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Koyack’s Notre Dame Team Beats LSU In Music City Bowl On Game-Ending Field Goal

Oil City’s Ben Koyack contributed a 12-yard reception on Tuesday as Notre Dame nipped Louisiana State 31-28 to win the Music City Bowl in Nashville. The Fighting Irish (8-5) won on a game-ending 32-yard field goal by Kyle Brindza. Leonard Fournette rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns for LSU (8-5). Koyack caught 30 passes…

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RB Ben Tate Signed By The Steelers

Anticipating that they may be left without the services of record-setting running back Le’Veon Bell when they meet Baltimore on Saturday night during the NFL’s Wild Card playoff weekend, the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday signed former Cleveland Browns running back Ben Tate. The 26 year-old Tate spent three seasons with the Houston Texans, and then started…

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Oil City Once Again Hosts “First Night” On New Years Eve

First Night Oil City will once again offer entertainment, fireworks and family-related activities to the community for New Years Eve. Events, many including activities for children, will start as early as 5:30 PM Wednesday.  Early highlights will include the popular hatmaking and the Cool Night Light People Procession, the parade of First-Nighters with noisemakers and…

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Unemployment In Venango County Drops To 7-Year Low; Jobless Numbers Climb In Crawford And Mercer Counties

November’s unemployment numbers, released Tuesday by the state Department of Labor and Industry, show that the jobless numbers in Venango County have fallen to their lowest rate in seven years, tallied at 4.7 percent, down from 4.9 percent in October. Around the state, where average unemployment has recently been calculated at 5.1 percent, jobless numbers…

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Meadville Family Loses Home To Tuesday Evening Fire

A family of six was left homeless Tuesday evening by a fire that swept through their home in Meadville. Five fire companies responded to the blaze on the 100-block of Columbia Avenue.  All family members escaped the flames safely. Officials are saying the fire at about 6:00 PM Tuesday apparently broke out on a second-story…

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East Brady Woman Loses Home In Monday Morning Blaze

Damages are estimated at around $100,000 in the loss of a home to fire in the East Brady area on Monday. Responders from five fire companies spent nearly five hours on the scene after the blaze was reported shortly after 10:30 AM Monday.  The owner of the home was identified as 78 year-old Marjorie Bailey,…

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Pleasantville Teen Investigated In Alleged Sexual Assault On Children

State Police officials in Forest County say a 15 year-old boy from the Pleasantville area is a suspect in an investigation into the alleged sexual abuse of two young children. The alleged victims are reportedly both boys – one ten years old and another four years old.  Law enforcement officials say they are investigating multiple…

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Pennsylvania Gasoline Prices May Climb At Start Of New Year Due To State’s Transportation Funding Bill

Motorists in Pennsylvania may see a jump of ten cents or more per gallon in the price of gasoline when the new year begins on Thursday. January 1 is when the state will “uncap” more of its oil company franchise tax under stipulations of the recently-passed state transportation funding law.  That will increase the tax by…

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State Senator To Propose Severance Tax For Marcellus Shale Drillers

A state Senator from Allegheny County is proposing a severance tax on Marcellus shale natural gas drillers in Pennsylvania. Democrat Jim Brewster wants a five percent tax which he tells Radio PA News would generate between $700-million and one billion dollars a year and which would be targeted toward public education. Brewster’s “Extraction for Education” plan would…

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Eight Traffic Deaths Reported By Pennsylvania State Police During Christmas Travel Period

The Pennsylvania State Police say eight deaths were reported in traffic accidents investigated by their agency over the five-day Christmas holiday travel period last Wednesday through Sunday. The number matched last year’s fatality total recorded over a four-day travel period.  224 other people were injured in this year’s crashes, a number that is down from…

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