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Liriano Dominates, Wins 10th As Pirates Beat Strasburg

Francisco Liriano battled Stephen Strasburg into the eighth inning Wednesday night, and the Pittsburgh Pirates struck for three ninth-inning runs in the Bucs’ 4-2 victory over the Nationals in Washington, D.C. The win was the fourth in a row for Pittsburgh (60-39), and the loss was the sixth straight, and the 11th in 13 games,…

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Oil Heritage Festival, St. Stephen Church Festival Open Thursday

The annual Oil Heritage Festival kicks off Thursday (July 25) with numerous events throughout the day and the evening.  The popular four-day event will conclude on Sunday. Thursday’s activities begin with the OHF Junior Olympics at the Oil City High School track.  Registration starts at 8;30 AM, and the event will begin at 9:00 AM.…

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Alvarez, Martin, Cole Lead Bucs To 5-1 Victory In Washington

Pedro Alvarez hit his 25th home run of the season, Russell Martin recorded three hits, and rookie Gerrit Cole threw seven innings of two-hit baseball for his fifth Major League win, and the Pittsburgh Pirates (59-39) captured their third straight contest, defeating the Nationals 5-1 in Washington D.C. on Tuesday night. Cole (5-3; 3.51 ERA) allowed…

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Oil City Police Chief Comments On Police Shooting Investigation

The Chief of Police in Oil City in a statement released Tuesday reminded citizens that the investigation into the shooting death of an Oil City woman by a city police official last week is being conducted, at his request, by the Pennsylvania State Police and the Venango County District Attorney’s office. The transfer of investigative…

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Storms Cause Problems In Edinboro And Waterford, Prompt Warnings Elsewhere

Heavy storms late Tuesday afternoon caused flooding in the Edinboro area, led to an unconfirmed report of a funnel cloud near Waterford, and prompted the National Weather Service to issue a tornado warning and a flood watch for Crawford County and a severe thunderstorm watch for the general northwestern Pennsylvania area. Most of Venango County…

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Police Search In Franklin Parking Lot Assault Now Includes Suspect’s Wife

Local law enforcement officials say a man wanted in the assault of a woman in a Franklin parking lot early Sunday morning is also a suspect in an attack on a woman in an Oil City lot early Friday.  And now, police say they are also looking for the man’s wife. A search began in Franklin…

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Response Truck Damaged In Fire At Meadville-Area Fire Station

No injuries were reported when a fire broke out late Tuesday night — at a fire station in the Meadville area. Five other fire companies responded immediately to the call shortly before midnight at the Vernon Central Hose Company.  The fire was confined to a response truck parked in a station bay. There was no…

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Shippenville Biker Injured In Motorcycle-Car Collision

A Shippenville man was injured Tuesday afternoon when his motorcycle was struck by a car at a Route 322 intersection in Paint Township in Clarion County. State Police from the Clarion station say 25 year-old Andrew Barr was treated at Clarion Hospital after the accident at around 12:15 PM on Tuesday.  Troopers report that Barr…

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Marchers Demonstrate In Aftermath Of Peterson Shooting In Oil City

Although they had never received a permit to demonstrate, more than 100 citizens followed written statute and marched in groups of four on Monday evening in memory of an Oil City woman slain by Oil City police officers last week, and in support of her family members. For about 90 minutes, the sign-carrying groups marched…

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Butler Man Charged With Threatening Clintonville Driver With Handgun On I-79

A Butler man has been charged after an incident on Interstate 79 in Butler County on Sunday afternoon in which he was accused of pulling a handgun on another driver. State Police say 30 year-old Shawn McKnight became enraged because a Clintonville woman was traveling in the passing lane ahead of him, and pointed a gun at…

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