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American Ryan Hunter-Reay Wins Indianapolis 500

For the first time in eight years, an American racer has won Memorial Day’s Indianapolis 500. Ryan Hunter-Reay edged three-time winner Helio Castroneves by six-hundredths of one second in the second-closest finish ever at the Brickyard. Marco Andretti finished third, and Carlos Munoz placed fourth.

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Scott Wins Colonial In 3-Hole Playoff

Just days after he moved into the number-one spot in the world golf rankings, Adam Scott captured the PGA’s Byron Nelson Tournament at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth. Scott sank a seven-foot birdie putt on the third playoff hole to beat Jason Dufner.  Freddie Jacobson and Nicholas Thompson tied for third place. Scott…

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North Clarion’s Mitch Obenrader Wins National Javelin Title; Franklin’s Nic Jones Places In The High Jump

Penn State – Erie freshman Mitch Obenrader, a North Clarion High School graduate, made history on Saturday with a win in the javelin event at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track-and-Field Championships at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. Obenrader shattered his school’s record by more than eleven feet with a winning toss of 219′…

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Franklin’s Abby Jones Wins Third Straight Silver Medal In PIAA High Jump

Franklin High School junior Abby Jones won the silver medal for the third consecutive year in the high jump competition at the PIAA Track-and-Field Championships at Seth Grove Stadium at Shippensburg University. Jones’ official final statistic for the 2014 competition held Friday morning was posted at 5 feet, 8 inches.  Last week, she won her…

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Corbett Order Allows More Natural Gas Leasing In State Parks And Forests

Governor Tom Corbett on Friday issued an executive order that opens state parks and forests up to additional leasing for natural gas drilling. Corbett’s statement says the decision would allow natural gas to be extracted from under the surface of the ground, but only if it does not “result in additional surface disturbance on state…

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Oil Region Observes Memorial Day

The Oil Region is joining the rest of the country this weekend in observing Memorial Day. The holiday stemmed from “Decoration Day” memorials held throughout the nation during the Civil War.  Decoration Day became a national remembrance occasion in 1868. The term Memorial Day is believed to have originated in the 1880’s, but the day…

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Morton Gets First Win; Pirates Earn Third Straight Victory, 4-3 Over Washington

Pedro Alvarez slammed a two-run home run, and Charlie Morton earned his first victory of the season in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 4-3 win over the Washington Nationals in a game played Friday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The win was the third straight for the Pirates (21-26), who stay seven games behind the Milwaukee…

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Franklin Advances To D-10 Baseball Championship Game On Madden 3-Hitter

Ryan Madden fired a three-hit complete game, complete with 12 strikeouts, and the Franklin Knights advanced to the District 10 “AA” baseball championship game with a 5-0 shutout of Mercyhurst Prep in semifinal action Friday at Slippery Rock University. The Knights (17-2) will meet Northwestern, one of only two teams to have beaten them during…

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Friday’s District 10 High School Baseball Playoff Results – May 23

District 10 High School Baseball Playoff Results  –  Friday, May 23:   “AA” Semifinals Franklin 5, Mercyhurst Prep 0 Northwestern 12, Saegertown 7   “AAA” Semifinals Corry 5, Grove City 1 Cathedral Prep 10, Harbor Creek 0  (5 inns.)

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Oil City Clutter Ordinance Available For Public Review

A new proposed ordinance in Oil City, aimed at eliminating what City Council has referred to as “clutter,” is available for review by the public on the city’s website, at City Hall and at the Oil City Library. Council has already considered the first reading of the ordinance. Basically, the statute would ban junk, garbage…

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