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School Budget Votes – OC Holds Line; Cranberry May Raise Taxes; Grove Deadlocked

The decision by the Oil City Area School Board on Monday night to close Oakland Elementary School may have some impact on trimming the district’s budget for 2014-2015.  Savings from the move in the first year are estimated to be more than $260,000. The board on Monday gave approval on a first reading of a…

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Route 62 Bypass Reconstruction Plans On Display At Oil City Hall

PennDOT has announced that a display of the plans for a proposed resurfacing and reconfiguration project on Route 62 in the Oil City area may now be viewed at Oil City Hall. The job will require work to be done from Petroleum Street to Pumphouse Road.  An earlier release revealed that the project will include the elimination of…

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Former Deputy Attorney General Is New Grove City College President

Grove City College has named a former U.S. deputy attorney general as the school’s new president. Paul McNulty will replace Richard Jewell when Jewell retires in August.  Jewell has served as Grove City president for eleven years. McNulty, a Grove City alumnus, was charged with the prosecution of terrorists following the 9/11 attacks in 2001.  He…

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Pirates Split With Yankees, End Three-Game Losing Streak

Starling Marte and Josh Harrison both homered in the second half of a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium in New York on Sunday, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-3 victory and an afternoon split, avoiding a series sweep by the New York Yankees (23-20). Harrison and Jordy Mercer both recorded two hits in the nightcap as…

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Todd Takes First Tour Title; Wins Byron Nelson Classic

Brendon Todd, playing in his 77th PGA Tour event, finally won one on Sunday. Todd recorded a 4-under-par 66 to take the title at the Byron Nelson Classic at the TPC Four Seasons Resort in Irving, Texas.  He edged 2003 Masters champion Mike Weir by two strokes.  Charles Howell III and Marc Leishman tied for…

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McMurray Wins All-Star Race At Charlotte

Jamie McMurray raced Saturday night to the one million dollar first prize at NASCAR’s Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. A 7-time Sprint Cup Series race-winner, McMurray had never finished better than eighth in the All-Star event.  He becomes one of only seven drivers to be victorious in the Daytona…

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California Chrome Sets Stage For Possible Triple Crown With Win At The Preakness

Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome set up a potential run for thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown over the weekend with a victory at the Preakness in Baltimore. As of Monday morning, the California colt’s owners had not yet officially announced whether their champion would be entered in the third leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont, to…

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Brookville Motorcycle Operator Dies In Collision With Car

A Brookville man died early Sunday evening in a collision between his motorcycle and a car on River Hill just outside Clarion. State Police officials say it appears that 20 year-old Brian Crissman lost control of his motorcycle as he was traveling up the hill.  The bike was struck by a downhill vehicle driven by…

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Teenage Girls Involved In ATV Rollover On Old Warren Pike Near Pleasantville

One teenage girl was injured, and a second escaped injury when their all-terrain vehicle rolled over on a dirt road near Pleasantville. State Police officials say the incident occurred around 8:15 PM Saturday on Township Route 599, also known as Old Warren Pike, in Allegheny Township. An ATV operated by a 17 year-old Pleasantville girl…

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Sharon Assistant Coach Charged With Stabbing Parent Of Athlete

An assistant track-and-field coach at Sharon High School has been charged in an incident in which he is accused of stabbing an athlete’s stepfather during an argument at a practice field in Brookfield, Ohio last week. 53 year-old George Thomas was jailed following his arraignment on charges connected with an incident in which a man…

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