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Thursday’s High School Basketball Playoff Results

High School Basketball Playoff Results  –  Thursday, February 23:   District 10 Boys’ “4A” Quarterfinals Harbor Creek 55, Franklin 52 Grove City 52, Farrell 34 Sharon 58, General McLane 53  (OT) Strong Vincent 87, George Junior Republic 66   District 10 Boys’ “5A” Semifinal Cathedral Prep 55, Central Tech 43   District 9 Boys’ “1A”…

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Oil City’s Duncomb Street To Close Again Monday

PennDOT and Oil City officials say Duncomb Street in Oil City will close again as of 12:00 noon on Monday (Feb. 27). This time, the closure will be in effect until the completion of the city’s parking ramp demolition project. The lane restrictions on both Elm and Seneca Streets will remain in effect. The previous…

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Another Bad Second Half Dooms Pitt In 63-59 Loss At Wake Forest

The Pitt Panthers squandered a 19-point lead on Wednesday night in losing a 63-59 decision at Wake Forest. Pitt shot only sixteen percent from the floor in the second half, and fell to 4-11 in Atlantic Coast Conference play and 15-13 overall. John Collins paced Wake Forest (16-12; 7-9 ACC) with 22 points, and teammate Bryant…

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Oil City Man Awaiting Trial On Attempted Homicide Is Convicted Of Weapons Possession Charges

An Oil City man who is still awaiting trial on an attempted homicide charge from a stabbing incident last May was convicted this week in Venango County Court on two counts of the possession of prohibited weapons. 37 year-old Ruben Craig had been convicted in Erie County thirteen years ago in an aggravated assault case,…

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PennDOT Addresses Pothole Problems

A PennDOT spokesman says some 15,000 man-hours have already been devoted to patching potholes in the agency’s six-county northwest Pennsylvania district. PennDOT District 1 executive William Petit says the rotating rounds of warm and freezing temperatures have produced the pothole problems earlier this year than during most winters.  Petit added, “The frequent and dramatic freeze-thaw…

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$435 Million Powerball Lottery Jackpot Won In Indiana

The winner of a Powerball Lottery jackpot with an annuity value of about $435.3 million purchased the ticket for the game in the state of Indiana. It is the only ticket which holds all of the first five numbers drawn on Wednesday night in addition to the Powerball number.  Game officials had, up until the drawing,…

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Crosby Gets Game-Winner In 3-1 Road Win At Carolina

Sidney Crosby’s go-ahead goal with 3:39 remaining in the second period on Tuesday night paved the way for the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 3-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes in an NHL game played in Raleigh, North Carolina. Crosby’s league-leading 33rd goal was sandwiched between scores by Scott Wilson and Evgeni Malkin, giving the win to goaltender…

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Kaneville Tavern/Restaurant Destroyed By Fire

A popular restaurant and bar in the Kaneville area was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning. The Sportsman’s Tavern in Cornplanter Township was completely gutted by a fire discovered shortly after midnight, a little more than an hour after closing time.  Responders say no one was in the establishment at the time. Eight fire companies…

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Penn State Loses Home Game In Overtime To Purdue

Ryan Cline hit a couple of key three-pointers in overtime on Tuesday night, lifting Purdue to a 74-70 Big Ten Conference victory at Penn State. The Boilermakers (23-5; 12-3 Big Ten) put six players in double figures, led by Vince Edwards with 14 points. Penn State slipped to 14-14 (6-9 Big Ten), despite 21 points…

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Two Injured In Monday’s Three-Vehicle Crash On Victory Heights Hill

State Police now say two people were injured in that three-vehicle crash on Victory Heights Hill on Route 322 in Cranberry Township on Monday afternoon. The incident occurred as two vehicles had stopped, awaiting another vehicle’s left turn.  Troopers say a car driven by 21 year-old Willard Wright, from Oil City, did not stop in…

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