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Penn State Names Sandy Barbour New Athletic Director

Penn State University on Saturday named Sandy Barbour as the school’s new athletic director. The 54 year-old Barbour was most recently the A.D. at the University of California.  She will officially begin her new job on August 18. Barbour is a graduate of Wake Forest, and holds an MBA from Northwestern.  She will be responsible…

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Heavy Storms Roar Through Oil Region; Most Storm-Related Problems Occurred In The Central Part Of The State

Despite thunderstorms that dumped substantial amounts of rain on the Oil Region late Sunday afternoon and early Sunday night, most of the storm-related damage and power outages seem to have occurred in the central part of the state. In our area, sky watchers were alerted during the mid-afternoon to the possibility of  tornado development through…

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North Allegheny Wins Junior League State Tournament In Cranberry, Advances To Eastern Regional

Pennsylvania State Junior League (13-14 year-old) Baseball Tournament 1st- Round Schedule  (hosted by Cranberry Area Little League):   North Allegheny captured the Pennsylvania Junior League Baseball state championship with a 13-1 win on Sunday over Kennett Square KAU. Cranberry Area Little League hosted the state tournament at the community’s sports complex next to Cranberry Elementary School.…

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Three Homers, Harrison’s 4-for-6 Lead Pirates To 7-5 Comeback Win In Colorado

Josh Harrison and Gregory Polanco hit back-to-back home runs to lead off the eighth inning, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-5 come-from-behind win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday at Coors Field in Denver. Travis Snider earlier slammed a two-run, pinch-hit homer. Harrison finished 4-for-6 with two stolen bases, a pair of RBI’s and…

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Tim Clark Wins Canadian Open

South African Tim Clark followed Saturday’s round of 64 with a 5-under-par 65 on Sunday to soar past Pennsylvania native Jim Furyk to win the RBC Canadian Open at the Royal Montreal Golf Club. Clark finished at 17-under-par 263 (67-67-64-65) and won $1.026 million. Furyk shot a 69 on Sunday to finish at -16 (67-63-65-69). …

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Langer Sets Margin-Of-Victory Record In Claiming Second Senior British Open

Bernhard Langer set a Senior Majors record with a 13-stroke win at the Senior British Open at Royal Porthcawl in Bridgend, Wales. In capturing the Open for the second time, Langer recorded a 4-under-par 67 round on Sunday, closing the tournament at 18-under-par 266 (65-66-68-67).  Second-place finisher Colin Montgomerie ended the event at 5-under-par.  American Tom Pernice,…

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Jeff Gordon Earns Fifth Brickyard 400 Victory

Jeff Gordon grabbed a NASCAR record fifth checkered flag at the Brickyard 400 on Sunday, winning again at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Gordon’s five victories began 20 years ago in the inaugural Brickyard 400.  On Sunday, he won by nearly two-and-a-half seconds over Kyle Busch.  Gordonnow  leads the Sprint Cup points standings by 24 points over…

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Franklin Traffic Rerouted Much Of Saturday Due To Diesel Rig Rollover At Bottom Of 15th Street Hill

A busy Franklin intersection was closed for more than eight hours Saturday after a tractor-tanker carrying diesel fuel overturned at the bottom of the city’s 15th Street Hill. The fuel had to be drained from the tanker before the rig could be removed from the scene. The driver’s name was not released, but his rig…

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Experimental Aircraft Crashes Near Grove City Airport; Pilot Identified As Grove City Man

The pilot of an experimental aircraft was airlifted to a Pittsburgh hospital late Friday morning after his plane crashed near Grove City Airport. The pilot has been identified as 83 year-old Robert Winder, from Grove City.  One first-responder ventured that Winder’s injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. The crash occurred shortly after 11:00 AM…

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Oil City’s East End Fountain Dedicated

One of the early events that was scheduled for this year’s Oil Heritage Festival in Oil City was the dedication of the city’s refurbished East End Fountain. Three years after young Aubrey Deemer urged her grandfather to fix the fountain and as the result of  a $140,000 fundraising campaign, the fountain was unveiled and activated.  Aubrey’s…

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