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Giants Win World Series For Third Time In Five Years; Bumgarner Stars Again – This Time From The Bullpen!

The San Francisco Giants have captured the World Series championship for the third time in five years with ace Madison Bumgarner winning for the third time in the series, this time with five innings of bullpen relief. The Giants’ Michael Morse delivered the RBI single that broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the…

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Oil City Man Hit By Car In Radar Valley On October 16 Dies In A Pittsburgh Hospital

An Oil City man who was struck by a car as he walked down the middle of the highway in the southern Venango County stretch known as “Radar Valley” has died in a hospital in Pittsburgh. 30 year-old Jeremy Sweetapple had been hospitalized since the accident that occurred on the evening of October 16 on…

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Oil City Man Convicted In 2013 Halloween Crime Spree Gets 7-And-A-Half To 15 Years

One year after a series of crimes committed in Oil City were all linked to two men, one of the defendants in the case has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half to fifteen years in state prison. 25 year-old Shane Vitka, from Oil City, was sentenced this week in Venango County Court on his convictions on multiple…

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MegaMillions Lottery Jackpot Rises Again – To An Estimated $284 Million; Powerball Prize Climbs To $159 Million

Lottery officials say no one will be able to claim the $252 million jackpot from Tuesday night’s drawing of the MegaMillions Lottery, so they are estimating the annuity value of the jackpot for Friday’s drawing to be at about $284 million. The current estimate of the one-time cash value of Friday’s jackpot is posted at…

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Franklin High School Hosts D-10 Soccer Playoffs

Franklin High School will once again this year host some of the action in the District 10 high school soccer playoffs. The matches at FHS continued for a third straight day on Wednesday.   Monday, October 27:   D-10 “AA” Girls’ Quarterfinals Grove City 2, General McLane 1 Hickory 10, Fort LeBoeuf 0   Tuesday, October 28:   D-10 “A”…

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Bicycle Fatalities Climb 16 Percent

Highway safety officials say that, in only three years, bicycle fatalities in this country have increased by sixteen percent. 88 percent of the victims were adult males. Here in Pennsylvania, the numbers are not as high as in some states, but they are climbing.  Just last year, sixteen people died in bicycle-related accidents in this…

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Cochranton Man Hospitalized In Erie Following Wednesday Morning Crash

A Cochranton man was hospitalized in Erie on Wednesday morning after a one-car crash outside of Meadville. State Police officials from the Meadville station say 24 year-old Leroy Nahay lost control of his vehicle on a curve on Pettis Road in East Fairfield Township shortly before 8:00 AM Wednesday.  The vehicle hit an embankment, flipped,…

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Ben Roethlisberger Named AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Week

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been named AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Week for his 522-yard passing performance on Sunday in the Steelers’ 51-34 home win over the Indianapolis Colts. Roethlisberger completed 40-of-49 passes (81.6 %) and threw six touchdowns passes with no interceptions.  The yardage, completions total and six touchdowns are all career highs, and Roethlisberger…

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Pens Score Four In Second Frame For 8-3 Win Over New Jersey

The Pittsburgh Penguins scored four goals in the second period on Tuesday night en route to an 8-3 home victory over the New Jersey Devils (4-3-2). Sidney Crosby tallied his sixth and seventh goals of the season, and Patric Hornqvist scored his fifth, while Evgeni Malkin, Blake Comeau, Craig Adams, Pascal Dupuis and Steve Downie…

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World Series To Go Seven Games After 10-0 Kansas City Shutout Victory

The Kansas City Royals scored seven times in the second inning on Tuesday night and cruised to a 10-0 home win over the San Francisco Giants in the sixth game of the 2014 World Series, forcing a decisive seventh game to be played on the same field on Wednesday night. Royals rookie starter Yordano Ventura…

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