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5 Homers Among 21 Braves Hits In 18-9 Win Over Pirates

The Atlanta Braves slammed five home runs on Wednesday afternoon to power past the Pittsburgh Pirates 18-9 in a preseason baseball game played in Kissimmee, Florida. The Pirates (10-14) put up 16 hits to the 21 recorded by the Braves, but 14 of the Pittsburgh base hits were singles. Freddie Freeman and Andrelton Simmons both…

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Fracking Operations To Meet Standards Of Independent Review

Officials of the energy industry and environmentalists announced Wednesday the creation of an agency that will serve as an independent review center to ensure that oil and gas companies meet stringent standards in “fracking” operations utilized in the drilling for natural gas. Based in the Pittsburgh area, the Center for Sustainable Shale Development would review steps…

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Sugarcreek Water Tank Demolished

Something is missing in Sugarcreek today. A 63 year-old landmark, a 75,000-gallon water tank near Sugarcreek Station, was demolished on Wednesday morning. The holding tank had recently been replaced by a 116,000-gallon underground tank constructed in the Buttermilk Hill area. The structure that was razed on Wednesday had been declared unsafe. Residents of the nearby Sugar…

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Three More Charged In Fatal Kittanning Fight

State Police charged three additional individuals Wednesday in the death of a Chicora man during a fight on a Kittanning street early Sunday morning.  Unlike a Monday arrest in which 27 year-old Dennis Rosenberger, from Kittanning, was charged with aggravated assault, the three new suspects are charged with homicide. Investigators say Rosenberger was involved in…

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Two Hurt In Polk Crash

Two people were hurt in a two-vehicle crash on Main Street in Polk on Tuesday. State Police say the collision occurred when a vehicle driven by 35 year-old Mendy Adams pulled from a stop sign intersection and struck a vehicle operated by 74 year-old Marcella Marshall.  Both drivers are from the Polk area. Adams and…

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Regional Unemployment Up Sharply In January

Unemployment numbers climbed sharply in the Oil Region in the month of January. More than 2,500 Venango County residents were without jobs.  That translates to a jobless rate of 9.5 percent, up from 8.8 percent in December and 7.8 percent in November.  Analysts say it appears that many who had lost their jobs in late…

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Survey Ranks Venango In Middle Of List Of Healthiest Pennsylvania Counties

A survey released Wednesday lists Chester County as the healthiest county in Pennsylvania. Venango County ranks number-35 among the state’s 67 counties.  Butler County is ranked 10th, Clarion County is 33rd, Crawford County is number-42 and Forest County is ranked number-58. The report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population…

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PIAA High School Basketball Semifinal Results

Results From Tuesday’s PIAA High School Basketball Semifinal Games (winners will play this weekend in the PIAA championships at the Giant Center in Hershey): “AAAA” Boys Lower Merion 67, New Castle 63 Chester 62, St. Joseph’s Prep 53 “AAA” Boys Archbishop Carroll 50, Montour 45 Imhotep Charter 56, Donegal 54 “AA” Boys Beaver Falls 59,…

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Assistant Tom Hancock Named New Titusville Football Coach

Longtime assistant coach Tom Hancock has been named the new head football coach at Titusville High School. Hancock is originally from Batavia, New York, and played college football at Allegheny College in Meadville.  He has been teaching in the Titusville school district for 21 years. He succeeds Scott Salvo as Rockets coach.

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Dominican Republic Wins World Baseball Classic

The Dominican Republic completed a perfect eight-game run on Tuesday night with a 3-0 victory over Puerto Rico, and capturing the championship of the World Baseball Classic in the tournament’s title game at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Edwin Encarnacion slammed a two-run double, Erick Aybar drove in a third run with a two-base hit,…

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