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Adamsville Man Dies, Cranberry And Tionesta Men Injured In Route 62 Crash

A Crawford County man died and two other men were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Tuesday afternoon on Route 62 in Mercer County. State Police say a car driven by Joseph Ferraro, from Adamsville, was struck head-on by a van.  Ferraro’s car spun into and onto a set of guide rails. Ferraro was pronounced…

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Strattanville Man Convicted In Cranberry, Oil City Burglaries

A Clarion County man was convicted in Venango County Court this week on 16 counts based on charges filed in connection with the burglaries of six Venango County businesses. 38 year-old Jerry Ritchey was accused in the 2011 burglaries of businesses in Cranberry Township and in Oil City.  Charges included multiple counts of burglary and theft.  Ritchey…

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Garrett Jones Designated For Assignment; Pirates And Padres Trade Prospects

The Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, on a day in which they made a trade involving Major League prospects with the San Diego Padres, designated first baseman/right fielder Garrett Jones and pitcher Kyle McPherson for assignment. Jones, 32, would have been eligible for arbitration.  In 2013, he hit just .233 with 15 home runs and 51 RBI’s. …

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Crosby Forces OT, But Bruins Beat Pens In Next 34 Seconds

Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby scored the game-tying goal with three-tenths of a second remaining in regulation on Monday night, only to see the Boston Bruins win the game on a Torey Krug goal just 34 seconds into overtime. Loui Eriksson, Reilly Smith and Zdeno Chara also scored for Boston (16-6-2), who beat the Pens in a…

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Pitt Topples Texas Tech, Will Play Stanford In Legends Classic Final

Lamar Patterson’s career-high 23 points Monday night led the undefeated Pitt Panthers (5-0) to a 76-53 rout of Texas Tech in the semifinals of the Progressive Legends Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Cameron Wright also reached double figures for Pitt, who led 41-18 at halftime.  Jaye Crockett paced the Red Raiders (4-2) with…

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Oil City-Franklin Alumni Football Game Postponed Until Spring

The annual Oil City-Franklin alumni football game, originally scheduled for Wednesday, November 27 at Oil City High School, has been postponed until spring because of current weather conditions. The new tentative date for the contest is April 19. Any participants who may have questions should call 671 – 5214 or 673 – 9283.

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TWO NEW STORMS MOVE TOWARD THE AREA

Weather forecasters are telling us to brace for a second and third storm already moving toward the Oil Region, and prepared to dump more snow onto areas which already received up to 20 inches of accumulation over the weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning, effective from noon Tuesday through 4:00 AM…

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Franklin Woman Pleads Guilty In Theft From Workplace Case

A Franklin-area woman on Monday entered a guilty plea to one count of theft by deception in a case involving the disappearance of more than $35,000 from her Cranberry Township employer. Sentencing in Venango County Court for 34 year-old Jill Docherty is scheduled for January. Docherty was charged in July on six counts in connection…

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Titusville Woman Enters Guilty Plea In Theft Of Funds From Cemetery Association

A Titusville-area woman has entered a guilty plea to a charge of theft by unlawful taking in the disappearance of more than $35,000 from the Cherrytree Cemetery Association for whom she served as treasurer for six years. 34 year-old Stephanie Mullen will be sentenced in January following her guilty plea entered Monday in Venango County…

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Neighbor Of Cherrytree Burglary Victim Arrested

Investigators say the victim of a weekend burglary in Cherrytree Township discovered his stolen possessions when he visited a neighbor to ask if he had been a witness to the crime, and spotted his stolen items in the neighbor’s house. Police say the neighbor, 20 year-old Logan Page, was arrested on a parole detainer, and was…

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