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Pitt Loses 24-19 At Virginia, Drops To 3-3; Bye Week Is Next

Kevin Parks rushed for 169 yards, including a 48-yard touchdown on Saturday night, leading Virginia (4-2; 2-0 ACC) to a 24-19 home victory over Pitt. Cavaliers quarterback Matt Johns threw a touchdown pass to Khalek Shepherd, and Max Valles returned an interception for a score. Virginia built a 24-3 halftime lead and then held on…

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School Officials Confirm Brookville Bomb Threat; Police Release No Details

Brookville School District officials have confirmed that a bomb threat was phoned into the offices of Brookville High School early Friday afternoon. The call prompted the evacuation of students, the postponement and cancellations of all remaining extra-curricular activities for Friday and an extensive search by police and security officials.  That search continued into early Friday…

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Fire Destroys Structure Near Venus; Blaze Rekindles Sunday Morning

A fire that destroyed a building near Venus around midnight Saturday rekindled later Sunday morning, once again drawing responses from firefighters. In all, ten different fire companies were involved in responding to the scene of the two fires or assisting in other capacities. The blaze broke out at a building on Pine City Road near the…

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Oil City Woman Injured In Friday Afternoon Rollover In Oakland Township

An Oil City woman was injured in a one-vehicle accident resulting in a rollover late Friday afternoon on Route 8 in Oakland Township. State Police accident investigators say a vehicle operated by 21 year-old Hannah Harris went out of control on wet pavement on a left curve, twice struck a guardrail and then traveled off…

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Washington Man Hurt In Interstate 80 Rollover

A Washington state man was injured late last week when his car was struck from behind on Interstate 80 in Scrubgrass Township. The man’s car was knocked off the highway and rolled over. State Police officials say 53 year-old Tim Voight, from Port Townsend, Washington, was taken to Clarion Hospital after the incident.  His injuries…

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Update: Woman Injured When Stopped For Fallen Tree In Cherrytree Township

Officials say a woman was injured late Friday afternoon after another vehicle hit her car after she stopped for a tree that had fallen across Route 8 in Cherrytree Township. The injured woman was identified as 56 year-old Lorraine Burrows, from Titusville.  She was taken to Titusville Area Hospital for treatment. The incident happened shortly after 5:00…

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Some 1,200 Laid Off In Grove City And Boyers After Termination Of Federal Contracts With USIS

Reports from Grove City and Boyers indicate some 1,200 of the 1,500 employees of U.S. Investigative Services (USIS) had to be laid off this past week following the recent termination of two federal government contracts with the company. USIS was contracted to conduct background checks on prospective government employees, but the deals were ended after incidents…

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Injunction Keeps Franklin From Terminating City’s General Authority Pending December Hearing

A Venango County judge has granted an injunction that prevents the city of Franklin from dissolving its General Authority pending a hearing on the matter scheduled for mid-December. President Judge William White assented that the city has authority to pursue the termination of the department, but that they must do so while proving that they…

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Individuals Reportedly Struck By Vehicles In Both Oil City And Titusville

Friday reports indicate that two individuals were hit by vehicles in two different Oil Region cities. Titusville Police were investigating a report that a 19 year-old man on a bicycle was hit by a pickup shortly after 10:00 PM Friday near the intersection of Second and Spring Streets in Titusville. A man identified as Devon…

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Phone Call Prompts Cancellation Of Friday Extra-Curriculars At Brookville High School

A telephone call placed to Brookville High School on Friday afternoon prompted the cancellation or postponement of the days’ extracurricular activities and brought about an extensive search of the school building and property. Brookville Police did not immediately confirm that a bomb threat had been received, but law enforcement officials and other security personnel were…

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