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Daylight Savings Time Ends This Weekend; Set Clocks Back One Hour

We are reminded that Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday morning (Nov. 2) at 2:00 AM. So, on Saturday night we will all be setting our clocks back one hour.  The result will be the return of more morning daylight and earlier sunset times, beginning at around 5:30 PM. Daylight Savings Time will return on…

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Child Pedestrian Fatalities Peak On Halloween; Experts Stress Caution

The organization Safe Kids Worldwide says, on average, twice as many children are killed while walking on Halloween night than on any other night of the year. But, they add that surveys show only about one-third of the nation’s parents discuss pedestrian safety with their young trick-or-treaters. Drivers are urged to use extra care when…

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Oil Region Trick-Or-Treat Hours

Friday’s Trick-or-Treat Hours For Selected Communities in and Around the Oil Region:   Friday, October 31  –  (6:00 – 8:00 PM) Oil City Cornplanter Township Franklin Sandycreek Township Cranberry Sugarcreek Borough Emlenton Richland Township Knox Salem Township Oakland Township President Township Tionesta Irwin Township Pinegrove Township Shippenville Farmington Township Paint Township

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Clarion County Man Wanted In Disappearance Of More Than $7,000 From Elderly Woman

An Elk Township man is wanted in a Clarion County case in which more than $7,000 has been taken from the bank accounts of an elderly woman who reportedly suffers from senility. Authorities say 33 year-old Joshua Wedekind failed to show up at a hearing on Thursday morning.  Wedekind was charged on October 2 with theft by…

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Penguins Blank Kings 3-0, Take Over First Place

Chris Kunitz scored a pair of goals and assisted on a third on Thursday night, and the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-0 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. With the victory, the Penguins (6-2-1) assumed first place in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division, surpassing the New York Islanders who lost 5-0 in Colorado. Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury…

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Virginia Man Charged In Shooting Death Of Former Knox Resident

A Virginia man has been charged in his hometown in the shooting death of a former Knox resident. Police officials in Strasburg, Virginia are also accusing 34 year-old Lucas Ward with holding a Knox woman against her will. Investigators say they arrested Ward in a Strasburg hotel in the death of 42 year-old Corry O’Neill, who…

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Giants Win World Series For Third Time In Five Years; Bumgarner Stars Again – This Time From The Bullpen!

The San Francisco Giants have captured the World Series championship for the third time in five years with ace Madison Bumgarner winning for the third time in the series, this time with five innings of bullpen relief. The Giants’ Michael Morse delivered the RBI single that broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the…

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Oil City Man Hit By Car In Radar Valley On October 16 Dies In A Pittsburgh Hospital

An Oil City man who was struck by a car as he walked down the middle of the highway in the southern Venango County stretch known as “Radar Valley” has died in a hospital in Pittsburgh. 30 year-old Jeremy Sweetapple had been hospitalized since the accident that occurred on the evening of October 16 on…

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Oil City Man Convicted In 2013 Halloween Crime Spree Gets 7-And-A-Half To 15 Years

One year after a series of crimes committed in Oil City were all linked to two men, one of the defendants in the case has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half to fifteen years in state prison. 25 year-old Shane Vitka, from Oil City, was sentenced this week in Venango County Court on his convictions on multiple…

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MegaMillions Lottery Jackpot Rises Again – To An Estimated $284 Million; Powerball Prize Climbs To $159 Million

Lottery officials say no one will be able to claim the $252 million jackpot from Tuesday night’s drawing of the MegaMillions Lottery, so they are estimating the annuity value of the jackpot for Friday’s drawing to be at about $284 million. The current estimate of the one-time cash value of Friday’s jackpot is posted at…

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