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Health Rankings Report Has Mixed Findings For Pennsylvania

There are some mixed findings for Pennsylvania in the new America’s Health Rankings Report from United Health Foundation. The 2014 edition of the rankings puts Pennsylvania near the middle of the pack as the 28th-healthiest state.  On the downside, obesity has risen from 12.5 percent to 30 percent of the state’s population since 1990, and…

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Oil City Man Charged In Thrift Store Break-In And With Resisting Arrest

An Oil City man has been arraigned on seven charges following a break-in at an Oil City thrift store. Oil City Police say they responded early Monday morning to a report of someone breaking windows in the Emerald Street area and discovered 18 year-old Preston…

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Final Court Submissions In Franklin General Authority Lawsuit Due Monday

Venango County President Judge William White has given the two sides in the Franklin General Authority lawsuit until Monday, December 22 to submit to his bench the last of their paperwork supporting their arguments in the case. White’s order was handed down following a two-day…

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Legislation To Be Reintroduced To Reduce Size Of Pennsylvania Senate And House

A state lawmaker says she will reintroduce a bill to reduce the size of the Pennsylvania legislature. The proposed Constitutional amendment would reduce the number of state Senate seats from…

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Titusville’s City Budget Contains A 4-Mill Tax Increase

Titusville City Council on Tuesday passed a $3.9 million budget for 2015 which will contain a four-mill real estate tax increase. The spending plan provides for $400,000 more in expenditures…

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Environmental Groups Warn Of Pitfalls From Pennsylvania Pipeline Plan

Energy companies have announced plans for hundreds of miles of gas pipelines to crisscross Pennsylvania, but environmental groups are expressing their concerns about what it could all mean. The pipelines…

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