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Snedeker Wins Canadian Open After Leader Mahan Withdraws For New Baby’s Birth

Brandt Snedeker shot a 2-under-par 70 on Sunday to win the Canadian Open by three strokes at the Glen Abbey Golf Club across Lake Erie from the Oil Region in Oakville, Ontario. Snedeker posted his second PGA Tour victory of the year and his sixth overall.  He finished the event at 16-under-par 272. Jason Bohn, Dustin…

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Franklin Man Arrested In Alleged Baseball Bat Assault On Couple In Bed

A Franklin man was arrested last week for allegedly attacking a couple who were in bed in a residence on Georgetown Road early Wednesday morning. Officials say 21 year-old Nathan McAninch is charged with both aggravated and simple assault and harassment. McAninch is accused of striking both a man and a woman with a baseball…

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State Appeal Denied In Case Of Lawrence County Juvenile Murder Suspect

A state appeals court this week rejected a motion from the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office to re-argue the case of a Lawrence County teenager who was eleven years old when he was charged with the shooting deaths of his father’s pregnant fiancée and her unborn child. Jordan Brown, from Wampum, who is now 15, had…

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Threat At Mercer County GE Plant Investigated

Police in Mercer County are investigating a possible threat unveiled at the General Electric plant near Grove City on Thursday. The threat came in the form of a note found in a women’s bathroom, indicating a shooting would take place if the plant did not close between midday Thursday and midday Monday. The business is…

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Vandal Decries Fracking In Graffiti Scrawled On Energy Company Truck

State Police in Forest County say someone, possibly an opponent of the “fracking” procedure of drilling for natural gas, carved graffiti on a pickup belonging to an energy company and parked at a Route 66 motel. Investigators described the graffiti as containing “anti-fracking words.”  They did not elaborate. The incident occurred sometime between July 10…

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Oil Heritage Festival Wraps Up Saturday And Sunday

The 2013 Oil Heritage Festival in Oil City will continue through the annual Polka Fest scheduled for Sunday. Saturday’s events begin at 7:00 AM with the Venango Youth for Christ’s pancake breakfast at Grace United Methodist Church.  The Oil City Firefighters’ 5K Run and Walk will begin on the South Side at 9:00 AM. Along…

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Bryce Harper’s Walkoff Home Run Beats Pirates 9-7

The Pittsburgh Pirates trailed by scores of 4-0 and 7-3 on Thursday afternoon, rebounded to tie their game in Washington at 7-7 with four runs in the top of the ninth inning, but lost the contest 9-7 on the strength of a two-run, walkoff home run by the Nationals’ Bryce Harper. Three Pittsburgh infield errors…

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Oil City Council Grants Permit For Demonstration Following Police Shooting

Under certain conditions, Oil City Council on Thursday granted a permit for the use of Justus Park for a demonstration by a loosely-knit group concerned about the circumstances and subsequent investigation surrounding the shooting death by Oil City Police of a Central Avenue woman during their response to a reported disturbance at the woman’s residence…

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New Castle Man’s Body Found Near Bridge In McConnell’s Mill State Park

An extensive search of McConnell’s Mill State Park in Lawrence County on Thursday led to the discovery of the body of a 49 year-old New Castle man. Searchers say the body of Jeffrey Alborn was discovered in the water near Rose Point about 150 feet from where an eyewitness reported a possible fall from a…

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Cats, Dogs, Lizard Rescued From Abandoned Sugarcreek Village Home

A dozen cats and dogs and a lizard were rescued this week from an abandoned home in Sugarcreek Village. Sugarcreek Borough Police officials say the home has been condemned, and its most-recent occupants will face charges following a complete analysis of the animals’ conditions by veterinarians. Reports indicate that eight cats, four dogs and a lizard were taken…

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