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Two Oil City Brothers Plead Guilty In Related Assault Investigations

Two brothers from the Oil City area both entered guilty pleas late last week to charges of making terroristic threats in a case involving investigations into two incidents in March in which the same woman claimed she had been threatened by the men. 24 year-old Josie Harkless and 21 year-old Peter Harkless will be sentenced…

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PennDOT Announces Road Maintenance Schedule For Week Of June 15

In addition to a few bridge projects already underway, the paving of streets on some blocks in Franklin where sewer work had recently been done, and the previously-announced paving projects between the city of Titusville and Oil Creek and Rome Townships, PennDOT has released lists of highway maintenance jobs scheduled for the week of June…

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Pirates Win Rain-Delayed 1-0 Game In 13 Innings

Starling Marte singled home Chris Stewart with the game’s only run with two out in the bottom of the 13th inning on Friday night, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 1-0 home win over the Philadelphia Phillies (22-40). The start of the contest had been delayed for 86 minutes because of rain, so the game-winning base…

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PIAA Baseball, Softball Championship Results

PIAA High School Baseball Championship Results  –  Friday, June 12 at Medler Field at Lubrano Park at Penn State University:   “A”  –  Lancaster County Christian 8, Eisenhower 0 “AA”  –  Neshannock 9, Neumann-Goretti 0 “AAA”  –  Knoch 7, Abington Heights 5 “AAAA”  –  North Penn 4, Wyoming Valley West 3     PIAA High School Softball…

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Warriors Tie NBA Finals At 2-2 With 21-Point Win In Cleveland

Andre Iguodala, making his first start of the season scored 22 points on Thursday night to pace the Golden State Warriors to a series-tying 103-82 win in game four of the best-of-seven NBA finals played at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Stephen Curry matched Iguodala’s 22 points, helping deadlock the series at two games apiece.  Draymond…

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Mark Schroyer Named New Oil City Manager

Oil City Council on Thursday named 56 year-old Mark Schroyer as city manager, succeeding interim manager Jim Nelles. Schroyer, a native of Connellsville, has most recently served as borough manager in Hollidaysburg.  Previously, he held jobs as Donora Borough manager and manager of South Park Township.  He has a two-year deal with the city, and…

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House Committee Hears Testimony On Wolf Death Penalty Moratorium

Lawmakers in the state House heard hours of testimony in a hearing Thursday on Governor Wolf’s moratorium on the death penalty in Pennsylvania. The hearing by the House Judiciary Committee came a day after the House passed a resolution condemning the moratorium as an example of a Governor overstepping his authority. Some district attorneys say…

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Oil Region Music Weekend – Indie Fest In Oil City, Blues And Barbecue In Franklin

Oil Region residents and visitors to the area alike will enjoy plenty of live music this weekend. In Oil City, the annual Indie Music Fest is scheduled for Friday evening and Saturday (June 12, 13), and Franklin will play host on Saturday to the Blues and Barbecue Festival. At the Oil City event, dozens of independent…

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Franklin’s Flag Day Ceremonies Scheduled For Sunday Evening

A number of area organizations will combine to host Flag Day ceremonies in the Franklin’s South Park (bandstand park) on Sunday evening, June 14. In addition to the annual flag retirement ceremony to be held by the Venango County V.E.T.S. Honor Guard, the officers and past officers of Franklin Elks Lodge #110 will conduct their traditional…

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Pennsylvania Prepares For Bird Flu Outbreak

The new strain of avian flu, which experts say does not affect human health, could hit hard at parts of the economy. Among birds, the flu virus is quick-moving and deadly, and if a case is found on a farm, the facility would need to be quarantined and its birds euthanized.  The farm may then…

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