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The Band Perry To Perform At Clarion University

Clarion University announced Monday that the popular country music act The Band Perry will perform at the school’s Tippin Gymnasium on Saturday, April 20 at 8:00 PM. The Band Perry’s seventh single, “DONE,” was released last month.  Their previous singles have included “If I Die Young,” which reached number-1 on both the Hot Country Songs and Adult…

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Points Wins Houston Open By One Stroke

D.A. Points waited out a lengthy rain delay on Sunday before completing a final-round 6-under-par 66 for a one-stroke victory at the Houston Open at the Redstone Golf Club’s Tournament Course in Humble, Texas. For Points, who missed the cut in seven of the first nine tournaments he entered this year, it was his second PGA…

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Pens Extend Win Streak To 15, Lose Crosby To Broken Jaw

The Pittsburgh Penguins extended their winning streak to fifteen on Saturday afternoon, posting their third consecutive shutout in a 2-0 home win over the New York Islanders, but losing team captain Sidney Crosby indefinitely after Crosby was hit in the mouth by a shot by teammate Brooks Orpik. Crosby suffered a broken jaw, lost several…

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Brody Block Demolition To Begin Within Days

With the completion late last week of a contract between a local company and the Oil City Redevelopment Authority, it appears that the demolition of the condemned Brody Block on Oil City’s North Side will begin within a week-and-a-half. The project should be completed by the end of May.  Some interior work may be finished before the…

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Church Vandalized Just Before Easter

The congregation of a church in Sandycreek Township learned on Easter morning that their place of worship had been vandalized. The State Police say someone drove through the parking lot of the Congress Hill Church of God and fired a B-B gun at a church window.  It is believed the incident occurred sometime Friday or early…

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Cooperstown Man Pleads Guilty To Child Endangerment In New Trial

A Cooperstown man who was granted a new trial on the grounds of prosecutorial misconduct has entered a guilty plea to a charge of endangering the welfare of a child, and has been sentenced to fourteen months to five years in state prison. 33 year-old Ryan Culver had originally been sentenced to five-to-ten years on…

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Harrisville Man Arrested On Corruption Of Minor Charge

A Harrisville man was charged last week with the corruption of a minor for allegedly engaging in sex with a 16 year-old girl. 30 year-old Samuel Grossman reportedly claims the sex was consensual. Charges were filed in Venango County because the four alleged incidents reportedly occurred in February in Irwin Township near Barkeyville. Grossman was…

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Oil City Man Arrested For Theft – At The Venango County Courthouse

An Oil City man was arrested last week for allegedly stealing a cell phone – at the Venango County Courthouse in Franklin – just minutes before he was to enter a plea to a charge of the possession of contraband by a prison inmate. Venango County Sheriff’s Department officials say the theft was captured on video.…

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Kennerdell Home Destroyed By Wednesday Night Fire

A Kennerdell couple was left homeless, but uninjured, in a fire that swept through their home on Witherup Road on Wednesday night. Officials say the couple was home, but escaped safely.  The fire was believed to have been caused by an electrical problem.  The home was being remodeled. Four fire companies responded to the blaze…

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Oil City Man Gets 3-10 Years In Sexual Assault Case

An Oil City man was sentenced this week to 3-to-10 years in state prison and five years probation in the sexual assault of a woman in her mobile home in Seneca last year. 27 year-old Akeem Robinson has entered guilty pleas in November to charges of aggravated indecent assault without consent and trespassing. Robinson was accused of…

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