguins Move To Third In The East With 6-2 Rout Of First-Place Washington

A half-dozen different Pittsburgh players scored on Sunday evening as the Penguins routed first-place Washington 6-2 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. With the success, the Pens (40-24-8) matched their longest winning streak of the season – six games.  After starting the weekend as the #7-seed in the NHL’s Eastern Conference, dual weekend wins have…

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