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Three Charged in Theft And Vandalism At Deceased Student’s Grave

An Oil City man and two juveniles have been charged in an incident in which police say they stole some items and destroyed others left at the grave of an Oil City High School student who died at a school baseball practice last winter. The incidents occurred last Tuesday afternoon at a grave site at…

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Emlenton Man Hurt When Car Hits Tree Along Route 38

An Emlenton man was hospitalized early Sunday after his car left a highway in Richland Township and struck a tree. State Police officials who investigated the crash described the injuries sustained by 22 year-old Brandon McFall as “moderate.” Troopers say McFall’s car left Route 38 shortly before 1:30 AM and traveled through a ditch before…

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Clarion Man Charged With Firing Shotgun Toward Car; Alleged Victim Reportedly Is A Police Officer

A Clarion man was charged Friday in an incident in which he was accused of firing a shotgun toward a vehicle occupied by two other men. Reports from Clarion County now indicate that one of the alleged victims was an off-duty police officer. State Police in Clarion say 28 year-old Bryan Tavel faces two counts…

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Titusville Man Charged In The Alleged Indecent Assault Of A Child

A Titusville-area man was charged last week amid accusations that he has been having inappropriate contact with a young girl for more than five years. The young accuser is now reportedly thirteen years old.  Police say she claims the abuse began when she was eight.  The incidents allegedly occurred in Pleasantville. State Police officials say…

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Pennsylvania’s Little League Champion Starts 2-0 At Mid-Atlantic Regional In Bristol, Connecticut

Pennsylvania’s Little League (11-12 year-old) champions have started the Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament in Bristol, Connecticut with wins in both of their first two games. The tournament winner advances to the Little League World Series, which will once again be held in South Williamsport. The Taney All-Stars, from West Philadelphia, are the first Philadelphia city team…

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Pirates Settle For 2-2 Weekend Series, 5-5 Road Trip After Controversial 10th-Inning Finish In Arizona

Arizona catcher Tuffy Gosewich scored the winning run on a potential double play ball in the bottom of the tenth inning on Sunday, lifting the Diamondbacks to a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates and to a 2-2 split in the teams’ four-game series in Phoenix. The attempt to end the inning with a double…

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Earnhardt Wins Again At Pocono

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. on Sunday completed the first sweep of a year’s two NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Pocono Raceway with a win in the GoBowling.com 400. Earnhardt also won at Pocono in June after capturing the season-starting Daytona 500 in February.  He currently stands in second position in the Sprint Cup points standings. Earnhardt held…

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McIlroy Captures Bridgestone, Moves Back To #1 In World Golf Rankings

Rory McIlroy shot a four-under-par 66 on Sunday to pass third-round leader Sergio Garcia and win by two strokes at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational at the South Course at Firestone Country Club in Akron. The victory moved McIlroy back into the number-one position in the world golf rankings for the first time since March of last…

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Oil City Man To Be Sentenced In Two Molestation Cases

An Oil City man entered a guilty plea last week in a second case in which he was accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl. Police say 20 year-old Braden Craig had more than thirty pictures of three teenagers on his phone, some of which were nude images. In a plea bargain, Craig pleaded guilty…

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Monday Activities At The Venango County Fair – August 4

The annual Venango County Fair began Saturday at the county’s 4-H Fairgrounds on Route 62 between Franklin and Polk,  and a full slate of activities is scheduled for Monday (8/4). Evening highlights will include the Timberworks Lumberjack Show and a concert featuring Leather & Lace. Throughout the day, clothing and textile projects and all small…

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