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Winston TD Toss With 13 Seconds Left Lifts Florida State To BCS National Title

A 2-yard touchdown pass from Jameis Winston to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds left in the final BCS college football title game gave Florida State a 34-31 victory over Auburn, preserved a perfect season for the ACC’s Seminoles (14-0) and ended the SEC’s string of consecutive national championships at seven. The winning pass capped off…

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Zach Johnson Wins 2014′s Inaugural Golf Event

Zach Johnson won the first pro golf event of 2014 on Monday, closing with a 7-under-par 66 for a one-shot victory over Jordan Spieth at the Tournament of Champions at the Kapalua Resort’s Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. The win was worth $1.14 million. After recording a 74 in Sunday’s third round, Johnson found himself…

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Pitt Wins First ACC Home Game 79-59 Over Maryland

Lamar Patterson’s 19-point performance paced the Pitt Panthers to a 79-59 win over Maryland in their first-ever home ACC game played Monday night at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. Recovered from the flu, Durand Johnson added 17 points for the Panthers, and Talib Zanna scored 13. Pitt (14-1 overall; 2-0 ACC) shot 53 percent…

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Monday Fire Destroys Cherrytree Home

No one was home Monday morning when a fire swept through the residence of a family of four in Cherrytree Township. Firefighters from five companies responded shortly before 10:30 AM to a home on Sopher Road after the blaze was spotted by a neighbor.  They remained on the scene for more than four hours, but the…

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Oil City Man Hospitalized In Erie After Vehicle Hits Pole, Tree

An Oil City man was hospitalized in Erie following a one-vehicle crash in Cranberry Township over the weekend. In details released Tuesday regarding an accident that occurred Saturday afternoon, State Police officials say a car operated by 52 year-old Merle Vanwormer left Route 257, wrapped around a utility pole and slid, driver’s side first, into a…

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Oil City Man Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting His Mother

An Oil City man faces charges for an alleged physical assault on a woman sources have identified as his mother. Police in Oil City say the attack occurred late Sunday afternoon at a residence on Jefferson Street in their city.  A combined force of Oil City and Sugarcreek Borough police officers, the State Police and…

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County, City Officials Sworn Into Office On Monday

Monday, the first day of the first full week of the new year, numerous recently-elected county and city officials were sworn into their terms of office around the Oil Region. In Venango County, that included the swearings-in of several county officials, in addition to City Council members in both Oil City and Franklin. Venango County’s judges…

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NFL Divisional Playoff Weekend Schedule

NFL Divisional Playoff Weekend Schedule:   NFC New Orleans at Seattle  (Saturday, Jan. 11 at 4:35 PM) San Francisco at Carolina  (Sunday, Jan. 12 at 1:05 PM)   AFC Indianapolis at New England  (Saturday, Jan. 11 at 8:15 PM) San Diego at Denver  (Sunday, Jan. 12 at 4:40 PM)

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NFL Wild Card Playoff Weekend Results

NFL Wild Card Weekend Playoff Results:   AFC Indianapolis 45, Kansas City 44 San Diego 27, Cincinnati 10 (Byes  -  Denver, New England)   NFC New Orleans 26, Philadelphia 24 San Francisco 23, Green Bay 20 (Byes  -  Seattle, Carolina)

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Snowfall Amounts May Not Be Huge, But Wind Chill Advisory Extends Until Wednesday Morning

Although most of the Oil Region should escape major snowfall amounts during the dramatic change in weather conditions occurring the first half of this week, we do find ourselves under a Wind Chill Warning that extends until 10:00 Wednesday morning. Early Monday morning, the National Weather Service announced that the Winter Weather Advisory for the…

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