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Powerball Lottery Jackpot Soars To $257 Million

Powerball Lottery officials say the estimated annuity value for the jackpot for Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing has been raised to $257 million after no one hit the top prize on Saturday night. The one-time cash value of Wednesday’s jackpot is currently estimated at $151.9 million. A hit on the Saturday jackpot could have been worth…

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Oil City Man Hurt In Early Morning Rollover On Riverside Drive

An Oil City man was taken to a local hospital early Saturday morning following a rollover crash on Riverside Drive in Cranberry Township just outside Oil City. State Police officials say an S-U-V operated by 32 year-old Lucas Donze slammed into a guide rail on a right-hand curve shortly before 5:00 AM Saturday.  The vehicle…

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Oil City Man’s Truck Hits Tree; Driver And Passenger Sustain Only Minor Injuries

Two area men received only minor injuries early Saturday morning, although their pickup left an Oakland Township road and struck a tree. State Police accident investigators say the crash occurred just after midnight on Kane Run Road.  Troopers tell KQW that a truck driven by 20 year-old Eric Schumacher, from Oil City, went out of control…

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PennDOT’s Road Maintenance Schedule Announced For Week Of June 9

PennDOT District 1 has announced their Venango County road maintenance schedule for the week of June 9. According to Venango County maintenance manager Garrett Westover, patching and crack sealing work will be done on Route 8 in the Barkeyville area.  Route 322 near Franklin will undergo “side dozing.”  Shoulder cutting work is scheduled for Route 62…

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Penguins Hire Jim Rutherford As GM, And Fire Coach Dan Bylsma

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced at a Friday afternoon press conference that they have named former Carolina Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford as their new GM and executive vice president.  Rutherford then informed the assembled press corps that the organization was relieving coach Dan Bylsma of his duties. The 65 year-old Rutherford was an NHL goaltender…

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Missing Franklin Man Found On Indiana Interstate

The search for a missing Franklin man was called off early Friday morning after State Police officials in the state of Indiana reported they found him along an Interstate highway where his car had run out of gasoline. Family members who had reported the 76 year-old man as missing on Thursday morning have said the…

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Poll Respondents Support Marcellus Drilling, But Snub Corbett For His Support

A Quinnipiac University survey shows that potential Pennsylvania voters support continued drilling in the Marcellus shale region, but that many say they are less likely to vote for Governor Tom Corbett for re-election after he recently approved the expansion of drilling under state parks and forests. The poll results show that 58 percent of its respondents…

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Steelers Sign Top Draft Pick Ryan Shazier

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Thursday they have signed their top draft pick, linebacker Ryan Shazier from Ohio State. As is the norm for first-round selections in the NFL draft, Shazier signed a four-year contract.  Financial terms were not released. The Steelers have now signed six of their nine 2014 draft selections. Shazier played 39 games…

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Pirates Draft High School Shortstop Cole Tucker With 1st-Round Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates began Major League Baseball’s first-year player draft on Thursday night by selecting high school shortstop Cole Tucker with the number-24 overall selection. Tucker is wrapping up his senior year at Mountain Pointe High School in the Phoenix, Arizona area.  Known for speed and defense, Tucker also hit .404 this year with 30…

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Spurs Win Another NBA Final Opener, Defeating Miami 110-95

Playing in sweltering conditions due to a malfunctioning air conditioning system on their home court at the AT&T Center on Thursday night, the San Antonio Spurs defeated the defending champion Miami Heat 110-95 in the first game of the NBA championship series. With the win, the Spurs continued a streak in which they have never lost…

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