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Gordon Wins Eighth At Martinsville

Jeff Gordon won his first NASCAR Sprint Cup series race since the 2012 finale, passing Matt Kenseth with 21 laps remaining to take the checkered flag at the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 event at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia. It was Gordon’s eighth career win at Martinsville, and moved him into third place in the 2013…

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Penn State Suffers Worst Loss Since 1899, 63-14 To Ohio State

Brandon Miller passed for three touchdowns and ran for two others Saturday night, and the Ohio State Buckeyes (8-0; 4-0 Big Ten) handed Penn State their most-lopsided loss since November, 1899 in a 63-14 game in Columbus, Ohio. The contest represented the most points allowed by the Nittany Lions, and the biggest margin of defeat…

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Navy’s Game-Ending Field Goal Sinks Pitt 24-21

Nick Sloan kicked a 30-yard field goal as time expires on Saturday night, lifting Navy to a 24-21 win over Pitt at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Both teams emerged from the contest with 4-3 records. Pitt quarterback Tom Savage completed 20-of-27 passes for 203 yards with touchdown throws to Devin Street and Tyler…

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Koyack Scores In Notre Dame’s Win At Air Force

Notre Dame receivers Saturday set a school record when five different players caught touchdown passes in a single game in a 45-10 win at Air Force. One of the scoring receivers was tight end Ben Koyack, from Oil City, whose 22-yard TD reception in the second quarter was the second of his collegiate career. Corey…

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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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