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Lionville Misses Little League World Series By One Game

Pennsylvania’s Little League champions from Lionville were upset in the championship game of the Mid-Atlantic Regional in Bristol, Connecticut in an 8-2 loss in the title game to Newark, Delaware, thus missing a chance at a trip to the Little League World Series in South Williamsport by one game. Lionville entered the title game with…

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Dufner Holds Off Furyk At PGA Championship At Oak Hill

Jason Dufner captured his first Major golf championship on Sunday, closing four days of competition with a two-under-par 68, and beating Pennsylvania native Jim Furyk by two strokes to win the PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club’s East Course in Pittsford, New York. Dufner finished the last Major tournament of the year at (68-63-71-68) 10-under-par…

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Kyle Busch Wins Cup Race At Watkins Glen

Kyle Busch held off Brad Keselowski on Sunday to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International in New York.  Busch now stands fifth in the Sprint Cup points standings with four races remaining before the Chase for the Cup begins. Keselowski finished in second place for the third…

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Steelers Drop Preseason Opener 18-13 To NY Giants

The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped an 18-13 home decision to the New York Giants in their preseason opener on Saturday night in a game in which only one offensive touchdown was scored. The Giants’ Eli Manning threw a 57-yard scoring pass to Victor Cruz late in the first quarter for that lone offensive six-pointer.  New York…

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Armstrong County Man Dies In Motorcycle-Car Crash

An Armstrong County man was killed over the weekend when his motorcycle struck a car that had entered an intersection and traveled into the path of his bike. State Police accident investigators say 60 year-old Robert Ruffner, from Templeton, had not been wearing a helmet, and was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash happened Saturday…

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Teen Struck And Killed By Car While Fishing, Companion Hospitalized In Grove City

In a bizarre tragedy in Mercer County, a teenager from Ohio died, and a woman who was with him was injured when a truck left a nearby highway and struck them at the farm pond where they were sitting. Investigators say Austin Rife, from Dayton, Ohio, was pronounced dead at Grove City Medical Center early Friday…

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Break-In Reported At Townville Grocery Business

State Police investigators are searching for whomever burglarized a Townville grocery market on Friday night. An initial search reveals that the only things missing appear to be an unreleased amount of cigarettes, but officials from the State Police station in Corry continue to investigate. Any information should be forwarded to their office.

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Stoneboro Burglary Nets Nearly $7,000 In Tools

A Stoneboro man tells police the value of the tools taken in a burglary at his home last month totals nearly $7,000. The State Police say the victim tells them someone forced open a door to his garage and carried off numerous valuable tools.  He believes the incident probably happened on July 24 or July…

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Weekend Features Festivals In Titusville, Franklin And Tionesta, And Fair Finales

One of the busiest weekends in the recent times of the Oil Region finds festival activities in Titusville, Franklin and Tionesta, and the conclusions of fair weeks in Franklin  and Cochranton. Titusville’s annual Oil Festival runs Friday and Saturday (Aug. 9 and 10), and will feature a 1950′s theme.  Friday activities include a craft show,…

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Steelers Ready To Open Preseason Schedule; Burress May Miss Entire Season

As the Pittsburgh Steelers prepare to take on the New York Giants in their NFL preseason opener on Saturday night at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, word comes that Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress has a torn rotator cuff and may miss the entire season. An unnamed source has told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that…

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