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Pitt Wins City Game 76-62 Over Duquesne

James Robinson led four players in double figures with a career-high 23 points in Pitt’s 76-62 victory over Duquesne in Friday night’s rendition of Pittsburgh’s annual City Game. The Panthers (5-3) have now won 14 straight contests in the once-a-year affair. Josh Newkirk added 16 points for Pitt, and Chris Jones and Joseph Uchebo both…

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Oil City Council Gives First Approval To Budget With No Tax Hike

Oil City Council on Thursday gave their approval on the initial vote on a 2015 city budget that would include no real estate tax increase. The move came one week after council shot down a spending plan that would have included a nearly two mill tax hike.  A final vote should take place on Monday…

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Woman Hospitalized, Man Dead; Police Investigate Possible Murder Attempt And Suicide

In Warren County, State Police officials are investigating an incident in which a man was shot to death and a woman was stabbed. Police say the woman, who was transported to a hospital in Erie, told them the deceased man stabbed her and then shot himself.  The incident is being investigated as a suicide and…

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Titusville Man Accused Of Pulling Gun On Car Repossession Agents

A Titusville man was jailed after his arraignment on charges from a Wednesday incident in which he is accused of pointing a handgun at, and threatening to shoot, two men attempting to repossess an automobile. Police say the incident occurred at a residence on Newland Avenue. 43 year-old Ronald Thompson is charged with two counts…

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Pens Lose In 3-0 Home Shutout To Vancouver

This time, the Pittsburgh Penguins were on the losing end of a shutout score. Vancouver goaltender Eddie Lack stopped all 21 of the shots the Penguins managed in a 3-0 game on Thursday night at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.  The Pens were playing without five injured players, plus defenseman Robert Bortuzzo who was serving the…

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Conneaut Lake Park Trustees Try To Avoid Sheriff’s Sale Through Bankruptcy Filing

The trustees of embattled Conneaut Lake Park decided Thursday to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to try to avoid a sheriff’s sale set for Friday (Dec. 5). The decision followed the ruling Wednesday by a Crawford County judge that denied the state Attorney General’s petition to halt the sale under tax-exemption guidelines, and claiming…

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Unemployment Drops Substantially In The Oil Region In October

Unemployment numbers in the Oil Region dropped substantially in October. According to numbers released Thursday by the Department of Labor and Industry, the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in Venango County fell from 5.6 percent in September to 4.9 percent, the lowest figure in more than eight years.  That compares to the state’s October figure of 5.4…

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Seventeen Evacuated During Fire At Mercer County High-Rise

Officials report that all seventeen residents of a senior citizen high-rise complex in Mercer County were evacuated safely during a fire that roared through a section of the building on Wednesday night. It may be several weeks before the residents can return to their home.  Most are currently being sheltered at a church across the…

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Titusville Man Charged In Domestic Violence Investigation

A Titusville man was charged this week for allegedly choking and threatening a woman during what police call a domestic dispute on Tuesday. 41 year-old Michael Anglin was arraigned on charges of simple assault, making terroristic threats, endangering the welfare of a child, harassment and disorderly conduct. Police say the incident occurred in a car,…

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Oil City’s Christmas Past Begins Thursday

Oil City’s annual Christmas Past weekend is slated to begin this Thursday (Dec. 4) with a 5:00 PM tree lighting ceremony at Town Square and a concert at 7:00 PM at the Free Methodist Church on Wilson Avenue. The event will run through Sunday (Dec. 7), a day which will feature the arrival of Santa…

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