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May 31 Marks 30th Anniversary Of Oil Region’s Tornado Trauma

Next Sunday, May 31, will mark the thirtieth anniversary of one of the most deadly weather days in western Pennsylvania history. The state, along with parts of Ohio, New York and Ontario in Canada, was ravaged by a tornado outbreak that killed 89 people, injured more than one thousand others and caused more than $600…

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Unveiling Of Next Civil War Marker Set For Saturday In Franklin

Another Civil War general from Franklin will be honored on Saturday, June 6 with the dedication of a historical marker on Elk Street near the rear of the Venango County Courthouse. Brigadier General Alfred McCalmont will join Union Generals Alexander Hays and Jesse Reno as Franklin honorees. The unveiling of the plaques have helped the…

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Music On The Square Series Debuts In Oil City On Friday Night

A new music series developed by the Oil City Main Street Program’s promotions committee will debut on Friday, June 5 at Oil City’s newly-developed Town Square. This summer, “Music on the Square” will provide three different Friday evenings of live music which will be free and open to the public.  Attendees are invited to bring…

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Pennsylvania Pipeline Task Force Announced By Governor Wolf

Governor Wolf has announced the formation of a new, non-regulatory task force on the development of thousands of miles of natural gas pipeline in Pennsylvania. The Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force will be made up of more than thirty members from the industry, state and local government bodies and other stakeholders.  They will be looking for…

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Blair’s Parent Company, Orchard Brands, Sold For $410 Million To Montgomery County Firm

Apparel and home products retailer Orchard Brands, the parent company of regional retailer Blair, has been sold for approximately $410 million to a holding company based in Montgomery County. Orchard Brands announced Thursday their assets are being acquired by Capmark Financial Group, a company based in Horsham.  Capmark’s present holdings include Bluestem Brands, which in turn…

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Titusville Redevelopment Authority Says Fire-Ravaged Towne Square Will Be Rebuilt

The Titusville Redevelopment Authority announced on Thursday that the fire-ravaged Towne Square complex will be rebuilt. Early cleanup efforts, thorough inspections and extensive study have resulted in the decision. Fires on both March 17 and March 18 caused major damage to the 145 year-old complex in the heart of downtown Titusville.  The Redevelopment Authority offices were located in…

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15 Hits, 3 Homers Lift Pirates To 7th Straight Win, 11-5 At San Diego

The Pittsburgh Pirates tied their season high with fifteen hits, including three home runs, on Thursday night to produce their seventh consecutive victory in an 11-5 game at San Diego. The winning streak is currently the longest in the Major Leagues, and has pushed the Bucs (25-22) to within a half-game of the second-place Chicago…

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Oil City Burglary Suspect Arrested In Seneca After Lengthy Search

An Oil City man who was the subject of an extensive search that included State Police helicopters on Wednesday was arrested Thursday afternoon in Seneca. 27 year-old Tyler Reed was apprehended in the Pinoak Village neighborhood.  The search for Reed had begun early Wednesday evening when police say he just eluded arrest at a residence…

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Ohio Woman Spills Something On Her Lap, Runs Her Car Off Interstate 80

An Ohio woman was injured this week when she spilled something on her leg, looked down to see what had happened and ran her car off Interstate 80 in northern Butler County. In information released just this morning, State Police officials from the Franklin station in Cranberry Township say the incident occurred shortly before 2:00 PM…

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Dan Bylsma Hired To Coach Buffalo Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday hired former Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma to be their new head coach. The Penguins had fired Bylsma a year ago, but he was still to be under contract with the team through June of next year.  As compensation, Pittsburgh will receive a third-round draft choice from the Sabres next…

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