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Flag Day To Include Countrywide National Anthem Sing-Along

Flag Day will be observed Saturday (June 14), and this year the day will include a new event — a nationwide sing-along of the “Star-Spangled Banner.” The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History will host “Raise It Up Anthem For America,” a countrywide sing-along of our national anthem at 4:00 PM Saturday.  It will…

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Oil City Man Charged With Physically Assaulting Two Young Girls; Hammer Allegedly Used, Bail Set At $50,000

An Oil City man was arrested on Wednesday after two young girls accused him of physically assaulting and threatening them. Oil City Police say the two girls. ages 10 and 11, say 22 year-old Charles Alden used a hammer and his fists in the alleged attack.  The girls also claim Alden threatened to kill them…

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State House Passes “Angie’s Law” To Deal With Repeat DUI Offenders

The state House of Representatives has passed and sent to the Senate a bill aimed at those who repeatedly drink and drive. The main provision of the legislation would increase the minimum jail sentence for repeat DUI offenders convicted of vehicular homicide from three years to five years.  There were only four dissenting votes in…

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Oil City Hosts Annual Indie Fest Music Event Friday

The Oil City Arts Council’s annual Indie Fest music event will be held on the city’s North Side this Friday evening (June 13). This year, fifty music acts have been booked to perform at nine different venues, including at two outdoor stages.  Most of the entertainment will take place at Seneca Street locales. Setting the Indie Fest…

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New Conneaut Lake Park Trustees Named After Old Board Steps Down, Agrees To Pay Restitution To Settle Lawsuit

In the settlement of a lawsuit filed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania against the board of trustees of Conneaut Lake Park, the board’s seven trustees have agreed to step down and pay a total of $200,000 in restitution. Four new trustees were immediately named to begin the creation of a new board to oversee the…

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Minor Road Flooding Caused By Thursday Night Storms

Small sections of several local highways were covered by water for a brief period of time early Thursday evening after a series of storms with heavy downpours rolled through the Oil Region. Some areas of Venango County saw up to an inch-and-a-half of rain in less than an hour just before dusk.  The National Weather…

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Pirates Use Seven Doubles To Blank Cubs 4-0

For the first time in four seasons, the Pittsburgh Pirates slammed seven doubles in one game, and they used the barrage to post a twice rain-delayed 4-0 shutout over the Chicago Cubs in a game played at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. With the whitewash job, the Pirates (32-34) won the four-game home series with Chicago…

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Spurs Take 3-To-1 Lead IN NBA Finals With 21-Point Victory In Miami

Kawhi Leonard paced the Spurs with 20 points and 14 rebounds on Thursday night, and San Antonio moved to within one victory of their fifth NBA championship in a 107-86 Spurs win over the Heat in Miami. The spurs can clinch the NBA title with a win in game five on their home court on…

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Pirates Sign Number-1 Selection, Eleven Other Draft Picks

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that their number-one draft pick, high school shortstop Cole Tucker, has signed a contract with the organization. Tucker is one of twelve Pittsburgh selections from the 2014 Major League draft who were signed by the team on Wednesday and Thursday. The 18 year-old Tucker is a switch-hitter who batted .404…

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Six-Month Extension Given To Apply For State’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

There is good news for those who have still not applied for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program this year. A six-month extension has been granted, extending the 2014 application deadline to December 31. Radio PA News reports that about 600,000 people are expected to benefit from the program.  The maximum standard rebate is $650,…

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