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Pirates Settle For 2-2 Weekend Series, 5-5 Road Trip After Controversial 10th-Inning Finish In Arizona

Arizona catcher Tuffy Gosewich scored the winning run on a potential double play ball in the bottom of the tenth inning on Sunday, lifting the Diamondbacks to a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates and to a 2-2 split in the teams’ four-game series in Phoenix. The attempt to end the inning with a double…

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Earnhardt Wins Again At Pocono

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. on Sunday completed the first sweep of a year’s two NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Pocono Raceway with a win in the GoBowling.com 400. Earnhardt also won at Pocono in June after capturing the season-starting Daytona 500 in February.  He currently stands in second position in the Sprint Cup points standings. Earnhardt held…

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McIlroy Captures Bridgestone, Moves Back To #1 In World Golf Rankings

Rory McIlroy shot a four-under-par 66 on Sunday to pass third-round leader Sergio Garcia and win by two strokes at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational at the South Course at Firestone Country Club in Akron. The victory moved McIlroy back into the number-one position in the world golf rankings for the first time since March of last…

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Oil City Man To Be Sentenced In Two Molestation Cases

An Oil City man entered a guilty plea last week in a second case in which he was accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl. Police say 20 year-old Braden Craig had more than thirty pictures of three teenagers on his phone, some of which were nude images. In a plea bargain, Craig pleaded guilty…

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Monday Activities At The Venango County Fair – August 4

The annual Venango County Fair began Saturday at the county’s 4-H Fairgrounds on Route 62 between Franklin and Polk,  and a full slate of activities is scheduled for Monday (8/4). Evening highlights will include the Timberworks Lumberjack Show and a concert featuring Leather & Lace. Throughout the day, clothing and textile projects and all small…

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Church Burglar Who Fled Area Pleads Guilty In Flight And In Megan’s Law Violation

One of two men who entered guilty pleas in the burglaries of more than twenty churches in a three-county area last fall has now pleaded guilty to additional charges after he fled the area in April, just before he was to be sentenced. 32 year-old John Biddle, from Oil City, entered guilty pleas Thursday in Venango County…

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Oil City Man Pleads Guilty To Second Molestation Charge

An Oil City man who is already in state prison on charges that included the sexual assault on a young boy entered a guilty plea in Venango County Court yesterday in a case in which he was accused of the indecent assault on a twelve year-old girl. 25 year-old William Hack entered a plea of…

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PLCB Lowers Application Fee For Tavern Small Games Of Chance Licenses To $500

Ever since Pennsylvania allowed bars and taverns to apply for licenses to run small “games of chance,” the response has been much lower than expected. Although many point out the problem of the cumbersome application itself, state officials think the application fee may have been much too hefty.  So, they are lowering the fee from…

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Homers By Unlikely Candidates Help D-Backs To 7-4 Win Over Pirates

In his first Major League at-bat in four seasons Thursday night, Andy Marte broke a 3-3 tie with a two-run, pinch-hit home run.  Nick Ahmed added his first big league homer, and the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-4 in the first game of a four-game series in Phoenix. Marte last appeared in a…

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Boston Deals Lester, Gomes To Oakland For Yoenis Cespedes; Other Deadline Day Trades

The Boston Red Sox on Thursday traded pitcher Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes to the Oakland Athletics for slugger Yoenis Cespedes. A source told ESPNBoston.com’s Gordon Edes that Boston will also receive Oakland’s “competitive balance draft pick.” The 30 year-old Lester is 10-7 with a 2.52 ERA.  The Red Sox won two World Series titles with Lester as…

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