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Sentence Revised In Mercer County Motorcycle Fatalities

The prison sentence for a man convicted in connection with a motorcycle crash that killed two drinking companions in Mercer County in the spring of 2012 has been revised by a Mercer County judge. The new edict follows a ruling by Pennsylvania Superior Court that Judge Thomas Dobson had used an incorrect grading of the…

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Guth Leads Franklin To D-10 “AA” Baseball Title; Knights To Face Seton LaSalle In PIAA Tournament On Monday

Zach Guth fired a 5-hitter and drove in two runs on Monday, leading the Franklin Knights to a 5-1 win over Northwestern High School from Albion and to the District 10 “AA” baseball championship. In a game played at Slippery Rock University, Ryan Madden also drove home a pair of runs, and Kirk Breithaupt knocked…

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Church Burglar Who Flees Sentencing Jailed On Flight Charge, Megan’s Law Violation

An Oil City man who was arrested earlier this month in Michigan, where he apparently fled to avoid sentencing in his plea bargain in a case involving multiple church burglaries, was lodged Tuesday in the Venango County Jail after having been charged in connection with his flight, and on a charge that he failed to…

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Oil Region To Again Be Sprayed For Gypsy Moths

Following a return to the practice last year after a four-year hiatus, aerial spraying for gypsy moths will once again be a priority this year for the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The agency has announced that more than 1,900 acres, covering forty-two tracts of land, in four counties will be sprayed for…

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Seneca Woman Hospitalized In Erie After Rouseville Crash

A Seneca woman was hospitalized in Erie on Friday following an afternoon crash in Rouseville. State Police officials tell KQW that 67 year-old Linda Yashinski was driving a vehicle that left Route 8 at about 3:00 PM and plowed into a ditch.  Yashinski had to be extricated from her vehicle before she could be airlifted…

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Oil City Man Hurt In Halyday Run Road Crash

An Oil City man was injured early Friday morning in a one-vehicle accident on Route 428 – Halyday Run Road – in Sugarcreek Borough. State Police responders say 19 year-old Samuel Walters’ pickup left the highway at about 5:00 AM, traveled through a ditch and  hit a mailbox. Walters’ injuries were described by police as…

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District 10 Baseball And Softball Championship Game Results

District 10 High School Baseball Championship Game Results  -  Memorial Day, May 26   At Slippery Rock University “AA” Championship  -  Franklin 5, Northwestern 1 “A” Championship  -  Eisenhower 4, Union City 3   At Ainsworth Field in Erie “AAA” Championship  -  Cathedral Prep 9, Corry 2     District 10 High School Softball Championship Game Results  -  all…

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Pinch-Hitters Sanchez, Tabata Lift Pirates To 5-3 Comeback Victory Over NY Mets

  Gaby Sanchez homered as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning Sunday, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates their first run of the game, and then singled in the go-ahead tally in the ninth inning after entering the game as the Bucs’ first baseman, helping the Pirates to a 5-3, come-from-behind win over the New York Mets in…

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Johnson Added To Sprint Cup Winners List Via Victory In Coca Cola 600

Six-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson added his name to this year’s winners list on Sunday with a victory in the longest event of the season, the Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Johnson won the race for the fourth time, and took his seventh checkered flag overall at…

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American Ryan Hunter-Reay Wins Indianapolis 500

For the first time in eight years, an American racer has won Memorial Day’s Indianapolis 500. Ryan Hunter-Reay edged three-time winner Helio Castroneves by six-hundredths of one second in the second-closest finish ever at the Brickyard. Marco Andretti finished third, and Carlos Munoz placed fourth.

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