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Oilers, Knights Drop Road Decisions In Week Nine

The Oil City Oilers found themselves on the losing end of a 27-14 decision Friday night in their key Region 5 game against the undefeated first-place Rockets at Slippery Rock High School. The result gives Slippery Rock the top “AAA” seed from the region and a first-round bye in the upcoming District 10 playoffs.  Oil…

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Officials Handle Oil City Train Derailment; No Injuries, Traffic Tie-Up Is Brief

A train derailment on Oil City’s North Side late Friday afternoon affected traffic on a side street for a couple of hours, but resulted in no injuries or evacuations. The incident occurred at a crossing on Sycamore Street between Spring and Elm Streets shortly before 5:00 PM Friday.  Officials were able to uncouple the train’s…

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Oil City Man Charged With Smuggling Contraband Into County Jail

An Oil City man has been charged for allegedly trying to smuggle tobacco and prescription drugs back into the Venango County Jail — inside a body cavity. 30 year-old Mark Redfield is serving a sentence for theft and receiving stolen property.  Jail officials say they found the contraband items in Redfield’s possession at the jail…

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Could Jay Paterno Challenge Glenn Thompson For Congressional Seat?

Sources in the central part of the state say that former Penn State assistant football coach Jay Paterno may be mulling a run for Congress against Republican incumbent Glenn Thompson. The Patriot-News of Harrisburg has reported that several prominent Democratic political officials in the State College area claim Paterno has shown interest in a Congressional…

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Steel Silhouettes Constructed To Show Drivers Size, Dangers Of Pennsylvania Elk

PennDOT officials are hoping that the sight of a pair of life-size elk silhouettes will impress on drivers the size of the majestic animals, and the dangers associated with their presence on area roadways. The steel silhouettes were erected near Ridgway in aptly-named Elk County. PennDOT says people often neglect to slow down around elk, possibly…

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High School Football Finals – 2013 Week 9

High School Football Results – Week 9 – Friday, October 25, 2013   Slippery Rock 27, Oil City 14 Warren 41, Franklin 27 DuBois 56, Meadville 35 Cathedral Prep 70, Erie East 8 General McLane 21, Central Tech 14 McDowell 42, Strong Vincent 0 Lakeview 19, West Middlesex 2 Mercer 26, Farrell 14 Conneaut 60,…

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Lawmakers Want “In God We Trust” In All Pennsylvania Schools

A state House committee has approved a bill that would require public school districts in Pennsylvanian to post the motto, “In God We Trust,” in every school building. The House Education Committee forwarded the measure to the full House with a 14-to-9 vote. The bill was sponsored by Republican Representative Rick Saccone, from Allegheny County,…

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Saturday Earmarked For Giveback Of Expired Prescription Drugs

National Take Back Day, earmarked for the proper disposal of expired and unused prescription drugs, is scheduled for this Saturday (Oct. 26), but there is a plan to make every day a take back day in Pennsylvania. Governor Tom Corbett’s Healthy Pennsylvania plan will soon utilize some 250 collection boxes across the state for any-day…

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Police: Woman Spends $1,940 Online With Auto Garage’s Debit Card

A woman is in trouble with the law after she was accused of spending nearly $2,000 online ($1,940.17) by using a bank debit card authorized to an Oil City-area auto body shop. State Police officials who are investigating did not list the age or hometown of the suspect, but identified her as Toya Smith.  It…

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Cards Tie World Series At 1-1 With 4-2 Win In Boston

The St, Louis Cardinals scored three times in the top of the seventh inning Thursday night, and went on to defeat the Boston Red Sox 4-2 at Fenway Park in Boston, evening up the 2013 World Series at one game apiece. Game three will be played Saturday night at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The…

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