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Oilers, Knights Win Season Gridiron Openers

Kevin Daly ran for 191 yards and four touchdowns on Friday night, leading the Oil City Oilers to a 34-9 win over Corry in their 2013 high school football opener. The game was played at Sox Harrison Stadium at Edinboro University due to problems with the turf at Corry’s home field. Oil City also scored on…

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Pirates Get Justin Morneau In A Waiver Deal For Alex Presley

The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the waiver trade deadline Saturday by acquiring first baseman Justin Morneau from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for outfielder Alex Presley and future considerations, possibly a player-to-be-named later. Morneau was the American League’s Most Valuable Player in 2006.  This season he was hitting .259 with 17 home runs and 74 RBI’s…

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Grand Valley Man Charged In Friday Arson Spree And Burglary In Warren County

A Grand Valley man has been charged with arson in three house fires that caused an estimated $400,000 in damages in Warren County on Friday. Officials say 67 year-old James Slagter is also accused of breaking into a fourth home and spreading gasoline on the property.  Police say he did not set a fire at…

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Ohio Woman Dies In Interstate 80 Rollover Crash

An Ohio woman died early Friday as the result of a vehicle rollover on Interstate 80 west of Mercer. State Police say 34 year-old Sharla Ranttila, from Girard, lost control of her vehicle on the highway’s westbound lanes shortly before 6:00 AM Friday.  The vehicle traveled off the road, struck an embankment and rolled over numerous times. Troopers did…

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Seneca Man Sentenced To 10-To-40 Years In The Rape Of A Child

A Seneca man was sentenced Friday to 10-to-40 years in state prison following his convictions in June on charges that included the rape of a child. 53 year-old Stuart Proper was also ordered by Venango County Court to register with the state as a sex offender. A jury had deliberated for only an hour-and-a-half in…

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Sugarcreek Woman Charged For Transmitting Photos Of Teenage Girl

A Sugarcreek Borough woman was charged this week with two counts of invasion of privacy after she allegedly transmitted two photos of a partially-undressed teenage girl with her cell phone. Sugarcreek Borough Police say 41 year-old Paula Cielepak is accused of taking two questionable pictures of a fifteen year-old girl, and sending them via her phone…

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Pleasantville Couple Jailed After Domestic Dispute

Two Pleasantville residents were jailed Friday morning after police say they physically assaulted each other during a domestic dispute. State Police say 24 year-old Anthony Walinski and 24 year-old Pamela Valverde were both charged with simple assault after the incident reported at a location on East State Street in Pleasantville.  Both were committed to the…

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Liriano, Jones Star As Pirates Tie Cards For First Place

Francisco Liriano (15-6) threw two-hit shutout baseball for eight innings, Garrett Jones went 3-for-4 with four RBI’s, and the Pittsburgh Pirates tied the St. Louis Cardinals for first place in the National League Central Division with a 5-0 shutout of the Cards on Friday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The win was Liriano’s career-high…

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Brewers Blank Bucs 4-0; Pirates To Square Off With St. Louis

Yovani Gallardo and Brandon Kintzler combined on a 6-hit shutout on Thursday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, and the Milwaukee Brewers blanked the Pirates 4-0 in the rubber game of a three-game series. Gallardo (10-9; 4.39 ERA) surrendered the six hits over seven innings, striking out five batters and walking one.  Kintzler retired six…

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Ginn Stars In Panthers Win; Steelers End Preseason At 0-4

Ted Ginn, Jr. caught five passes for 149 yards, including two touchdown throws from Derek Anderson, and the Carolina Panthers posted a 25-10 home preseason victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers ended exhibition play at 0-4, and will host the Tennessee Titans in their regular season opener on September 8. In Thursday’s win, Carolina…

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