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Driver Hurt, Students Safe As Vehicle Hits School Bus In Oil City

One adult was injured in a collision between a motor vehicle and a school bus following classes in Oil City on Tuesday. Officials say all of the students riding the bus escaped injury. The incident occurred at about 3:40 PM at the intersection of Harriott and Bissell Avenues in Oil City.  Police say the bus…

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Police Say Oil City School Lockdown Friday Was Prompted By Guns Found In A Car

Police officials in Oil City said Tuesday that the partial lockdown of Oil City High School last Friday afternoon was ordered after two guns were found in a car parked on school property. Authorities say they do not believe that the weapons were ever intended to be taken into the school.  Classes continued, but the…

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Ohio Man Charged After Six Guns Were Found In A Trunk Wheel Well In His Car

An Ohio man has been charged after State Police say they found six handguns hidden in his car during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Barkeyville. Officials say 35 year-old Timothy Holmes, from Akron, was charged with six counts of carrying a firearm without a license. Troopers say they stopped Holmes shortly after 8:30…

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Oil City Man Jailed On Siverly Assault Charges

An Oil City man has been charged with assault, harassment and public drunkenness following an incident Sunday in which he is accused of slamming a woman’s head against a wall numerous times. Oil City Police who responded to the accusations say they found 22 year-old Shannon Hager yelling at two women from the porch of…

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Three State Reps Hold Town Meeting In Titusville; 2nd Get-Together Set For Meadville

If you missed Tuesday night’s town hall meeting at Henne Auditorium in Titusville in which three northwestern Pennsylvania state Representatives discussed and answered questions about Governor Tom Corbett’s proposed budget, you may want to clear your schedule for the second of the two meetings, slated for Thursday evening. The Thursday event will begin at 7:00…

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House Budget Hearings Start With Independent Fiscal Office

The state House Appropriations Committee opened budget hearings Monday with the Independent Fiscal Office. IFO Director Matthew Knittle told the committee that conditions are favorable for stronger growth in the U.S. economy this year. Knittle testified that credit card and mortgage debts are being paid down, individual spending is being restrained, and businesses currently in…

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State Revenue Secretary Questioned About Lottery Issues

Although he also fielded questions about differing growth projections, state Revenue Secretary Dan Meuser was grilled Monday on lottery-related issues during his budget hearings before the state House. Radio PA News reports that Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee focused on a proposal to transfer lottery fund money to a program for long-term care for…

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Pitt Names New Chancellor

The University of Pittsburgh has announced that the school’s Board of Trustees has named Patrick Gallagher to be the university’s 18th chancellor. Since his appointment last June by President Obama, Gallagher has served as the acting deputy secretary for the U.S. Department of Commerce. Gallagher received a PhD in physics from Pitt in 1991.  He…

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Walker Wins At Pebble Beach

Jimmie Walker parred the finishing hole Sunday to hold on for a one-shot victory over Dustin Johnson and Jim Renner at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament in California. Walker’s closing-round 2-over-par 74 clinched a winning four-day total of 11-under-par 276 and won $1.118 million. Jordan Spieth and Kevin Na tied for fourth place…

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Pitt Earns 20th Win In 2 OT’s Vs. Virginia Tech

Cameron Wright scored 18 points Saturday and paced his team on defense as the Pitt Panthers (29-4; 8-3 ACC) held off visiting Virginia Tech 62-57 in a double overtime Atlantic Coast Conference game played at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. Pitt won despite only five points (none in regulation) from their top scorer, Lamar…

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