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District 9 Baseball And Softball Championship Results – Thursday, May 29

District 9 “A” High School Baseball Championship  -  Thursday, May 29 at Brockway High School Elk County Catholic 13, Cranberry 3  (5 inns.)   District 9 “A” High School Softball Championship  -  Thursday, May 29 at St. Mary’s DuBois Central Catholic 4, Smethport 0

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Unemployment Numbers Drop Again In Most Of The Oil Region

Numbers released this week by the state’s Department of Labor and Industry show that unemployment numbers dropped in most of this part of the Oil Region in April. One exception was Clarion County where the unemployment number climbed slightly, from 6.3 percent in March to 6.4 percent. In Venango County, where approximately 1,400 people were…

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Oil City Man Enters Guilty Pleas To Three Burglaries In The Same Night

An Oil City man has entered guilty pleas in the Venango County Court system to charges connected to the burglaries of three businesses in three different communities, all committed on the same night. 42 year-old Lawrence Henderson pleaded guilty this week to three counts of burglary.  He is scheduled to be sentenced on July 15.…

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Go Bus Schedule Revised Again

Venango County residents who ride the “Go” Bus are reminded that schedule revisions have again been made, and a new schedule goes into effect Monday (June 2). After several years of basically unaltered routes, the schedule changed – dramatically, for some riders – on March 31.  Following a review of the revisions and extensive feedback…

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Pirates Blanked 5-0 By Mets

Combine eight walks allowed with four wild pitches and two errors, and the result – on Wednesday afternoon, at least – was a 5-0 loss by the Pittsburgh Pirates to the New York Mets (24-28) in the rubber game of a three-game series at Citi Field in New York. The loss was the 16th for…

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Wednesday’s District 9 Baseball And Softball Playoff Results – May 28

District 9 High School Baseball Championship Game Result  -  Wednesday, May 28   “AA” Karns City 14, Moniteau 1     District 9 High School Softball Playoff Results  -  Wednesday, May 28   “AA” Championship Moniteau 7, Karns City 1   “A” Semifinal Smethport 11, Port Allegany 1  (6 inns.)

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Parker Man Dies When Motorcycle Hits Tractor-Trailer

A Parker man died Wednesday when his motorcycle hit the side of a tractor-trailer on Route 368 in Clarion County. State Police officials say 24 year-old Jeffrey Miller was pronounced dead at Clarion Hospital a short time after the accident. Troopers say Miller had been operating his motorcycle westbound through Licking Township when he swerved and his…

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Penelec Bills To Rise By About 12 Percent On June 1

With June 1 looming as the end of the most-recent regulation of electricity rates in Pennsylvania, Penelec has already announced that their generation rate will be increased by 20 percent, starting Sunday. The generation rate makes up nearly seventy percent of a Penelec customer’s bill, so the increase for a residential customer’s overall bill works out to…

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709 Crashes, Five Traffic Deaths Investigated By State Police Over Memorial Day Weekend

The Pennsylvania State Police have reported that five people died in traffic accidents investigated by state troopers over the four-day Memorial Day holiday weekend travel period, Friday through Monday. 277 other people were injured in 709 crashes to which troopers responded. Eleven people died and 242 were injured in 754 crashes during the same time…

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Berries Advance To D-0 Baseball Championship; Will Play Thursday vs. ECC at Brockway

Delayed twice by rain and pushed into extra innings, the Cranberry Berries (13-1) pulled out a 2-1, eight-inning victory over Coudersport on Tuesday in a District 9 “A” semifinal baseball playoff game played at Berwind Park in St. Marys. The Berries advanced to the district championship game to be played Thursday at a time and…

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