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Pirates Slam 3 Homers In Wild Card Win, Advance To NL Division Series

In their first postseason game in 21 years, the Pittsburgh Pirates slammed three home runs in a 6-2 elimination win over the Cincinnati Reds played Tuesday night before a record standing room-only crowd of 40,487 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The victory moves the Pirates to a best-of-five National League Division Series against the Cardinals…

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Venango County Courthouse Work Winding Up

Venango County officials say, even though the temporary ramp in front of the courthouse in Franklin has been removed, entrance to the complex will still be through the building’s front doors until after Applefest. The ramp had been utilized for several months under the understanding that, when construction work is completed, visitors will be required to…

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Oil City Man Faces Up To 17 Years In State Prison On Sex Charges

An Oil City man has been sentenced to 50 months to 17 years in state prison on his guilty pleas to two sex charges. 43 year-old Michael Brown entered guilty pleas in June to charges  of corruption of a minor and attempted incest.  Several other charges were dismissed in a plea bargain agreement. Police had…

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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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