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Steelers To Open At Home, Play Four Prime Time Games

The Pittsburgh Steelers will open the 2013 NFL season at home at 1:00 PM on Sunday, September 8 against the Tennessee Titans.  The league announced the schedules for the upcoming season on Thursday night. Pittsburgh will face the division rival Ravens in a night game in Baltimore on Thanksgiving Day, November 28. The Steelers will…

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Gattis, Upton Brothers Homer In Braves’ 6-4 Win In Pittsburgh

Evan Gattis broke a 4-4 tie with a pinch-hit, two-run home run in the eighth inning off Pittsburgh’s Jared Hughes (1-1) on Thursday night, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 6-4 victory over the Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Brothers B.J. and Justin Upton both homered in the same game for Atlanta for the…

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Penguins Playoff Tickets Available Monday

About 2,000 tickets will be available on Monday morning (April 22) for the first two Pittsburgh Penguins home games in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. Dates for the games will be announced at the later time, but they would coincide with the initial two games of the Penguins’ opening-round series. The Penguins announced Thursday that the tickets…

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Brody Block Demolition Continues

The demolition of Oil City’s blighted Brody Block complex continues. Crews are gradually taking apart the former commercial establishments located between Center and Sycamore Streets on the city’s North Side.  Part of Sycamore Street has been closed to traffic, and at times, that move has resulted in a slower traffic flow for vehicles on Center,…

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Oil City Postpones Arbor Day Activities Until April 24

Oil City’s annual Arbor Day activities have been postponed until next Wednesday, April 24 due to the threat of rainy weather this Friday. Among the highlights of the 9:30 AM to noon events in Hasson Park will be the transfer of a Tree City USA flag to Oil City by a representative of the Pennsylvania Bureau of…

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Burnett, 3 Relievers Combine On 1-Hitter – Burnett Reaches 2,000 K’s

A.J. Burnett and three Pittsburgh relief pitchers combined on a one-hit shutout on Thursday night, and the Pirates post a 5-0 home win against the St. Louis Cardinals. Burnett (1-2) tossed a no-hitter for 6-and-two-thirds innings until allowing a double to Carlos Beltran.  He finished the seventh inning, and Mark Melancon, Tony Watson and Jason…

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Toomey Background Check Amendment Voted Down

It was a favorable 54-46 vote, but U.S. Senators did not have enough support to pass a provision on laws related to the sales of firearms that would have expanded background checks for the buyers of firearms. The amendment, co-sponsored by Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey needed 60 votes to advance.  Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey also supported the measure. Responding…

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State House Passes Three Natural Gas Bills

The state House of Representatives this week passed three bills intended to transition Pennsylvania’s oil-based transportation system to a system that uses more of the natural gas found right here in the state. One measure would provide tax credits to those who purchase large natural gas-powered vehicles. A second bill would establish “natural gas corridors”…

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Sutter, Morrow Score Twice Apiece In 6-4 Win Over Habs

Brandon Sutter and Brenden Morrow both scored a pair of goals at Consol Energy Center on Wednesday night, and the Pittsburgh Penguins won for the fifth straight time, earning a 6-4 victory over the Montreal Canadiens. The Pens (33-10) have won 20 of their last 22 games, and are now just one win away from…

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Corbett Suit Against The NCAA To Be Heard May 1

Lawyers representing Governor Tom Corbett and the NCAA have been summoned to a May 1 court hearing regarding the Governor’s lawsuit against the college sports association. The NCAA is looking to have the antitrust lawsuit dismissed.  Corbett is looking to have the court strike down the NCAA’s $60-million fines against Penn State University, as well as other…

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