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Bowditch Wins First PGA Title Despite A Fourth-Round 76

Despite a wind-blown 4-over-par 76 in Sunday’s final round, Steven Bowditch held on for his first PGA Tour victory, winning the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio — and a spot in next week’s Masters. Bowditch finished the four-day event at 8-under-par 280, besting Will MacKenzie and Daniel Summerhays by one stroke.  He had…

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Steelers Sign Running Back LeGarrette Blount

The Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday signed running back LeGarrette Blount to back up starter Le’Veon Bell. After three years with Tampa Bay, Blount spent 2013 as a backup for the New England Patriots, and rushed for 772 yards and seven touchdowns.  He also returned to a role as kickoff returner, and averaged 29.1 yards per…

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Pirates’ Final Preseason Game Rained Out – Regular Season Starts Monday Afternoon At PNC Park

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ final preseason game, scheduled to be played against the Phillies in Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon, was rained out. So, the Bucs closed exhibition play with a 15-10-3 record, and will open the regular season Monday afternoon at 1:05 PM against the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.  The scheduled starting pitchers…

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Friday’s NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament Results – March 28

NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament Results  -  Friday, March 28:   East Regional Semifinals Michigan State 61, Virginia 59 Connecticut 81, Iowa State 76   Midwest Regional Semifinals Michigan 73, Tennessee 71 Kentucky 74, Louisville 69

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Oil City Firefighters Get New 3-Year Contract

Oil City Council this week approved a new three-year contract for the city’s firefighters. The pact covers a department that currently employs twenty individuals, and reportedly includes two percent wage increases in each of its three years.  It runs through the end of 2016. The firefighters are represented by International Association of Firefighters Local 700.

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Linesville Fish Hatchery Open House Set For April 5

In yet another sign of spring, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will hold its annual spring open house at the Linesville State Fish Hatchery on Saturday, April 5 from 11:00 AM until 3:30 PM. Those attending will have the chance to learn about fly casting, fly tying, rod rigging, boating regulations and even how…

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Census Numbers Show Pennsylvania Population Grows; Venango County Wanes

Figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau show Pennsylvania’s population has grown by about six-tenths of one percent since 2010 Census data was compiled, but the population of Venango County has dropped by about two percent. The Venango County population estimate for July 1, 2013, unveiled Thursday, was registered at 53,907 residents.  Oil City’s…

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Hunter Hayes Announced As Crawford County Fair Entertainer

Hunter Hayes, a four-time Granny Award nominee, has been named as the first entertainer booked for the 2014 Crawford County Fair in Meadville. Hayes will perform on Saturday, August 16 at 7:00 PM.  Also on the bill will be Dan + Shay and Sam Hunt. Hayes’ current single, featuring Jason Mraz, is called “Everybody’s Got Somebody…

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Oil City Men Charged With Selling Prescription Drugs

Two Oil City men have been charged with selling a prescription drug used in addiction treatments. 31 year-old Daniel Kulling and 25 year-old Andrew Henry were charged and arraigned on Tuesday, and were lodged in the Venango County Jail in lieu of bail. Oil City Police say they made arrangements for a confidential informant to…

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Thursday’s NCAA Men’s College Basketball Results – March 27

NCAA Men’s College Basketball Results  -  Thursday, March 27:   South Region Semifinals  -  at Memphis Dayton 82, Stanford 72 Florida 79, Stanford 68   West Regional Semifinals  -  at Anaheim Wisconsin 69, Baylor 52 Arizona 70, San Diego State 64

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