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Safe Snow Removal Urged

The Pennsylvania State Police have issued a reminder to residents to conduct their “snow removal in a safe manner.” If possible, eliminate any high accumulations of snow at the end of driveways and private lanes.  It can obstruct the vision of both passing motorists and those pulling out from the drive onto a roadway. Don’t plow…

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Pitt Wins Legends Classic With 88-67 Victory Over Stanford

Lamar Patterson scored 24 points and four teammates reached double figures Tuesday night as Pitt (6-0) defeated Stanford 88-67 in the title game of the Legends Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Talib Zanna and reserve forward Durand Johnson added 14 points apiece, Cameron Wright scored 13 and James Robinson tallied 10. Dwight Powell paced…

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More Snow Expected During Third Storm Wednesday; Snow Belt Could See 6-9 Inches

A third storm in a half-week was affecting parts of the Oil Region on Wednesday. Unlike Tuesday’s storm which came from the south and dumped more than eight inches of snow on the area, Wednesday’s system is a “lake effect” storm.  Parts of the Snow Belt, including much of Crawford County, could see an additional…

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Adamsville Man Dies, Cranberry And Tionesta Men Injured In Route 62 Crash

A Crawford County man died and two other men were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Tuesday afternoon on Route 62 in Mercer County. State Police say a car driven by Joseph Ferraro, from Adamsville, was struck head-on by a van.  Ferraro’s car spun into and onto a set of guide rails. Ferraro was pronounced…

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Strattanville Man Convicted In Cranberry, Oil City Burglaries

A Clarion County man was convicted in Venango County Court this week on 16 counts based on charges filed in connection with the burglaries of six Venango County businesses. 38 year-old Jerry Ritchey was accused in the 2011 burglaries of businesses in Cranberry Township and in Oil City.  Charges included multiple counts of burglary and theft.  Ritchey…

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Garrett Jones Designated For Assignment; Pirates And Padres Trade Prospects

The Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, on a day in which they made a trade involving Major League prospects with the San Diego Padres, designated first baseman/right fielder Garrett Jones and pitcher Kyle McPherson for assignment. Jones, 32, would have been eligible for arbitration.  In 2013, he hit just .233 with 15 home runs and 51 RBI’s. …

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Crosby Forces OT, But Bruins Beat Pens In Next 34 Seconds

Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby scored the game-tying goal with three-tenths of a second remaining in regulation on Monday night, only to see the Boston Bruins win the game on a Torey Krug goal just 34 seconds into overtime. Loui Eriksson, Reilly Smith and Zdeno Chara also scored for Boston (16-6-2), who beat the Pens in a…

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Pitt Topples Texas Tech, Will Play Stanford In Legends Classic Final

Lamar Patterson’s career-high 23 points Monday night led the undefeated Pitt Panthers (5-0) to a 76-53 rout of Texas Tech in the semifinals of the Progressive Legends Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Cameron Wright also reached double figures for Pitt, who led 41-18 at halftime.  Jaye Crockett paced the Red Raiders (4-2) with…

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Oil City-Franklin Alumni Football Game Postponed Until Spring

The annual Oil City-Franklin alumni football game, originally scheduled for Wednesday, November 27 at Oil City High School, has been postponed until spring because of current weather conditions. The new tentative date for the contest is April 19. Any participants who may have questions should call 671 – 5214 or 673 – 9283.

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TWO NEW STORMS MOVE TOWARD THE AREA

Weather forecasters are telling us to brace for a second and third storm already moving toward the Oil Region, and prepared to dump more snow onto areas which already received up to 20 inches of accumulation over the weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning, effective from noon Tuesday through 4:00 AM…

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