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Three-Run 9th-Inning Lifts Pirates To 4-1 Win In Milwaukee

The Pittsburgh Pirates scored three runs on four consecutive hits in the top of the ninth inning off Milwaukee ace reliever Francisco Rodriguez, and posted a 4-1 victory over the Brewers at Miller Park in Milwaukee. It was only the second win in nine games against the Brewers for the Bucs this season, and only the fifth Pittsburgh victory…

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Flash Flood Watch Posted For Oil Region Through Friday Morning

The National Weather Service has posted a Flash Flood Watch for the Oil Region, effective through Friday morning (May 16). Weather watchers say a slow-moving cold front passing through the area Thursday and Thursday night could produce another one-to-two inches of rain “with locally higher amounts possible.”  The new rainfall, added to rains which have already swollen…

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Rome Township House Fire Was Started By Lightning; Family Of Six Escapes Safely

A fire that damaged a home in southeastern Crawford County early Wednesday morning was apparently caused by lightning. Four fire companies responded to the home of an Amish family of six on Coon Road in Rome Township shortly after 2:30 AM Wednesday.  Family members had escaped the fire without injuries. Firefighters spent nearly four-and-a-half hours…

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Wolf Maintains Double-Digit Lead In Race For Democratic Nomination For Governor

In what will probably be the final set of poll results before next Tuesday’s primary elections in Pennsylvania, former state revenue secretary Tom Wolf continues to hold a double-digit lead over his closest opponent in the race for the Democratic nomination for Governor. The latest Franklin and Marshall College Poll shows Wolf with 43 percent…

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DEP Wins Award For Mine Reclamation Project In Northern Clarion County

The state’s Department of Environmental Protection has accepted a reforestation award for an abandoned mine project in northern Clarion County. The DEP says its Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation has received the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative’s state award for a reclamation effort in Farmington Township. The work included grading material into a mine pit to…

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Rangers Complete Comeback, Eliminating Penguins From Stanley Cup Playoffs

Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist set a National Hockey League record with his fifth consecutive victory in a playoff game number-seven, stopping 35 of 36 shots Tuesday night as New York defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 in the deciding game of an Eastern Conference semifinal series played at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. New York’s third…

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Brewers Beat Bucs Again, Win 5-2 In Milwaukee

The Pittsburgh Pirates gave young ace Gerrit Cole (3-3) very little run production Tuesday night, losing 5-2 to the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park in Milwaukee. In their first matchup since a benches-clearing brawl on Easter Sunday resulted in several suspensions, the Pirates were outhit 13-to-9.  Jonathan Lucroy recorded two hits and two RBI’s for…

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Two Hurt In Two-Vehicle Crash On Route 227

State Police responders are reporting that two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Monday night on Route 227 in Oilcreek Township in northern Venango County. Troopers say 20 year-old Carl Bickel, from Pleasantville, and 21 year-old Breanna Williams, from Grand Valley, were treated at Titusville Hospital after the incident.  No injury report…

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Boater Rescued By Neighbor From Crystal Lake In Crawford County

A man who had fallen out of a canoe into Crystal Lake in Crawford County on Tuesday afternoon was rescued by a neighbor who had witnessed the man’s plight. The incident near Hartstown around 1:00 PM Tuesday prompted an emergency call to the Fallowfield Township Volunteer Fire Department, but by the time firefighters and the…

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Franklin, Cranberry, Valley Grove School Budgets May Contain Tax Hikes; Oil City Will Utilize Reserve Fund

Unlike the other public school districts in Venango County, the 2014-2015 budget for the Oil City Area School District contains no hike in property taxes. The proposed spending plan, currently slated at a little over $29.8 million, does represent a $1.7 million deficit.  It appears that money would come from the district’s reserve fund.  The…

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