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Other High Schools In Diocese Of Erie To Remain Open

Apparently, Venango Catholic High School in Oil City is the only high school in the Diocese of Erie scheduled to be closed.  Six others will remain open. Through meetings with parents and faculty at Venango Catholic on Tuesday and confirmed through the press on Wednesday, the Diocese has announced that the Oil City facility will close at…

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Clintonville Man Arrested In Reported Rape In Oil City

A Clintonville man has been charged in a rape investigation following an incident reported early Monday morning in Oil City. Oil City Police officials say 27 year-old Andrew Oakes was first held on a parole detainer before he was charged with four counts, including rape, on Tuesday. The crime allegedly took place around 4:30 AM…

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District 10 Basketball Playoff Results – Wednesday, February 17

District 10 Playoff Results  (1st Round)  –  Wednesday, February 17   “AAA” Franklin 66, Fort LeBoeuf 45 Girard 49, Oil City 33 Grove City 55, Harbor Creek 32 Sharon 63, Warren 56  (OT) Cathedral Prep 68, Hickory 31 General McLane 95, George Jr. Republic 74 (Byes  –  Meadville, Strong Vincent)   “AA” Wilmington 63, Titusville 59 West…

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District 9 High School Basketball Playoff Results – Wednesday, February 17

District 9 High School Basketball Playoff Results  –   Wednesday, February 17:   Boys “A” opening round: Clarion 51, Johnsonburg 37 DuBois Central Catholic 47, Otto-Eldred 28 Cameron County 49, Oswayo Valley 48   Boys “AAA” Semifinals Clearfield 59, Bradford 34 St. Marys 68, Punxsutawney 66   Girls “A” opening round: Clarion 42, Johnsonburg 39 Union 37, Smethport 27…

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Jones’ 23 Points Leads Pitt To 2 OT Win Over Wake Forest

Chris Jones scored a career-high 23 points on Tuesday night to lead the Pitt Panthers to a 101-96 double-overtime victory over Wake Forest in an Atlantic Coast Conference contest played at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. James Robinson added 22 points as Pitt (18-7; 7-6 ACC) snapped a three-game losing streak.  Jamel Artis and…

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Venango Catholic High School To Close

The Catholic Diocese of Erie announced Tuesday that Venango Catholic High School in Oil City will close after 54 years of serving Venango County. The move is part of a plan brought about following a months-long study of all the schools in the Diocese.  More announcements are expected Wednesday, many involving the Erie area, but…

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Employment In Marcellus Shale Beginning To Decline

New numbers point to a downturn for the once-booming shale gas industry in Pennsylvania. The state Department of Labor and Industry reports that the number of oil and gas jobs in Pennsylvania dropped by about 2,200 last year. One company has announced plans to cut its capital budget by fifty-eight percent.  Oil analyst Stephen Beck,…

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Parker Man Arrested In Sportsmen’s Club Break-In

A Parker man has been arrested and charged in a burglary at a sportsmen’s club in his community sometime last week. 20 year-old Randy Weckerly has been arraigned on charges of burglary, theft by unlawful taking and criminal mischief involving damage to property.  Police officials say they identified Weckerly as their suspect through surveillance video.…

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Former Clarion, Allegheny Football Coach Charles Ruslavage Dies At 84

Former Clarion University and Allegheny College football coach Charles Ruslavage died at a hospital in Pittsburgh on Monday. Ruslavage was 84. Ruslavage graduated from Coaldale High School in 1949, and after a stint in the U.S. Coast Guard, attended and played football at Penn State.  After a stint as a coach at Allegheny, he joined the…

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Some Parts Of Venango County See More Than A Foot Of Snow From Monday/Tuesday Storm

Venango County may have been the hardest-hit area of all of western Pennsylvania during the snowstorm that roared through the Oil Region between Monday afternoon and late Tuesday. Franklin’s official snow accumulation total was recorded at 8.3 inches.  Unofficial snowfall amounts from elsewhere in the county included fourteen inches in Cooperstown and eleven inches in…

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