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Penn State Earns OT Victory Over Boston College In Pinstripe Bowl

Sam Ficken sent the game into overtime with a 45-yard field goal with 20 seconds remaining in regulation before kicking the game-deciding extra point in overtime as Penn State edged Boston College 31-30 on Saturday in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium in New York. Christian Hackenberg had knotted the game at 30-30 with a…

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Pitt Names Pat Narduzzi New Football Coach

The University of Pittsburgh announced Friday that Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi has been hired as Pitt’s new football coach. Narduzzi will replace Paul Chryst, who has resigned to take the coaching position at Wisconsin. Narduzzi has also spent stints as an assistant coach at Miami (Ohio), Rhode Island, Northern Illinois and Cincinnati.  A…

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Magisterial Changes Arrive In Venango County

Monday (Dec. 29) will be moving day for the district magisterial judge’s office in Pleasantville. Under a restructuring of the Venango County court system, the number of magistrates in the county is being reduced from four to three.  It is all part of a statewide plan to trim the number of such courts by about…

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Car Hits Windblown Tree In Christmas Eve Crash

Not all was calm in western Venango County on Christmas Eve. State Police officials tell KQW that an eastbound vehicle traveling on Route 322 in Canal Township hit a tree that had been blown across the road.  The car’s hood, windshield and passenger-side mirror were damaged. Police say the driver called a towing company, but…

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Stolen Truck Catches Fire, Is Abandoned In Field In Southern Venango County

State Police are investigating a more-unusual stolen vehicle incident reported on Christmas Eve morning in southern Venango County. Investigators say someone stole a pickup from a Richland Township residence, but abandoned the vehicle in a field after it caught fire. The incident occurred sometime between 2:30 AM and 7:00 AM Wednesday. The State Police investigation…

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Oil City’s Ben Koyack Picked For Senior Bowl

Notre Dame tight end Ben Koyack, an Oil City High School alumnus, has been named to play in college football’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama on January 24. The Senior Bowl is considered a major showcase for graduating college gridiron stars, and has produced numerous NFL players. Koyack (6-5; 254 lbs.) has caught 29 passes…

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Penguins’ Comeback Falls One Goal Short In 4-3 Loss At Tampa Bay

The Pittsburgh Penguins stormed most of the way back from a 4-0 deficit at Tampa Bay on Tuesday night, but ended up a 4-3 loser to the Lightning, going 0-1-1 during their two-day trip to the state of Florida. The Pens had dropped a 4-3 decision in a shootout game against the Florida Panthers in…

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Pitt Beats Holy Cross, Goes To Christmas Break At 9-3

Michael Young and Jamel Artis both scored 13 points on Tuesday night to lead Pitt to a 58-39 college basketball victory over Holy Cross at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. With the win, the Panthers go to the weeklong Christmas break with a 9-3 record. Malcolm Miller paced Holy Cross (5-5) with 11 points. Pitt…

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Five Steelers Named To Pro Bowl; Bell Chosen As Team MVP

Five Pittsburgh Steelers players were named Tuesday to this year’s NFL Pro Bowl game. Meanwhile, Steelers players named second-year running back Le’Veon Bell as the team’s MVP for the season.  With one regular season game remaining, Bell leads the AFC with 1,341 rushing yards and has caught 77 passes for 774 yards with a total…

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Three Individuals Sought In Oil City Home Invasion And Stabbings

Local police officials are saying they are actually looking for three individuals as suspects in the home invasion and stabbing incident which occurred at a residence on Oil City’s South Side early Sunday evening – the two intruders and someone who drove a getaway car. Oil City Police are following up on a number of…

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