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Governor Wolf’s Budget Would Raise Income And Sales Taxes, But Promises Lower Property Taxes

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf unveiled his first budget proposal before a joint session of the state legislature on Tuesday. The Governor proposed raising the state’s personal income tax to 3.7 percent and hiking the sales tax to 6.6 percent, but he says his idea to levy an extraction tax on Marcellus shale drillers would help lower…

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Winter Weather Advisory Posted For Tuesday; Snow And Sleet Expected Along With Some Ice

The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Weather Advisory for the Oil Region, effective from 10:00 AM Tuesday morning (March 3) until 7:00 PM Tuesday night. A Winter Weather Advisory means that snow, sleet and – in some cases – freezing rain could result in…

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Roof Collapses At Titusville Plastic Pipe Plant

No injuries were reported when a portion of the roof of a building at a Titusville plastics plant collapsed on Monday  afternoon. The incident occurred around 3:00 PM Monday at a facility that produces plastic pipe and is located on South Perry Street in Titusville. …

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Pennsylvania’s Great American Cleanup Of PA Begins

PennDOT and other state officials are looking for volunteers for this year’s Great American Cleanup of PA, which actually began on Sunday (March 1). The cleanup efforts are expected to…

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Two Charged Following Courthouse Security Checks In Franklin

Venango County Sheriff’s Department officials say two men are being charged in separate incidents for attempting to carry banned items into Venango County Courthouse properties last Wednesday. Officials say a…

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Chicora Teenager Dies In A-T-V Rollover

A teenager from northern Butler County died late Friday night when he was thrown from an all-terrain vehicle which rolled over on a snow-covered road near his home. Police officials…

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