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Steelers Drop Preseason Opener 18-13 To NY Giants

The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped an 18-13 home decision to the New York Giants in their preseason opener on Saturday night in a game in which only one offensive touchdown was scored. The Giants’ Eli Manning threw a 57-yard scoring pass to Victor Cruz late in the first quarter for that lone offensive six-pointer.  New York…

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Armstrong County Man Dies In Motorcycle-Car Crash

An Armstrong County man was killed over the weekend when his motorcycle struck a car that had entered an intersection and traveled into the path of his bike. State Police accident investigators say 60 year-old Robert Ruffner, from Templeton, had not been wearing a helmet, and was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash happened Saturday…

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Teen Struck And Killed By Car While Fishing, Companion Hospitalized In Grove City

In a bizarre tragedy in Mercer County, a teenager from Ohio died, and a woman who was with him was injured when a truck left a nearby highway and struck them at the farm pond where they were sitting. Investigators say Austin Rife, from Dayton, Ohio, was pronounced dead at Grove City Medical Center early Friday…

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Break-In Reported At Townville Grocery Business

State Police investigators are searching for whomever burglarized a Townville grocery market on Friday night. An initial search reveals that the only things missing appear to be an unreleased amount of cigarettes, but officials from the State Police station in Corry continue to investigate. Any information should be forwarded to their office.

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Stoneboro Burglary Nets Nearly $7,000 In Tools

A Stoneboro man tells police the value of the tools taken in a burglary at his home last month totals nearly $7,000. The State Police say the victim tells them someone forced open a door to his garage and carried off numerous valuable tools.  He believes the incident probably happened on July 24 or July…

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Weekend Features Festivals In Titusville, Franklin And Tionesta, And Fair Finales

One of the busiest weekends in the recent times of the Oil Region finds festival activities in Titusville, Franklin and Tionesta, and the conclusions of fair weeks in Franklin  and Cochranton. Titusville’s annual Oil Festival runs Friday and Saturday (Aug. 9 and 10), and will feature a 1950′s theme.  Friday activities include a craft show,…

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Steelers Ready To Open Preseason Schedule; Burress May Miss Entire Season

As the Pittsburgh Steelers prepare to take on the New York Giants in their NFL preseason opener on Saturday night at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, word comes that Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress has a torn rotator cuff and may miss the entire season. An unnamed source has told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that…

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New York Squad Wins Junior League Easter Regional; DuBois Finishes Third

A team from Massapequa, New York shook off a 7-4 loss earlier in the day to Manchester, New Jersey, and defeated the same squad 8-3 in the decisive game later in the day Thursday to capture the Eastern Region Junior League Baseball Tournament championship in Freehold Township, New Jersey. New York had come through the…

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Martin’s Walkoff Single In The 10th Inning Gives The Bucs A Sweep Over Miami

Russell Martin scored Josh Harrison with a walkoff pinch-hit single with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning on Thursday afternoon, and the Pittsburgh Pirates completed a 9-2 homestand and a three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins with a come-from-behind 5-4 victory at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The win was the 70th of…

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Thursday Evening Fire Destroys Clinton Township Home

A fire that broke out early Thursday evening destroyed a home near Clintonville. Five fire companies responded to the blaze at a residence on Harmony Grove Lane in Clinton Township shortly after 6:00 PM.  Officials say the home was completely leveled. Responders remained on the scene until after dark.  A State Police fire marshal will…

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