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Oil City Wins For 6th Straight Year In Route 8 Rivalry; Franklin’s Ty Mooney Kicks A School-Record 49-Yard Field Goal

Jackson McFall threw for two touchdowns and ran for another on Friday, and teammates Matt Klena and John Trbusich both scored rushing touchdowns as the Oil City Oilers (3-0; 2-0 in Region 5) won the Route 8 Rivalry for the sixth consecutive year, defeating the Franklin Knights (0-3; 0-2 R-5) by a 35-22 score at…

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Pirates Start Final Homestand With 7-3 Victory Over Cubs

Jordy Mercer went 3-for-5 with three RBI’s and Josh Harrison tallied three hits and scored two runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates opened their final homestand of the season Friday night with a 7-3 win over the Chicago Cubs. Neil Walker drove home a pair of runs, and Chris Stewart and Ike Davis both recorded RBI’s. …

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Convicted Chardon, Ohio School Shooter Captured After Escape From Prison

Officials in Ohio are reporting that the man convicted of three shooting deaths at a school in Chardon, Ohio in February, 2012, and two other inmates, were captured after their escapes from prison on Thursday. 19 year-old Thomas Lane had entered guilty pleas last year in the deaths  of three students in shootings at Chardon High School. …

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Continued Airline Service Through Franklin Ordered Through Mid-October

In response to a recent announcement that they would cease commuter service through Cleveland to airports in Franklin and Bradford, Silver Airways was ordered Thursday by the federal Department of Transportation to continue those flights through October 14. The order will mark the second extension of the service termination decision by Silver, which originally had planned…

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Venango College Housing Complex Evacuated Due To Natural Gas Leak

A student apartment building at Venango College of Clarion University in Oil City was evacuated late Thursday morning after a natural gas leak was discovered. Oil City Fire Department officials say most residents were in class at the time, and there were very few students in the building when the leak was detected. National Fuel…

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Cooperstown Woman Injured In Route 77 Collision With Tractor-Trailer

A Cooperstown woman was injured Thursday when her S-U-V was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer. Police officials say the incident happened on Route 77 in Richmond Township in Crawford County. Reports indicate a vehicle driven by 64 year-old Mary Rice was stopped prior to a left turn, and was hit from behind by a…

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Steelers Lose 26-6 In Baltimore

The Pittsburgh Steelers were held to a pair of field goals by Shaun Suisham in a 26-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL’s Thursday Night Game in Baltimore. Baltimore’s two touchdowns both came on passes from Joe Flacco to Owen Daniels.  Justin Turner booted four field goal.  Both teams are now 1-1. Steelers quarterback…

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Liriano Strikes Out 12 In A 4-1 Victory In The Pirates’ Road Trip Finale In Philadelphia

Pittsburgh starter Francisco Liriano (5-10; 3.53 ERA) struck out a season-high 12 hitters in eight innings of scoreless work on Thursday night, lifting the Pirates to a 4-1 victory over the Phillies (67-79) in the final game of a four-game series at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. Liriano allowed only four hits and walked two batters.  He threw…

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9/11 Memorial Observances Include Ceremony At Flight 93 Crash SiteIn Somerset County

Among the numerous memorial observances taking place today (Sept. 11) on the 13th anniversary of terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington D.C., there was a ceremony remembering the passengers and crew of Flight 93 which crashed on September 11, 2001 near Shanksville in Somerset County. Forty passengers and crew members perished that day…

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Two Meadville Residents Killed In Two-Vehicle Crash On Route 322

Two Meadville residents died late Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle crash at the same Route 322 intersection where a motorcycle operator was killed in an accident on Monday. Police investigators say 72 year-old Brian Walton and 52 year-old Charlene Walton both died when their vehicle was hit by a car operated by 83 year-old Noreen…

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