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Pennsylvania Unemployment Rate Reaches 6-Year Low In October

State labor officials say unemployment in Pennsylvania reached a six-year low in October. The Department of Labor and Industry reports that the jobless rate in the state in October stood at 5.4 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from September. Nationally, unemployment in October stood at 5.8 percent.  County-by-county numbers will be released December…

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Venango County Treasurer’s Office To Be Open Sunday, November 30 For Military Personnel

The Venango County Treasurer has announced that her office will be open for three hours on Sunday, November 30 to enable military personnel to purchase their hunting licenses or military antlerless deer licenses. Treasurer Deborah Sharpe says her office will also conduct regular business Sunday from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Special antlerless deer licenses…

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State Police Child Safety Seat Check To Be Offered Tuesday In Cranberry

In preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday travel period, the Pennsylvania State Police will be conducting child safety seat checks on Tuesday (Nov. 25) from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Franklin State Police station on Route 322 in Cranberry Township. The PSP says the proper installation and use of child restraint systems is the best…

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High School Football Playoff Schedule – Weekend Of Nov. 21, 22

High School Football Playoffs Schedule  –  Weekend of November 21 and 22:   District 10 “A” Championship Sharpsville vs. West Middlesex  –  (Friday at 7:00 PM at Slippery Rock University)   District 10 “AA” Championship Hickory vs. Greenville  –  (Saturday at 1:00 PM at Slippery Rock University)   District 9 “A” Championship Brockway vs. Kane…

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Oil City Council Nixes Budget With Nearly Two Mill Tax Hike; Extra Meeting Scheduled To Deal With Spending Plan

Oil City Council has been forced to add a third meeting to their December calendar after they nixed a proposed $16.9 million budget for 2015 on Thursday which would have included a nearly two mill real estate tax increase. The spending plan would have raised property owners’ tax bills by $19.60 for every $10,000 worth…

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President’s Obama’s Executive Action On Illegal Immigration Draws Negative Reaction From Local Congressman

President Obama announced on Thursday night an executive action which would mark sweeping changes to the nation’s immigration laws. The President’s move would keep about five million immigrants who are illegally in the United States from being deported, and force law enforcement to focus its efforts on tracking down immigrants who are serious criminals.  Obama also…

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Franklin Prepares For Saturday’s Light-Up Night

Organizers are expecting more than sixty units to participate in the largest-ever Electric Lights Parade, the highlight of Franklin’s annual Light-Up Night this Saturday (Nov. 22). City spokespersons say they are hoping that the rains forecast for Saturday afternoon will have passed through the area before the 6:00 PM parade.  One thing about which weather forecasters…

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Friday Is Light-Up Night In Knox

Light-Up Night in Knox, kicking off the borough’s Once Upon A Christmas event, takes place Friday (Nov. 21), beginning with the lighting of street decorations at 5:00 PM. Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will greet the children starting at 6:00 PM at the Knox Borough Building on Main Street.  Each child who visits with Santa…

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Wanted Knox Man Arrested In October 14 Clarion Burglary

A Knox man who had been wanted on charges filed last month in connection with a burglary in Clarion was arrested Thursday afternoon by Clarion, Emlenton and Pennsylvania State Police officials. 20 year-old Brady Reed was charged on October 23 in connection with a break-in reported on October 14. Charges include burglary, conspiracy, trespassing and…

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NFL’s Snowbound Game In Buffalo Has Been Moved To Detroit; Will Be Played Monday Night

The National Football League has moved a weekend game scheduled for snowbound Buffalo to Ford Field in Detroit.  The Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets are now scheduled to play that game Monday night at 7:00 PM. The Detroit Lions, who play their home games at Ford Field, are scheduled to play at New…

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