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PIAA Semifinal Football Playoff Results – Saturday, December 7

PIAA Football Semifinal Results  –  Saturday, December 7:   “A” Pittsburgh North Catholic 39, Clarion 12 Old Forge  26, Steelton-Highspire 7   “AA” South Fayette  23, Hickory 20 Imhotep Charter 20, Berks Catholic 0   “AAA” Bishop McDevitt 47, Cathedral Prep 42 Archbishop Wood 42, Berwick 14   “AAAA” Pittsburgh Central Catholic 45, Lower Dauphin 0 St. Joseph’s Prep 37,…

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Pitt Now 9-0 After 85-68 Win Over Loyola-Marymount

Five players reached double figures Friday night as the Pitt Panthers won their ninth straight game, posting an 85-68 home victory over Loyola-Marymount. Pitt (9-0) was led by Cameron Wright’s 14 points.  Talib Zanna and Durand Johnson both scored 12 points, and Lamar Patterson and Michael Young both added 10 points. Anthony Ireland paced Loyola-Marymount…

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High School Basketball Results – Saturday, December 7

High School Basketball Results  –  Saturday, December 7:   Boys Oil City 76, Wilmington 58 Warren 53, Franklin 45 VisionQuest 61, St. Marys  59 Cochranton 77, Rocky Grove 46 Cranberry 49, Maplewood 40 Keystone 63, Venango Catholic 61  (OT) DuBois 60, Venango Catholic 57 Knoch 47, Keystone 23 Marion Center 62, A-C Valley 47 Punxsutawney…

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October’s Regional Jobless Figures Were Mixed; Nation’s Employment Up In November

Numbers released Thursday by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry show mixed results in the search for jobs in the Oil Region in October. In Venango and Crawford Counties, for instance, unemployment climbed by one-tenth of a percentage point — to 7.7 percent in Venango County and to 7.3 percent in Crawford County. Clarion…

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Blue Lights Can Honor Fallen Law Enforcement Officers

The Pennsylvania State Police are once again this year asking each state resident to display a blue light in a home or office window during the holiday season in remembrance of fallen law enforcement officers and their survivors. State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan says a blue light symbolizes peace, and adds passing law enforcement officers may…

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High School Basketball Results – Opening Day, December 6

High School Basketball Results – Opening Day – Friday, December 6:   Boys Oil City 53, Seneca 50 Franklin 61, VisionQuest 48 Warren 65, St. Marys 30 Rocky Grove 62, Maplewood 56 Cochranton 33, Cranberry 28 Harbor Creek 65, Titusville 60 Ursuline (OH) 65, Sharon 51 George Junior 47, Lakeview 40 Erie East 65, Meadville…

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Tiger LaVerde’s Kirtland, Ohio Team Wins Second State Championship

The Kirtland Hornets, coached by Oil City native and former Franklin High School coach Tiger LaVerde, captured their second Ohio state football championship on Friday, beating Wayne Trace 44-16 for the Division VI title at Fawcett Stadium in Canton. Kirtland (15-0) finished undefeated, and improved to 44-1 over their last three seasons.  The Hornets’ only…

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Corbett Orders State Flags At Half-Staff For Nelson Mandela

Governor Tom Corbett has ordered Pennsylvania flags to be lowered to half-staff until sunset Monday, December 9 out of respect to the memory of Nelson Mandela. The former President of South Africa died Thursday at the age of 95. Corbett issued a statement Thursday calling Mandela a “colossus of freedom,” and saying the world has…

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Tax Hike In 2014 Oil City Budget Trimmed Down To 1.35 Mills

Oil City Council Thursday trimmed down an expected real estate tax increase for next year from 1.6 mills to 1.35 mills as they prepare to take a final vote on December 19 on the 2014 city budget. The tax hike in the $16.3 million spending plan would mean an additional levy of about $13.50 for every $10,000…

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It’s Christmas Past Weekend In Oil City

Christmas Past will be observed in Oil City this Friday and Saturday (Dec. 6 and 7). The 14th version of the event will start at 5:00 PM Friday with a chili cook-off, bonfire, caroling and a visit from Santa at Central Avenue Plaza on the South Side.  Readings of Christmas stories will be presented from…

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