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Tuesday Is Primary Election Day

Tuesday (May 19) is primary election day in Pennsylvania. Venango County voters will elect their parties’ nominees for county commissioners seats and county row positions. Other local races will include the post of Oil City Mayor, city council positions in Oil City and Franklin, and the offices of treasurer and controller in Oil City.  In those…

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Poll Watcher Policy Revised In Venango County

A new policy for poll watchers in Venango County will go into effect with Tuesday’s primary elections. To become compliant with the Pennsylvania Election Code, only the candidates themselves are now permitted to appoint poll watchers for the primaries.  The county’s political parties, which in the past have taken it upon themselves to make the…

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Pleasantville Man Reported Missing Friday Is Found Near Syracuse, New York

The Pennsylvania State Police say a Pleasantville man who had been reported missing on Friday was found safe on Saturday near Syracuse, New York. The 86 year-old had last been seen after he left the Veterans Administration Hospital in Erie late Thursday morning.  He did not return that day to Pleasantville.  An all-points bulletin was…

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McIlroy Sets Tournament Record At -21 In Winning The Wells Fargo At Quail Hollow

Rory McIlroy shattered the tournament record by five strokes, winning by seven shots on Sunday at the Wells Fargo Championship at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. McIlroy followed his course record 61 set Saturday with a final-round 3-under-par 69 to finish at 21-under-par 267 (70-67-61-69), winning for the second time at Quail…

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NHL/NBA Playoff Results – May 15, 16, 17

NHL Playoff Results   Saturday, May 16  (best-of-seven Eastern Conference championship series) NY Rangers 2, Tampa Bay 1  (Rangers lead 1-game-to-0)   Sunday, May 17  (best-of-seven Western Conference championship series) Anaheim 4, Chicago 1  (Ducks lead 1-game-to-0)     NBA Playoff Results  (best-of-seven conference semifinal series):   Friday, May 15 Atlanta 94, Washington 91  (Hawks win…

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Early Morning Burglary Reported In Utica; Safe Stolen From Rocky Grove Home

Investigators say a Utica woman was robbed while she slept on her couch early Thursday morning. State Police officials say two pieces of electronics equipment were stolen from a Second Street resident by someone who entered the house through an unlocked front door at around 4:00 AM. Meanwhile, in Sugarcreek Borough, police officials are urging…

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Burnett Stars As Pirates End 4-Game Losing Streak

A.J. Burnett teamed with Tony Watson and Mark Melancon on a five-hit shutout on Sunday afternoon as the Pittsburgh Pirates posted a 3-0 win over the Cubs (21-16) at Wrigley Field in Chicago, ending a four-game losing streak and the Cubs’ six-game winning string. Burnett (3-1; 1.38 ERA) allowed only three hits over seven innings,…

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Bethel Park Residents Injured When Car Hits Tractor-Trailer In Barkeyville

Two Pittsburgh-area residents were injured on Saturday afternoon when their car failed to stop at the stop sign at the Interstate 80 eastbound off-ramp in Barkeyville and slammed into the side of a tractor-trailer. State Police officials did not release the identities of the five teenagers in the car, but they did say that the seventeen year-old…

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Denny Hamlin Wins Sprint All-Star Race At Charlotte

Polesitter Denny Hamlin took advantage of a late restart to motor to victory Saturday night at NASCAR’s Sprint All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. The win was worth no Sprint Cup points in that event’s season series, but was worth $1.045 million. The restart was ordered after Brad Keselowski was flagged…

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American Pharoah Wins Preakness, Is Headed For Triple Crown Attempt

In wind, rain and Lightning, Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah captured the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore by seven lengths on Saturday, setting up a run for the Triple Crown in three weeks at the Belmont. No horse has won the Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978, but American Pharoah has become the fourteenth horse since then…

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