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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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Brewers Win Final Three Games Of Four-Game Series In Pittsburgh

A 14th-inning home run by Khris Davis on Sunday capped off a three-day stretch of victories by the Milwaukee Brewers (14-5) in Pittsburgh, following an 11-2 romp by the Pirates (8-11) in the series opener on Thursday. The Davis shot, coming off the sixth Pirates pitcher, Jeanmar Gomez, gave Milwaukee a 3-2 win at PNC…

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Blue Jackets Tie Series With Penguins At 1-1 With Double Overtime Victory In Pittsburgh

A goal by Matt Calvert with 1:10 gone in a second overtime period in Pittsburgh on Saturday night lifted the Columbus Blue Jackets to their first-ever Stanley Cup playoff victory, a 4-3 win over the Penguins, and into a 1-game-to-1 tie in their best-of-seven playoff opener. The series now moves to Columbus for games three…

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Five Year-Old Cooperstown Boy Dies After Being Run Over By Farm Tractor

State Police investigators say their probe into the death of a 5 year-old Cooperstown boy is being handled as an accidental death case. Officials say young Edward Kee died late Saturday afternoon after he was run over by a farm tractor on private property in Oakland Township.  It appears the boy had fallen from the tractor, operated by his father,…

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Skydiver Hurt In Landing Near Grove City

Reports indicate that a skydiver was rushed to a Pittsburgh hospital early Saturday evening after having been injured upon touchdown after a jump at the Skydive Pennsylvania Center near Grove City. The identity of the skydiver was not immediately released. The incident occurred shortly before 7:00 PM Saturday.  Eyewitnesses say the skydiver’s parachute did open, but something…

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Pennsylvania Voter Registration Deadline Is Monday, April 21

State officials remind us that the deadline to register to vote in this spring’s primary elections is Monday, April 21. The primaries are scheduled for Tuesday, May 20.  To vote in a Pennsylvania primary, you must be registered as a Democrat or a Republican.  If you are registering for the first time, or need to…

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Tax Freedom Day In Pennsylvania Is Also April 21

Today (Monday, April 21) is Tax Freedom Day in Pennsylvania. Tax Freedom Day is the day on which an average Pennsylvania resident will have earned enough money in the current calendar year to cover all the taxes they will be required to pay in that year.  Residents in 35 other states have already reached “tax…

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Kuchar’s Chip-In Wins At Hilton Head

Matt Kuchar followed a 17th-hole bogey with a chip-in on the final hole Sunday to avoid a playoff with Luke Donald and win the RBC Heritage golf tournament at Harbour Town Golf Links at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Kuchar started the day with seven birdies over the first ten holes, and finished at 7-under-par…

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Pirates Trade For First Baseman Ike Davis

The Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday traded for first baseman Ike Davis, who slammed 32 home runs in 2012, but slumped to nine homers and a .205 batting average last season while missing the last month of play due to an injured side. In 24 at-bats for the Mets this year, Davis was hitting .208 with…

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