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The Weekend At The 2017 Oil Heritage Festival

The annual Oil Heritage Festival wraps up this weekend in Oil City.  Here we look at some of the headline activities. On Saturday (July 22), the Oil Heritage Artisan and Fine Crafts Festival resumes from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM on Seneca Street.  Venango Youth for Christ will host a pancake breakfast from 7:30 AM…

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Penn State Study Purports Connection Between Shale Drilling And Invasive Plants

A study published this week by researchers at Penn State University attempts to link the boom in Marcellus shale natural gas drilling with the introduction of invasive plants into parts of the state. The results, published in the Journal of Environmental Management, show that at least one invasive, non-native plant species was present at 61…

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Charges Against Caregiver Accused Of Stealing From Client Have Been Withdrawn

The charges filed against an Oil City caregiver in a case in which she was accused of stealing nearly $40,000 from a client have been withdrawn in Venango County Court. But, court officials say the charges could be refiled. Charges against 26 year-old Samantha Jo Stevenson had included fourteen counts of forgery, 374 counts of…

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Friday At The 2017 Oil Heritage Festival

The second day of the annual Oil Heritage Festival (Friday, July 21) will begin with the 10:00 AM kickoff of the Oil Heritage Artisan and Fine Craft Festival, which is scheduled to run until 7:00 PM. A children’s bicycle rodeo will begin at 10:00 AM in the parking lot of the Dek Hockey rink in…

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Pirates Complete 4-Game Sweep Of Milwaukee! Bucs Trail By 3 Games

The Pittsburgh Pirates completed a four-game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday afternoon with a 4-2 victory at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. With the win, the Bucs are back at the .500 mark (48-48), and trail the Brewers by one three games in the National League Central Division.  The Pirates are 11-2 in their…

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Another Pirates Walk-Off Win; This Time, Max Moroff Delivers The Game-Winner

For the third time in six games, a Pittsburgh Pirates player has produced his first Major League walk-off base hit to win a game for the surging Bucs. On Wednesday night, rookie second baseman Max Moroff recorded an RBI single in the bottom of the tenth inning as the Bucs defeated the first-place Milwaukee Brewers…

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Oil Heritage Festival Returns

The Oil Heritage Festival is back, and activity begins in earnest on Thursday in Oil City. Events on the first official day of the annual occasion will include a Junior Olympics, starting at 9:00 AM at the Oil City High School track (registration begins at 8:30 AM), and the beginning of the Oil Heritage Art…

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Oil City Man Accused In 2015 Shootings In Edinboro Now Charged With Homicide

An Oil City man who was the suspect in a pair of shootings near Edinboro University in early 2015 is now charged with homicide based on the death of one of the victims. Earlier charges against 22 year-old Devin Stevenson were withdrawn last year upon the death of 24 year-old O’Shea Imes, of Rochester, New…

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Public Meeting Planned On Route 208 Bridge Replacement

PennDOT says a public meeting will be held early next month regarding the planned replacement of a bridge on Route 208 in Clintonville Borough. Construction is scheduled for next year, and a detour will be required. The bridge takes the highway across McKees Run between the intersection with Route 308 and Coal Valley Road.  The…

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Big Sixth Inning Lifts Bucs To 4-3 Win Over Milwaukee

Francisco Cervelli and Josh Harrison both homered in a four-run sixth inning on Tuesday night, and the Pittsburgh Pirates posted their ninth win in eleven games, beating the first-place Brewers 4-3 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. David Freese later followed the homers with a tie-breaking base hit. The Pirates won despite being outhit 13-to-6.  Cervelli…

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