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Franklin Fugitive Surrenders To Police; Woman’s Husband Still Being Sought

A Franklin woman who, along with her husband has been wanted since mid-summer in connection with an assault incident in the parking lot of an Oil City convenience store, turned herself in to Oil City Police on Sunday. 28 year-old Virginia Umstead was arraigned on charges that included simple assault and harassment, and was lodged…

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Saegertown Man Dies, Three Children Are Injured In Sunday Morning Crash

A Saegertown man died and three children riding in his vehicle were injured in a crash that occurred late Sunday morning in Woodcock Township in Crawford County. Police reports indicate a vehicle driven by 28 year-old Ryan Merritt left Fisher Road shortly after 11:00 AM.  The vehicle traveled through a curve at the bottom of…

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Greenville Man Dies In Sunday Crash; State Trooper Injured In 2nd Collision

A Greenville man died in an early morning crash in southwestern Crawford County on Sunday, and a State Police trooper was injured when his cruiser later hit the wrecked car. Police say 34 year-old Aaron Myers was pronounced dead at the scene of the first accident shortly after 1:30 AM Sunday along Route 322 in…

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Oilers Outlast Conneaut In Playoff Quarterfinal; Will Play Cathedral Prep Friday In Erie

Two recovered fumbles played big parts in the Oil City Oilers’ 24-21 playoff win over Conneaut on Friday night at Franklin High School. The victory boosted the Oilers (7-4) into the District 10 “AAA” semifinals next weekend against the defending state champions, still-unbeaten Cathedral Prep (10-0).  The Ramblers boast Pennsylvania’s longest current winning streak at…

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Blues Edge Penguins 2-1; Pittsburgh Ends Road Trip At 1-2

Kevin Shattenkirk broke a 1-1 tie halfway through the third period on Saturday night, giving the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins, and giving the Pens a 1-2 record for their efforts in a weeklong three-game road trip. Ryan Reaves also scored for the Blues (11-2-2), and Jaroslav Halak stopped 19…

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Pitt Upsets Notre Dame 28-21 At Heinz Field

The Pitt Panthers surprised football fans around the nation Saturday night with a 28-21 victory over Notre Dame at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Erie’s James Conner recorded the game-winning score with his second touchdown run of the game, a one-yarder, breaking a 21-21 tie with 9:36 remaining in the game.  Tom Savage threw a pair…

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Penn State Stopped By Minnesota 24-10

The Minnesota Golden Gophers posted their fourth consecutive victory on Saturday, at the expense of Penn State’s Nittany Lions in a 24-10 Big Ten Conference game played Saturday in Minneapolis. Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson scored on a 6-yard run and threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Maxx Williams.  David Cobb rushed for 139 yards and a…

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Oil City Veterans Day Program Scheduled For Monday

The Oil City American Legion post has announced that the city’s annual Veterans Day memorial program is scheduled for Monday morning. The memorial will begin at 10:30 AM with a walk from Justus Park to the Veterans Bridge where a tribute to the Navy dead will be conducted.  Other veterans will be honored in a…

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Kennerdell Man Killed, Three Hospitalized Due To Rockland Township Crash

A Kennerdell man died and three members of another family were seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred in Rockland Township early Wednesday evening. State Police officials late Thursday released the name of the deceased as 50 year-old Roger Gourley. Troopers say Gourley’s S-U-V traveled off the left side of Rockland-Cranberry Road shortly before…

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Meadville Man Sentenced In String Of Bar Robberies

A Meadville man has been sentenced to 35-to-73 years in state prison on his convictions on charges stemming from three armed bar robbery attempts in Crawford County last year. 38 year-old Michael Ferguson was convicted in August in Crawford County Court on more than 40 counts.  He had been the prime suspect in the armed robberies of…

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