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Venango County Road Maintenance Schedule For Week Of October 26

PennDOT has announced their road maintenance schedule for the week of October 26. Patching work will continue on various sections of Routes 8, 62, 322 and 417.  A bridge project and the repair of washouts are scheduled for Kennerdell Road (Route 3008) in Clinton Township.  Washout repairs are also planned for East State Road (Route…

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Activist Sues For State Attorney General’s Removal

An activist from central Pennsylvania is hoping that the state Supreme Court’s suspension of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s law license will render his recent lawsuit more urgent. Gene Stilp, from Dauphin County, has filed suit against Governor Wolf and the state Senate in an attempt to force them to use a constitutional provision known…

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Reaction To Treasury Department’s Halt To Payments For Charter Schools

The state Treasury Department announced this week they are halting a $45-million payment to charter schools at the request of some Democrats in the state Senate. The money comes from casino proceeds, and is meant to be distributed to public and charter schools.  The Democratic lawmakers involved say the law is unclear on the issue,…

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Oil City Woman Hits Cow During Early Morning Drive Through The Clintonville Area

An Oil City woman escaped with only minor injuries early Thursday morning after her car hit a cow on a road near Clintonville. State Police officials tell KQW that 60 year-old Candace Whitling hit the cow while traveling along Route 208 in Clinton Township shortly before 5:00 AM Thursday. The animal died.  Whitling’s car was…

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Pens’ Winning String Ends At Three With Second Loss To Dallas

Nick Bonino scored Pittsburgh’s only goal on Thursday night as the Pittsburgh Penguins (3-4) lost to the Dallas Stars (6-1) for the second time in seven games this season. Jason Spezza, Johnny Oduya, Mattias Janmark  and John Klinberg scored in a 4-1 victory for the Stars.  The Pens went 3-2 on a home stand that both started…

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Cranberry Man Injured In Rockland Rollover

A Cranberry man was injured Wednesday morning in a rollover accident on a road in Rockland Township. State Police troopers say 18 year-old Zachary Bowler was the driver of a pickup that traveled off Rockland-Kennerdell Road shortly before 7:00 AM Wednesday.  The truck went into a ditch, struck a culvert pipe, flipped onto its side…

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Weight Restrictions Lifted From Wyattville Bridge; Rehab Work Scheduled Next Year

PennDOT says the weight restriction posted for the Wyattville Bridge on Route 322 west of Franklin in Sugarcreek Borough has been lifted. The bridge had been restricted for the last two years to thirty-three tons, or thirty-nine tons for combination loads.  It was among the bridges declared structurally deficient and posted with new weight limits…

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State Lawmaker Proposes Stopgap State Budget

A state lawmaker is mounting another attempt at breaking the state budget stalemate. State Representative Robert Freeman says his budget would be divided into two six-month periods – from July 1 through December 31, and January 1 through June 30.  The plan includes increases in the personal income and sales taxes, along with property tax…

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Congressman Thompson Criticizes Governor Wolf’s Fundraising Trip During Pennsylvania’s Budget Stalemate

Pennsylvania U.S. Congressman Glenn Thompson has criticized Governor Tom Wolf for embarking on a campaign fundraising trip to Washington D.C. during the state’s long-lasting budget stalemate. With the budget impasse approaching four months, a statement issued by Thompson on Wednesday called Wolf’s trip “nothing short of appalling.”  The Congressman said the Governor has line-item veto…

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Oil City Man, Wanted Since July, Arrested At Mercer County Traffic Stop

An Oil City man for whom police had been searching since late July has been arrested in Mercer County. 26 year-old Steven Mendez was originally wanted in the assault of a 23 year-old woman reported July 30 at a location on Kinch Road in President Township.  An investigation led police to believe Mendez may also have been…

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