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One Hurt, Street Closed Due To Monday Morning Crashes In Oil City

One person was injured and four vehicles were damaged in a pair of crashes that occurred Monday morning on Oil City’s North Side. The incidents happened shortly after 8:00 AM near the intersection of East Bissell and Carroll Avenues. Police say the driver of an S-U-V hit a car parked along East Bissell before then slamming…

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Former Penn State University Dean Eric Barron Is New PSU President

Penn State University trustees on Monday unanimously approved the hiring of former PSU professor and dean Eric Barron as the school’s new president. Barron has spent the past four years as president of Florida State University  Previously, he spent two years as the director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research.  He has also held…

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Knox Man Arrested In Monday Morning Assault Incident

A Knox man faces charges in a Beaver Township incident in which an Ellwood City woman was physically assaulted. State Police at the Clarion station say 66 year-old Thomas Dwyer is accused of shoving a 56 year-old woman across a coffee table and hitting her in the face and head.  The woman was treated for…

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Clarion Man Hurt In I-80 Crash; Other Driver Flees The Scene

A Clarion man was injured early Monday morning when his car was struck by another vehicle on Interstate 80 near Knox. State Police say the other driver fled the scene of the crash that occurred around 1:50 AM. Troopers say 21 year-old Matthew Stewart was driving the victim of the hit-and-run incident.  After impact, Stewart’s…

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Austin Dillon Wins Pole For Daytona 500

Austin Dillon earned the pole position for next weekend’s Daytona 500 race with a lap speed of 196.019 miles per hour on Sunday. Dillon will be joined on the front row by Martin Truex, Jr. (195.852).  The remainder of the race qualifying will be done in the upcoming days. Also at Daytona International Speedway over…

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Tarheels Hold Off Pitt In 75-71 Win

James Michael McAdoo scored 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and teammate Marcus Paige added 18 points as North Carolina (17-7; 7-4 ACC) held off Pitt 75-71 in an Atlantic Coast Conference contest played in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The Tarheels have won seven of eight conference games since their 0-3 ACC start.  Pitt dropped…

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Commuter Service Franklin-To-Cleveland To End By Mid-May

Venango Regional Airport in Franklin is once again looking for an airline carrier for its commuter air service to and from a metropolitan airport. Silver Airways, which provides commuter service from Franklin to Cleveland, announced Friday they will terminate those flights no later than May 15.  The decision came on the heels of an announcement…

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3-5 Inches Of Snow, 50-MPH Wind Gust Possibilities Forecast

Just before a February thaw is expected, yet one more Winter Weather Advisory has been posted for the Oil Region. National Weather Service officials have posted the advisory for our area, effective from 7:00 PM Monday through 1:00 PM Tuesday.  The NWS says 3-to-5 inches of snow are possible in Venango County and 4-to-6 inches…

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Two Women Seriously Hurt In I-80 Rollover Near Knox

Two young women were seriously injured Friday afternoon when their S-U-V rolled over on Interstate 80 near Knox. State Police officials say the driver, 20 year-old Katie Klassen from Emlenton, was attempting to pass another vehicle when the S-U-V left the highway and rolled several times through the median. Klassen and a passenger, identified as…

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Oil City Man Charged In Burglary Of Jewelry And Cash From Cranberry Residence

An Oil City man will face a preliminary hearing on Wednesday on charges involving the burglary of jewelry and cash from a Cranberry Township residence last Wednesday. State Police say 21 year-old Ryne Kean was charged Friday with burglary, theft by unlawful taking, trespassing and criminal mischief.  Kean was lodged in the Venango County Jail…

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