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Bucs Do Make Minor League Deal; McKenry Undergoes Season-Ending Surgery

Although the Pittsburgh Pirates did not make a Major League Baseball deal before Wednesday afternoon’s non-waiver trade deadline, the Bucs did deal on the minor league level. In a trade with the Seattle Mariners, the Pirates acquired utility man Robert Andino for either a player to be named later or cash considerations.  Andino will be assigned…

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Zachary Proper To Be Tried As An Adult – Defense Attorney To Appeal

The Oil City teenager accused of killing his grandparents at their home outside Franklin last October will be tried as an adult. That was the ruling Wednesday in Venango County Court in the matter of 14 year-old Zachary Proper by President Judge Oliver Lobaugh.  Proper’s attorney will reportedly appeal. Proper was immediately transferred from a…

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Conneaut Lake Park’s Beach Club Burns Down

The popular Beach Club and Dockside Bar at Conneaut Lake Park were destroyed by fire early Thursday morning. Early reports indicate the blaze began in the area of the Dockside sometime after 2:00 AM.  The popular summertime beach destinations were completely leveled.  It has been reported that two firefighters sustained minor injuries battling the blaze. …

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National Fuel Gas Rates Climb Nearly Eight Percent

After having forecast last winter a 9.2 percent increase in gas supply charges for the new billing year beginning today (Aug. 1), National Fuel Gas Corporation announced Wednesday, in their quarterly rate adjustment filed with the Public Utility Commission, a hike of 7.85 percent. Company officials say that translates into a $5.80 per month increase for…

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Powerball Lottery Jackpot Grows To $290 Million

Powerball Lottery officials have estimated the annuity value of Saturday’s (8/3) Powerball jackpot at $290 million. No one will be able to claim the estimated $235 million prize that would have been paid out to a jackpot winner in Wednesday’s drawing. The estimated value of Saturday’s one-time cash prize option is estimated at $168.4 million. The…

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Woman Charged In Titusville Scout Thefts Now Suspected In Missing Cemetery Funds

The Titusville woman who was to face a preliminary hearing next week in the alleged theft of funds from a Titusville Cub Scout pack was charged Wednesday with stealing over $35,000 from the Cherrytree Cemetery Association. State Police say 34 year-old Stephanie Mullen was jailed in Franklin after her arraignment in Pleasantville on charges of…

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Unemployment Climbs In June In Much Of The Oil Region

Unemployment numbers were up in the month of June in at least four counties in this part of the Oil Region. Those counties included Venango County, where the jobless number for June was up slightly to 8.1 percent.  May unemployment was registered at eight percent. In Clarion County, June’s unemployment was measured at 8.4 percent,…

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93 Year-Old Canal Township Bridge To Be Replaced, Starting Monday

PennDOT says a 93 year-old bridge in Canal Township in western Venango County will be replaced beginning Monday, August 5. The current 43 foot-long span has been declared structurally deficient.  It crosses McCune Run, just south of the intersection of McCune Road and Old Route 322. Although the work is expected to continue through May,…

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Pirates Grab 1st Place With Doubleheader Sweep Of St. Louis

Spot starter Brandon Cumpton earned his first Major League victory, combining with Jeanmar Gomez on a three-hit shutout, and the Pittsburgh Pirates posted a 6-0 home win over the St. Louis Cardinals, completing a doubleheader sweep at PNC Park on Tuesday night, and in the process taking possession of first place in the National League…

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Spanier, Schultz and Curley Ordered To Stand Trial In Alleged Penn State Cover-Up

Three former Penn State University officials, including the school’s former president, were ordered Tuesday to stand trial in the alleged cover-up of accusations against one-time assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky in allegations of child abuse against Sandusky. Former president Graham Spanier, one-time vice president Gary Schultz and former athletic director Tim Curley will face trial…

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