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May 19 Set As Likely Date For Oil City School Board Decision On Oakland Elementary School

It appears that the Oil City Area School Board will make an official decision on the fate of Oakland Elementary School at a May 19 meeting scheduled for the Oil City High School auditorium. The closing of the school located in the Dempseytown area has been included as part of a likely revamping of the…

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Oil City Man Jailed Without Bail, Accused Of Assaulting Woman During Five-And-A-Half-Hour Argument

An Oil City man was jailed without bail on Easter Sunday after having been arraigned on charges in the alleged physical assault on a woman during a domestic dispute at a residence on Oil City’s South Side. Oil City Police have accused 38 year-old Robert Hartle with hitting, kicking and biting a woman at a…

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Shippenville Man Convicted In A Case In Which He Was Accused Of Making Additions To Prescription Orders

A Shippenville man has been convicted on five charges in a case in which he was accused of making additions to a prescription medication order. 39 year-old Ryan Wise will be sentenced at a later date. Wise was charged in September with the possession of a controlled substance through misrepresentation, forgery, two counts of intent to…

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Jackson Center Man Is Charged With Indecent Assault On A 15 Year-Old Girl

A Jackson Center man has been charged with indecent assault in an incident that reportedly involved a fifteen year-old girl. Officials in Mercer County say 37 year-old Michael Klingensmith is also charged with the corruption of a minor. State Police at the Mercer station in Jackson Center say the charges stem from an incident at…

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Trailer Loaded With Steel Beams Stolen From Barkeyville Lot

State Police officials say a flatbed trailer loaded with steel beams was stolen recently from a parking lot in Barkeyville. Police reports seem to  indicate that the trailer was not previously hitched to a cab, but investigators do say it had been parked in the same lot along Route 8 for several months.  The trailer, complete…

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Pens’ 3rd-Period Rally Sinks Blue Jackets, Gives Pittsburgh Lead In Stanley Cup Series

Goals on three consecutive shots in a span of two minutes and thirteen seconds early in the third period Monday night gave the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 come-from-behind victory at Columbus and a 2-games-to-1 lead in their opening round Stanley Cup playoff series. Brandon Sutter, Lee Stempniak and Olli Maatta were given credit for the…

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Pirates Also Win A Come-From-Behind Game On Monday

A lob single by Neil Walker with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Monday night lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-5 home win over the Cincinnati Reds. The hit capped a double comeback by the Bucs (9-11), who trailed by scores of 2-0 and 5-4. New Pirates…

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State Police To Host National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day On April 26

Saturday, April 26 will be National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Sites for the collection of expired, unused or unwanted prescription medications will include the Venango and Crawford County State Police stations, located in Cranberry and Meadville.  Their collection effort will run on Saturday from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Officials say over-the-counter medications will also…

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Oil City’s Arbor Day Event Scheduled For April 25

Oil City will observe Arbor Day on Friday, April 25. A ceremony in Creekside Park along Oil Creek will begin at 10:00 AM.  It will include a proclamation by Mayor Barb Crudo, a short history on Arbor Day and a program on telling the age of a tree by its rings. Oil City will receive…

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San Diego’s Keflezighi Wins Boston Marathon; First American Man To Win In 31 Years

San Diego resident Meb Keflezighi has become the first American man to win the Boston Marathon since Greg Meyer in 1983. Keflezighi, who will turn 39 on May 5, held off Wilson Chebet, from Kenya, by 11 seconds, winning the 26.2 mile event in a time of 2 hours, 8 minutes and 37 seconds. Keflezighi’s resume also includes…

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