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Steelers Receive Three Compensatory Draft Picks And Sign LB Arthur Moats

The National Football League has awarded the Pittsburgh Steelers three compensatory draft picks, based on the net loss of players to free agency in 2013. The extra picks will be available in the third, fifth and sixth rounds of the NFL draft in early May. In another move involving the Steelers on Monday, Pittsburgh signed…

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Trout Season Opens Saturday In 18 Counties; Oil Region Opener Is April 12

You will be hearing in the next few days about this weekend’s opening day of trout season in much of Pennsylvania, but officials remind us that here in the Oil Region, the opener does not arrive until April 12. In 18 southeastern Pennsylvania counties, trout season begins this Saturday (March 29). Hatchery trucks from the Pennsylvania…

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Penn State Loses IN CBI Quarterfinals, Ends Year With Losing Record

Penn State shot just 29.8 percent (17-for-57) from the field and 55 percent (12-for-22) from the foul line, and was eliminated from the CBI tournament in a 54-52 quarterfinal loss to Siena in a game played in Albany, New York on Monday night. The Nittany Lions closed the season with a 16-18 record.  Siena (17-17) advances…

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Pirates And Tigers Rained Out On Monday

The first game of the final week of preseason play for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers was rained out at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida on Monday afternoon. The contest will not be made up. Pittsburgh (12-9-3 in the Grapefruit League) will host Toronto on Tuesday afternoon. The Bucs will open the regular…

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Two Heroin Arrests Reported In Oil City

Oil City Police report a pair of separate heroin-related arrests late last week. Police say 28 year-old Ashley Feely, from Rouseville, was arrested for allegedly selling heroin to a confidential informant.  Feely was charged with four felony counts and two misdemeanors.  She was lodged in the Venango County Jail on $20,000 bail. Officials say they arrested…

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Blues Blank Pens 1-0; Pittsburgh Settles For Split Of Weekend Home Games

David Backes deflected the puck into the net off Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury on Sunday afternoon for the only score in a 1-0 win for the St. Louis Blues (48-16-7) over the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. While the loss was the fourth in the last six games for the Penguins, it…

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Bucs Post Preseason Win And Tie Over The Weekend

Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte both homered for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a Sunday preseason game in Sarasota, Florida, but the Bucs settled for a 7-7, 10-inning tie with the Baltimore Orioles. McCutchen, Marte and Pedro Alvarez each recorded two hits.  McCutchen also doubled, and has now hit safely in all 12 Grapefruit League games…

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Kyle Busch Repeats At Auto Club Speedway

Kyle Busch took advantage of a caution flag that came out with two laps remaining, and won NASCAR’s Auto Club 400 under a green-white checkered finish on Sunday at Auto Club Speedway of California in Fontana, California. Busch won the event for the second straight year, holding off Kyle Larson with brother Kurt Busch finishing…

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Every Wins At Bay Hill As Adam Scott Fades

Matt Every fashioned a 2-under-par 70 in the final round on Sunday, watched early tournament leader Adam Scott fade badly, and saw Keegan Bradley miss a 30-foot putt for birdie which would have forced a playoff as he won for the first time on the PGA Tour, capturing the Arnold Palmer Invitational at the Bay…

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Independent Fiscal Office Reports Pennsylvania’s Drilling Taxes Are Among The Nation’s Lowest

A report from the state legislature’s Independent Fiscal Office ventures that the levies imposed on the drillers of natural gas in Pennsylvania are among the lowest in the country. In an attempt at matching up various taxes imposed by eleven states on drillers, the IFO says energy companies in Pennsylvania are being taxed at a rate…

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