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Final Astroblast At Two Mile Run County Park; Event To Move In 2015

It’s Astroblast weekend, and this year marks the event’s final stint at Two Mile Run County Park. Astroblast, organized by the Oil Region Astronomical Society, will move next year to a new observatory area near Camp Coffman.  Ironically, this year’s schedule includes tours of the new site. The event will officially begin at 6:00 PM Friday. …

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State Championship Fishing Tournament To Be Held In Tidioute On Saturday

The 55th Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament will be held on the Allegheny River in the Tidioute area this Saturday (Sept. 27). The grand prizes will include $1000 and a championship trophy.  In addition, a Kids Fishing Derby will be held in which the top prize will be $25 and a trophy.  It will be open…

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Pennsylvania Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill; Legislation’s Future Is Hazy

The state Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would allow the use in Pennsylvania of medical marijuana in certain forms, but the future of the legislation is unclear. Republican leadership in the state House does not favor the bill, and the measure goes beyond what Governor Corbett has said he would support.  Additionally, we…

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$225 Million Powerball Lottery Ticket Sold In California; Pennsylvania Ticket Is Worth $1 Million

Someone will be able to claim the jackpot prize from Wednesday’s drawing of the Powerball Lottery, but the winning ticket – which could be worth $225 million or more – was sold in California. With the prize being hit, Powerball officials say the jackpot for Saturday night’s drawing will be reset to $40 million. One…

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Pirates Drop 6-2 Decision In Atlanta

The Pittsburgh Pirates (86-72) stranded eleven baserunners Wednesday night, and got a rare sub-par starting pitching performance in a 6-2 defeat to the Braves in Atlanta. The loss was only Pittsburgh’s fourth in their last nineteen games, and the Braves’ victory was just their fifth in twenty contests played in September. Andrew McCutchen’s two-run home run in…

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BELMAR ROAD CLOSED FRIDAY

PennDOT reports that Belmar Road in the Franklin area will be closed Friday (Sept. 26) for construction work. Spokesman Jim Carroll says the job involves the replacement of a drainage pipe near the road’s intersection with Congress Hill Road in Sandycreek Township. Weather permitting, the project should be a one-day job.

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Oil City Man Charged With 80 Counts In Indecent Assault Investigation

An Oil City man was arraigned Tuesday on 80 counts following an investigation into allegations he had been indecently assaulting a teenage girl over a period of nearly three years. Oil City Police say the alleged victim claims the incidents began in 2012 and often occurred while she was sleeping. Police say 51 year-old Phillip…

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Titusville Man Charged With Rape Of A Child

A Titusville man was arraigned Tuesday on charges prompted by an investigation into allegations that he raped a young girl. Titusville City Police say 38 year-old Robert Burger was charged amid accusations of incidents that allegedly occurred in 2012 and 2013. Burger was arraigned in Titusville on two counts each of the rape of a…

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Centerville Woman Sentenced To Jail In Tattooing Of 12 Year-Old Girl

A Crawford County woman has been sentenced to four months to two years in jail for her role in the tattooing of a 12 year-old girl. 30 year-old Melissa Becker, from Centerville, also was sentenced Tuesday in Crawford County Court to two years probation. Becker and 33 year-old Randall Charlton entered guilty pleas last month…

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PIRATES CLINCH PLAYOFF SPOT

The Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a spot for the second straight year in the Major League Baseball playoffs with a 3-2 win over the Braves in Atlanta on Tuesday night. The victory assured the Pirates of making the postseason as a least a Wild Card contender over the Milwaukee Brewers, who lost 3-1 to Cincinnati.  It…

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