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Penn State Ekes Out Win Over Duquesne; Nittany Lions Now 9-1

Geno Thorpe led four Penn State players who finished with double figures, and the Nittany Lions improved to 9-1 with a narrow 64-62 home win over Duquesne on Wednesday night. Thorpe scored 19 points, Shep Garner added 13, and D.J. Newbill and Donovan Jack both tallied 11. Jordan Stevens paced Duquesne (3-3) with 18 points, and TySean Powell recorded…

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Winter Storm Warning For Crawford County; 4-To-8 Inches Of Snow Possible

The National Weather Service on Thursday morning (Dec. 11) posted a Winter Storm Warning for Crawford County, to be in effect until 11:00 PM Thursday night. Although Venango County may see only a fraction of an inch of snow during the day Thursday and a full inch at night, Snow Belt areas of Crawford County…

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Leeper Man Gets Ten Years In Federal Prison For Taking 13 Year-Old Girl Across State Lines

A Leeper man was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh on Wednesday to ten years in federal prison plus five years probation for taking a 13 year-old girl across state lines. 33 year-old Joshua Baker had entered a guilty plea in August to a charge of the interstate transportation of a minor for the purpose of…

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Ohio Woman Reported Missing In Oil City Says She Was Not Kidnapped

An Ohio woman believed to have been abducted from an Oil City residence on Wednesday has contacted police, telling them she was not kidnapped and had returned willingly to Ohio. Police attention had been directed in the case toward the 42 year-old woman’s estranged husband, who has been handed down a Protection from Abuse Order…

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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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