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17-Hit Barrage Gives Pirates A 7-4 Win In Detroit

The Pittsburgh Pirates belted 17 hits, including five doubles, on Monday afternoon and defeated the Tigers 7-4 in Detroit. Gregory Polanco and Francisco Cervelli both recorded three hits, and John Jaso, Matt Joyce, Starling Marte and Josh Harrison slammed two apiece.  Jordy Mercer drove home a pair of runs, and Jaso, Joyce, Cervelli, Polanco and…

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Oil City Man Dies In Monday Morning House Fire In Pinegrove Township

An Oil City man died early Monday morning in a fire at a residence on Route 157 in Pinegrove Township. The victim has been identified as 42 year-old Billie Sanner, Jr.  His body was found in the basement of the burnt house.  An initial investigation indicated that Sanner’s death was directly related to the fire. Five…

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State Senate Votes To Delay Referendum On Judicial Retirement Age To November Election

The state’s referendum on the retirement age for state judges will not appear on this month’s Pennsylvania primary election ballots. The state Senate on Monday followed the lead of the House of Representatives in their approval of removing the question and placing it on the November general election ballot.  The proposed amendment to the state…

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State House Committee Votes To Allow “In God We Trust” In Pennsylvania Schools

A state House committee has voted to allow the national motto, “In God We Trust,” to be posted in Pennsylvania schools. The House Education Committee voted 19-to-6 on Monday to approve such legislation.  It would allow the motto to be posted anywhere inside a school building, but is not written as a mandate. The full…

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Five More To Be Enshrined In Franklin High School Hall-Of-Fame

The five newest members of the Franklin High School Hall-of-Fame will be enshrined in early October during Applefest week in Franklin. Selected into the Hall were the late Jody Billingsley, Wayne Eakin, Ed Frye, Bill Hager and David Richardson. Billingsley was a 1,000-point scorer for the Lady Knights basketball team and later starred at Pitt-Johnstown. …

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Rain, Melting Snow Lead To Flooded Roads On Monday

Monday’s extensive rains, combined with the rapid melting of the several inches of snow which hit the Oil Region during the early part of the weekend, led to the flooding of several roads in western Pennsylvania Monday night. Flooding was reported near Titusville, in several locations in the Meadville area, between Barkeyville and Harrisville in…

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PennDOT To Give Overview Of Upcoming Forest County Bridge Replacement Projects

One of four bridge replacement projects in Forest County is about to begin, and PennDOT officials want to give the public some information about what to expect. The first replacement job is due for this year, two more will be undertaken next year and a fourth is scheduled for 2018. A public meeting scheduled for…

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American Pickers TV Show To Film In Pennsylvania; Private Collections Sought For Memorabilia Series

The popular “American Pickers’ television series has announced plans to film in Pennsylvania this summer, and the show’s producers are looking for people with large private collections of memorabilia that might fit in with their show. The series features Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz as they hunt for the country’s most valuable antiques, and they…

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Save Venango Catholic High School Plan To Be Presented Next Monday

The group Save VCHS, a community organization trying to keep open Venango Catholic High School in Oil City, has announced they will present their viability plan to the Catholic Diocese of Erie next Monday, April 18 at a meeting in Erie to be attended by Bishop Lawrence Persico and others. Persico had announced in mid-February…

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Frankin Man Charged With Medicating And Raping Juvenile Girl

A Franklin man was charged Saturday with rape and numerous other counts after he was accused of sexually assaulting a juvenile female. Franklin City Police officials say 23 year-old Chad Baker was arraigned on a total of nine charges, and was lodged in the Venango County Jail on $100,000 bail. Baker is accused of providing…

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