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More than 300 runners began and ended their race day at the Titusville Middle School during the 11th annual Oil Creek 100 Trail Runs and two of them can leave town with records attached to their names. Racers from across the country took part in either the 50K, 100K or 100-mile races that be…

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For the 12th time, the trails of the Oil Region and the streets of Titusville were filled with runners from across the country for the annual running of the Drake Well Marathon and Half. It was a historic day on Sunday for the event as records were set in each of the two competitions.

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ERIE COUNTY — Pleasantville resident Lane Brown was simply looking for a way to spend less time in the woods. He wasn’t expecting that his love for fishing would to turn into something that would cultivate state-wide recognition.

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This weekend more than 400 people from 25 states and provinces have gathered, in spite of a dreary weather forecast, to face a challenging trek of up to 100 miles on the trails of Oil Creek State Park, starting.

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To say that the 10th installment of the Drake Well Marathon was a success would be an understatement. Runners spanning three countries (Canada, Poland, and the United States) and 20 states were signed up for either the full or half marathon during Sunday’s festivities at Drake Well State Par…

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ERIE — Through the roller coaster ups and downs of the regular season, the Titusville softball team has kept the possibility of a District 10 title the focal point..

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Jade Wilson (left), 16, of Titusville, shot this 175-pound, eight-point buck, on Monday, at 7:05 a.m., in Crawford County. She said the buck was her biggest deer and she got it while out hunting with her dad. Her brother, Derek B. Wilson, 18, also of Titusville, bagged this 180-pound, eight-…

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Communities have a tendency to feel almost overcome with deep pride and respect when one of their own does something beyond the average human, especially when there is a great cause behind that effort.

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Ashley Pannaman, 18, of Germany, right, is awarded her medal after finishing the half marathon Sunday afternoon, during the ninth annual Drake Well Marathon and Half. Ashley was just one of the many runners who traveled to run in the Boston Marathon qualifier. For a full recap of the event, …

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On Saturday, the United Way of the Titusville Region and Titusville Rotary Club teamed up to host the 2016 Color Blast, along with celebrating National Dance Day, at Carter Field. 

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As I grow older, I find I have developed an entitled sense of laziness, which seems to enhance its sway over my better judgement when… Oh bull, what I mean is: if I can make anything easier, that’s what I want.

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Around 6:30 p.m., on Saturday night, Titusville native J.J. Bleday received a phone call, and heard words that every kid that’s played baseball wants to hear: “Congratulations, you’ve been drafted.”

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I’m taking it easy this week, but the sentiments and thoughts from the following article, written back in 2009, reflect how I feel, and how I plan to spend my time on this coming holiday weekend. 

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Emma Lionelli, right, of Monroeville, holds up her 12-inch brown trout that she caught with her father, Tim, in Oil Creek, around 3 p.m. Sunday. 

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Seems to be a lot of groups interested in the protection and promotion of native trout habitat in Penn-sylvania. That is an admirable goal.

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Punxsutawney Phil may have called for an early spring, but many fishermen, especially Jerry Van Tassel Jr., have their fingers crossed for frost — ice to be exact.

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I am going to relate a tale I just heard through a phone call to my brother, Jim Way, who lived here for many years until he and his family moved out West. Jim is a 1954 graduate of Titusville High School.

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Used to be, sometime around Christmas-time each year, I would write a column of Christmas wishes for the coming year; sort of an outdoorsman’s behest in anticipation of a good year.

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Most folks who spend time in the woods in spring can tell a similar story.

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‘Deer huntin’ is a lot like farmersonly.com; city folk just don’t get it,’ said Joel Kerr, 24, a Titusville native. Kerr has been hunting since he was 12, mostly on his family’s 50-plus acres, off of state Route 89. When asked what his favorite part about hunting was, Kerr replied, ‘the rush…

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‘Deer huntin’ is a lot like farmersonly.com; city folk just don’t get it,’ said Joel Kerr, 24, a Titusville native. Kerr has been hunting since he was 12, mostly on his family’s 50-plus acres, off of state Route 89. When asked what his favorite part about hunting was, Kerr replied, ‘the rush…

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Several years ago, just before the opening of deer season, I wrote a column inspired by a pair of local women who had concerns for their safety during deer season.

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HARRISBURG — State Rep. Neal P. Goodman has introduced legislation that would put into law current regulations that limit the number of antlerless deer licenses a hunter may receive to three per year, unless the state game commission needs to issue more to reduce the herd in a local area.

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More than 400 racers will be in town this weekend for the Oil Creek 100 Trail Runs, which include a 50K, a 100K and a grueling 100-miler.

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>> That’s Melanie Pattison’s advice to anyone thinking about taking up trail running.

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Gage McCann, left, and Tyler Bubenheim landed a fish that may just put them in rare company, in Pennsylvania. The pair landed a paddlefish, at 9 p.m., Saturday, in Tionesta. The anglers released the fish back into the water safely after snapping a few photos of their rare experience. The fis…

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WARREN – The Allegheny National Forest’s Bradford Ranger District is initiating an environmental analysis for the proposed Bradford Forest Restoration Project, which proposes to regenerate declining stands of Allegheny hardwood through tree harvesting and reforestation activities. The propos…