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No Detour For Hunter Station Bridge Replacement Project

PennDOT officials say they no longer expect a detour to be necessary in connection with the Hunter Station bridge replacement project in Forest County. Work on the project began last September and should run until late March, 2018.  Originally, a detour was to be put into place this fall. Revised plans call for the separate…

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Rain Water Buildup Causes Roof Cave-In On Oil City’s North Side

The buildup of as much as three feet of rainwater caused the cave-in of a part of the roof at a building in the business district on Oil City’s North Side on Thursday. The tenants of the building on the 200-block of Seneca Street, once utilized as a community senior center, have been temporarily moved…

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Tuition Increase Approved For State-Owned Universities

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors has approved a three-and-a-half percent increase in tuition rates for students at Pennsylvania’s fourteen state-owned universities. In-state full-time students will pay a little more than $250 extra for the full 2017-2018 academic year, for a total of just under $7,500.  The system’s schools include Clarion,…

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Flash Flood Watch Discontinued; Road Flooding Reported Thursday In Franklin Area

The National Weather Service has discontinued a Flash Flood Watch for this part of the Oil Region which had originally been effective through Friday morning (July 14). A Watch issued on Wednesday night included Crawford and Erie Counties in Pennsylvania along with much of Ohio, and by 9:30 AM Thursday it had been expanded to…

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Another Tornado Confirmed In Clarion County

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down early Tuesday evening in the Rimersburg area of southern Clarion County. The twister, with maximum wind speeds of around 75 miles per hour, touched down in the area of Zanot and Fink Roads.  Damage included split tree trunks, uprooted trees and downed branches. Zanot…

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Clarion University Will Be First To Offer Opioid Treatment Specialist Program

Clarion University wants knowledge to be one of the weapons in the fight against heroin and opioid abuse. Beginning this fall, the school will offer a first-of-its-kind Opioid Treatment Specialist Certificate Program. The online, four-course certificate would qualify a taker to become a specialist in the treatment of opioid abuse. Clarion President Dr. Karen Whitney…

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Consultants Recommend No Closings, No Mergers Among Pennsylvania’s State-Owned Universities

As the result of a strategic review launched last year by the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, consultants from the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems released their findings and recommendations on Wednesday. Their recommendations included resisting closings or mergers within Pennsylvania’s fourteen state-owned universities, the continuation of…

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Oil City Caregiver Charged With Stealing From Client

An Oil City woman was charged with nearly 300 counts on Tuesday amid accusations she stole more than $16,000 from a woman for whom she worked as a caregiver. 27 year-old Kamille Elder was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of theft by unlawful taking and multiple counts of access device fraud. Elder is accused of…

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Detroit Man Sentenced To State Prison In Venango County Drug Distribution Case

A Detroit man has been sentenced in Venango County Court to up to nine years in state prison for his role in the distribution of cocaine and heroin in the county. 30 year-old Calvin Ludy entered guilty pleas in March to charges of conspiracy and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. Investigators say…

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Second Golf Course Vandalism Incident Reported

Police officials have now confirmed there were actually two incidents of vandalism to local golf courses over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The Pennsylvania State Police say a group of individuals took six golf carts from a course on Sunville Road in Oakland Township, used them to destroy greens on the property, and then…

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