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Harvick, Kyle Busch Win Budweiser Duels

Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch captured wins in the Budweiser Duels at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, and earned starts on the second row behind polesitter Danica Patrick and Jeff Gordon in the Daytona 500 coming up on Sunday. Catch racing from Daytona on ESPN Radio 1120 this weekend with coverage of the DRIVE4COPD 300…

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Venango Catholic High School To Observe 50th Anniversary

The new bishop of the Erie Catholic Diocese will visit Oil City on Saturday as Venango Catholic High School observes its 50th anniversary. Bishop Donald Persico will officiate a mass at 4:30 PM as part of a full afternoon of activities.  Events, including “open house activities,” will begin at 2:00 PM.  A reception will follow…

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Bluegrass Festival Returns To Oil City

More than 20 bands will perform this weekend during the annual Oil Country Bluegrass Festival in Oil City. The sixth annual festival will be centered around the Arlington Hotel, now operating as a Days Inn, and is expected to spill over into other South Side venues, as well. Performances are scheduled to begin at 6:00…

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Oil City Woman Hurt In Three-Car Crash

An Oil City woman was taken to UPMC Northwest on Thursday afternoon following a three-car crash on Route 257 in Cranberry Township. State Police say the incident involved a truck driven by 54 year-old Clarence Kiskadden, of Franklin, which crossed into the opposite lanes and struck a car operated by 81 year-old Margaret Hinds and a…

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Supreme Court Justice And Sister Convicted In Corruption Trial

State Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin and her sister, Janine Orie, were convicted Thursday of corruption for allegedly using state-paid staff workers to do election campaign work. It is believed that Melvin is just the second justice of the state’s highest court to be convicted of a crime. Melvin and Orie were both convicted…

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Voracek Nets Hat Trick In Flyers Win In Pittsburgh

Jakub Voracek recorded a hat trick in Pittsburgh on Wednesday night, with the third score breaking a 5-5 tie with 1:31 remaining, giving the Philadelphia Flyers (8-9-1) a 6-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins (11-6). Wayne Simmonds scored twice for the Flyers, and Nicklas Grossman found the net, as well.  Philadelphia goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov earned…

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Dan Feroz Honored As Citizen-of-the-Year At Venango Chamber’s Annual Dinner

One of the highlights of the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner on Wednesday night was the opportunity for the Chamber to honor its Citizen-of-the-Year, whose name had been announced in early December. Dan Feroz accepted the award from former Chamber director Ron Shoup. Feroz was lauded as a planner-organizer for organizations that include…

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Pirates Extend Manager Clint Hurdle’s Contract

The Pittsburgh Pirates confirmed on Tuesday that they have extended the contract of manager Clint Hurdle by exercising the 2014 option on his present deal and agreeing to an option for the 2015 season. Hurdle was entering the final year of a three-year contract, and his team is attempting to improve on last season’s 79-83…

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Emlenton Hill Road Project Set To Begin

PennDOT announced on Wednesday that the Emlenton Hill Improvement Project will begin shortly after the first of next month. Spokesman Jim Carroll said the three-phase project will include a “full-depth” reconstruction of about a mile-and-a-half of Route 38 in Scrubgrass Townshp and Emlenton Borough from the intersection with Route 208 to the juncture with Route…

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Mercer Man Charged In Crash That Damaged Franklin Man’s Car

State Police in Butler County have charged a Mercer man after they say he was driving without his lights on and hit a car driven by a Franklin man. Troopers say 21 year-old Spencer Upton was also heading south on the northbound lane of Route 8 near Route 58 in Harrisville when the collision occurred.…

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