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Threat At Mercer County GE Plant Investigated

Police in Mercer County are investigating a possible threat unveiled at the General Electric plant near Grove City on Thursday. The threat came in the form of a note found in a women’s bathroom, indicating a shooting would take place if the plant did not close between midday Thursday and midday Monday. The business is…

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Vandal Decries Fracking In Graffiti Scrawled On Energy Company Truck

State Police in Forest County say someone, possibly an opponent of the “fracking” procedure of drilling for natural gas, carved graffiti on a pickup belonging to an energy company and parked at a Route 66 motel. Investigators described the graffiti as containing “anti-fracking words.”  They did not elaborate. The incident occurred sometime between July 10…

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Oil Heritage Festival Wraps Up Saturday And Sunday

The 2013 Oil Heritage Festival in Oil City will continue through the annual Polka Fest scheduled for Sunday. Saturday’s events begin at 7:00 AM with the Venango Youth for Christ’s pancake breakfast at Grace United Methodist Church.  The Oil City Firefighters’ 5K Run and Walk will begin on the South Side at 9:00 AM. Along…

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Bryce Harper’s Walkoff Home Run Beats Pirates 9-7

The Pittsburgh Pirates trailed by scores of 4-0 and 7-3 on Thursday afternoon, rebounded to tie their game in Washington at 7-7 with four runs in the top of the ninth inning, but lost the contest 9-7 on the strength of a two-run, walkoff home run by the Nationals’ Bryce Harper. Three Pittsburgh infield errors…

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Oil City Council Grants Permit For Demonstration Following Police Shooting

Under certain conditions, Oil City Council on Thursday granted a permit for the use of Justus Park for a demonstration by a loosely-knit group concerned about the circumstances and subsequent investigation surrounding the shooting death by Oil City Police of a Central Avenue woman during their response to a reported disturbance at the woman’s residence…

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New Castle Man’s Body Found Near Bridge In McConnell’s Mill State Park

An extensive search of McConnell’s Mill State Park in Lawrence County on Thursday led to the discovery of the body of a 49 year-old New Castle man. Searchers say the body of Jeffrey Alborn was discovered in the water near Rose Point about 150 feet from where an eyewitness reported a possible fall from a…

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Cats, Dogs, Lizard Rescued From Abandoned Sugarcreek Village Home

A dozen cats and dogs and a lizard were rescued this week from an abandoned home in Sugarcreek Village. Sugarcreek Borough Police officials say the home has been condemned, and its most-recent occupants will face charges following a complete analysis of the animals’ conditions by veterinarians. Reports indicate that eight cats, four dogs and a lizard were taken…

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Stephanie Stephenson Is Crowned 2013 OHF Queen

Oil City High School student Stephanie Stephenson was crowned 2013 Oil Heritage Festival Queen at ceremonies held Thursday night during the first day of this year’s festival at Central Avenue Plaza in Oil City. Stephanie is the daughter of Ike and Brenda Stephenson.  She accepted her crown from 2012 OHF Queen Ashley Groner, now a…

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Friday At Oil Heritage Festival 2013

Friday At Oil Heritage Festival 2013

The annual Oil Heritage Festival resumes in Oil City on Friday morning with a children’s pool party (9:30 AM until 3:30 PM), the Oil Valley Quilters’ Guild’s Fabric Bazaar in the parlor of Trinity Methodist Church (9:00 AM until 6:00 PM) and the start of the Oil Heritage Artisan and Fine Craft Festival (10:00 AM…

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No Injuries Reported In Oakland Township Fire

No injuries were reported in a fire that broke out Wednesday night in Oakland Township. Four fire companies responded to the blaze around 10:45 PM on Deer Lane. Fire officials did not immediately detail the extent of the blaze, or speculate on the origin. Oakland, Cooperstown, Utica and Rocky Grove Fire Department officials responded.

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