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Farrell Man Arrested For Alleged Heroin Sale At Barkeyville Truck Stop

A Mercer County man has been arrested for allegedly selling heroin to a police informant at a Barkeyville truck stop. 30 year-old Brandon Bradford, from Farrell, has been charged with four counts, three of which are drug-related. State Police officials in Venango County say the sale occurred last September and was documented through a recording…

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Oil City To Be Featured In PBS Special Airing Thursday Night

The city of Oil City will be the subject of a television program to debut on Erie’s PBS station on Thursday night, June 25 at 8:00 PM. The ninety-minute documentary will be the second installment of a WQLN-TV series entitled, “Our Town.” The show will feature first-hand accounts detailing the history, traditions and events of Oil City. …

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Franklin’s Fourth Of July Week Festivities Begin; Libertyfest Parade Set For Saturday Afternoon

The beginning phase of Franklin’s annual “Taste of Talent” vocal competition on Wednesday night (June 24) marks the unofficial start of the city’s week-and-a-half-long Fourth of July Week festivities. Other early activities will include a concert by the Franklin Silver Cornet Band on Thursday evening at 7:30 at the South Park bandstand and the annual…

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Ohio Man Jailed In Franklin On Warrants From Both Venango County And Ohio

An Ohio man who was arrested in Franklin over the weekend now faces charges listed on warrants in both Venango County and in Ohio. Franklin City Police say 33 year-old Robert Laverty, from Gahanna, has now also been arraigned as a fugitive from justice. Police say they arrested Laverty on the outstanding local warrants before…

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Bad First Inning Costs Gerrit Cole Third Loss; Reds Beat Pirates 5-2

The Cincinnati Reds (33-37) jumped on Pittsburgh ace Gerrit Cole for four runs in the first inning on Wednesday night, and the Reds – who have never lost to Cole – defeated the Pirates 5-2 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. With two outs in the first frame, Todd Frazier and Jay Bruce both delivered RBI…

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Pirates Draft Choice Pitches Virginia To College World Series Title

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ fifth-round draft choice, Brandon Waddell, threw a four-hitter over seven innings on Wednesday night, lifting Virginia to their first College World Series championship.   The Cavaliers (44-24) defeated defending champion Vanderbilt 4-2 in the deciding game of the best-of-three CWS finals at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha. Waddell (5-5) allowed two runs in the…

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District 25 Little League Playoffs To Begin June 29; Oil City Opener On 96.3 KQW

Summer is here, so that must mean the start of Little League All-Star tournament action. The District 25 Little League (11 & 12 year-old) tournament will consist of six teams, and will feature a double elimination format.  The earliest games are scheduled for 6:00 PM on Monday. June 29 and will feature Oil City hosting…

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Carey Price Is NHL’s MVP

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price was awarded the Hart Trophy, symbolic of the National Hockey League’s Most Valuable Player at the league’s annual awards dinner held in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. Price also received the Vezina Trophy for best goaltender and the Ted Lindsay Award, the annual outstanding player award from the NHL Players’ Association. …

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Oil City School Board Approves $30 Million Budget With No Tax Increase

The new fiscal year budget totaling just under $30 million given final approval this week by the Oil City Area School Board will not require a real estate tax increase. That having been said, administration officials are not yet sure what sources will cover a projected shortfall of more than one-and-a-half million dollars.  They appear…

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Missing Chickens Returned; Owner Will Not Press Charges

The  Cherrytree Township woman who had about thirty young chickens stolen over the weekend says she will not press charges against the boy who allegedly took them, now that they have all been returned. Once the story broke early this week, two individuals who had been given sixteen of the chicks by the boy who…

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