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Steelers Move Into 2nd-Place Tie With 37-27 Win Over Detroit

Ben Roethlisberger threw for 367 yards and four touchdowns, and the Pittsburgh Steelers won for the fourth time in six games following an 0-4 start, beating the Detroit Lions 37-27 in a game played Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. With the win, a loss by the Browns to the Bengals, and an overtime loss…

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Two Die In Titusville As A-T-V Hits Oncoming Car

Two Titusville men died Friday night after their all-terrain vehicle hit an oncoming car on Route 8 north of Titusville. Police say a passenger in the A-T-V, 23 year-old Ryan Rose, was killed when he was ejected from the off-road vehicle during the crash.  The driver of the A-T-V, 22 year-old Devon Beach, who was…

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Johnson Wins 6th Sprint Cup Title With 9th-Place Finish Behind Hamlin At Homestead

A 9th-place finish in the NASCAR Sprint Cup season finale on Sunday at Homestead Motor Speedway near Miami gave Jimmie Johnson his sixth Cup title, more than any other driver besides Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt, Sr., who both won seven. Denny Hamlin took the checkered flag in Sunday’s event, the Ford EcoBoost 400, but the spotlight…

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Pens Fall From First Place After 4-1 Loss In New Jersey

Former Penguin Jaromir Jagr scored his sixth and seventh goals of the season against his former team on Saturday night, leading the New Jersey Devils (7-8-5) to a 4-1 home victory over Pittsburgh. Following the Penguins’ fourth loss in their last five games, Washington (12-8-1) defeated St. Louis 4-1 on Sunday, and moved one point…

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Grand Valley Man Pleads Guilty But Mentally Ill In Warren County Arson Spree

A Grand Valley man charged with three arsons and a break-in at a fourth residence has entered pleas of guilty, but mentally ill to counts of arson and trespassing. Nine other charges against 67 year-old James Slagter were withdrawn. Sentencing will be delivered at a later date.  In the meantime, Slagter is lodged in the…

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Burglary At Cornplanter Township Home

State Police were called late last week to investigate a burglary discovered at an Oil City-area home. A woman at a Rockwood Avenue residence in Cornplanter Township told officials someone broke into her home and stole cash, money orders and prescription medications. Police reports did not indicate how access was gained to the home. An…

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Pitt Forges Come-From-Behind Tie, But Loses On Game’s 2nd Punt Return Score

The Pitt Panthers (5-5; 2-4 ACC) stormed back from a 27-3 deficit in a home game against North Carolina – only to lose on the Tarheels’ second punt return touchdown of the game. With the 34-27 loss, Pitt remains one win away from being “bowl eligible.”  The Panthers will play at Syracuse at 12:30 PM…

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Zwinak Leads Penn State To 6th Win, 45-21 Over Purdue

Zach Zwinak had another monster day on Saturday, rushing for 149 yards and three touchdowns and leading Penn State (6-4) to a 45-21 home win over struggling Purdue (1-9). Bill Belton added 81 rushing yards and a score, Christian Hackenberg ran for a TD and threw a touchdown pass to Adam Breneman, and Sam Ficken…

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High School Football Results – 2013 Playoff Week 2

High School Football Playoff Results  –  Weekend 2   D-10 “AAA” Semifinals Cathedral Prep 70, Oil City 26 General McLane 35, Slippery Rock 15   D-10 “AA” Semifinals Hickory 52, Northwestern 14 Girard 16, Greenville 14   D-10 “A” Semifinals Lakeview 52, Mercer 21 Sharpsville 40, West Middlesex 3   D-9 “AA” Championship Karns City…

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Oil City Bows Out At 7-5 With 70-26 Loss To Undefeated Cathedral Prep

The Oil City Oilers’ 2013 football season ended Friday night at Veterans Stadium in Erie with a 70-26 loss to undefeated state champion Cathedral Prep in the District 10 “AAA” semifinals. The Oilers closed at 7-5. Cathedral Prep improved to 11-0, and extended their state-high winning streak to 26 games.  They will be looking to…

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