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Texas Woman Unhurt After Car Hits Bear In Cherrytree Township

A Texas woman escaped injuries earlier this week when her car struck a bear on Route 8 in northern Venango County. State Police officials tell KQW that 52 year-old Penny Boehm, from Montgomery, Texas, was unable to stop in time to avoid hitting a bear that crossed in front of her car in Cherrytree Township. …

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Ohio State, Oregon Post Wins To Qualify For College Football’s Championship

For the first time in ten years, there will be no SEC team in college football’s national championship game. On Thursday night, Ohio State, led by third-string quarterback Cardale Jones, knocked out the SEC’s last remaining team, defeating top-ranked Alabama 42-35 in the Sugar Bowl, the second of the first-ever College Football Playoffs semifinals. The…

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Sutter Scores Late In Pen’s 2-1 Win Over Carolina

Brandon Sutter’s tie-breaking goal with 1:42 remaining in the contest turned out to be the game-winner on New Years Eve, and the Pittsburgh Penguins snapped a four-game winless streak with a 2-1 home victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. Chris Kunitz had tied the score for Pittsburgh (23-9-5) with 22 seconds left in the first period. …

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31,000 Millionaire Raffle Tickets Remain

Pennsylvania Lottery officials said early Friday afternoon (Jan. 2) that about 31,000 tickets remain for the next Millionaire Raffle drawing, or a little more than six percent of the total number they have hoped to sell. About twice a year, the Lottery sells 500,000 tickets in a game that pays out 6,000 prizes, including four prizes of one million dollars apiece. …

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Pitt Finishes Pre-Conference Play At 10-3 With Win Over Florida Gulf Coast

Michael Young paced Pitt with 16 points on Tuesday night as the Panthers won their sixth consecutive game, beating Florida Gulf Coast 71-54 at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, finishing pre-conference play with a 10-3 record. Cam Wright added 15 points for the Panthers, and James Robinson tallied 12. Julian DeBose paced FGC (9-5)…

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Koyack’s Notre Dame Team Beats LSU In Music City Bowl On Game-Ending Field Goal

Oil City’s Ben Koyack contributed a 12-yard reception on Tuesday as Notre Dame nipped Louisiana State 31-28 to win the Music City Bowl in Nashville. The Fighting Irish (8-5) won on a game-ending 32-yard field goal by Kyle Brindza. Leonard Fournette rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns for LSU (8-5). Koyack caught 30 passes…

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RB Ben Tate Signed By The Steelers

Anticipating that they may be left without the services of record-setting running back Le’Veon Bell when they meet Baltimore on Saturday night during the NFL’s Wild Card playoff weekend, the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday signed former Cleveland Browns running back Ben Tate. The 26 year-old Tate spent three seasons with the Houston Texans, and then started…

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Oil City Once Again Hosts “First Night” On New Years Eve

First Night Oil City will once again offer entertainment, fireworks and family-related activities to the community for New Years Eve. Events, many including activities for children, will start as early as 5:30 PM Wednesday.  Early highlights will include the popular hatmaking and the Cool Night Light People Procession, the parade of First-Nighters with noisemakers and…

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Unemployment In Venango County Drops To 7-Year Low; Jobless Numbers Climb In Crawford And Mercer Counties

November’s unemployment numbers, released Tuesday by the state Department of Labor and Industry, show that the jobless numbers in Venango County have fallen to their lowest rate in seven years, tallied at 4.7 percent, down from 4.9 percent in October. Around the state, where average unemployment has recently been calculated at 5.1 percent, jobless numbers…

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Meadville Family Loses Home To Tuesday Evening Fire

A family of six was left homeless Tuesday evening by a fire that swept through their home in Meadville. Five fire companies responded to the blaze on the 100-block of Columbia Avenue.  All family members escaped the flames safely. Officials are saying the fire at about 6:00 PM Tuesday apparently broke out on a second-story…

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