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South Korea Wins Third Little League World Series Title

For the third time, South Korea has won the Little League World Series championship. On Sunday, a team from Seoul defeated Jackie Robinson West, from Chicago, 8-4 in the title game in South Williamsport. Seoul’s Jae Yeong Hwang drove home two runs after starting the game as his team’s pitcher, and allowing only one hit…

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Bucs’ Winning Streak Ends At Three With 4-3 Loss In Milwaukee

Despite home runs from Starling Marte and Andrew McCutchen, the Pittsburgh Pirates dropped a 4-3 decision in Milwaukee on Sunday, ending a three-game winning streak. The third-place Pirates (67-63) trail the first-place Brewers (72-58) by five games in the National League Central Division. After Milwaukee scored twice in the bottom of the first inning, Marte…

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Mahan Wins The Barclays

Hunter Mahan birdied the 15th, 16th and 17th holes on Sunday to win for the sixth time on the PGA Tour, taking The Barclays at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, New Jersey. Closing with a final round score of 6-under-par 65, he bested Stuart Appleby, Jason Day and Cameron Tringale by two strokes. Mahan’s final…

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Newest Three-Time NASCAR Winner Is Joey Logano; 24 Year-Old Takes Bristol Race

24 year-old Joey Logano became the fifth three-time winner in this year’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with a victory on Saturday night in the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee. Passing Matt Kenseth with 44 laps remaining, Logano outran teammate Brad Keselowski, who finished second. In addition to Logano, Keselowski, Jeff…

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Fire Damages Oil City Apartment Duplex; Eleven Escape Blaze Safely

Eleven people safely escaped a Sunday morning fire that caused heavy damage to a duplex apartment building in Oil City. Damages to the building on West 4th Street have been estimated at more than $70,000.  Officials say eight people live in the apartment complex and three visiting children were in the building when the fire…

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Kennerdell Man Charged In Crash That Resulted In Death Of Franklin Man Sitting On His Front Porch

Charges were brought late last week against a Kennerdell man in a one-vehicle crash last month that took the life of a Franklin-area man who was sitting on his front porch. 42 year-old Michael Nearhoof was charged with homicide by vehicle and with driving under the influence. The charges stem from a crash early on the…

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Polk Man Charged In Alleged Abuse Of A Juvenile

A Polk man has been charged in connection with the alleged abuse of a juvenile. Police gave no details except to say that the charges stem from accusations surrounding an incident reported Wednesday at an Oil City residence. The Oil City Police say 50 year-old Matthew Mejia has been charged with the corruption of a…

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Four Teens Apprehended After Escape From Oil City Facility

Four teenagers who escaped from a halfway house in Oil City late last week have all been apprehended. Police say the boys left the Pathways Center on Thursday night.  Two of the teens were found the same night hiding in the woods along Route 8 just north of the center.  The other two were picked…

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Suspects In Attempted Theft In Titusville Arrested At Same Chain’s Store In Meadville

Two men who allegedly tried unsuccessfully to steal items from a box store in Titusville were arrested later the same day at the same company’s store in Meadville. Police say 54 year-old Robert Kurian and 63 year-old Phillip Tunanidas, both from Youngstown, loaded two duffel bags with merchandise in the Titusville store and threw the bags…

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First Venango County World War I Tributes To Be Unveiled Saturday In Franklin

As part of a lengthy effort by a Franklin man to honor the efforts of local residents in World War 1 nearly century ago, the first of several tributes to those individuals will be unveiled in Franklin on Saturday (8/16). A “doughboy” statue and four large granite panels etched with images of those that took…

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