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Powerball Jackpot Now At $292 Million

Officials with the Powerball Lottery are now estimating the annuity value for the jackpot in this Wednesday’s game at $292 million. That is because no one claimed the jackpot in Saturday night’s $266 million drawing. The one-time cash value of the jackpot is currently being estimated at  $191.9 million. Two players who purchased tickets for…

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Hagelin Scores Twice; Pens Bring Down The Jets 4-1 In A Saturday Afternoon Game In Pittsburgh

Carl Hagelin scored twice on Saturday afternoon to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-1 home victory over the Winnipeg Jets. Kris Letang and rookie Scott Wilson also scored for the Penguins (31-21-8), and Marc-Andre Fleury (25-14-6) stopped 27-of-28 shots to earn the win in goal. The game marked the return to action of Pittsburgh’s…

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Saturday’s High School Basketball Playoff Results – February 27

PIAA Boys’ “AAAA” Subregional Game Taylor Allderdice 66, Central Tech 49     District 10/PIAA High School Basketball Playoff Results  –  Saturday, February 27:   Girls’ “A” Championship Kennedy Catholic 54, Cochranton 28   Girls’ “AA” Championship West Middlesex 50, Harbor Creek 38   Girls’ “AA”  3rd-Place Game Cambridge Springs 39, Mercer 28   Girls’ “AAA”…

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Faculty Petitions To Keep Venango Catholic High School Open

The faculty of Venango Catholic High School in Oil City has filed a formal letter of appeal regarding the decision by the Catholic Diocese of Erie to close the school at the end of the current school year. The Diocese, under their religion’s own law, has thirty days to respond. The appeal was filed just…

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Oil City High School Student Arrested For Allegedly Threatening Teacher, Skirmishing With Police

A nineteen year-old student at Oil City High School was arrested Friday for allegedly repeatedly threatening a teacher and for skirmishing with police officers. The Oil City Police say the series of incidents began after classes on Thursday when student William Albaugh threatened a teacher who tried to make him leave school property.  Albaugh allegedly…

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Friday’s High School Basketball Playoff Results – February 26

High School Basketball Playoff Results  –  Friday, February 26:   District 10   “A” Championship  –  Kennedy Catholic 73, Farrell 65 (3rd-Place Game)  –  Erie First Christian 58, Rocky Grove 50   “AA” Championship  –  Greenville 54, Fairview 51 (3rd-Place Game)  –  West Middlesex 61, Northwestern 54   “AAA” Championship  –  Strong Vincent 52, Meadville 34 (3rd-Place…

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Monday Is Leap Day, Stretching This Calendar Year To 366 Days

With 2016 having been designated as a Leap Year, February has 29 days this year, and many people are asking, “Why is Leap Day necessary?” Well, one year is roughly equivalent to the amount of time it takes the Earth to orbit the sun.  That trip actually takes just under 365-and-a-quarter days.  Adding a day…

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Congressman Thompson’s Staff To Hold Constituent Hours On Thursday In Franklin

Congressman Glenn Thompson’s office has announced that the Congressman’s staff will hold constituent hours in Franklin next Thursday, March 3. Thompson’s staff will be on hand from 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM at the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce offices on Liberty Street to answer questions and to provide assistance to area residents and businesses…

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Titusville VFW Post Celebrates 70th Anniversary With Visit From The State’s First Female VFW Commander

The Titusville VFW post will host a dinner for Pennsylvania’s first female VFW commander, an event which will also mark the post’s 70th anniversary. Sgt. Ruth Fairchild, from New Castle, is also the first veteran of Operation Desert Storm to serve as state commander.  Sgt. Fairchild was an Army medic from 1982 through 1994. The…

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Emlenton Man Injured In Shippenville Motorcycle Crash

An Emlenton man was injured when he wrecked his motorcycle at an intersection in Shippenville. State Police officials say 47 year-old William Wilson crashed on Route 208 when he tried to stop his bike at the intersection with Route 322.  Troopers say Wilson left the scene, and they learned of the accident when he ended…

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