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Bucs Outlast Rain Delay For 4-2 Victory And 8-And-2 Homestand

Andrew McCutchen went 3-for-4, drove in two runs, scored once and stole two bases, and the Pittsburgh Pirates won a rain-delayed Thursday afternoon home game 4-2 over the Chicago Cubs. The victory was the Pirates’ fourth straight, their 11th in their last 13 games, and gave them a three-game sweep of the Cubs and an…

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Bail Reduction Denied For Oil City Man Charged In 2003 Sex Assault

A bail reduction request for an Oil City man charged in the sexual assault of a young girl ten years ago was denied at the man’s preliminary hearing Wednesday. 39 year-old Thomas Kahle is charged with molesting a girl who may have been just shy of her sixth birthday in the spring of 2003.  He…

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Corbett Delays Common Core Academic Standards

Governor Tom Corbett has ordered a delay in the adoption of new educational standards known as “Common Core.” The new academic standards have been on track for enactment in July, but they became the subject of a pair of heated debates in the state General Assembly last week.  Education Department spokesman Tim Eller told Harrisburg…

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Two Arrested In Oil City Heroin Sales Bust

Two Oil City residents were charged Wednesday for allegedly selling heroin from their South Side home. Oil City Police say 48 year-old Leon Wagner and 51 year-old Kathy Novack were to be charged with possession of a controlled substance, conspiracy and reckless endangerment.  Investigators stated that other charges could follow because sales were made within…

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Conneaut Lake Park Could Be Sold For Back Tax Debts

The Crawford County commissioners have decided to seek the sale of Conneaut Lake Park to settle property tax debts totaling more than $800,000. The decision came down at the commissioners’ regular meeting on Wednesday.  Although it may become necessary, the sale probably would not happen until late next year.  The Park’s trustees have owed real estate…

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Sheep Shot And Killed In Crawford County

There has been another case of animal cruelty in Crawford County. This time, police say someone shot and killed a female sheep at a farm in Troy Township.  The farm owner said an arrow was found near his barn on the farm property on Mosgrove Road, but authorities were still trying to determine exactly what kind…

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Steelers Sign Draft Picks Wheaton, Hawthorne, And Justin Brown

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Thursday morning that they have signed three more of their nine 2013 draft choices. The signings of Oregon State wide receiver Markus Wheaton, Illinois cornerback Terry Hawthorne  and former Penn State wide receiver bring to five the number of Pittsburgh draft selections who have become Steelers.  All agreed to four-year deals. Wheaton set…

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Tuesday Fire At Seneca Hill Glass Center Believed Accidental

The fire that destroyed a glass company on Seneca Hill between Oil City and Seneca on Tuesday night is being treated by investigators as an accident. It is believed that the blaze was the result of the rekindling of the remnants of a fire that had been built earlier in the day to destroy pallets. The fire at B&B…

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Cook Forest Area Hit By Wednesday Storm

Many parts of the Oil Region escaped Wednesday without any kind of thunderstorms, but in Cook Forest, roads were closed and buildings were damaged by falling trees in a storm that swept through parts of Clarion, Jefferson and Forest Counties. Route 36 was closed for several hours in areas between Leeper and Cooksburg.  Damage was…

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Pens Rout Senators 7-3 For A 3-1 Lead In Stanley Cup Series

The Pittsburgh Penguins scored four times in the third period on Wednesday night en route to a 7-3 win over the Senators in Ottawa and a 3-games-to-1 lead in their NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series. The Penguins chased Ottawa goaltender Craig Anderson, who played a superb first period, but left the game…

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