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Neil Walker Goes On 15-Day Disabled List

The Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday placed second baseman Neil Walker on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Sunday. Walker has been suffering from soreness in his right side.  Pirates manager Clint Hurdle now says the injury involves the oblique.  Walker has not played since Saturday night. To take Walker’s spot on the active roster, the…

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Moss Homer Hands Pirates Another 2-1 Loss

Former Pirate Brandon Moss slammed a two-run home run off Pittsburgh rookie Gerrit Cole in the top of the fourth inning on Tuesday night, lifting the Oakland Athletics to their second straight 2-1 win over the Bucs at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The homer followed a double by Oakland’s John Jaso, giving the A’s 11…

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FEMA, PEMA Officials To Assess June Storm Damage In Venango County

At least fifteen communities in Venango County are awaiting inspections by federal and state officials to see if disaster relief money will be made available for damages sustained in a series of storms that struck the county during the last week in June. Officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency…

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Resurfacing Work Has Started On Four Venango County Roads

PennDOT on Tuesday spelled out details on four road resurfacing projects that began simultaneously this week. The longest area being worked on is a three-and-a-half mile stretch of Grandview Road in Cornplanter Township from the Oil City line to Route 227. Bordering that project is a resurfacing job being done on Oak Road in Cornplanter Township…

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Venango County Again Abolishes Jury Commissioner Posts

The Venango County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously voted once again to abolish the posts of jury commissioner. The same action was taken last year following the passage of legislation in 2011 allowing Pennsylvania counties to make such a move.  42 of the Commonwealth’s 67 counties voted to eliminate their jury commissioner positions, but in March the State…

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Fred Shero Elected To Hockey Hall-Of-Fame

Defensemen Chris Chelios and Scott Niedermayer and forward Brendan Shanahan are the latest former NHL players to be elected into the Hockey Hall-of-Fame. The trio will be inducted in November along with Geraldine Heaney, the third woman to be enshrined, and Fred Shero, who led the Philadelphia Flyers to Stanley Cup championships in 1974 and…

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Sharon Man Sought By Police After CIRT Response In Sharon

Police in Mercer County were searching Tuesday for a Sharon man thought to be holed up in his home and facing assault and weapons charges. Police say they consider 43 year-old Kyle Cheza to be armed and dangerous. A raid was conducted Tuesday by the Mercer County Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) on Cheza’s home…

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Man Struck By Train In Butler County Identified

The man who was hit by a train in Butler County on Tuesday morning has been identified as 24 year-old Chad Elder, from Butler. The accident occurred shortly after 5:00 AM Tuesday morning on railroad tracks along Meridian Road in Penn Township.  Officials believe that Elder was sleeping on the tracks.  The train’s conductor said he…

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Final Three Suspects Sentenced In Texas-To-Crawford County Marijuana Ring

The last three of nine defendants in a Texas-to-Crawford County marijuana distribution investigation have been sentenced in Crawford County Court. 36 year-old Robert Conaway, from Meadville, was ordered to serve 3-to-5 years in state prison, and was fined $15,000.  25 year-old Adam Wood, from Venango, was sentenced to 12-to-24 months in state prison and a…

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Matt Cooke Leaves Pittsburgh For Minnesota

Free agent left wing Matt Cooke signed a three-year contract with the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, leaving the Pittsburgh Penguins as a free agent. The Minnesota pact is said to be worth 7-and-a-half million dollars.  Cooke will reportedly make one-and-a-half million dollars next season. Cooke played in all 48 regular season games in 2013, scoring…

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