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Franklin Man Gets Jail Time In Police Chase And Georgetown Road Assault Incident

A Franklin man has been sentenced to serve from thirteen months to two years in the Venango County Jail in connection with charges stemming from both a police chase in June and an assault incident the following month. 21 year-old Nathan McAninch had entered guilty pleas in Venango County Court.  In exchange for his pleas, several…

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Pens’ Comeback Results In 5-4 Shootout Win In Vancouver

The Pittsburgh Penguins squandered a 2-0 lead, fell behind by a 4-2 margin, scored twice with their goaltender pulled from the net in the closing minutes of regulation play, and beat the Canucks 5-4 on a Sidney Crosby shootout goal in an NHL game played Tuesday night in Vancouver. The Penguins (32-12-1) won for the…

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Seven Penguins Players Chosen For Winter Olympics Hockey Games

In addition to Brooks Orpik and Paul Martin who were announced last week as members of Team USA in the upcoming Sochi (Russia) Winter  Olympics games, five other Pittsburgh Penguins hockey players have been named to national squads for the games’ men’s hockey competition, which will begin on February 13. Team captain Sidney Crosby and…

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Winston TD Toss With 13 Seconds Left Lifts Florida State To BCS National Title

A 2-yard touchdown pass from Jameis Winston to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds left in the final BCS college football title game gave Florida State a 34-31 victory over Auburn, preserved a perfect season for the ACC’s Seminoles (14-0) and ended the SEC’s string of consecutive national championships at seven. The winning pass capped off…

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Zach Johnson Wins 2014′s Inaugural Golf Event

Zach Johnson won the first pro golf event of 2014 on Monday, closing with a 7-under-par 66 for a one-shot victory over Jordan Spieth at the Tournament of Champions at the Kapalua Resort’s Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. The win was worth $1.14 million. After recording a 74 in Sunday’s third round, Johnson found himself…

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Pitt Wins First ACC Home Game 79-59 Over Maryland

Lamar Patterson’s 19-point performance paced the Pitt Panthers to a 79-59 win over Maryland in their first-ever home ACC game played Monday night at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. Recovered from the flu, Durand Johnson added 17 points for the Panthers, and Talib Zanna scored 13. Pitt (14-1 overall; 2-0 ACC) shot 53 percent…

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Monday Fire Destroys Cherrytree Home

No one was home Monday morning when a fire swept through the residence of a family of four in Cherrytree Township. Firefighters from five companies responded shortly before 10:30 AM to a home on Sopher Road after the blaze was spotted by a neighbor.  They remained on the scene for more than four hours, but the…

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Oil City Man Hospitalized In Erie After Vehicle Hits Pole, Tree

An Oil City man was hospitalized in Erie following a one-vehicle crash in Cranberry Township over the weekend. In details released Tuesday regarding an accident that occurred Saturday afternoon, State Police officials say a car operated by 52 year-old Merle Vanwormer left Route 257, wrapped around a utility pole and slid, driver’s side first, into a…

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Oil City Man Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting His Mother

An Oil City man faces charges for an alleged physical assault on a woman sources have identified as his mother. Police in Oil City say the attack occurred late Sunday afternoon at a residence on Jefferson Street in their city.  A combined force of Oil City and Sugarcreek Borough police officers, the State Police and…

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County, City Officials Sworn Into Office On Monday

Monday, the first day of the first full week of the new year, numerous recently-elected county and city officials were sworn into their terms of office around the Oil Region. In Venango County, that included the swearings-in of several county officials, in addition to City Council members in both Oil City and Franklin. Venango County’s judges…

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