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Spieth, Mickelson, Perry Are Weekend Golf Winners

Jordan Spieth, at age 19, won the John Deere Classic on Sunday and became the youngest winner on the PGA Tour since Ralph Guldahl captured the Santa Monica Classic in 1931. Spieth just turned pro in December following his freshman season at the University of Texas.  He defeated defending champion Zach Johnson and David Hearn…

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Lincecum Throws Season’s Second No-Hitter

It took 148 pitches, but Tim Lincecum threw baseball’s second no-hitter of the season on Saturday night, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 9-0 road win over the San Diego Padres. The two-time Cy Young Award winner recorded his first Major League no-hitter. The feat occurred eleven days after the year’s first no-hitter —…

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FEMA Officials Inspect Venango County Storm Damage

Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency toured storm-damaged areas of Venango County on Friday in an effort to determine if as many as fifteen municipalities may qualify for disaster aid. The municipalities have now estimated a combined total of more than $900,000 in damages, including damage to roads and bridges, from storms that struck the area…

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Penn State Tuition Increase Tops Three Percent

Penn State University’s Board of Trustees on Friday approved a budget which includes an average tuition increase for all students of about 2.8 percent. Tuition for in-state students at the school’s main campus will climb by 3.4 percent, or about $264 per semester.  Out-of-staters will pay about $400 more per semester.  Students at satellite campuses…

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Bridge On Utica Road Being Replaced – Detour In Place For Two Months

Work began Monday to replace a structurally deficient bridge on Utica Road (State Route 3017) in Canal Township in western Venango County. The original 83 year-old bridge spans a branch of Warden Run, and is located between Route 322 and Buttermilk Hill Road.  Utica Road in the area of the span will be closed for…

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Corsica Man Killed In ATV Wreck

A Corsica man died Friday when his all-terrain vehicle crashed, and he was thrown from the vehicle. State Police at the Clarion station say 39 year-old David Crate was riding his ATV on Carney Road, and apparently missed a turn into a driveway.  The vehicle jumped a berm and struck an embankment, throwing Crate off.  The…

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Three Hurt In Clarion County Rollover

Three people were injured Saturday afternoon in a vehicle rollover in Paint Township in Clarion County. Accident investigators say a vehicle driven by Stevie Miller, from Knox, went out of control on East End Road, left the road, hit an embankment and rolled over. Miller and passengers Andre Alexander and Blaine Fulmer, both from Parker, all…

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Woman Hospitalized In Erie After Car’s Plunge Into Tidioute-Area Creek

A woman is hospitalized in Erie after her car left a Warren County highway and plunged some thirty feet into a creek. State Police from the Warren barracks described the injuries sustained by 54 year-old Shelley Kagle as “moderate.” Troopers say Kagle’s vehicle left Route 127 in Triumph Township around 2:30 PM Saturday afternoon, traveled…

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Oil City Police Stress City’s Open Container Law Remains Unchanged

With the approach of the Oil Heritage Festival in Oil City, the city’s police chief is stressing that there have been no changes in the Oil City “open container” law. Chief Robert Wenner issued a statement last week reminding citizens that open containers of alcoholic beverages are banned on city and public properties. The topic…

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Regional Center For Workforce Excellence CEO Resigns

The CEO of the Regional Center for Workforce Excellence announced Friday that she is resigning to take another job, and cited health concerns as the reason. Michele Zieziula has run the agency which oversees the operations of the Northwest Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board.  The center is currently the target of audits by federal and state…

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