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17-Foot Christmas Tree To Grace Brody Block In Oil City

Residents of Oil City have found one use for the now-vacant Brody Block property in Oil City. Workers Thursday were excavating a shaft in which to install a 17-foor Christmas tree which will stand throughout the remainder of the holiday season on the site where a dilapidated set of former business was demolished last spring. …

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Construction Begins On Oil City’s New East End Fountain

Work has begun in Oil City’s South Side on the construction of the new Aubrey’s Adventure East End Fountain. A Minnesota firm that specializes in the construction of fountains started the operation on Wednesday.  The new fountain is expected to be operational as soon as spring arrives. The original stone fountain that had been erected…

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Police Release Details On November 26 Snowstorm Crash Fatality

The Franklin station of the Pennsylvania State Police on Wednesday released the details on a storm-related two-vehicle crash that took the life of a Utica woman and seriously injured three other people late on the afternoon of Tuesday, November 26. 75 year-old Donna Fetterolf, from Utica, died from injuries sustained in the crash some three days…

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Emlenton Man Slightly Injured In Barkeyville-Area Rollover

An Emlenton man received minor injuries late Wednesday night when his vehicle rolled over on Route 8 near Barkeyville. State Police troopers say a vehicle driven by 18 year-old John Wood crossed the center line of the highway on a right-hand curve shortly before midnight Wednesday and hit an embankment on the left side of…

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Gasoline Prices May Drop This Month

A Radio PA News report indicates that some analysts believe the price of gasoline in Pennsylvania could drop by ten to fifteen cents per gallon this month. Reporter Cathy Clark says the spike in prices that we saw just before Thanksgiving was not attributed to the holiday.  Unexpected refinery problems and tightening supplies, mainly from…

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State Senate To Study Gambling In Pennsylvania

The state Senate has passed a resolution that calls for a study of gambling in Pennsylvania, but it does not directly relate to the recent passage of legislation that would allow gambling in the state’s bars. The vote came as the state’s Gaming Control Board announced that total revenue from slot machines at Pennsylvania’s casinos…

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Pitt’s Aaron Donald Named ACC Defensive Player-Of-The-Year

University of Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald has been named Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player-of-the-Year. Donald received 44 votes for the honor to 10 for Wake Forest nose tackle Nikita Whitlock and eight for Florida State cornerback Lamarcus Joyner. So far in the 2013 season, Donald leads the nation with 26-and-a-half tackles for losses, and has ten sacks…

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Tomlin Fined $100,000 For Sideline Interference

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was fined $100,000 by the National Football League on Wednesday for being on the playing field during the runback of a kickoff by Baltimore’s Jacoby Jones in the Ravens’ 22-20 victory over the Steelers in Baltimore on Thanksgiving night. League officials added they will also be considering whether to force…

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Four Hurt In Shippenville Crash

Four people were hurt in a two-vehicle crash in northern Clarion County on Monday afternoon. State Police say the crash occurred at the intersection of Routes 208 and 322 when a vehicle driven by Sharon Cravenor, from New Bethlehem, traveled through a signal and was struck by a truck operated by Robert Telesz, from Marble.…

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Older Driver Safety Awareness Week Is Observed

PennDOT reminds us we are in the middle of Older Driver Safety Awareness Week. Statistics show that nineteen percent of Pennsylvania drivers are age 65 or older.  Last year, there were more than 18,000 crashes involving such drivers, resulting in 276 deaths. PennDOT says one way drivers and their families may help lessen the chances…

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