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State House Hearing On School Safety Scheduled For Slippery Rock University

The third in a series of state House committee hearings on school safety in Pennsylvania will be held Thursday (June 6) at Slippery Rock University. The hearing, to be held by the House Select Committee on School Safety and Security, will be conducted from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM in Room 315 of the Smith…

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OC&T Railroad Season Opens Saturday

The Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad will open its 2013 season on Saturday (June 8).  The first train will pull out of the station at 1:00 PM. The Titusville Historical Society’s One-Day Museum will make a visit on opening day with booths showcasing stories and events from the Oil Region. In the month of June,…

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Oil Region Career Fair Continues

The annual Oil Region Career Fair continues through Thursday (June 6) at Venango College of Clarion University in Oil City. From 10:00 AM through 2:00 PM each day, the event focuses on resumes, interviews, employer expectations, first-time employment, job advancement and returning to the workplace. Healthcare and social services positions were accented in the fair’s…

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Deacon Jones Dies At Age 74

David “Deacon” Jones, who earned the nickname “The Secretary of Defense,” has died at his home in southern California at the age of 74.  A spokesman for the NFL’s Washington Redskins says death was from natural causes. Jones spent 14 seasons in the NFL, and played eight times in the league’s Pro Bowl game.  He was…

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Man Dies In Fall Through Door Of Slippery Rock Sub Shop

The death of a Slippery Rock man on Monday afternoon has been blamed on a fall through the glass door of a sub shop on Main Street in that community. Investigators say 69 year-old Glen Brunken stumbled as he prepared to enter the restaurant.  Apparently, Brunken fell through a glass window and slashed his neck.…

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Aerial Search Conducted For Mercer Man Missing Since Wednesday

An aerial search was being conducted Tuesday for a Mercer man reported missing last Wednesday. Police officials say 46 year-old Douglas Kerr was last seen around 6:00 PM Wednesday (May 29) riding a “maroon” bicycle.  Kerr is described as a white male, standing about 5-feet-8 and weighing about 160 pounds. The Mercer County Crime Unit…

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Bruins Take Second Straight In Pittsburgh, Go Home With 2-0 Lead In Eastern Final

The Boston Bruins scored three goals off both Pittsburgh Penguins goaltenders on Monday night en route to a 6-1 win in Pittsburgh and a 2-games-to-none lead in the NHL Eastern Conference finals. After winning both of the series’ first two contests in Pittsburgh, the Bruins return home to face the Pens in games three and…

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Braves’ Long Balls Lead To 7-2 Victory Over Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates starter A.J. Burnett (3-6; 3.22 ERA) tied a career high by allowing three home runs, all 2-run shots, and the Pirates lost to the Braves 7-2 on Monday night in the opener of a 3-game series in Atlanta. Jason Heyward, Freddie Freeman and Brian McCann all homered for the Braves (35-22), while Chris…

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Steelers Sign Three More Draft Choices

The Pittsburgh Steelers are down to one unsigned draft choice following agreements reached with three other players selected in the 2013 NFL Draft. The Steelers announced Monday they have signed first-round pick Jarvis Jones, second-round selection Le’Veon Bell, and on Tuesday morning that they have inked seventh-rounder Nick Williams. Jones, the 17th overall pick starred…

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Steelers’ Mike Adams Stabbed In Failed Carjacking Attempt, Out For 6-8 Weeks

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Mike Adams underwent surgery over the weekend for a pair of stab wounds sustained when Adams fended off a trio of would-be carjackers early Saturday morning. Adams was stabbed once in the abdomen and once in the left forearm.  The wounds are life-threatening, and Adams is expected to be ready for…

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