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Family Day Scheduled At Drake Well Museum

Drake Well Museum will host Family Day this Saturday beginning at 1:00 PM. Activities will include a special storytelling workshop.  Storyteller Bill Stumpf will regale visitors with stories from the oil fields.  He will also include information on how to craft your own storytelling skills. Drake Well Museum, on Museum Lane, is located off Route…

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Reno Home Destroyed By Wednesday Evening Fire

An investigation has begun into a fire that destroyed a home in Reno early Wednesday evening. There was apparently no early indication as to whether the fire was related to Wednesday’s severe storm activity, but the blaze broke out around 6:30 PM, just as storms accompanied by lightning were passing through the area. At least three…

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Diamondbacks Avoid Sweep With 10-2 Win Over Pirates

The Arizona Diamondbacks (6-3) jumped on Pittsburgh Pirates starter Jonathan Sanchez for six runs over the first two innings Wednesday afternoon, and avoided being swept in the three-game series with the Bucs with a 10-2 win in Phoenix. Sanchez (0-2; 12.96 ERA) left the game after just 3-and-a-third innings, having allowed nine runs and eight…

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Storm Damage Widespread – Emlenton Especially Hard Hit

Strong winds that accompanied late afternoon thunderstorms on Wednesday resulted in damaged buildings, closed roads, downed power lines and electric outages. The community of Emlenton was especially hard hit with several homes and at least one business having been damaged by downed trees.  The director of the Venango County Emergency Management Agency was assessing the…

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Michigan Man Dies In Interstate 80 Crash

Accident investigators are blaming a fatal accident on Interstate 80 early Wednesday morning on a tractor-trailer rig which was traveling with three deflated trailer tires and no rear trailer lights The State Police say 55 year-old Karl Holder, from Lansing, Michigan died after his minivan slammed into the rear of the trailer.  The incident happened around…

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PennDOT Money To Benefit Oil City Road Paving Projects

PennDOT announced Wednesday they will transfer money through savings realized in the successful bid for the Emlenton Hill road realignment job to numerous paving projects in the Oil City area. It is expected the work will actually be done next year. A PennDOT release issued Wednesday listed the Oil City streets slated for milling, paving, curb…

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State Court Denies Appeal In Mercer County Morals Sentence

A Pennsylvania appeals court has denied the appeal of a Sharon man who claimed his jail sentence in a Mercer County morals case was excessive. 48 year-old James Kopan was sentenced to 27 months to seven years in state prison after his “no contest” pleas in Mercer County Court to charges of disseminating obscene materials…

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Forestville Man Jailed After Children Were Found On Route 8

A Forestville man faces charges after police say two neglected children were found walking along Route 8 in northern Butler County on Monday morning. State Police say they were alerted by a motorist that two “toddlers” were walking the highway near the intersection with Shields Road shortly before 9:30 AM Monday.  The motorist took charge…

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Steelers Win Benefit Game At The Nest Of The Best

The Pittsburgh Steelers fielded a basketball team that invaded Rocky Grove High School on Tuesday night and won a 70-58 affair over a squad composed of teachers, coaches and administrators from the school. The event, co-sponsored by 96.3 KQW and ESPN Radio 1120, was scheduled as a benefit for a 2014 trip to Florida for…

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Pens Clinch Atlantic Division Title 5-3 Over Carolina

The Pittsburgh Penguins (30-10) clinched the NHL Atlantic Division title, and assured themselves of no worse than the number-2 seed in the Eastern Conference on Tuesday night by winning a 5-3 decision over the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh. Evgeni Malkin’s seventh goal of the season broke a 3-3 tie with 10:11 remaining in the game.…

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