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Corbett Orders State Flags At Half-Staff For Nelson Mandela

Governor Tom Corbett has ordered Pennsylvania flags to be lowered to half-staff until sunset Monday, December 9 out of respect to the memory of Nelson Mandela. The former President of South Africa died Thursday at the age of 95. Corbett issued a statement Thursday calling Mandela a “colossus of freedom,” and saying the world has…

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Tax Hike In 2014 Oil City Budget Trimmed Down To 1.35 Mills

Oil City Council Thursday trimmed down an expected real estate tax increase for next year from 1.6 mills to 1.35 mills as they prepare to take a final vote on December 19 on the 2014 city budget. The tax hike in the $16.3 million spending plan would mean an additional levy of about $13.50 for every $10,000…

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It’s Christmas Past Weekend In Oil City

Christmas Past will be observed in Oil City this Friday and Saturday (Dec. 6 and 7). The 14th version of the event will start at 5:00 PM Friday with a chili cook-off, bonfire, caroling and a visit from Santa at Central Avenue Plaza on the South Side.  Readings of Christmas stories will be presented from…

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Festival Of Trees Opens In Lucinda

The 28th annual Festival of Trees and Craft Show at St. Joseph Church in Lucinda opened Friday morning (Dec. 6), will run until 8:00 PM Friday evening, and will continue from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM on Saturday. The event includes displays of decorated trees, sales of crafts and good food.  This year’s theme is…

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Friday Is Light-Up Night In Emlenton

Light-Up Night in Emlenton, to be held on Friday (Dec. 6), will feature a “Passport to the North Pole” event, targeting children from preschoolers through sixth graders. While a Christmas tree will be illuminated on Main Street at about 6:15 PM, the youngsters are also invited to visit several locations around town to pick up…

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Two Arrested For Multiple Thefts From Pinegrove Township Property

State Police officials say they have arrested two men for making repeat visits to a Pinegrove Township residence and removing scrap metal and other items. 28 year-old Richard Thieme and 21 year-old Charles Alden are accused of making eighteen trips to the property on Old State Road and driving away with the items in a…

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Malkin Sidelined, But Pens Harpoon Sharks 5-1 For Fifth Straight Win

Playing without Evgeni Malkin, the Pittsburgh Penguins (20-9-1) still won their season-high fifth consecutive game, beating another division leader, the San Jose Sharks, 5-1 in a game played Thursday night at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. The loss for the Pacific Division leaders snapped a six-game winning streak.  San Jose is now 19-4-5. Chris Kunitz…

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Jameis Winston Will Not Be Charged

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will not be charged in the sexual assault investigation to which he has been linked in Florida. Florida state attorney Willie Meggs made that announcement concerning the case on Thursday afternoon. Winston, the Heisman Trophy favorite who plays for the top-ranked college football team in the country, could have faced…

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17-Foot Christmas Tree To Grace Brody Block In Oil City

Residents of Oil City have found one use for the now-vacant Brody Block property in Oil City. Workers Thursday were excavating a shaft in which to install a 17-foor Christmas tree which will stand throughout the remainder of the holiday season on the site where a dilapidated set of former business was demolished last spring. …

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Construction Begins On Oil City’s New East End Fountain

Work has begun in Oil City’s South Side on the construction of the new Aubrey’s Adventure East End Fountain. A Minnesota firm that specializes in the construction of fountains started the operation on Wednesday.  The new fountain is expected to be operational as soon as spring arrives. The original stone fountain that had been erected…

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