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Winter Storm Warning Posted For Saturday

Now it’s a Winter Storm Warning! The National Weather Service has posted the warning effective from 6:00 AM Saturday morning (Feb. 21) until 10:00 PM Saturday night. Most areas around Oil City and Franklin should see about one to three inches by early Saturday evening, but some places could experience a total of four to…

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High School Basketball Playoff Results – Thursday, February 19

High School Basketball Playoff Results  –  Thursday, February 19:   District 9 Girls’ “A” Quarterfinals Venango Catholic  47, Smethport 27  (VCHS qualifies for the PIAA state tournament) Cameron County 45, Port Allegany 38   District 9 Boys’ “AA” Quarterfinals Redbank Valley 54, Brookville 46 Brockway 43, Karns City 42

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Short-Handed Goal Lifts Columbus Over Pittsburgh

A short-handed goal by Brandon Dubinsky with 2:17 remaining in the game lifted the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Scott Hartnell had scored for Columbus (26-27-3) in the third minute of the game.  Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin tied the contest with his…

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Earnhardt, Johnson Win Twin Races In Budweiser Duel

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Jimmie Johnson captured the Twin 150-mile races in the Budweiser Duel at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday night. Earnhardt’s victory gives him the number-3 starting position in Sunday’s Daytona 500.  Johnson had already earned a spot, along with polesitter Jeff Gordon for Sunday’s front row. Earnhardt won last year’s Daytona 500. …

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Record Low Temperatures Close Schools, Postpone Regional Activities

Record low temperatures were recorded Friday morning (Feb. 20) throughout many areas of the Oil Region. KQW Radio recorded a low temperature of 15 below zero in Oil City, while temperatures dropped to as low as minus 18 in the Franklin area. One resident of a Butler County community insisted that the temperature at her…

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It’s Oil Country Bluegrass Festival Weekend

Approximately 25 bands will perform this weekend (Feb. 20 – Feb. 22) during the annual Oil Country Bluegrass Festival in Oil City. The activity begins at 6:00 PM Friday, continues Saturday afternoon and Saturday night, and resumes at 9:00 AM Sunday morning.  You will be able to find the music at the Oil City Days…

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Fire Damages Roof Of Pleasantville Home

A fire Wednesday night ripped through the roof of a home in Pleasantville. First-responders from five fire companies responded to the scene on North Main Street shortly after 11:00 PM Wednesday and were on the scene for a little under an hour-and-a-half. No injuries were reported.  It is believed the blaze was started by a…

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Oil City Man Charged With Selling Drugs In Convenience Store Parking Lot

An Oil City man who was already lodged in the Venango County Jail on charges from another case was charged Thursday with selling drugs in a convenience store parking lot in Sugarcreek Borough on two different dates last summer. Sugarcreek Borough Police say they charged 29 year-old Royez Ludy with conspiracy, both possession and delivery…

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Recent Winter Blast Produces Several Rollover Accidents

Winter’s effects have produced a number of rollover accidents in the area on Thursday morning. The incidents included a rollover on Route 322 in Cranberry Township in which a female passenger in a pickup was hurt, a predawn crash in which a woman from Ogunquit, Maine received minor injuries, and a crash between two S-U-V’s…

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Pennsylvania’s Moratorium On The Death Penalty Challenged In State Supreme Court

Philadelphia’s district attorney has filed a legal challenge to the moratorium on the state’s death penalty announced last week by Governor Tom Wolf. Pennsylvania has not executed a prisoner since 1999, but the execution of convicted murderer Terrance Williams had been scheduled for March 4.  The challenge filed by Philadelphia D.A. Seth Williams terms Wolf’s…

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