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Johnson Earns Third Victory In Four Races, First At Michigan

Six-time Sprint Cup series champion Jimmie Johnson posted his third victory in four weeks on Sunday, taking the checkered flag at NASCAR’s Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. It was Johnson’s first win in 25 starts at Michigan.  He outlasted polesitter Kevin Harvick to win by 1.214 seconds.  Brad Keselowski finished…

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New Fees Now In Effect For Pennsylvania’s Unconventional Gas Well Permits

New fees for unconventional gas well permits in Pennsylvania have gone into effect. The new fee for a horizontal gas well is $5,000, while the fee for a vertical well now stands at $4,200.  The changes mark an increase of about $1,800 for horizontal wells, and $1,300 for vertical wells. Officials say the increases should…

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State System Of Higher Education To Be Audited

The governing body of the 14 state-owned universities in Pennsylvania is about to be audited. The performance audit will be the first in the history of the State System of Higher Education.  It will seek to evaluate the effectiveness of operations and policies at the schools, including Clarion, Slippery Rock and Edinboro Universities, specifically in…

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ATV Rider Flown To Erie Hospital After Vehicle Hits Tree Near Oil City

One of two riders on an all-terrain vehicle that slammed into a tree in Cornplanter Township was airlifted to a hospital in Erie. Another rider on the same ATV received only minor injuries.  Accident investigators did not release the names of the injured parties, but did say they were out-of-town visitors who had been camping in Oleopolis.…

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Meadville Man Gets 3-To-6 Year Prison Sentence In 2013 New Years Beating Incident

A Meadville man was sentenced Friday to three-to-six years in the state prison system in the beating of an older man in the parking lot of a Meadville pharmacy early on the morning of New Years Day, 2013. 18 year-old Timothy Bolden had entered a guilty plea in Crawford County Court to a charge of…

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S-U-V Hits Tree And Rolls Over; Oil City Driver Is Unhurt

An Oil City man was unhurt last week even though his S-U-V hit a tree and rolled over. State Police officials say the incident occurred along Horsecreek Road in Cranberry Township. A vehicle driven by 21 year-old Jeffrey Boal apparently traveled through a left-hand curve and ran off the road on the right side.  The…

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Oil City Council Postpones Vote On Anti-Clutter Ordinance; Measure Requires Public Review

When Oil City Council opted last week to postpone a vote on a proposed “anti-clutter” ordinance, the primary reason apparently was the fact that the measure had not yet been made available for public review. The decision came during a council meeting at which two Oil City residents challenged the proposal, alleging that council was creating the possibility of hardships…

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PennDOT’s Road Maintenance Schedule For Week Of June 16

In addition to ongoing projects such as the milling and repaving work advancing on state highways that run through Franklin, PennDOT crews will be busy this week (the week of June 16) throughout other areas of Venango County. County maintenance manager Garrett Westover says the work will include side dozing on Route 8 in Franklin, ditch work…

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Steelers Legend Chuck Noll Dies At Age 82

Legendary Pittsburgh Steelers coach Chuck Noll has died at the age of 82. The Allegheny County coroner’s office has confirmed that Noll passed away at about 10:00 PM Friday night.  His death was attributed to natural causes. Noll coached the Steelers for 23 years, leading the team to its first four Super Bowl victories.  His…

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Polanco Slams 13th-Inning Home Run; Pirates Win In Miami Despite Blowing 4-Run Ninth-Inning Lead

New Pirates sensation Gregory Polanco’s fifth hit of Friday evening was a two-run home run in the top of the thirteenth inning which led the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-6 victory over the Marlins (34-32) in Miami. Polanco, leading off and playing right field, went 5-for-7 and scored three times.  He is batting .381 through…

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