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Giants Spoil Morton’s Return With 10-0 Win In Pittsburgh

The defending champion San Francisco Giants (34-31) ruined Charlie Morton’s return to the Pittsburgh Pirates’ starting rotation on Thursday night by pounding out 17 hits, and defeating the Bucs 10-0 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Making the game even more lopsided were the Pirates’ tally of only three hits, the Bucs’ three errors, and the…

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James, Wade Top 30 Pts., Heat Evens NBA Final At 2-2

LeBron James completed 15 of his 25 shots for 33 points, and Dwyane Wade added 32 points as the Miami Heat evened up the NBA championship series at two games apiece with a 109-93 victory over the Spurs in San Antonio on Thursday night. Chris Bosh added 20 points in the Heat win, and Ray…

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Oil City Man Faces Jail Time After Guilty Pleas In Two Cases

An Oil City man will be sentenced in September after entering guilty pleas this week in two cases — a child sex abuse incident from 2009 and the shooting of a hunter which occurred last November. 24 year-old William Hack entered pleas in Venango County Court on Thursday to a charge of indecent assault on a person…

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Meadville Bar Robbery Suspect Enters Guilty Plea, Will Testify Against 2nd Suspect

A Meadville-area man entered a guilty plea Thursday to a charge of conspiracy, and is expected to testify against a second suspect in the cases of a string of three late-night bar robberies in July, 2012. In a plea bargain in Crawford County Court, 45 year-old Harry Boyer had two other conspiracy charges, three counts…

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Two Franklin Women Charged With Harassing Ohio Senior

Two women from the Franklin area have been charged with harassment after police accused them of pushing an older man to the ground. State Police investigators say the incident happened shortly after midnight Friday morning at a location on Route 62 in Frenchcreek Township in western Venango County.  They identified the alleged victim as a…

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Steelers Ink Last Unsigned Draft Pick, QB Landry Jones

The Pittsburgh Steelers accompanied the close of their annual mini-camp on Thursday with the announcement that the team has signed the last of their nine 2013 draft choices. Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones was the second of two fourth-round draft picks owned by the Steelers, the 115th overall selection, and the highest pick that Pittsburgh has used…

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Oil Region’s Annual Indie Music Festival Set For Friday

The annual Oil Region Indie Music Festival will be held this Friday evening (June 14) on Oil City’s North Side. The number of venues, on and around Seneca Street in Oil City, has been expanded this year from five to nine, and some 40 music acts have been booked for those nine stages.  Other entertainment will…

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Thurston Balloon Classic Delayed Until Friday

Following weather problems on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, the 25th annual Thurston Balloon Classic in Meadville is now scheduled to begin on Friday evening (June 14). Most of the weekend’s activities are slated to start at Robertson Field on the campus of Allegheny College. Sanctioned balloon races are set to begin at 7:00 AM Saturday. …

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Franklin Schools To Install Card-Access Systems

The Franklin Area School Board this week voted to have card-access systems installed at the entrances to all school facilities as part of an effort to upgrade security measures in the school district. The vote was taken to approve a $148,000 bid from a Seneca firm for the job.  The price tag would also include…

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Pennsylvania Bass Season Begins Saturday

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission reminds us that the start of each year’s bass fishing season in the state coincides with Fathers Day weekend. The commission’s executive director, John Arway, says bass are always “one of the most popular sportfish targeted by anglers.”  The season begins Saturday morning (June 15). The Fish and Boat…

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