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Two Arrested In Weekend Burglary In Rocky Grove

Two local residents face charges that include theft following their arrests this week in connection with a burglary at a Rocky Grove residence last weekend. Sugarcreek Borough Police say 21 year-old Eric Reed and 19 year-old Michael Shoffstall were arraigned on multiple charges, and were lodged in lieu of bail in the Venango County Jail.…

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Two Escape Injury In Rollover Near Kossuth

Two people from the DuBois area escaped injury early Tuesday afternoon when the vehicle in which they were riding rolled over three times on Route 322 near Kossuth. State Police officials say 18 year-old Tia Snyder was driving east on the snow-covered highway shortly after noon Tuesday when her vehicle traveled off the left side of…

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Pitt Pops Albany 58-46 In Final Pre-Conference Tuneup

Forward Lamar Patterson, guard Cameron Wright and center Talib Zanna all connected for double figures on New Years Eve afternoon in a 58-46 home victory over Albany in the Panthers’ final contest before they begin play in their initial Atlantic Coast Conference season. Pitt (12-1) will visit North Carolina State for a game scheduled for…

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National Fuel Reports Gas Service Outage In Venus

National Fuel Gas is advising customers in the Venus area today (Dec. 31) of a loss of natural gas service affecting approximately eighty of their natural gas customers. The company says the problem has been isolated, affected customers have been identified, and crews are working to resolve the issue. Officials expect to begin restoring service…

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Tuesday Night Is First Night In Oil City

A pair of fireworks displays, bonfires, children’s events, a drum circle and plenty of music and other entertainment will be featured Tuesday night as First Night Oil City is observed, marking the New Years Eve transition into the first day of 2014. The event is being billed as a family-oriented non-alcoholic celebration. Activities will begin…

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Pennsylvania Offers Varied New Years Eve Celebrations

In addition to First Night Celebrations in Oil City, Pittsburgh and several other cities Pennsylvanians will be finding varied ways to usher in the new year on Tuesday night. While New York City traditionally drops a shiny ball during the countdown to the new year, Pennsylvania communities have substituted their own iconic images to highlight…

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Oil City Man Charged With Assaulting Woman; Charges Include Assault On An Unborn Child

An Oil City man has been charged with numerous counts after he was accused of assaulting a woman early Sunday morning at a residence in Franklin. The charges include assault on an unborn child because the alleged victim is four months pregnant. Franklin City Police say 23 year-old Kelton McClarrin was at a Dale Avenue…

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Stoneboro Man Charged After Early Morning Police Chase

A Stoneboro man has been charged after he allegedly led police on a high-speed chase through the Stoneboro and Sandy Lake areas early last Saturday morning. 20 year-old Jacob Amos is accused of fleeing an attempted police traffic stop and leading police at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour on a chase along…

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Flu Season Escalates In Pennsylvania

State health officials say flu season appears to be “in full swing” throughout at least half of Pennsylvania. Hardest-hit areas, so far, appear to be Allegheny and Blair Counties, but numerous cases are also being treated here in the Oil Region. The state Health Department is saying nearly 1,200 cases were confirmed in Pennsylvania between…

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State Police: Eight Deaths Reported In Christmas Travel Period Crashes

As we enter another holiday, the Pennsylvania State Police say eight people died in traffic accidents investigated by their troopers over the three-day Christmas holiday travel period this year.  255 other people were injured during the survey period which ran from December 24 through December 26. Seven deaths were reported during a four-day travel period last…

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