Blog Archives

Sub Scores Game-Winner In U.S. Win Over Ghana In World Cup Opener

For the first time in the 84-year history of United States competition in World Cup soccer tournaments, covering 30 games, a substitute player scored Monday night, and that sub was responsible for the game-winning goal in a 2-1 U.S. victory over Ghana in their 2014 World Cup opener in Natal, Brazil. 21 year-old John Brooks…

Read more »

Baseball Hall-of-Famer Tony Gwynn Dies At Age 54

Eight-time National League batting champion Tony Gwynn has died at the age of 54. Gwynn had been on medical leave from his job as the baseball coach at San Diego State since late March while undergoing treatments for cancer. In 20 seasons with the San Diego Padres, Gwynn posted a .338 career batting average and…

Read more »

Spurs Claim 5th NBA Championship

The San Antonio Spurs clinched their fifth NBA championship in six tries in the finals on Sunday night with a 104-87 home win over the defending champion Miami Heat. Kawhi Leonard scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, earning the series Most Valuable Player award in the process. The Spurs won this year’s best-of-seven final…

Read more »

Kaymer Wins U.S. Open In Wire-To-Wire Performance

29 year-old German Martin Kaymer led “wire-to-wire” and won the U.S. Open golf championship at Pinehurst #2 in North Carolina. Kaymer fashioned a one-over-par 69 in Sunday’s final round to finish the four-day affair at 9-under-par 271, and defeat Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton by eight strokes apiece.  He missed by one stroke becoming the…

Read more »

Pirate Lose In 10th Inning, Fail To Sweep Series In Miami

The Pittsburgh Pirates failed to hold new starter Vance Worley’s 2-0 lead, and dropped a 3-2, 10-inning decision to the Marlins on Sunday afternoon, failing in  an attempt to sweep a series in Miami for the first time since 1993. Former Pirate Casey McGehee drove in all three Miami runs, tying the score with a…

Read more »

Johnson Earns Third Victory In Four Races, First At Michigan

Six-time Sprint Cup series champion Jimmie Johnson posted his third victory in four weeks on Sunday, taking the checkered flag at NASCAR’s Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. It was Johnson’s first win in 25 starts at Michigan.  He outlasted polesitter Kevin Harvick to win by 1.214 seconds.  Brad Keselowski finished…

Read more »

New Fees Now In Effect For Pennsylvania’s Unconventional Gas Well Permits

New fees for unconventional gas well permits in Pennsylvania have gone into effect. The new fee for a horizontal gas well is $5,000, while the fee for a vertical well now stands at $4,200.  The changes mark an increase of about $1,800 for horizontal wells, and $1,300 for vertical wells. Officials say the increases should…

Read more »

State System Of Higher Education To Be Audited

The governing body of the 14 state-owned universities in Pennsylvania is about to be audited. The performance audit will be the first in the history of the State System of Higher Education.  It will seek to evaluate the effectiveness of operations and policies at the schools, including Clarion, Slippery Rock and Edinboro Universities, specifically in…

Read more »

ATV Rider Flown To Erie Hospital After Vehicle Hits Tree Near Oil City

One of two riders on an all-terrain vehicle that slammed into a tree in Cornplanter Township was airlifted to a hospital in Erie. Another rider on the same ATV received only minor injuries.  Accident investigators did not release the names of the injured parties, but did say they were out-of-town visitors who had been camping in Oleopolis.…

Read more »

Meadville Man Gets 3-To-6 Year Prison Sentence In 2013 New Years Beating Incident

A Meadville man was sentenced Friday to three-to-six years in the state prison system in the beating of an older man in the parking lot of a Meadville pharmacy early on the morning of New Years Day, 2013. 18 year-old Timothy Bolden had entered a guilty plea in Crawford County Court to a charge of…

Read more »

Venango Weather