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Bad First Inning Costs Gerrit Cole Third Loss; Reds Beat Pirates 5-2

The Cincinnati Reds (33-37) jumped on Pittsburgh ace Gerrit Cole for four runs in the first inning on Wednesday night, and the Reds – who have never lost to Cole – defeated the Pirates 5-2 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. With two outs in the first frame, Todd Frazier and Jay Bruce both delivered RBI…

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Pirates Draft Choice Pitches Virginia To College World Series Title

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ fifth-round draft choice, Brandon Waddell, threw a four-hitter over seven innings on Wednesday night, lifting Virginia to their first College World Series championship.   The Cavaliers (44-24) defeated defending champion Vanderbilt 4-2 in the deciding game of the best-of-three CWS finals at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha. Waddell (5-5) allowed two runs in the…

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District 25 Little League Playoffs To Begin June 29; Oil City Opener On 96.3 KQW

Summer is here, so that must mean the start of Little League All-Star tournament action. The District 25 Little League (11 & 12 year-old) tournament will consist of six teams, and will feature a double elimination format.  The earliest games are scheduled for 6:00 PM on Monday. June 29 and will feature Oil City hosting…

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Carey Price Is NHL’s MVP

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price was awarded the Hart Trophy, symbolic of the National Hockey League’s Most Valuable Player at the league’s annual awards dinner held in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. Price also received the Vezina Trophy for best goaltender and the Ted Lindsay Award, the annual outstanding player award from the NHL Players’ Association. …

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Oil City School Board Approves $30 Million Budget With No Tax Increase

The new fiscal year budget totaling just under $30 million given final approval this week by the Oil City Area School Board will not require a real estate tax increase. That having been said, administration officials are not yet sure what sources will cover a projected shortfall of more than one-and-a-half million dollars.  They appear…

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Missing Chickens Returned; Owner Will Not Press Charges

The  Cherrytree Township woman who had about thirty young chickens stolen over the weekend says she will not press charges against the boy who allegedly took them, now that they have all been returned. Once the story broke early this week, two individuals who had been given sixteen of the chicks by the boy who…

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House Narrowly Passes Teacher Tenure Bill

A divided state House has approved legislation dealing with tenure for public school teachers. The chamber approved by a 100-to-91 vote and sent to the Senate a bill which would allow public schools to favor performance over seniority when laying off teachers.  The measure would eliminate the requirement that only seniority may be considered when…

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Seven-Run Fourth Inning Lifts Pirates To 7-6 Win Over Cincinnati

Francisco Cervelli and Andrew McCutchen both homered in a seven-run fourth inning on Tuesday night, and the Pittsburgh Pirates (40-30) started a six-game homestand and ended a three-game losing streak with a 7-6 victory over the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Trailing 4-0, the Pirates had not managed a run off minor league…

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Virginia Evens College World Series Final With Vanderbilt; Pirates Draft Pick Brandon Waddell To Start Deciding Game For The Cavaliers

Freshman Adam Haseley combined with reliever Josh Sborz on the shutout on Tuesday night as Virginia blanked Vanderbilt 3-0 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, tying the best-of-three championship round in the College World Series at one game apiece and forcing a deciding game on Wednesday night. Pittsburgh Pirates draft selection Brandon Waddell will be…

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Storms Affect Oil Region, But Last Longer In Other Parts Of Pennsylvania

The series of storms which began Monday night and caused power outages and downed trees throughout the Oil Region early Tuesday morning actually lasted longer and created more havoc in other areas of Pennsylvania on Tuesday. Flooding problems affected homes and blocked roads and streets in Lawrence and Butler Counties and some of the northern…

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