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Pitt Loses To Virginia On Buzzer-Beating Three-Pointer

Malcolm Brogdon hit a three-point field goal with four-tenths of a second remaining in the game on Sunday, avoiding overtime and beating Pitt 48-45 in a key ACC contest at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. For the Cavaliers, it was a fifth straight victory.  Virginia (17-5; 8-1 ACC) remains in second place in the conference, trailing only unbeaten…

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Penguins Lose 3-1 At Phoenix

Former Pittsburgh Penguins player Zbynek Michalek scored his first goal in 23 months on Saturday night, and teammates Mike Ribiero and Radim Vrbata both scored as the Phoenix Coyotes (26-19-10) beat the Penguins 3-1 in Glendale, Arizona. Evgeni Malkin tallied the only Pittsburgh goal. It was the first regulation loss for the Pens against a…

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Punxy Phil Calls For Six More Weeks Of Winter

In his annual February 2 appearance on Gobbler’s Knob outside Punxsutawney, groundhog prognosticator Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter. According to local lore, and through the yearly gathering organized by the club known as the Inner Circle, when Phil “emerges” at around 7:30 AM on the morning of February 2, he makes his prediction…

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Franklin Man Accused Of $15,000 In Thefts From Employer

A Franklin man has been charged with 44 theft charges after having been accused of stealing as much as $15,000 from his former employer. 21 year-old Benjerman Groger was arraigned last week on 22 counts of theft by unlawful taking and 22 counts of theft by deception. Groger is accused of taking money from the…

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No Injuries In Petrolia Factory Fire

No injuries were reported in a fire that broke out early Friday morning at a factory in Petrolia in Butler County. The two-alarm fire broke out at about 3:00 AM at Sonneborn Corporation, the former Witco Chemical facility, just off Route 268. C-93 Radio posts that early reports indicate the fire probably started in a…

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Pens Post 4-1 Win Over Kings In L.A.

Evgeni Malkin scored just 57 seconds into an NHL game in Los Angeles on Thursday night, and the Pittsburgh Penguins proceeded from there to win a 4-1 decision over the Kings (30-20-6). After the Kings’ Anze Kopitar tied the game midway through the first frame, Pittsburgh’s Chris Kunitz and Jussi Jokinen scored on first-period power…

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Utica Man Seriously Hurt In Route 322 Crash In Sugarcreek Borough

A Utica man was seriously injured early Friday morning when his truck twice left a Sugarcreek Borough highway. State Police accident investigators described injuries sustained by 37 year-old Jeffery Fry as “major.” Troopers say Fry was traveling west on Route 322 near Pine Road shortly before 2:00 AM Friday when his pickup left the right…

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Two Mugged, Man Injured In Oil City; Police Look For Witnesses

Oil City Police are looking for information on a mugging incident that occurred on Oil City’s North Side on Tuesday night. Officials say a man and woman were robbed on the 200-block of Cedar Avenue shortly after 10:00 PM Tuesday.  During the robbery, the assailant assaulted the male victim, who subsequently required treatment at UPMC…

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Oil City Man May Have Committed Three Burglaries In The Same Night

Police officials say they now believe that an Oil City man who has already been charged in early morning burglaries in Seneca and Franklin is responsible for a break-in at a rental center in Sugarcreek Borough the same night. The three incidents occurred in a span of just over an hour-and-a-half early last Friday morning.…

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Oil City North Side Traffic Detoured Due To Work Project

Crews continues working Friday morning on a problem underneath Center Street on Oil City’s North Side. The job, presumably created due to a water main malfunction, has forced the detour of all traffic approaching the heavily traveled intersection of Center and Spring Streets and Plummer Avenue.  Center Street traffic is being detoured onto Elm Street,…

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