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PennDOT Updates Performance Report

PennDOT officials say state residents may now view the ratings for Pennsylvania’s efforts in transportation safety, mobility, system preservation and accountability in the agency’s updated Transportation Performance Report. The agency’s head says the report “reviews the system’s status, performance within current resources and opportunities for progress.” Acting PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards says the report rated…

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State Senate Bill Would Encourage Private Development At Mass Transit Hubs

As Venango County officials mull a plan to convert the property currently occupied by the closed Oil City parking garage into a bus and transportation depot, a bill has been introduced in Harrisburg that is meant to encourage development at mass transit hubs. Legislation introduced by state Senator  Dominic Pileggi is intended to streamline the…

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Jones Comes Off Bench To Lead Pitt In 65-61 Win At Syracuse

Reserve guard Chris Jones scored 19 points on Saturday afternoon, leading Pitt to a 65-61 Atlantic Coast Conference victory at Syracuse. Jones hit seven of his ten shots from the field, including five-of-six from three-point range.  Jamel Artis added 16 points for Pitt (18-10; 7-7 ACC), and Michael Young scored 14. Rakeem Christmas paced Syracuse…

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Poor Shooting Dooms Penn State In 60-39 Loss At Northwestern

Penn State shot just 27 percent from the floor and went 1-for-8 from the free throw line on Saturday in a 60-39 Big Ten Conference loss at Northwestern (13-14; 4-10 Big Ten). The 39 points were the fewest allowed by Northwestern since a win over Penn State on February 19, 2005.  Wildcats reserve forward Vic…

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Fire Levels Home In Sandycreek; Firefighters Delayed By Engine Stuck In Snow

Two Sandycreek Township residents safely escaped a fire that destroyed their home on Delong Lane on Friday morning. The arrival by many first-responders was delayed when the first engine arriving on the scene skidded on ice, became stuck in snow and blocked the entrance to a half-mile lane leading to the residence.  By the time…

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High School Basketball Playoff Results – Friday, February 20

High School Basketball Playoff Results  –  Friday, February 20:   District 9 Class “A” Boys’ Quarterfinals Venango Catholic 52, Ridgway 45 Clarion-Limestone 72, Coudersport 55 Elk County Catholic 77, Rimersburg Union 41 Cameron County 41, DuBois Central Catholic 30   District 9 Class “A” Girls’ Quarterfinals: Clarion 58, Keystone 47 Elk County Catholic 48, DuBois…

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Winter Storm Warning Posted For Saturday

Now it’s a Winter Storm Warning! The National Weather Service has posted the warning effective from 6:00 AM Saturday morning (Feb. 21) until 10:00 PM Saturday night. Most areas around Oil City and Franklin should see about one to three inches by early Saturday evening, but some places could experience a total of four to…

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High School Basketball Playoff Results – Thursday, February 19

High School Basketball Playoff Results  –  Thursday, February 19:   District 9 Girls’ “A” Quarterfinals Venango Catholic  47, Smethport 27  (VCHS qualifies for the PIAA state tournament) Cameron County 45, Port Allegany 38   District 9 Boys’ “AA” Quarterfinals Redbank Valley 54, Brookville 46 Brockway 43, Karns City 42

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Short-Handed Goal Lifts Columbus Over Pittsburgh

A short-handed goal by Brandon Dubinsky with 2:17 remaining in the game lifted the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Scott Hartnell had scored for Columbus (26-27-3) in the third minute of the game.  Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin tied the contest with his…

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Earnhardt, Johnson Win Twin Races In Budweiser Duel

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Jimmie Johnson captured the Twin 150-mile races in the Budweiser Duel at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday night. Earnhardt’s victory gives him the number-3 starting position in Sunday’s Daytona 500.  Johnson had already earned a spot, along with polesitter Jeff Gordon for Sunday’s front row. Earnhardt won last year’s Daytona 500. …

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