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Fire At Oil City Plant Contained Within An Hour

Oil City public safety officials closed Duncomb Street on Wednesday afternoon as firefighters extinguished a fire in a cooling tower at Webco Industries A plume of smoke which could be seen from blocks away drew first-responders shortly after 2:30 PM.  Officials say it turns out that a work crew removing an old cooling tower had…

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Crosby, Perron And Fehr Score In Penguins’ 3-2 Victory In Vancouver – Pittsburgh’s 5th Straight Win

Sidney Crosby scored on a power play, Eric Fehr found the net with a short-handed goal, and the Pittsburgh Penguins who held a 3-0 lead with seven minutes remaining in the game edged the Canucks 3-2 in Vancouver on Wednesday night. David Perron added his first goal of the season for Pittsburgh (8-4).  The Penguins…

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Absentee Ballot Count Shows Moon Still Leading Bartlett In Oil City Mayor’s Race

A count of the absentee ballots submitted for the mayor’s race in Oil City in Tuesday’s elections has unofficially increased the lead for the Republican candidate, William Moon, to ten votes. The initial count of Tuesday’s ballots showed Moon leading Democrat John Noel Bartlett by seven votes, 719-to-712.  The first tally of the absentee votes was…

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Clarion Man Charged With 49 Counts In Alleged Years Of Sexual Abuse Of A Young Girl

A Clarion man was charged this week with forty-nine counts in an investigation in which law officials claim he sexually abused a young girl for seven years. 55 year-old John Servey was arraigned Tuesday on multiple counts on having sex with a child and the indecent assault of a child, and one count of the…

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Survey Shows Pennsylvanians Support Marcellus Shale Gas Severance Tax

Many of Governor Tom Wolf’s tax hike proposals were voted down in the state legislature last month, but a survey shows that Pennsylvania voters would not mind a few new taxes. The latest Franklin and Marshall College Poll  shows that seventy-one percent of the respondents would like to see a state tax on cigars and…

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Former Erie Otters Star Connor McDavid Breaks Collarbone Playing For NHL’s Edmonton Oilers

The NHL’s number-one draft pick, 18 year-old Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers, will be out indefinitely after fracturing his collarbone in the Oilers’ 4-2 home win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night. The 19 year-old former Erie Otters star fell awkwardly into the boards during the second period of the Tuesday contest.  Oilers…

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Moon Appears To Have Won Oil City Mayor’s Race By Seven Votes; Incumbents And Newcomer Abramovic Elected Venango County Commissioners

Unofficial numbers from Tuesday’s general election show Republican candidate William Moon winning the Oil City Mayor’s race by the slimmest of margins – seven votes – over Democrat John Noel Bartlett. After the 48th and final Venango County precinct’s votes were tabulated, Moon was shown with a 719-712 victory.  An official vote count will take place…

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Democrats Claim All Open Spots On Pennsylvania’s High Courts

Although Venango County voters went with the Republican candidates in the races for the open seats on Pennsylvania’s three high courts on Election Day, statewide voters took the opposite route and elected all Democrats. Chosen for the unprecedented three open seats on the state Supreme Court were Philadelphia Judge Kevin Dougherty and Superior Court Justices…

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Meadville Man Charged With Attempted Homicide; Wife Is Hospitalized In Erie With Face/Neck Slash Wounds

A Meadville man was charged Tuesday with attempted homicide after he was accused of attacking his wife with a knife. Police in Meadville say 51 year-old Timothy Smith was also charged with both aggravated and simple assault, making terroristic threats and harassment. Smith is alleged to have slashed his wife’s face and neck with a…

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Missing Person Report Issued In Oil City

Oil City Police on Tuesday issued a missing person report for a man who has apparently not been seen since Saturday. Members of the family of 52 year-old Stephen Goreczny say they have not seen the man since early Friday evening, although Goreczny was reportedly seen walking the bicycle trail along Route 8 between Oil…

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