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Crush Of Online Visitors Snags Progress Of First Day Of Federal Health Care Exchange

The federal health care exchange went online on Tuesday morning, but the onslaught of people logging on to get information in the early hours dragged down nearly everyone’s progress in finding what they wanted. The website healthcare.gov was started up at 8:00 AM to provide the first stop toward comparing health insurance plans and enrolling…

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Rays Win Tiebreaker, Will Face The Indians In AL Wild Card Game; Bucs Play Tuesday

The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Texas Rangers 5-2 in Arlington, Texas on Monday night, winning a game #163 tiebreaker to claim the American League’s second wild card playoff slot. The Rays will meet the Indians in the one-game AL wild card playoff on Wednesday night in Cleveland. 2012 Cy Young Award winner David Price (10-8)…

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Brees, Saints Breeze Past Miami To A 4-0 Start

Drew Brees threw for 413 yards and four touchdowns on Monday night, and led the New Orleans Saints (4-0) to a 38-17 Monday Night Football victory over the previously unbeaten Miami Dolphins (3-1). Brees threw TD passes of 43 and 27 yards to Jimmy Graham, and added scoring tosses to Darren Sproles and Benjamin Watson.  Sproles, who…

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Two Oil City Men Arrested In Area Church Burglaries

Police officials say two Oil City-area men who were arrested early Monday morning in the parking lot of a Polk-area church are their suspects in as many as six church burglaries in Pleasantville and in Crawford County. State Police officials responding to a burglar alarm at a church on Raymilton Road in Mineral Township at about…

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Oil City Man Sentenced To County Jail Time For Assault On A Child

An Oil City man has been sentenced to nine months to two years in the Venango County Jail for physically harming a 13 month-old boy last June. 22 year-old Dustin Irwin must also serve three years probation and pay restitution. Irwin entered guilty pleas in August to charges of simple assault and endangering the welfare…

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Venango Chamber Seeks Nomination For Outstanding Citizen Award

The Venango Area Chamber of Commerce lists November 15 as the deadline for the receipt of nominations for their Outstanding Citizen Award. Nominations are available at the chamber’s website, venangochamber, org. The annual award goes to a Venango County resident who demonstrates a “well-rounded and deep-rooted commitment to family and community.”  Nominees should be local volunteers…

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Pennsylvania’s Match 6 Lotto Record Jackpot Climbs Again – To $7.3 Million

Pennsylvania’s Match 6 Lotto game made news Monday by seeing its jackpot reach a record high of seven million dollars. Pennsylvania Lottery officials now say the jackpot for Monday night’s Match 6 game cannot be claimed, and the jackpot for Thursday night’s drawing will be worth at least $7.3 million. No one has been able to claim…

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NFL Results – 2013 Week 4

NFL Results – Week 4   Thursday San Francisco 35, St. Louis 11   Sunday Minnesota 34, Pittsburgh 27 Cleveland 17, Cincinnati 6 Buffalo 23, Baltimore 20 Denver 52, Philadelphia 20 Seattle 23, Houston 20  (OT) Arizona 13, Tampa Bay 10 San Diego 30, Dallas 21 Detroit 40, Chicago 32 Tennessee 38, NY Jets 13…

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Hutchinson’s “Telephone Town Meeting” Set For Tuesday Night

State Senator Scott Hutchinson’s first-of-its-kind “telephone town meeting” is scheduled for this Tuesday, October 1 at 6:45 PM. The Senator’s office calls it an opportunity for the constituents of the 21st District to participate in a discussion about state government and current issues without leaving their homes. Although it won’t be feasible to allow everyone…

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Steelers Lose In London; Roethlisberger Says “We’re The Worst”

Prompting quarterback Ben Roethisberger to proclaim, “Right now, you could say we’re the worst team in the league!”, the Pittsburgh Steelers lost a 34-27 decision to the previously winless Minnesota Vikings (1-3) on Sunday in front of 84,000 international fans at Wembley Stadium in London, England. With the loss, the Steelers fell to 0-4 for…

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