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Jeff Gordon Earns Fifth Brickyard 400 Victory

Jeff Gordon grabbed a NASCAR record fifth checkered flag at the Brickyard 400 on Sunday, winning again at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Gordon’s five victories began 20 years ago in the inaugural Brickyard 400.  On Sunday, he won by nearly two-and-a-half seconds over Kyle Busch.  Gordonnow  leads the Sprint Cup points standings by 24 points over…

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Franklin Traffic Rerouted Much Of Saturday Due To Diesel Rig Rollover At Bottom Of 15th Street Hill

A busy Franklin intersection was closed for more than eight hours Saturday after a tractor-tanker carrying diesel fuel overturned at the bottom of the city’s 15th Street Hill. The fuel had to be drained from the tanker before the rig could be removed from the scene. The driver’s name was not released, but his rig…

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Experimental Aircraft Crashes Near Grove City Airport; Pilot Identified As Grove City Man

The pilot of an experimental aircraft was airlifted to a Pittsburgh hospital late Friday morning after his plane crashed near Grove City Airport. The pilot has been identified as 83 year-old Robert Winder, from Grove City.  One first-responder ventured that Winder’s injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. The crash occurred shortly after 11:00 AM…

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Oil City’s East End Fountain Dedicated

One of the early events that was scheduled for this year’s Oil Heritage Festival in Oil City was the dedication of the city’s refurbished East End Fountain. Three years after young Aubrey Deemer urged her grandfather to fix the fountain and as the result of  a $140,000 fundraising campaign, the fountain was unveiled and activated.  Aubrey’s…

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Upcoming PennDOT Projects Include Resurfacing Of Sections Of Routes 38 And 227

One of the PennDOT road rehabilitation projects expected to be started on the week of July 28 is a resurfacing job on a three-and-a-half mile stretch of Route 38 in southern Venango County and northern Clarion County. The work zone will cover parts of Richland and Salem Townships and should start, weather permitting, on Monday.…

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State Little League Baseball Tournament; Section 8 Champion Taney Takes Title And Goes To Bristol, Connecticut

Pennsylvania State Little League Baseball (11 and 12 year-old) Tournament Results  (hosted by Lower Perkiomen Little League in Skippack Township):   First Round  -  Sunday, July 20 Taney 9, Clarion 3 Warwick Township 8, Montoursville 6 Red Land 14, Back Mountain 4  (5 inns.) Collier Township 9, Lionville 5   Monday, July 21 Back Mountain 15,…

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Rockies Post Second Straight 8-1 Win Over Pirates

For the second straight night, the Colorado Rockies recorded an 8-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday at Coors Field in Denver. And, for the second straight night, the Pirates spoiled what would have been the Rockies’ first home shutout this year by scoring their lone run in the top of the ninth inning. …

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The Oil Heritage Festival – This Weekend

Here’s a look at a partial listing of activities planned for this weekend at the annual Oil Heritage Festival in Oil City:   Saturday, July 26 >> The Venango Youth for Christ Oil Heritage Pancake Breakfast – 7:00 AM until 11:30 AM at Asbury Hall at Grace United Methodist Church. >> The Oil City Firefighters…

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Franklin’s Nate Byham Released By Patriots

After he reportedly told his team he did not feel his knee was ready for the upcoming NFL season, Franklin native Nate Byham was released Friday by the New England Patriots. Byham had just been signed last weekend, and the Patriots opened their training camp on Wednesday.  He has undergone four surgical procedures on his…

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Pirates Lose 8-1 Decision In Opening Game Of Weekend Series In Colorado

The Pittsburgh Pirates (54-48) managed only five hits at Coors Field in Denver on Friday night and dropped an 8-1 decision to the Rockies (42-60) in the first game of a three-game weekend series. Jordy Mercer drove home the Pirates’ lone run with a ninth-inning sacrifice fly. Pittsburgh starter Charlie Morton (5-10; 3.40 ERA) was…

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