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Thornton Gets 15-Game Suspension For Hit On Penguins’ Brooks Orpik

The National Hockey League on Saturday suspended Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton for 15 games without pay for the hit in a game one week earlier that put Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik on the injured list with a concussion. Thornton has already served three games while awaiting the league’s ruling.  He will reportedly forfeit…

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Pitt Handles YSU, Improves To 10-0

The Pitt Panthers put five players in double figures and bumped their record up to 10-0 on Saturday afternoon with a 91-73 home victory over Youngstown State. Lamar Patterson led Pitt with 18 points, while Cameron Wright tallied 13, and forward Derrick Randall added 11 points after coming off the bench.  Starters Michael Young and…

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Cranberry Township’s 2014 Budget Contains No Real Estate Tax Increase

The Cranberry Township supervisors have approved a township budget for 2014 which includes no real estate tax increase. Thursday’s vote on the spending plan was unanimous. The projected expenditures for the township for next year show a fairly even split between the general fund budget and the water and sewer budget. Supervisors say they were…

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$840,000 Grant Will Help Replace Oil City-Area Railroad Crossings

State officials have announced that an $840,000 grant to Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad will enable the rail company to install new crossings along 14.5 miles of their Oil City branch, and replace nine grade crossings on railroad property. The money is included in a total of $35.8 million in grants approved Thursday by…

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Farrell Man Convicted On 9 Of 15 Counts In Clarion Drive-By Shooting

A Farrell man has been acquitted of six counts of attempted homicide, but he was convicted in Clarion County Court this week on nine other charges connected with a drive-by shooting in Clarion in which a Pittsburgh woman was injured last February. 21 year-old Kevin Austin was found guilty on Wednesday on charges that included both aggravated…

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Pleasantville Woman Charged In Domestic Stabbing Investigation

A Pleasantville woman was jailed Wednesday night as she allegedly stabbed a man in the hand during a domestic dispute. State Police investigators say 24 year-old Pamela Valverde is accused of stabbing a 24 year-old man with a shard of glass.  The incident was reported shortly after 8:30 PM Wednesday at a location on East…

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S-U-V Hits Titusville House

A driver suffered minor injuries Thursday afternoon when an S-U-V crashed into the side of a house in Titusville. A child riding in the vehicle escaped injury. Officials say the incident occurred on Route 8, just north of the city.  The S-U-V, headed south, drove over an embankment and slammed into the bedroom of a home. …

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Pitt’s Aaron Donald Adds Outland Trophy, Bednarik Award To Postseason Laurels

Pitt defensive tackle Aaron Donald has added the Outland Trophy and the Chuck Bednarik Award to his list of postseason college football laurels. Donald had earlier been announced as the winner of the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, awarded yearly to the nation’s most outstanding defensive player, the recipient of the Rotary Lombardi Award and had won Atlantic Coast Conference…

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Pirates Extend Morton’s Contract, Sign Volquez, Choose Three In “AAA” Phase Of Rule 5 Draft

The Pittsburgh Pirates made moves to stabilize their pitching staff on Wednesday, extending the contract of starting right-hander Charlie Morton and signing free agent pitcher Edinson Volquez to a one-year contract. Morton now has a reported three year, $21 million deal that extends through 2016 with an option for 2017 reported to be worth 9.5…

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Strattanville Man Gets 8-16 Years For Venango County Burglaries

A Strattanville man was sentenced this week in Venango County Court to 8-to-16 years in state prison on charges associated with six burglaries at businesses in Oil City and Cranberry Township in 2011. 38 year-old Jerry Ritchey is already serving time on similar charges in Clearfield County, was sentenced to additional time for trying to…

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