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Four-Run Inning Lifts Cincinnati Past Pirates 5-3

Returning to regular season play on Friday night following the four-day All-Star break, the Pittsburgh Pirates (56-38) recorded three home runs, but dropped a 5-3 decision to the Reds in Cincinnati. Starling Marte, Andrew McCutchen and Russell Martin all homered in the sixth inning, but each shot was a solo homer and they came after…

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Franklin Advances At Section 1 Junior League Tourney With 13-0 Shutout

The Franklin Junior League baseball All-Stars weathered two delays totaling an hour and 58 minutes on Thursday night, and posted a 13-0 shutout win over Harbor Creek in an elimination contest in the Section 1 Junior League Tournament in DuBois. Franklin (4-1 overall; 1-1 at Sections) will face McLane on Friday at 6:00 PM at…

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Sugarcreek Crash Closes Roads Due To Corn And Diesel Fuel Spills

State Police officials say the Thursday morning closings of Route 322 and Patchel Run Road in Sugarcreek Borough were the result of a crash between a tractor-trailer and a minivan after which some 23 tons of cracked corn and more than twenty gallons of diesel fuel needed to be removed from the roadways. The crash occurred shortly…

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Sportsmen’s Group’s Lawsuit Seeks To End PA.’s Sunday Hunting Ban

A lawsuit was filed this week against the Pennsylvania Game Commission by a sportsmen’s group seeking to end Pennsylvania’s ban on Sunday hunting. Hunters United For Sunday Hunting claims in their suit that the prohibition against hunting on the seventh day conflicts with the right to bear arms, that the Constitution’s equal-protection clause is violated…

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DuBois Downs Franklin Juniors 9-5 In Section Tournament Opener

The DuBois Junior League baseball All-Stars scored five times in the fourth inning and added four runs in the sixth frame to beat visiting Franklin 9-5 on Wednesday night in the opening round of the four-team, double-elimination Section 1 Tournament at the Orris Complex at DuBois City Park. In between the DuBois squad’s big innings,…

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State Police Investigate Oil City Police Shooting – 3 OCPD Officers Put On Desk Duty

The Pennsylvania State Police have taken charge of the investigation into the shooting death of an Oil City woman during a police response to her home on the city’s South Side on Tuesday night. Meanwhile, the three Oil City Police Department officers who responded to Tuesday’s call have been placed on administrative duty pending the…

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Pennsylvania State Police Join I-80 Challenge Traffic Enforcement Effort

The next ramped-up traffic safety enforcement effort you may expect to encounter will be called the I-80 Challenge and will involve state highway patrols from California to New Jersey wherever Interstate 80 runs. The Pennsylvania State Police will join the highway safety effort from July 24 until July 31. State Police spokesperson Michelle McGee says…

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Route 322 Closed West Of Franklin

The State Police announced this (Thursday) morning that a section of Route 322 west of Franklin is closed because of the rollover of a tractor-trailer. The highway is closed to “through traffic” from Meadville Pike in Sugarcreek Borough to the intersection with Atlantic Avenue and Grant Street in Franklin. No details on the accident are…

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Pitt Tuition Rates To Climb – But Not At Titusville Campus

The Board of Trustees for the University of Pittsburgh voted this week to approve tuition hikes for each of the school’s campuses – except for Pitt-Titusville. Included in the increases is a three-and-a-quarter percent hike in tuition for students at Pitt’s main campus.  Medical school tuition will climb by five percent. Tuition rates at Pitt’s Titusville…

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Penn State To Meet UCF In Ireland To Kickoff 2014 Football Season

Officials from both Penn State and Central Florida announced this week that the two schools will meet to start the 2014 collegiate football season in Dublin, Ireland. The game is scheduled to be played on August 30, 2014 at Croke Park.  ESPN-2 will carry the game live. The contest will be the eighth U.S. college…

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