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District 1 Softball All-Stars Take Third Place At Senior League World Series In Delaware

The District 1 Senior League (15-16 year-old) Softball All-Stars returned to western Pennsylvania over the weekend as third-place finishers in the Senior League World Series, held in Lower Sussex, Delaware. Following a 3-1 run through tournament pool play, the All-Stars from Edinboro, Cochranton and Saegertown dropped a 5-1 decision to Missoula, Montana in a semifinal…

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Allmendinger Edges Ambrose At Watkins Glen; Stewart Sits Out Race After Fatal Incident At New York Dirt Track

A.J. Allmendinger out-sprinted Saturday’s Nationwide series winner, Marcos Ambrose, to the finish line on Sunday afternoon to win the NASCAR Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York. The victory is expected to make Allmendinger eligible for the Chase for the Sprint Cup title series. In a race that…

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McIlroy Wins Second PGA Championship, Fourth Major; Mickelson Gets Ninth Major Runner-Up Nod

Rory McIlroy surged back from three shots down at the turn on Sunday, finishing with a 3-under-par 68 and edging Phil Mickelson by one stroke at the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville. It was McIlroy’s second win at the PGA Championship, and he joins Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the…

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Steelers Lose Preseason Opener; Pittsburgh Scores On Defensive TD, Three Field Goals In 20-16 Defeat To NY Giants

In a game in which they failed to score an offensive touchdown, the Pittsburgh Steelers dropped the first of their four preseason games Saturday night, losing 20-16 to the New York Giants in a contest played on the Giants’ turf in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Pittsburgh rookie Howard Jones scored his team’s only touchdown, scooping…

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Speed Limit Increases on Parts Of Interstates 80 And I-380 To Take Effect Monday

A PennDOT advisory reminds us that the increase in the speed limit to 70 miles per hour covering certain stretches of Interstates 80 and 380 will go into effect on Monday, August 11. The change will affect I-80 from DuBois exit 101 in Clearfield County to mile marker 189 in Clinton County, and I-380 from…

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PennDOT Announces Venango County Road Work for Week Of August 11

PennDOT officials have announced a listing of road maintenance projects for Venango County for the week of August 11. The jobs include ditch work on Bredinsburg Road in Cranberry Township, patching on Route 208 in the Clintonville area, side dozing and crack sealing on Route 8 in Cherrytree Township and seal coating on numerous roads in…

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Saturday At The Venango County Fair – August 9

The annual Venango County Fair ends Saturday (8/9) at the 4-H Fairgrounds on Route 62 between Franklin and Polk. The day opens with pet shows beginning at 9:00 AM and a garden tractor pull at 10:00 AM.  Representatives from Oil Creek State Park will present a program on birds from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM. …

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Local Team To Play For Third Place At Senior League Softball World Series

The Pennsylvania District 1 All-Star team representing Edinboro, Cochranton and Saegertown dropped a 5-1 decision to Missoula, Montana on Friday afternoon (8/8) at in the semifinals of the Senior League (15/16 year-old) Softball World Series in Lower Sussex, Delaware. Edinboro/Cochranton/Saegertown finished pool play with a 3-1 record, losing only to South Bend, Indiana before the setback…

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Pennsylvania Little League Champion Advances To Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship In Bristol, CT

Pennsylvania’s state Little League champion, after posting a 3-1 record in pool play and being seeded #2 for the semifinal round of the Little League Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament in Bristol, Connecticut, has qualified for the regional championship game with a 6-5 win over Colonie Little League (2-3) from the Albany, New York area. The tournament winner advances…

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Pittsburgh Man Found Guilty Of Attempted Murder In Clarion County Bar Attack

A Pittsburgh man has been found guilty of attempted murder by a Clarion County jury in a case in which he was accused of lying in wait for another man outside a bar and then assaulting the man with a tire iron. The jury deliberated into Wednesday evening before delivering the verdict against 32 year-old…

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