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Oil City Man Escapes Injury When Car Hits Block Building In Seneca

An Oil City man escaped injury this week when his car slammed into a block building located off Main Street in Seneca. State Police officials say 53 year-old David Coogan had backed out of a garage, but once outside inadvertently hit the accelerator.  The vehicle shot forward and hit a building damaging  “the outside bricks…

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Slippery Rock’s 125th Anniversary Commencement Set For Saturday

The Slippery Rock University commencement exercises on Saturday (Dec. 13) will be conducted as the finale of the school’s 125th anniversary. More than 500 graduates will take part in the event at the university’s Morrow Fieldhouse. A copy of the commencement program will be included among the many keepsakes to be placed in a time capsule to…

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Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell Named AFC Offensive Player-Of-The-Week

After becoming only the second NFL player since 1960, and the first since Walter Payton in 1977, to tally at least 200 yards from scrimmage in three consecutive games, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has been named the AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Week. Bell rushed for 185 yards and two touchdowns, and caught six passes for…

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Reports Indicate That Liriano Will Re-sign With The Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates are apparently awaiting the results of a physical exam taken by pitcher Francisco Liriano before they officially announce that Liriano is re-signing with the team. Numerous sources reported Tuesday that Liriano and the Pirates have agreed to terms on a three-year, $39-million deal. In two seasons with Pittsburgh, Liriano has posted a…

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Union High School Schedules Don Stemmerich Night

Union High School in Rimersburg will honor legendary basketball coach Don Stemmerich between games of a boys-girls doubleheader with Redbank Valley on Friday, December 12. Coach Stemmerich coached the Golden Knights from 1956 through 1993, accumulating 636 victories and leading Union to two runner-up finishes in state championship games. Friday night’s activities will also honor the…

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Diamond Woman Gets 17-And-A-Half To 40 Years In Shooting Death Of Boyfriend

A Diamond woman was sentenced in Venango County Court on Tuesday to seventeen-and-a-half to forty years in prison in the shooting death of her boyfriend during an argument last March. 40 year-old Tina Shaffer was convicted in September of third-degree murder in the death of 49 year-old Lloyd “Buddy” Shontz.  The jury which handed down…

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Final Venango County Budget Plan Passed With No Property Tax Increase

On a unanimous 3-0 final vote on Tuesday, the Venango County commissioners passed a 2015 budget that contains no property tax increase. The general fund budget of over $18.2 million marks a decrease from nearly $18.9 million this year. Total expenditures, including the monies expected to be accrued from sources outside the county, were figured at…

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Two Arrested In Meadville Grocery Store Robbery

Meadville Police arrested two suspects Tuesday afternoon in the Monday morning robbery of a grocery store in downtown Meadville. Police say 20 year-old Dylan Stewart and 18 year-old Christopher Pinkhouse have been charged with robbery, theft by unlawful taking, conspiracy and harassment. Stewart and Pinkhouse are charged in the robbery of a store on Washington Street…

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Former School Bus Driver Sentenced To Probation On Corruption Of Minor Charge

A former Hilliards man was sentenced Tuesday in Venango County Court to five years probation on a count of the corruption of a minor after he was caught in a teenage girl’s bedroom last June. 40 year-old Louis Saluga III, who now lives in Ohio, had been a bus driver in the girl’s school district.  Prosecutors say…

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Pens Drop Overtime Game, But Regain First Place

The lone point gained by the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Rangers in New York has pushed the Pens back above the New York Islanders into first place in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division. Kevin Kline scored with 1:15 remaining in overtime on Monday night, giving the Rangers a 4-3 win over…

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