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Oilers Outlast Conneaut In Playoff Quarterfinal; Will Play Cathedral Prep Friday In Erie

Two recovered fumbles played big parts in the Oil City Oilers’ 24-21 playoff win over Conneaut on Friday night at Franklin High School. The victory boosted the Oilers (7-4) into the District 10 “AAA” semifinals next weekend against the defending state champions, still-unbeaten Cathedral Prep (10-0).  The Ramblers boast Pennsylvania’s longest current winning streak at…

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Blues Edge Penguins 2-1; Pittsburgh Ends Road Trip At 1-2

Kevin Shattenkirk broke a 1-1 tie halfway through the third period on Saturday night, giving the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins, and giving the Pens a 1-2 record for their efforts in a weeklong three-game road trip. Ryan Reaves also scored for the Blues (11-2-2), and Jaroslav Halak stopped 19…

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Pitt Upsets Notre Dame 28-21 At Heinz Field

The Pitt Panthers surprised football fans around the nation Saturday night with a 28-21 victory over Notre Dame at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Erie’s James Conner recorded the game-winning score with his second touchdown run of the game, a one-yarder, breaking a 21-21 tie with 9:36 remaining in the game.  Tom Savage threw a pair…

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Penn State Stopped By Minnesota 24-10

The Minnesota Golden Gophers posted their fourth consecutive victory on Saturday, at the expense of Penn State’s Nittany Lions in a 24-10 Big Ten Conference game played Saturday in Minneapolis. Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson scored on a 6-yard run and threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Maxx Williams.  David Cobb rushed for 139 yards and a…

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Oil City Veterans Day Program Scheduled For Monday

The Oil City American Legion post has announced that the city’s annual Veterans Day memorial program is scheduled for Monday morning. The memorial will begin at 10:30 AM with a walk from Justus Park to the Veterans Bridge where a tribute to the Navy dead will be conducted.  Other veterans will be honored in a…

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Kennerdell Man Killed, Three Hospitalized Due To Rockland Township Crash

A Kennerdell man died and three members of another family were seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred in Rockland Township early Wednesday evening. State Police officials late Thursday released the name of the deceased as 50 year-old Roger Gourley. Troopers say Gourley’s S-U-V traveled off the left side of Rockland-Cranberry Road shortly before…

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Meadville Man Sentenced In String Of Bar Robberies

A Meadville man has been sentenced to 35-to-73 years in state prison on his convictions on charges stemming from three armed bar robbery attempts in Crawford County last year. 38 year-old Michael Ferguson was convicted in August in Crawford County Court on more than 40 counts.  He had been the prime suspect in the armed robberies of…

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Oil City Men Now Charged In 23 Church Break-Ins And A Penelec Burglary

The two Oil City men who were arrested on September 30 as suspects in a break-in at a Frenchcreek Township church are now charged in the burglaries of 23 churches in late September in Venango, Crawford and Mercer Counties. 31 year-old John Biddle and 31 year-old Steven Kostenbauder  also stand accused in a burglary at a…

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Governor Corbett Begins Re-election Campaign

Governor Tom Corbett kicked off his re-election campaign on Wednesday, the day after Pennsylvania’s municipal elections. Starting a cross-state tour in Pittsburgh, Corbett told a crowd of supporters at the Heinz History Center that he has kept his promises from his first campaign, reducing spending, producing on-time budgets and balancing budgets without increasing taxes. With what…

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Franklin Man Charged In Knife Threat, Taking Woman’s Car

A Franklin man was charged Wednesday in a Monday incident in which he was accused of threatening a woman with a knife and taking her car. Franklin City Police say the incident occurred around 4:30 PM Monday afternoon at an apartment building on the 1100-block of Liberty Street in Franklin.  48 year-old Louis Frady is accused…

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