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Twin Bridge In Sugarcreek Reopens

PennDOT announced Friday that the Twin Bridge in Sugarcreek Borough was reopened to traffic. The span taking Sugarcreek Drive (Route 4010) over Sugar Creek had closed for repair work on January 26.  The work period took a couple of weeks longer than had been expected due to the wintry weather in February. The ensuing detour…

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PennDOT’s First 2015 Road Maintenance Schedule Includes Substantial Pothole Patching Plans

With the pending arrival of spring, local PennDOT officials have released their first weekly maintenance schedule of the year, and it includes the patching of potholes in at least four different communities in Venango County. County maintenance manager Garrett Westover says the work will include Route 8 in Franklin, Barkeyville and Cherrytree Township, Routes 62…

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Oil City Ends Water And Sewer Agreement With Cornplanter Township

Oil City Council voted unanimously this week to end a seven year-old agreement with Cornplanter Township in which the city assisted the township with water and sewer system maintenance. Interim city manager Jim Nelles pointed out to Council that the 2008 agreement in which Cornplanter Township reimbursed the city for labor and other expenses had…

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Two Meadville High School Students Charged With Assault On School Police Officer

Two Meadville High School students stand accused in a fight in which a school resources officer was injured. Police officials in Meadville say 18 year-old Tyquil Munson has been charged with simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and harassment.  Munson was lodged in the Crawford County Jail on $5,000 bail.  Another student, an unidentified juvenile,…

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Penguins Hold Off Oilers In 6-4 Contest In Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Penguins squandered a 4-0 lead and allowed the visiting Edmonton Oilers to tie them at 4-4 before scoring two times in the final period and recording a 6-4 home victory on Thursday night at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Steve Downie and Patric Hornqvist scored 66 seconds apart after the Oilers (18-39-11) had…

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Penn State Wins Second Big Ten Tournament Game And Moves To Quarterfinals

D.J. Newbill led three Penn State players in double figures on Thursday afternoon as the Nittany Lions (18-15) defeated Iowa 67-58 in the second round of the Big Ten men’s college basketball tournament at the United Center in Chicago. The victory qualified Penn State to meet Purdue on Friday afternoon in the tournament quarterfinals. Newbill scored…

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Flood Watch Issued Through Saturday Evening

With this week’s warmer temperatures and with rain expected from late Friday afternoon through the bulk of the day Saturday (March 13 & 14), the National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch, effective through early Saturday evening. The Flood Watch covers most of Western Pennsylvania, east-central Ohio, much of West Virginia and parts of…

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Shippenville Man Escapes Injury When Plane Flips At St. Marys Airport

A Shippenville man survived the flip-over of his private plane without injury in an incident reported in Elk County on Thursday. Officials at St. Marys Regional Airport say 64 year-old David Cox was landing his single-engine two-seater when wind blew the craft off a runway and into a snow bank.  Although the plane overturned, officials…

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Fire Damages Home In Sugarcreek Borough

Officials are trying to determine the cause of a fire that damaged a home in Sugarcreek Borough early Thursday evening. The blaze broke out around 6:00 PM at the Dennis McGinnis residence on Beatty Run Road near Cooperstown.  The occupants of the home were alerted to the fire through the activation of a smoke alarm. The…

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Oil City Fire Blamed On Careless Smoking

A fire that damaged a home in Oil City on Wednesday night has been blamed on careless smoking. Fire officials say the blaze began shortly after 10:00 PM Wednesday in a second-story bedroom at a residence on the 300-block of Bishop Avenue.  Oil City and Seneca firefighters responded, and had the fire contained within about…

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