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Germany Is World Cup Soccer Champion After 1-0, Extra Time Victory Over Argentina

Mario Goetze scored the lone goal in the game’s 113th minute Sunday as Germany captured the World Cup soccer championship with a 1-0 victory over Argentina in extra time in the title game played in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (West) Germany last won the World Cup in 1990, also with a win over Argentina.  This…

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Keselowski Wins At New Hampshire For Third Sprint Cup Victory Of Season

Brad Keselowski, under a green-white checkered flag finish, won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Camping World RV Sales 301 on Sunday in Loudon, New Hampshire for his third victory of this year’s series. Keselowski stands in third place in the Sprint Cup points standings after beating out pole-sitter Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson.  He now is…

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Harman Earns First PGA Victory At John Deere Classic

Brian Harman fashioned a final-round, 5-under-par 66 with three consecutive birdies on Sunday and captured his first PGA Tour victory, a win at the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois. Harman closed the four-day event at 22-under-par 262 (63-68-65-66).  He won $846,000, holding off a charge by Zach Johnson, who shot…

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Franklin Man Hit By Car While Sitting On Porch

A Franklin-area man was seriously injured early Saturday evening when he was struck by an out-of-control car while he was sitting on his front porch. 83 year-old Richard Mong was lifeflighted to an Erie hospital after the incident shortly after 6:00 PM Saturday on Pittsburgh Road in Sandycreek Township just south of Franklin.  His head and…

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Ellwood City Teen Drowns In Slippery Rock Creek

The teenage boy who drowned late Sunday afternoon in Slippery Rock Creek has been identified as 17 year-old John Durnell, from Ellwood City. Authorities in Lawrence County say the teen went under the water around 4:30 PM while swimming with a friend in a swimming hole near the Butler County line.  Other swimmers nearby attempted to…

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Seneca Man Charged With Firing Gun During Domestic Dispute

A Seneca man was arraigned on several charges over the weekend after he allegedly fired a gun during what police described as a domestic dispute in Cranberry Township. State Police officials say the incident occurred late Friday night at a Horsecreek Road address.  51 year-old Michael Reno is accused of threatening three individuals, and then…

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Girl Breaks Ankle Jumping From Runaway Horse-And-Buggy

An eleven year-old girl from Greenville suffered a broken ankle over the weekend when she jumped from a horse-and-buggy unit whose horses had been spooked and began to run. The incident occurred on Route 208 near Beaver Ponds in Salem Township in northern Clarion County.  The buggy, operated by 24 year-old Rupert Swartzentrubert, from Knox, was…

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Clarion Beats Oil City 9-2 To Take D-25 Junior League Baseball Title

Clarion used a pair of three-run innings on Friday night at Weaver Park in Clarion to forge a 9-2 win over Oil City in the championship game of the District 25 Junior League (13-and-14 year-old) baseball tournament. Clarion (3-0) advanced to the Section 1 Tournament to be hosted beginning Wednesday (7/16) by Cranberry Area Little…

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Reds Score Three Off Watson, Ring Up 6-5 Come-From-Behind Win Versus Pirates

The Cincinnati Reds (50-43) rebounded from deficits of 4-0 and 5-1 to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Friday night in Cincinnati. The big inning was a three-run job in the eighth frame against Pirates reliever Tony Watson (5-1), who lost for the first time this season and saw his ERA balloon from 0.78 to 1.45. …

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Youngstown Man Could Face Death Penalty In Murder Of Teen Found In Grove City Landfill

The Youngstown man accused in the stabbing death of a Texas teenager whose body was found in a landfill near Grove City could face the death penalty if he is convicted in the case. A grand jury in Youngstown this week indicted 18 year-old Ricki Williams IV and indicated that the death penalty could be pursued…

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