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Pens To Open Next Season October 8 At Dallas; Home Opener vs. Montreal Is October 13

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced on Thursday that they will open the 2015-2016 National Hockey League season on Thursday, October 8 at Dallas. The Pens’ home opener is scheduled for Tuesday, October 13 against Montreal. Pittsburgh will play 30 of their games against their Metropolitan Division opponents, and they will face the Atlantic Division teams three…

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Commonwealth Court Rules Pennsylvania Law Allowing Gun Rights Advocates To Sue Cities Is Unconstitutional

A state appeals court has struck down a Pennsylvania law that would allow gun owners or groups representing them to sue local governments over their gun laws and regulations. Commonwealth Court on Thursday ruled the recently-enacted law is unconstitutional. The law has already prompted twenty Pennsylvania cities to repeal their gun ordinances.  The cities of…

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Teenage Camper Killed By Tree In Allegheny National Forest; Four Other Campers Were Injured

The teenage girl killed by a falling tree during severe storms in the Allegheny National Forest earlier this week has been identified as 15 year-old Alexis Turner, from New Brighton in Beaver County. Four other campers were injured.  Two were hospitalized in Warren and two were taken to a hospital in Cleveland. The victims of…

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Farrell Man Arrested For Alleged Heroin Sale At Barkeyville Truck Stop

A Mercer County man has been arrested for allegedly selling heroin to a police informant at a Barkeyville truck stop. 30 year-old Brandon Bradford, from Farrell, has been charged with four counts, three of which are drug-related. State Police officials in Venango County say the sale occurred last September and was documented through a recording…

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Oil City To Be Featured In PBS Special Airing Thursday Night

The city of Oil City will be the subject of a television program to debut on Erie’s PBS station on Thursday night, June 25 at 8:00 PM. The ninety-minute documentary will be the second installment of a WQLN-TV series entitled, “Our Town.” The show will feature first-hand accounts detailing the history, traditions and events of Oil City. …

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Franklin’s Fourth Of July Week Festivities Begin; Libertyfest Parade Set For Saturday Afternoon

The beginning phase of Franklin’s annual “Taste of Talent” vocal competition on Wednesday night (June 24) marks the unofficial start of the city’s week-and-a-half-long Fourth of July Week festivities. Other early activities will include a concert by the Franklin Silver Cornet Band on Thursday evening at 7:30 at the South Park bandstand and the annual…

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Ohio Man Jailed In Franklin On Warrants From Both Venango County And Ohio

An Ohio man who was arrested in Franklin over the weekend now faces charges listed on warrants in both Venango County and in Ohio. Franklin City Police say 33 year-old Robert Laverty, from Gahanna, has now also been arraigned as a fugitive from justice. Police say they arrested Laverty on the outstanding local warrants before…

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Bad First Inning Costs Gerrit Cole Third Loss; Reds Beat Pirates 5-2

The Cincinnati Reds (33-37) jumped on Pittsburgh ace Gerrit Cole for four runs in the first inning on Wednesday night, and the Reds – who have never lost to Cole – defeated the Pirates 5-2 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. With two outs in the first frame, Todd Frazier and Jay Bruce both delivered RBI…

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Pirates Draft Choice Pitches Virginia To College World Series Title

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ fifth-round draft choice, Brandon Waddell, threw a four-hitter over seven innings on Wednesday night, lifting Virginia to their first College World Series championship.   The Cavaliers (44-24) defeated defending champion Vanderbilt 4-2 in the deciding game of the best-of-three CWS finals at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha. Waddell (5-5) allowed two runs in the…

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District 25 Little League Playoffs To Begin June 29; Oil City Opener On 96.3 KQW

Summer is here, so that must mean the start of Little League All-Star tournament action. The District 25 Little League (11 & 12 year-old) tournament will consist of six teams, and will feature a double elimination format.  The earliest games are scheduled for 6:00 PM on Monday. June 29 and will feature Oil City hosting…

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