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James Conner Sets New 3-Game Rushing Record In Pitt’s 42-25 Win Over Florida International

Pitt sophomore James Conner rushed for 177 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday in Pitt’s 42-25, come-from-behind win over Florida International (1-2) in Miami. In the process, the Erie native set a new record of 544 rushing yards for the first three games of a season, breaking Tony Dorsett’s school record of 487 yards set…

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High School Football Results – 2014 Week 3

High School Football Results  -  2014 Week 3:   Friday, September 12   Region 5 Oil City 35, Franklin 22 Meadville 42, Bradford 21 Conneaut 36, DuBois 35  (OT)   Region 6 Cathedral Prep 24, McDowell 10 General McLane 37, Erie East 0   Region 1 Lakeview 34, Mercer 20 West Middlesex 47, Farrell 20 Sharpsville 39, Reynolds 0…

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St. Petersburg Man Dies From Injuries Sustained In A-T-V Crash

A former Army sergeant from St. Petersburg has died from injuries suffered in a recent A-T-V crash in Clarion County. Family members say 28 year-old Jeremy Slaugenhoup died Wednesday night at a Clarion care facility. Slaughenhoup had sustained severe injuries early on the morning of September 7 when he was thrown from a “dune-buggy”-type vehicle…

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Coal Industry Faces New EPA Regulations

New federal clean air regulations will have an impact on Pennsylvania’s coal industry, but just how much seems to be a matter of disagreement. According to John Pippy, the CEO of the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance,  the required 32 percent reduction in carbon emissions over the next sixteen years could eliminate as many as 15,000 to…

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PennDOT, State Police Encourage Participation In National Child Passenger Safety Week

PennDOT officials and the Pennsylvania State Police are encouraging drivers to participate in one of the many free child passenger safety seat checkups that will be available during National Child Passenger Safety Week observed the week of September 14. Saturday, September 20 has been designated as “National Seat Check Saturday.” Pennsylvania law requires that children…

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Oil City Wins For 6th Straight Year In Route 8 Rivalry; Franklin’s Ty Mooney Kicks A School-Record 49-Yard Field Goal

Jackson McFall threw for two touchdowns and ran for another on Friday, and teammates Matt Klena and John Trbusich both scored rushing touchdowns as the Oil City Oilers (3-0; 2-0 in Region 5) won the Route 8 Rivalry for the sixth consecutive year, defeating the Franklin Knights (0-3; 0-2 R-5) by a 35-22 score at…

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Pirates Start Final Homestand With 7-3 Victory Over Cubs

Jordy Mercer went 3-for-5 with three RBI’s and Josh Harrison tallied three hits and scored two runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates opened their final homestand of the season Friday night with a 7-3 win over the Chicago Cubs. Neil Walker drove home a pair of runs, and Chris Stewart and Ike Davis both recorded RBI’s. …

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Convicted Chardon, Ohio School Shooter Captured After Escape From Prison

Officials in Ohio are reporting that the man convicted of three shooting deaths at a school in Chardon, Ohio in February, 2012, and two other inmates, were captured after their escapes from prison on Thursday. 19 year-old Thomas Lane had entered guilty pleas last year in the deaths  of three students in shootings at Chardon High School. …

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Continued Airline Service Through Franklin Ordered Through Mid-October

In response to a recent announcement that they would cease commuter service through Cleveland to airports in Franklin and Bradford, Silver Airways was ordered Thursday by the federal Department of Transportation to continue those flights through October 14. The order will mark the second extension of the service termination decision by Silver, which originally had planned…

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Venango College Housing Complex Evacuated Due To Natural Gas Leak

A student apartment building at Venango College of Clarion University in Oil City was evacuated late Thursday morning after a natural gas leak was discovered. Oil City Fire Department officials say most residents were in class at the time, and there were very few students in the building when the leak was detected. National Fuel…

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