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Alvarez And Martin Homer As Bucs Improve To 4-1-1 In Grapefruit League

Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin both hit two-run home runs on Monday afternoon as the Pittsburgh Pirates (4-1-1) defeated the Boston Red Sox 7-6 in Grapefruit League preseason baseball play in Bradenton, Florida. Starling Marte, who had started spring training 0-for-9, went 2-for-3. Boston back-up first baseman Mike Carp, rumored to be an object of…

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Grove City Woman Charged With Forgery, Other Counts; Stands Accused Of Pleading Guilty Under Sister’s Name

A Grove City woman faces at least fourteen charges in connection with a series of incidents which State Police say began when she gave them her sister’s name and date of birth at a traffic stop in southern Venango County. A State Police release says the case of forgery, identity theft and false identification began in November when Angela Cogswell…

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Storm Misses Oil Region; Areas South Are Hit; Storm Bears Down On Philly, D.C.

The winter storm that placed our area under a Storm Watch for Sunday and Monday missed the Oil Region to the south, and began the week bearing down on Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Weather experts were quick to point out that the two-to-three inches of snow that fell in the Oil Region early Sunday were not part…

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Man Whose House Was Lost To Fire Is Robbed Of Cash And War Memorabilia

Police believe a Franklin man who lost his home to fire last Monday was robbed later in the week of military medals, weapons, cash, coin collections and extensive military-related items including Vietnam War memorabilia. The total loss of the missing items is estimated at more than $10,000.  The memorabilia includes six Army medals and six…

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Erie Man Faces Charges In 2001 Child Sex Abuse Accusations

An Erie man who once lived in Oil City has been charged with sexually abusing an 11 year-old boy in 2001 and 2002. 34 year-old Aaron Cole was charged Friday with 11 counts, including two counts of the rape of a person under 13. The alleged victim, who is now nearly 25, brought the allegations…

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Fire Damages The Home Of A Grand Valley Amish Family

Three fire companies responded Sunday afternoon to a fire that heavily damaged the home of an Amish family in the Grand Valley area. Officials say the home’s attic was burned out, and the rest of the residence sustained heavy smoke and water damage. The homeowner was identified as John Lee. Grand Valley, Spartansburg and Garland Fire…

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Transportation Funding To Be Distributed Early; Pothole Problem May Benefit

Municipalities across Pennsylvania will reap the financial benefits of transportation funding early. Radio PA News reports the distribution of funds will begin next week, and for many communities, the first use of the money may be for repairing the numerous potholes which are already plaguing the state. The details of the new $2.4 billion transportation…

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Venango Catholic Lady Vikings Only County Team To Reach State Playoffs

The only Venango County high school basketball team to reach the PIAA’s statewide playoffs is the Venango Catholic Lady Vikings. VCHS qualified as the number-four team from the class “A” ranks in District 9, and they will face District 6 champion Bishop Guilfoyle, from Ebensburg, on Saturday afternoon at 4:00 PM at the Altoona Fieldhouse. …

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Five Area Wrestlers Advance To Hershey; Three Win Regional Championships

Three area wrestlers captured regional high school championships over the weekend, and will be joined by two second-place finishers in the PIAA state championships at the Giant Center in Hershey, beginning Thursday. In the “AAA” Regionals at the Altoona Fieldhouse, Oil City’s Trent Zdarko won the 170-pound title with a 7-2 decision in a rematch…

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Emerson, 400 Relay Team Set District Records At D-10 Swimming Championships

Phil Emerson set two District 10 records and joined with three teammates in setting a third at the D-10 swimming and diving championships held over the weekend at the Junker Center at Penn State-Erie. Emerson will be the top seed in two individual events at the upcoming PIAA “AA” championships after establishing new D-10 marks…

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