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Orb Is Early Kentucky Derby Favorite

Twenty horses are ready for Saturday’s 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville. Track oddsmakers have made Florida Derby winner Orb the early 7-2 favorite.  Orb is trained by Shug McGaughey, and will be ridden by Joel Rosario. Verrazano was listed Thursday at 4-1.  Verrazano’s trainer is Todd Pletcher, and John Velazquez…

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Boy Hit By Car In Pinegrove Township Is Hospitalized In Pittsburgh

State Police say the child who was hit by a car on County Line Road in Pinegrove Township on Wednesday afternoon is a four year-old boy. Troopers did not release the child’s identity, but did confirm that he has been hospitalized in Pittsburgh.  The boy’s injuries were described as “moderate.” Police say the boy apparently…

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Butler Woman Pleads Down In Death Of Husband At Forest County Camp

A Butler woman has entered guilty pleas to reduced charges in a plea bargain in a case in which she was accused of shooting to death her husband. Claiming her husband was physically abusing her before she shot him with a handgun at a camp in Forest County, 58 year-old Ruth Angert pleaded guilty to…

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The Band Perry To Perform At The Crawford County Fair

The Crawford County Fair Board has announced that a concert featuring The Band Perry has been added to the schedule of entertainment events for this year’s fair in Meadville. The Band Perry will take the stage on Tuesday, August 20.  Opening acts will include Jarred Niemann and Kristen Kelly. Tickets will go on sale on…

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It’s May Garden Mart Weekend

The 13th annual May Garden Mart will be held in Franklin this weekend. Organized by the Franklin Gardeners Association, the event is billed as a showcase for greenhouses and other vendors.  It offers for sale plants, trees and bushes, organic herbs, garden furniture and lawn art. A children’s tent and a display of lawn equipment…

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Historic Preservation Award Winners to Be Recognized On May 22

The 2013 Oil Heritage Region Historic Preservation Award Winners will be recognized on Wednesday, May 22 at a presentation in Titusville. The Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry and Tourism says the awards ceremony will be held at 7:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church on the 200-block of North Franklin Street. This year’s honorees…

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Pens Skate To 5-0 Shutout Win In Playoff Opener

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 26 shots for his sixth career postseason shutout, and Pascal Dupuis scored twice as the Pittsburgh Penguins opened NHL Stanley Cup Playoff play with a 5-0 home win over the New York Islanders on Wednesday night. Beau Bennett, Kris Letang and Tanner Glass also scored goals for Pittsburgh.  Evgeni Malkin, Jarome Iginla…

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Four-Run 8th-Inning Lifts Bucs To 6-4 Victory At Milwaukee

The Pittsburgh Pirates scored four times in the eighth inning on Wednesday afternoon and posted a 6-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Pittsburgh’s Starling Marte tied the game with a two-run home run, and Brandon Inge and Pedro Alvarez followed with RBI singles as the Bucs won for just the…

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Oil City Man Could Serve Another 46 Years For Child Abuse

An Oil City man who was charged in multiple incidents in which he allegedly exposed himself to young girls has been sentenced to 9-and-a-half years to 24 years in state prison in both of two cases involving incidents dating back to 2004. 51 year-old Juan Gonzales could spend a total of 48 years behind bars. …

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Child Struck By Vehicle Near Clarion-Venango County Line

Details were not immediately available in an incident in which a four year-old child was reportedly struck by a vehicle. A medical helicopter was called to the scene of the incident near the Clarion-Venango County line on Wednesday afternoon, but it was not clear how seriously the child was injured.  The identity of the victim…

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