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West Middlesex Truck Driver Dies In I-80 Crash Near Emlenton

A West Middlesex man died Sunday afternoon when his tractor-trailer left Interstate 80 near Emlenton and rolled down an embankment. The deceased was identified as 59 year-old Victor Darling. HazMat teams were called to the scene when a flammable substance, described by officials as an “adhesive,” spilled from one of the double trailers Darling had…

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Fire Destroys Cherrytree Building Housing Classic Cars

A fire that broke out early Saturday afternoon destroyed a building housing classic cars and a tattoo parlor in Cherrytree Township. Six fire companies responded at about 12:30 PM Saturday.  A State Police fire marshal will investigate the cause of the blaze. No injuries were reported.  There was no immediate word as to how many…

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Fire Causes Some Damage To Oil City Apartment

A fire that broke out late Saturday morning in a duplex apartment in Oil City was quickly controlled by firefighters. The fire on the 100-block of Washington Avenue caused some heat and smoke damage.  No injuries were reported. Officials did not immediately list the cause of the fire.

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Saturday’s High School Basketball Playoff Results – February, 22

High School Basketball Playoff Results From Saturday, February 22 - District 10 Scores:   “AAA” Girls – Quarterfinals Mercyhurst Prep 59, Franklin 39 Villa Maria 37, Grove City 21 Slippery Rock 49, Harbor Creek 30 Hickory 45, Conneaut 23   “AA” Girls – Quarterfinals Mercer 44, Fairview 33 General McLane 61, Cambridge Springs 26 Seneca…

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Friday Evening Flooding Forces Evacuation Of Oil City’s Seneca Street

Seneca Street on Oil City’s North Side was closed, and residents and businesses were briefly evacuated when an ice jam caused flooding on Oil Creek early Friday evening. Officials say an ice jam on Oil Creek broke up late Friday afternoon, rushed swiftly downstream, and jammed again at the confluence with the Allegheny River.  The result…

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Butler County Woman Convicted Of Involuntary Manslaughter In Death Of Husband

A woman from Butler County who was tried for murder in Forest County in the shooting death of her husband at a camp near Tionesta in November, 2012 was convicted Friday on the lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter. 59 year-old Ruth Angert, from Clearfield Township,  testified that she shot 68 year-old Larry Angert with his…

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Friday’s High School Basketball Playoff Results – February 21

High School Basketball Playoff Results –  Friday, February, 21   District 10 “A” Boys Quarterfinals Eisenhower 56, Rocky Grove 44 Erie First Christian 56, Commodore Perry 37 (Byes – Cochranton, Kennedy Catholic)   District 9 “A” Boys Quarterfinals Elk County Catholic 47, Venango Catholic 39 Clarion-Limestone 68, DuBois Central Catholic 64  (OT) Johnsonburg 79, Coudersport…

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Eighteen Charged Friday – Many Tied To Alleged California-To-Venango County Drug Ring

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General announced Friday the breakup of what she termed “a cross-country drug-trafficking ring responsible for distributing at least $700,000 worth of marijuana and $100,000 worth of cocaine in Venango County.” Attorney General Kathleen Kane said it is believed a kilo of cocaine and “hundreds of pounds of marijuana” were shipped via the Postal…

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Titusville Man Convicied Of Four Sexual Assault Charges In West Virginia

A Titusville man was convicted in West Virginia this week on four counts of sexual assault in a case in which he was accused of molesting a woman who had allegedly passed out through the use of a date-rape drug. A jury in Jefferson County, West Virginia took ninety minutes before delivering the verdicts against 58…

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Oil Region Alliance’s Annual Meeting Set For Thursday Morning

The annual meeting of the Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry and Tourism will be held Thursday morning (Feb. 27) at the Latonia Ballroom in Oil City. Breakfast will be served at 8:00 AM, and the program and meeting are scheduled to begin at 8:30 AM. The event is open to the public, and required…

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