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9-1-1 Telephone Outage For ‘354’ Phone Exchange Corrected By Mid-Morning Wednesday

Emergency officials reported around 7:00 AM Wednesday (June 18) that telephone customers in the ‘354’ phone exchange in the Fryburg and Venus areas were unable to call in to 9-1-1 emergency dispatchers. No possible cause for the outage was proposed. In the meantime, callers needing to report an emergency inside the ‘354’ exchange were being…

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Storm Damage Reported; Flash Flood Warning Posted For Crawford County

Strong storms that roared through the Oil Region late Tuesday night left some damage in their wake. Downed trees and power outages were reported, especially in northern Clarion County and in areas just across the Clarion County borders with Venango, Forest and Jefferson Counties.  Among the hardest hit areas were Ashland Township and a stretch between…

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Young Bear Causes Distractions In Oil City Neighborhood; First Discovered In A City Playground

A young bear first discovered in a city playground produced a stir in an Oil City neighborhood Tuesday morning. The cub was first seen in a Land of Laughter playground on the city’s North Side around 9:00 AM Tuesday.  Eventually coaxed out of the play area by Oil City Police officers, the bear took more…

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Bill Would Allow More Volunteer Fire Companies To Obtain Liquor Licenses

A bill approved in the state House would allow more volunteer fire companies in Pennsylvania to obtain liquor licenses to raise money through the sales of alcoholic beverages at events held on their properties. Under current law, counties are not permitted to issue more liquor licenses once their particular quotas are met.  The new measure…

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Pennsylvania Turnpike Tolls To Climb Again In 2015

Travelers on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will pay five percent more in tolls next year. The increase will cover both cash customers and those who use the EZPass system. Turnpike fees have risen each year this decade, but this will mark the first time since 2011 that rates will climb by the same percentage for all…

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Pennsylvania’s New Budget May Be Late

The work calendar for state lawmakers negotiating a new Pennsylvania budget could be longer than usual. House and Senate Republican leaders are not expected to meet the end-of-June budget deadline.  Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pillegi told Radio PA News lawmakers should be prepared to miss it by at least a week. The state faces a…

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Seneca Man Gets Up To Five Years In Prison For Involuntary Manslaughter Plea In Drug Overdose Death

A Seneca man has been sentenced to up to five years in state prison for his guilty plea to one count of involuntary manslaughter for supplying the drug with which an Oil City man overdosed and died. 24 year-old Jarrod Goheen settled for a plea bargain Monday, just before his trial was to have begun…

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Two Bridges On Route 666 In Forest County Remain Closed After Friday’s Flooding

PennDOT said late Monday that two bridges on Route 666 in Forest County remained closed due to damage from flooding which occurred on Friday. PennDOT spokesman Jim Carroll says the bridges span Bobbs Creek, west of Mayburg in Kingsley Township, and Porcupine Run, west of Minister Road in Howe Township.  Detours have been posted. The…

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McCutchen Named National League Player-of-the-Week

Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen was named National League Player-of-the-Week on Monday. McCutchen led the league last week with four home runs, 13 RBI’s, 30 total bases and a 1.034 slugging percentage.  He hit .483 with a .559 on-base percentage, also league-leading numbers. “Cutch” recorded multi-hit games in all of his team’s games during…

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Sub Scores Game-Winner In U.S. Win Over Ghana In World Cup Opener

For the first time in the 84-year history of United States competition in World Cup soccer tournaments, covering 30 games, a substitute player scored Monday night, and that sub was responsible for the game-winning goal in a 2-1 U.S. victory over Ghana in their 2014 World Cup opener in Natal, Brazil. 21 year-old John Brooks…

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