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Union Members Protest Oil City School Board Proposal To Outsource Custodials And Cafeteria Jobs

Current unionized employees presented the Oil City Area School Board on Monday night with a petition containing nearly 1,100 signatures protesting a proposal in which the school district would contract out to a private company the district’s custodial and cafeteria positions. In addition, the union representing teachers asked the school board to reconsider the outsourcing…

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Franklin Woman Charged With Hitting Pedestrian At Oak Hill Early Sunday Morning

A Franklin woman faces charges following an incident in which she is accused of backing into an individual who was reportedly trying to keep her from driving away from an Oak Hill address early Sunday morning. Franklin City Police did not indicate specifically why the pedestrian had stepped in, but they do indicate that the…

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Police Investigate Arrow In Oil City-Area Man’s Roof

State Police officials are trying to find the individual who fired an arrow into the roof of a home in Cornplanter Township just outside of Oil City. The incident occurred early Sunday evening on the 1100-block of Grandview Road. Investigators say damage was minimal, but they are looking for someone who fled the scene of the incident…

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Clarion Resident Accused In Assault On Shippenville Man; Bond Set At $50,000

A Clarion man was jailed Sunday after the alleged assault on a Shippenville man. State Police officials in Clarion County say 20 year-old Brandon Bowser entered a Shippenville man’s residence shortly before 4:00 AM Sunday, and repeatedly struck the man. The 36 year-old victim required hospital treatment.  Police did not immediately specify the nature of…

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Punxsutawney Racer Burned At Race Track In Knox

A race driver from Punxsutawney was rushed to a Pittsburgh hospital on Sunday after he was burned in a fire in his car at a race track in Knox. 20 year-old Darren Pifer reportedly suffered second- and third-degree burns when his race vehicle caught fire at Sportsman’s Speedway on Sunday.  An eyewitness said there was…

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St. Petersburg Fire Damage Estimated At $15,000

Damages are estimated at about $15,000 in a fire that damaged the kitchen of a residence in St. Petersburg in northern Clarion County early Sunday evening. A State Police fire marshal is investigating, but it appears the blaze may have begun due to a problem with a kitchen stove. The fire at a residence on…

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Brookville Teen Charged After Rollover Crash During Police Chase In Cranberry Township

State Police officials say a Brookville teenager is facing charges following a police chase  which began in Oil City on Friday night and ended when the suspect crashed a truck in Cranberry Township. Troopers say Oil City Police officers first spotted the 17 year-old male motorist driving without his headlights in Oil City shortly before 11:00 PM…

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Two Charged With Moving Man’s Camp To Different Location In Northern Venango County

State Police officials say two men have been charged with stealing a third man’s camp. Investigators say a Sandy Lake man had converted a construction trailer into a hunting camp, locating it along Balas Road between LeBoeuf Trail Road and Smith Road in northern Venango County.  Last month, the man discovered the vehicle was missing. …

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Rangers Win Twice To Force Game Seven In Pittsburgh

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 36 shots Sunday night as the New York Rangers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 at Madison Square Garden in New York for their second straight win over the Pens, tying their NHL Eastern Conference semifinal series at 3-3  and forcing a seventh game in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. Face-off time is scheduled…

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Pirates Strand Bases Loaded, And Fail To Sweep Cardinals Series

The Pittsburgh Pirates (16-21) lost an opportunity to complete a three-game sweep of a home series against the St. Louis Cardinals when they were unable to complete a no-out, bases-loaded opportunity in the bottom of the ninth inning and dropped a 6-5 decision, resulting in the end of a four-game Pittsburgh winning streak. The first…

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