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Oil City Man Uninjured When Motorcycle Hits Deer

State Police officials say an Oil City man escaped injury even though his motorcycle hit a deer in Oil Creek Township in Crawford County early Saturday afternoon. The incident occurred shortly before 2:00 PM on North Perry Road. Troopers from the Corry station say Alfred Brickner was headed north when a deer crossed his path. …

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EPA Report Says Fracking Has No Widespread Impact On Drinking Water

A report on a four-year study by the Environmental Protection Agency says there has been no widespread impact on the nation’s drinking water caused by the hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” method of drilling for natural gas. The EPA says there has been a small number of contaminated drinking wells, and insisted their study has exposed…

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Warriors Edge Cavs In OT In NBA Championship Opener

LeBron James scored 44 points on Thursday night, but the Cleveland Cavaliers dropped a 108-100 overtime decision to the Golden State Warriors in the first game of the NBA championship series played in Oakland. Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 26 points and eight assists. The Cavs also sustained another injury problem.  Point guard Kyrie…

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D-10 Team Results From PIAA Baseball, Softball Quarterfinals

Results of District 10 Team Match-ups In PIAA Quarterfinals  –  Thursday, June 3:   PIAA “A” Baseball Quarterfinal Eisenhower 3, Greensburg Central Catholic 2   PIAA “A” Softball Quarterfinal Cochranton 1, Jefferson-Morgan  (10 inns.)   PIAA “AA” Softball Quarterfinal Cambridge Springs 3, Martinsburg Central 2

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Saturday’s Wildcatter Day To Commemorate Pithole’s 150th Anniversary

Wildcatter Day, scheduled for Saturday, June 6, will mark the kickoff of a series of events to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of oil boomtown Pithole. Wildcatter Day activities will be held from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM at the Pithole Historic Site, off Route 227 near Plumer.  A fee will be charged,…

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Second Hearing Held On State Pension Reform Debate

In a second public hearing, state lawmakers heard more late this week on a proposed change to Pennsylvania’s public pension system. The debate was between what is fair and what is affordable, although each side seems to think both are possible through a defined benefit or defined contribution plan. Union representatives and professional associates called…

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Experts Say Bird Flu Has Not Been Detected In Pennsylvania, But Precautions Are Being Taken

According to officials at the three labs doing extensive testing for any signs of the avian flu in Pennsylvania, no cases have been found in poultry in the state this year. Still, agriculture experts are advising farmers to limit the exposure of their flocks to wild birds, and the state’s Agriculture Department has banned live…

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Pirates Leave Their Mark In San Francisco; Bucs Sweep 3-Game Series With Giants

Jordy Mercer homered for the second straight day, and Jose Tabata, taking advantage of a rare start in left field, shrugged off a collision with the outfield wall and recorded two hits and an RBI as the Pittsburgh Pirates completed a three-game sweep of the Giants with a 5-2 victory on Wednesday afternoon in San…

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Blackhawks Score Twice In The Final Period In 2-1 Win In Stanley Cup Final Opener

Teuvo Teravainen and Antoine Vermette scored less than two minutes apart late in the third period on Wednesday night to propel the Chicago Blackhawks to a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the opening game of the NHL’s Stanley Cup championship series in Tampa. Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford recorded 22 saves in the…

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Florida Repeats As NCAA Softball Champion

The University of Florida Gators scored four times in the first two innings on Wednesday and held on for a 4-1 victory over Michigan, becoming only the third school to win back-to-back NCAA softball championships. Taylor Schwarz drove in two of the runs for the Gators (60-7), and Lauren Haeger threw a complete-game five-hitter with…

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