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Body Found In The Allegheny River Identified As That Of A 26 Year-Old Oil City Man

Authorities say a body found in the Allegheny River in Oil City’s East End on Tuesday morning has been identified as that of a 26 year-old Oil City man. The body of Ronald Feely, Jr. was discovered by a pedestrian around 8:30 AM Tuesday not far from the Wye Bridge near Pumphouse Road.  Feely had been reported missing Tuesday…

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Most Oil Region Unemployment Numbers Were Up In March

Statistics released Tuesday by the Department of Labor and Industry show that seasonally-adjusted unemployment numbers were up for most of the Oil Region in March. An exception to the trend was Forest County where the jobless number dipped from 8.2 percent in February to 7.6 percent. In Venango County, where between 1,600 and 1,700 residents…

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Pennsylvania National Guard Targeted For Nine Percent Cut In 2016

The Pennsylvania National Guard is bracing for cuts in 2016 that could cost them about 1,400 troops. Military cuts proposed by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel would reportedly affect Pennsylvania by nine percent.  A four percent cut in the 1990’s took with it four support battalions. Radio PA News reports officials are targeting the Guard’s 55th…

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Oil City Man Faces Sexual Assault Charges; Police List Three Young Girls As Victims

An Oil City man was arrested Monday afternoon and was charged with multiple counts in an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of three young girls. Oil City Police say 64 year-old Richard Keltz was arraigned on eleven charges, including one count of the rape of a child, and was lodged in the Venango County…

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Franklin Man Charged In Physical Assault On A Woman

A Franklin man was jailed this weekend following his arraignment on charges filed in an incident in which he is accused of physically assaulting a woman early Sunday morning. Franklin City Police say 19 year-old Michael Shoffstall is charged with simple assault, the intimidation of a victim and disorderly conduct. Police accuse Shoffstall of assaulting…

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Pens Win Series Behind Malkin’s Hat Trick; Will Begin Second-Round Series vs. Rangers or Flyers

Evgeni Malkin, held without a goal for nine consecutive playoff games including five this year, recorded his tenth career hat trick Monday night as the Pittsburgh Penguins advanced to the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 4-3 road victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Malkin’s three goals helped lift the Penguins…

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Resurfacing Work Scheduled For Intersection Of Routes 62 And 257

In the continuation of work which began last year, PennDOT says a resurfacing project has been scheduled for the week of May 5 at the intersection of Routes 62 and 257 at the boundary of Oil City’s East End and Cranberry Township. PennDOT spokesman Jim Carroll refers to the job as a follow-up to the…

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Pennsylvania Hunters Set Second Straight Record For Fewest Shooting Incidents

The Pennsylvania Game Commission says hunters in this state have, for the second straight year, set a new record low for shooting incidents. A new Game Commission report shows there were 27 hunting-related shooting incidents in 2013, down from the previous record low of 33 set the previous year.  The commission has been keeping records…

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Cards Win Series Against Pirates With Two Shutouts

Adam Wainwright and Carlos Martinez combined on a three-hit shutout Sunday, and Jhonny Peralta homered twice as the St. Louis Cardinals posted their second whitewash of the Pittsburgh Pirates in three days, winning the rubber game of a three-game series at Busch Stadium by a 7-0 score. Wainwright, the Major Leagues’ first five-game winner this season,…

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Noh Wins Zurich In Louisiana

Seung-Yul Noh buckled down to record a 1-under-par 71 in Sunday’s final round, and to win for the first time on the PGA Tour, capturing the Zurich Classic at the TPC Louisiana in Avondale, Louisiana. With a four-day total of 19-under-par 269 (65-68-65-71), Noh won $1.224 million.  At age 22, he is this year’s youngest…

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