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Pirates Option Polanco To Indianapolis; Tabata And Barmes Return

The Pittsburgh Pirates have optioned struggling rookie outfielder Gregory Polanco back to “AAA” Indianapolis. With Major League rosters eligible to be expanded next week, the roster move may only keep Polanco in the minors for a week. The 22 year-old Polanco is mired in a 1-for-30 slump and struck out in all three of his…

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School Resumes; Drivers Cautioned

As students return to classes here in the Oil Region, drivers and the students themselves are being refreshed with the many safety precautions that come with the season. Motorists are being advised that bus routes are being resumed, and to watch for students on foot or on their bicycles and for the lower speed limits…

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Cornplanter Resident Finds Molotov Cocktails In His Garage

State Police officials are conducting an investigation after an Oil City-area man found a pair of objects described as “Molotov cocktail devices” on the floor of his garage. Investigators tell KQW that a resident of Gough Road in Cornplanter Township found the potential explosive devices when he was trying to learn the origins of two…

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Three Rob Blooming Valley Man In His Home

A search was started early Monday morning for three people who were said to have robbed an elderly Blooming Valley man in his home just after midnight. Police say one of the robbers was armed with a handgun. State Police officials from the Meadville station say two men and a woman entered the victim’s residence through…

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South Korea Wins Third Little League World Series Title

For the third time, South Korea has won the Little League World Series championship. On Sunday, a team from Seoul defeated Jackie Robinson West, from Chicago, 8-4 in the title game in South Williamsport. Seoul’s Jae Yeong Hwang drove home two runs after starting the game as his team’s pitcher, and allowing only one hit…

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Bucs’ Winning Streak Ends At Three With 4-3 Loss In Milwaukee

Despite home runs from Starling Marte and Andrew McCutchen, the Pittsburgh Pirates dropped a 4-3 decision in Milwaukee on Sunday, ending a three-game winning streak. The third-place Pirates (67-63) trail the first-place Brewers (72-58) by five games in the National League Central Division. After Milwaukee scored twice in the bottom of the first inning, Marte…

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Mahan Wins The Barclays

Hunter Mahan birdied the 15th, 16th and 17th holes on Sunday to win for the sixth time on the PGA Tour, taking The Barclays at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, New Jersey. Closing with a final round score of 6-under-par 65, he bested Stuart Appleby, Jason Day and Cameron Tringale by two strokes. Mahan’s final…

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Newest Three-Time NASCAR Winner Is Joey Logano; 24 Year-Old Takes Bristol Race

24 year-old Joey Logano became the fifth three-time winner in this year’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with a victory on Saturday night in the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee. Passing Matt Kenseth with 44 laps remaining, Logano outran teammate Brad Keselowski, who finished second. In addition to Logano, Keselowski, Jeff…

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Fire Damages Oil City Apartment Duplex; Eleven Escape Blaze Safely

Eleven people safely escaped a Sunday morning fire that caused heavy damage to a duplex apartment building in Oil City. Damages to the building on West 4th Street have been estimated at more than $70,000.  Officials say eight people live in the apartment complex and three visiting children were in the building when the fire…

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Kennerdell Man Charged In Crash That Resulted In Death Of Franklin Man Sitting On His Front Porch

Charges were brought late last week against a Kennerdell man in a one-vehicle crash last month that took the life of a Franklin-area man who was sitting on his front porch. 42 year-old Michael Nearhoof was charged with homicide by vehicle and with driving under the influence. The charges stem from a crash early on the…

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