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County, City Officials Sworn Into Office On Monday

Monday, the first day of the first full week of the new year, numerous recently-elected county and city officials were sworn into their terms of office around the Oil Region. In Venango County, that included the swearings-in of several county officials, in addition to City Council members in both Oil City and Franklin. Venango County’s judges…

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NFL Divisional Playoff Weekend Schedule

NFL Divisional Playoff Weekend Schedule:   NFC New Orleans at Seattle  (Saturday, Jan. 11 at 4:35 PM) San Francisco at Carolina  (Sunday, Jan. 12 at 1:05 PM)   AFC Indianapolis at New England  (Saturday, Jan. 11 at 8:15 PM) San Diego at Denver  (Sunday, Jan. 12 at 4:40 PM)

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NFL Wild Card Playoff Weekend Results

NFL Wild Card Weekend Playoff Results:   AFC Indianapolis 45, Kansas City 44 San Diego 27, Cincinnati 10 (Byes  -  Denver, New England)   NFC New Orleans 26, Philadelphia 24 San Francisco 23, Green Bay 20 (Byes  -  Seattle, Carolina)

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Snowfall Amounts May Not Be Huge, But Wind Chill Advisory Extends Until Wednesday Morning

Although most of the Oil Region should escape major snowfall amounts during the dramatic change in weather conditions occurring the first half of this week, we do find ourselves under a Wind Chill Warning that extends until 10:00 Wednesday morning. Early Monday morning, the National Weather Service announced that the Winter Weather Advisory for the…

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Malkin Leads Sunday Charge As Penguins Complete Two-Game Weekend Home Sweep

Evgeni Malkin returned from a nine-game absence and scored a pair of goals on Sunday, leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 6-5 home win over the Winnipeg Jets. James Neal also scored twice, and Matt Niskanen and Jussi Jokinen both added goals.  Marc-Andre Fleury (24-10-1) stopped 29 of 34 shots and earned the win. Malkin…

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After Trailing By 15, Pitt Wins By 12 In ACC Debut

The Pitt Panthers (13-1) stormed back from an early 17-2 deficit and defeated North Carolina State 74-62 in the Panthers’ first-ever game in the Atlantic Coast Conference, played Saturday afternoon at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. Lamar Patterson paced Pitt with 22 points, 17 of which he scored in the second half.  Talib Zanna added 15…

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Early Morning Fire Destroys Riverside Drive Monuments Business And Adjacent Apartment

A fire early Saturday morning destroyed a monuments business and an adjacent apartment on Riverside Drive in Cranberry Township, neighboring Oil City’s East End. Both structures were declared total losses.  Preliminary indications point to a wood stove as the apparent cause of the blaze. Reports indicate the proprietor of the monument business, identified as Josh…

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Murder Trial For Franklin-Area Man Set For March 10

A Mercer County judge has ordered a Franklin-area man who is charged with killing his brother-in-law to face trial beginning March 10. 45 year-old Ralph Young is charged with first and third-degree murder, arson and the abuse of a corpse in the death of 58 year-old David Dignall, from the Cochranton area.  Dignall’s partially-burned body was…

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Mercer County Man Pleads Guilty In Assault On High School Football Coach

A Mercer County man who was accused of assaulting his former high school football coach at the victim’s home last summer entered guilty pleas Friday to two charges, and under the terms of his plea bargain will be sentenced to a term in the Mercer County Jail instead of in state prison. 38 year-old Joseph Koscinski…

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Bicknell Fired As Steelers’ Offensive Line Coach

The Pittsburgh Steelers, who plowed through their second consecutive 8-8 season, fired offensive line coach Jack Bicknell, Jr. on Friday. The “O” line went through a continual roster rotation throughout the course of the 2013 season, although many of the problems were injury-related. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was sacked 42 times, a number that was trimmed…

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