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Bucs Lose 4-0 In Cincinnati; Cueto Strikes Out 12

Johnny Cueto (1-2) struck out a career-high 12 batters on Wednesday afternoon as the Cincinnati Reds shut out the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 in the rubber game of a three-game series at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. The loss by the visiting Bucs (7-8) ended a nine-game Pittsburgh road trip.  The Pirates will return home to…

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Sibling May Have Fired Shot That Injured Two Year-Old Boy

Reports from Crawford County now indicate that a second child may have fired the shot that seriously injured a two year-old boy at a residence near Cochranton on Monday afternoon. The incident occurred at a residence on Sugar Creek Lane in Wayne Township. The earliest police reports only revealed that the toddler was shot in…

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Growers Assessing Damages From Tuesday Night’s Freeze; Losses May Be Minimized By Less Planting Due To Late Spring

Growers in Pennsylvania on Wednesday were already assessing any damages to fruits, vegetables and other plants that may have been incurred by Tuesday night’s freeze. Temperatures dropped into the teens in many places by daybreak Wednesday. Radio PA News sources say the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association was optimistic that losses might not have been as…

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Bucs Split; Pirates Win Suspended Game, Lose Tuesday Contest To Reds’ Pitcher Mike Leake’s Hitting Skills

Andrew McCutchen doubled for the Pittsburgh Pirates and scored on a single by Russell Martin to break a 7-7 tie in the first inning (7th overall) of a game suspended by rain after six innings on Monday and resumed on Tuesday at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. The 8-7 win over the Cincinnati Reds came…

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Oil City Man Charged With Harming Four Month-Old Girl

An Oil City man was charged this week after he was accused of physically harming a four month-old girl. Injuries to the child include a broken arm and a broken leg.  Police say the injuries were sustained on the evening of April 5 at an Oil City residence. Oil City Police charged 24 year-old Scott…

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Leeper Man Wanted For Fleeing Crash, Leaving Children Behind, Turns Himself In

A Leeper man, who was wanted by police ever since he was accused of fleeing the scene of an April 6th crash and leaving behind three young children, turned himself in to authorities on Tuesday. 24 year-old Robert Myers walked into a district magisterial judge’s office Tuesday morning, and was arraigned on charges that include…

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Tuesday Power Problems Related To Hillside Fire In Oil City

Officials say downed power lines were responsible for electrical outages and power glitches in both Oil City and Franklin around midday Tuesday, and the situation may have led to a fire to which two fire departments responded at about the same time. Explosions in one or more electrical transformers compounded the problems.  The entire situation…

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Oil City’s Wash Day Is Wednesday

Oil City’s annual Wash Day is scheduled for Wednesday, April 16. The event has always featured individuals, business owners and community groups combining in  cleanup efforts throughout numerous neighborhoods in the city. City workers will remove the collected debris which should be left in the garbage bags that are provided by Oil City’s Public Works…

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Woman Jailed After Door-To-Door Money, Bathroom Search

A woman was jailed over the weekend after she allegedly approached several Oil City residents, asking for money. 33 year-old Kathryn Sloan is accused of knocking on the doors of at least two homes early Saturday evening, asking for money and the use of the residents’ bathrooms.  In one case, Sloan is accused of using…

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Butler County Commissioners To Debate “In God We Trust”

The Butler County Commissioners are expected to debate Wednesday whether or not to display the motto “In God We Trust” in their meeting room in the county government building. At least one commissioner reportedly fears a battle with the American Civil Liberties Union. County Commissioner Dale Pinkerton has proposed the motto be displayed through an initiative…

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