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Braves’ 10th-Inning Double Beats Bucs 5-4

Andrelton Simmons doubled off Pittsburgh reliever Mark Melancon (1-1; 1.19 ERA) in the bottom of the 10th inning on Tuesday night, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 5-4 home victory over the Pirates. Before Simmons’ winning hit, Melancon had walked one batter and hit another. Atlanta (36-22) had tied the score in the 6th inning…

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Oil City Woman Pinned Between Vehicles At School Parking Lot

An Oil City-area woman was seriously injured late Tuesday afternoon when she was pinned between two vehicles in a Cranberry School District parking lot. State Police officials say 56 year-old Donna Felmlee was standing behind a pickup, and was apparently trying to direct the driver into, or out of, a parking space.  When Felmlee motioned…

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Body Of Missing Mercer Man Found

The body of a Mercer-area man who had been missing for a week has been found in a wooded area off Route 258. Officials in Mercer County say the body of 46 year-old Douglas Kerr, from Coolspring Township, was located near the Shenango Reservoir.  Other details were not released. Kerr was reported missing on Monday,…

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Titusville City Hall To Undergo Renovations

The Titusville Redevelopment Authority has approved a bid from an Oil City company  for $115,000 worth of renovations to Titusville City Hall. The projects will include heating, air conditioning and electrical work, in addition to some construction involving the building’s doorways. The Redevelopment Authority gave its unanimous okay to the bid.

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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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