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High School Basketball Results – Opening Day, December 6

High School Basketball Results – Opening Day – Friday, December 6:   Boys Oil City 53, Seneca 50 Franklin 61, VisionQuest 48 Warren 65, St. Marys 30 Rocky Grove 62, Maplewood 56 Cochranton 33, Cranberry 28 Harbor Creek 65, Titusville 60 Ursuline (OH) 65, Sharon 51 George Junior 47, Lakeview 40 Erie East 65, Meadville…

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Tiger LaVerde’s Kirtland, Ohio Team Wins Second State Championship

The Kirtland Hornets, coached by Oil City native and former Franklin High School coach Tiger LaVerde, captured their second Ohio state football championship on Friday, beating Wayne Trace 44-16 for the Division VI title at Fawcett Stadium in Canton. Kirtland (15-0) finished undefeated, and improved to 44-1 over their last three seasons.  The Hornets’ only…

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Corbett Orders State Flags At Half-Staff For Nelson Mandela

Governor Tom Corbett has ordered Pennsylvania flags to be lowered to half-staff until sunset Monday, December 9 out of respect to the memory of Nelson Mandela. The former President of South Africa died Thursday at the age of 95. Corbett issued a statement Thursday calling Mandela a “colossus of freedom,” and saying the world has…

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Tax Hike In 2014 Oil City Budget Trimmed Down To 1.35 Mills

Oil City Council Thursday trimmed down an expected real estate tax increase for next year from 1.6 mills to 1.35 mills as they prepare to take a final vote on December 19 on the 2014 city budget. The tax hike in the $16.3 million spending plan would mean an additional levy of about $13.50 for every $10,000…

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It’s Christmas Past Weekend In Oil City

Christmas Past will be observed in Oil City this Friday and Saturday (Dec. 6 and 7). The 14th version of the event will start at 5:00 PM Friday with a chili cook-off, bonfire, caroling and a visit from Santa at Central Avenue Plaza on the South Side.  Readings of Christmas stories will be presented from…

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Festival Of Trees Opens In Lucinda

The 28th annual Festival of Trees and Craft Show at St. Joseph Church in Lucinda opened Friday morning (Dec. 6), will run until 8:00 PM Friday evening, and will continue from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM on Saturday. The event includes displays of decorated trees, sales of crafts and good food.  This year’s theme is…

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Friday Is Light-Up Night In Emlenton

Light-Up Night in Emlenton, to be held on Friday (Dec. 6), will feature a “Passport to the North Pole” event, targeting children from preschoolers through sixth graders. While a Christmas tree will be illuminated on Main Street at about 6:15 PM, the youngsters are also invited to visit several locations around town to pick up…

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Two Arrested For Multiple Thefts From Pinegrove Township Property

State Police officials say they have arrested two men for making repeat visits to a Pinegrove Township residence and removing scrap metal and other items. 28 year-old Richard Thieme and 21 year-old Charles Alden are accused of making eighteen trips to the property on Old State Road and driving away with the items in a…

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Malkin Sidelined, But Pens Harpoon Sharks 5-1 For Fifth Straight Win

Playing without Evgeni Malkin, the Pittsburgh Penguins (20-9-1) still won their season-high fifth consecutive game, beating another division leader, the San Jose Sharks, 5-1 in a game played Thursday night at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. The loss for the Pacific Division leaders snapped a six-game winning streak.  San Jose is now 19-4-5. Chris Kunitz…

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Jameis Winston Will Not Be Charged

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will not be charged in the sexual assault investigation to which he has been linked in Florida. Florida state attorney Willie Meggs made that announcement concerning the case on Thursday afternoon. Winston, the Heisman Trophy favorite who plays for the top-ranked college football team in the country, could have faced…

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