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Bucs Split; Pirates Win Suspended Game, Lose Tuesday Contest To Reds’ Pitcher Mike Leake’s Hitting Skills

Andrew McCutchen doubled for the Pittsburgh Pirates and scored on a single by Russell Martin to break a 7-7 tie in the first inning (7th overall) of a game suspended by rain after six innings on Monday and resumed on Tuesday at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. The 8-7 win over the Cincinnati Reds came…

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Oil City Man Charged With Harming Four Month-Old Girl

An Oil City man was charged this week after he was accused of physically harming a four month-old girl. Injuries to the child include a broken arm and a broken leg.  Police say the injuries were sustained on the evening of April 5 at an Oil City residence. Oil City Police charged 24 year-old Scott…

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Leeper Man Wanted For Fleeing Crash, Leaving Children Behind, Turns Himself In

A Leeper man, who was wanted by police ever since he was accused of fleeing the scene of an April 6th crash and leaving behind three young children, turned himself in to authorities on Tuesday. 24 year-old Robert Myers walked into a district magisterial judge’s office Tuesday morning, and was arraigned on charges that include…

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Tuesday Power Problems Related To Hillside Fire In Oil City

Officials say downed power lines were responsible for electrical outages and power glitches in both Oil City and Franklin around midday Tuesday, and the situation may have led to a fire to which two fire departments responded at about the same time. Explosions in one or more electrical transformers compounded the problems.  The entire situation…

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Oil City’s Wash Day Is Wednesday

Oil City’s annual Wash Day is scheduled for Wednesday, April 16. The event has always featured individuals, business owners and community groups combining in  cleanup efforts throughout numerous neighborhoods in the city. City workers will remove the collected debris which should be left in the garbage bags that are provided by Oil City’s Public Works…

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Woman Jailed After Door-To-Door Money, Bathroom Search

A woman was jailed over the weekend after she allegedly approached several Oil City residents, asking for money. 33 year-old Kathryn Sloan is accused of knocking on the doors of at least two homes early Saturday evening, asking for money and the use of the residents’ bathrooms.  In one case, Sloan is accused of using…

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Butler County Commissioners To Debate “In God We Trust”

The Butler County Commissioners are expected to debate Wednesday whether or not to display the motto “In God We Trust” in their meeting room in the county government building. At least one commissioner reportedly fears a battle with the American Civil Liberties Union. County Commissioner Dale Pinkerton has proposed the motto be displayed through an initiative…

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Deadlocked Pirates Game Suspended Until Tuesday

A Monday night game in Cincinnati in which ten home runs were hit in six innings will be resumed on Tuesday, preceding a regularly scheduled game, with the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds deadlocked at 7-7. The Pirates had slammed six solo homers, one shy of the team record.  The Reds belted four round-trippers,…

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Tax Deadline Day Is Here

If you have not yet filed your income tax forms, you are down to the last several hours in which to get the job done. Today (April 15) is the deadline date for filing your income taxes on the federal, state and local levels. If you cannot finish your federal forms by the midnight deadline,…

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Two Year-Old Shot In The Face With A Handgun Near Cochranton

In Crawford County, police are investigating an incident in which a two year-old boy was shot in the face with a handgun. The incident occurred shortly after 1:30 PM Monday at a residence on Sugar Creek Lane in Wayne Township near Cochranton.  Investigators have released few details surrounding the incident, but early reports indicate the…

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