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Oil City Man Gets Probation, Community Service Time For Vandalizing Teen’s Grave

An Oil City man has been sentenced to probation and community service time, and to write a letter of apology for desecrating the gravesite of a teenager who died at a baseball practice at Oil City High School in February. 19 year-old Larry Sutton was sentenced in Venango County Court to two years probation and…

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Former Pirates Catcher Russell Martin Signs With Toronto

Free agent catcher Russell Martin has officially left the Pittsburgh Pirates, agreeing with the Toronto Blue Jays to a five-year contract reported to be worth $82 million. The 31 year-old Martin spent the past two seasons with Pittsburgh, hitting .290 in 2014. The Pirates last week acquired catcher Francisco Cervelli in a trade with the…

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Former IU Director Sentenced To Probation

A Grove City woman who had served as executive director for an Intermediate Unit providing support services to 27 school districts has been sentenced to three years probation for using an agency credit card for her own benefit. 56 year-old Cecelia Yauger has also been fined and sentenced to serve community service time. Yauger entered…

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Lockdown At Edinboro University Monday Night After Fatal Shooting Near Campus

Edinboro University was placed on lockdown Monday night following a fatal shooting near the southern Erie County campus early in the evening. The safety measure remained in effect until about midnight, although a men’s basketball game that had been scheduled was played as planned.   Meanwhile, an autopsy was to be conducted on the shooting…

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Negative Wind Chills To Follow Winter’s First Significant Blast

The next blast of early winter is expected to involve single-digit temperatures and negative wind chill factor readings – with more snow lurking in the background. After wet snowfall totals of close to a half-foot on Monday, temperatures had fallen into the 20’s on Monday afternoon and were expected to drop to ten degrees, or…

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Harvick Wins Homestead Race And NASCAR Sprint Cup Title

Kevin Harvick improved from 12th to first over the final fifteen laps on Sunday, and captured the NASCAR Sprint Cup Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Motor Speedway in Florida, thereby winning the season’s driving championship. Harvick entered the final event as one of only four drivers eligible for the season crown under this year’s revised format,…

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Pitt Edges Samford 63-56 To Improve To 2-0

Michael Young scored a career-high 20 points on Sunday afternoon as Pitt survived a scare in a game they thought they should have won easily, beating visiting Samford 63-56. The victory followed a 33-point win for Pitt (2-0) in their season opener against Niagara on Friday night. Jamel Artis added 12 points for Pitt, while…

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Video Reversal Leads To Pens’ Shootout Win Over The Rangers

Brandon Sutter found the net in the first extra round of a shootout on Saturday night, and the Pittsburgh Penguins followed a video reversal of a potential game-losing score into a 3-2 home win over the New York Rangers. It had appeared that a shot by the Rangers’ Dan Boyle in the third frame of…

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Cranberry Township Home Demolished After Saturday Morning Fire

A home in Cranberry Township just outside of Oil City was demolished over the weekend after a fire gutted the building early Saturday morning. A family of four managed to safely escape the blaze at a residence on Riverside Drive shortly after 1:30 AM Saturday.  Fire officials still do not know the origin of the…

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Three Sentenced In California-To-Venango County Drug Operation

Three men accused in a year-long California-to-Venango County marijuana distribution operation were sentenced Friday to 11-and-a-half months to two years in the Venango County Jail. Sentencing in Venango County Court occurred one day after the two former Franklin residents who had allegedly run the operation had entered guilty pleas to charges involving their roles in…

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