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Pirates Strand Bases Loaded, And Fail To Sweep Cardinals Series

The Pittsburgh Pirates (16-21) lost an opportunity to complete a three-game sweep of a home series against the St. Louis Cardinals when they were unable to complete a no-out, bases-loaded opportunity in the bottom of the ninth inning and dropped a 6-5 decision, resulting in the end of a four-game Pittsburgh winning streak. The first…

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Kaymer Holds On For Victory At The Players Championship

Martin Kaymer sank a 30-foor par putt on the signature 17th island green at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida on Sunday, and followed the shot with a par on the final hole to hold on for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk at The Players Championship. Kaymer held, or was tied for the…

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Gordon Wins 89th Sprint Cup Race At Kansas City

Jeff Gordon won for the first time this season, but for the 89th time in his Sprint Cup career, taking the checkered flag Saturday night at the NASCAR 5-Hour Energy 400 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. Gordon passed Kevin Harvick on the final lap, and extended his points standings lead to fifteen points…

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2014 Pittsburgh Steelers Draft Choices And Rookie Free Agent Signings

2014 Pittsburgh Steelers Draft Choices: Round 1  -  LB Ryan Shazier  -  Ohio State Round 2  -  DE Stephon Tuitt  -  Notre Dame Round 3  (compensatory)  -  RB Dri Archer  -  Kent State Round 4  -  WR Martavis Bryant  -  Clemson Round 5 – DB Shaquille Richardson  -  Arizona Round 5  (compensatory)  -  OL Wesley…

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First Oil And Gas Annual Report Released By DEP

The state’s Department of Environmental Protection has released its first-ever Oil and Gas Annual Report. The report is intended to provide information and insight into how the DEP attempts to protect the state’s air, land and water from pollution, and provide for its residents’ health and safety. A new video accompanies the report, featuring DEP…

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Area Milling-Paving Projects Updated; Schedule Includes Oil City, Franklin And Crawford County

A series of news releases have given us some indication as to what traffic snags may be encountered this week (the week of May 12) in this part of the Oil Region. In Oil City, paving is scheduled for a section of Route 8 that has already been milled. Milling work should end Monday on Colbert Avenue in…

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Fire Causes Heavy Damage To Hill City Garage; Classic Cars Are Rescued From Flames

A fire early Thursday morning destroyed most of a garage on Hill City Road in Cranberry Township. A State Police fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire, but foul play is not suspected. No injuries were reported.  Officials say two classic cars were removed from the building without any damage being sustained to…

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Venango College Executive Dean Christopher Reber Takes President’s Post In Beaver County

The executive dean at Venango College of Clarion University is leaving his post to become the president of Beaver County Community College in Monaca. Christopher Reber, from Franklin, has spent twelve of his thirty-three years in a career in higher education at the Oil City school.  He was reportedly chosen from a field of 61 candidates to…

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Sunday Marks 100th Anniversary Of First Official Mother’s Day

The Fraternal Order of Eagles points out that this Sunday (May 11) marks the 100th anniversary of the nation’s first official Mother’s Day. In the most-recent Eagles publication “Soar,” organization officials point back to a memorial service in 1904 during which a former Notre Dame University professor, Frank Hering, reflected back to a date in which he walked into a…

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Ohio State LB Ryan Shazier Is Steelers’ Number-1 Draft Pick

The Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night made Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier their first-round selection – number-15 overall – in the 2014 NFL Draft. Shazier (6-1; 237 lbs.) recorded over 100 tackles in his final two seasons as a Buckeye.  He was responsible for six sacks last season alone.  Shazier has reportedly run a 4.38 in…

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