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Stephanie Stephenson Is Crowned 2013 OHF Queen

Oil City High School student Stephanie Stephenson was crowned 2013 Oil Heritage Festival Queen at ceremonies held Thursday night during the first day of this year’s festival at Central Avenue Plaza in Oil City. Stephanie is the daughter of Ike and Brenda Stephenson.  She accepted her crown from 2012 OHF Queen Ashley Groner, now a…

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Friday At Oil Heritage Festival 2013

Friday At Oil Heritage Festival 2013

The annual Oil Heritage Festival resumes in Oil City on Friday morning with a children’s pool party (9:30 AM until 3:30 PM), the Oil Valley Quilters’ Guild’s Fabric Bazaar in the parlor of Trinity Methodist Church (9:00 AM until 6:00 PM) and the start of the Oil Heritage Artisan and Fine Craft Festival (10:00 AM…

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No Injuries Reported In Oakland Township Fire

No injuries were reported in a fire that broke out Wednesday night in Oakland Township. Four fire companies responded to the blaze around 10:45 PM on Deer Lane. Fire officials did not immediately detail the extent of the blaze, or speculate on the origin. Oakland, Cooperstown, Utica and Rocky Grove Fire Department officials responded.

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Promoting Prostitution Charge Withdrawn – Cranberry Twp. Man to Face Other Counts

A charge of the promotion or encouragement of prostitution against a Cranberry Township man was withdrawn this week in Venango County Central Court, but the man will face trial on other counts after he waived his preliminary hearing on the charges on Wednesday. 53 year-old Charles Barnes was arrested early this month based on activity…

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Study Shows How Families Are Coping With College Costs

A new study shows how many families are making adjustments to cope with the rising costs of a college education. The research by Sallie Mae and Ipsos finds more families are leaning on grant money and scholarships.  Borrowing is now the number-three source of funds for college. Sarah Dusich, of Sallie Mae, told Radio PA News…

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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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