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State Elections Officials Report Few Balloting Problems

Even with millions of Pennsylvania residents casting their ballots in the general elections on Tuesday, state officials say relatively few problems were reported. Turnout was high in many precincts Tuesday – the voter tally in Venango County was 68.8 percent of all the county’s registered voters – but, despite the traffic during thirteen hours of…

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Citizen-Of-The-Year Nominations Being Received By Venango Area Chamber Of Commerce

The Venango Area Chamber of Commerce has begun accepting nominations for its Outstanding Citizen Award. The Chamber gives out the award each year to someone who consistently shows civic leadership through volunteerism and service to their community.  The 2017 Citizen-of-the-Year will be recognized at the Chamber’s annual dinner on February 22. The nominating committee says they…

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Text Message Scam Revealed

The state Attorney General’s office is warning Pennsylvania residents of a new scam in which someone tries to obtain bank account information through means of a text message. In the scam, a person receives a text message from what appeared to be the receiver’s bank.  It includes a link to a website seeking the receiver’s…

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Jury Calls Reportedly From Federal Marshals Are Scams

The United States Marshals Service says telephone calls purporting to be from their agents or others and demanding money for fines are scams. The calls, which also may be from someone claiming to be in another area of law enforcement or a court official, claim that the receivers of the calls have missed jury duty…

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Powerball Lottery Jackpot Jumps To $258 Million

With no grand prize winner in Wednesday night’s drawing, the estimated jackpot in the Powerball Lottery has climbed to $258 million. The one-time cash value of the big prize for Saturday’s drawing is currently estimated at $170.7 million. One player who purchased a Wednesday ticket in Pennsylvania will win $50,000.  That player matched four of…

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Public Meeting On Titusville’s South Perry Street Bridge Study Set For Tuesday Evening

A public meeting regarding the study of the South Perry Street Bridge in Titusville is scheduled for Tuesday evening, November 15. The study is intended to evaluate the needs of the bridge, and the area of South Perry Street from West Bloss Street to St. Johns Street.  The meeting has been planned in connection with a…

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Oil City Woman Hurt In Two-Vehicle Accident On Route 8

An Oil City resident was injured Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident on Route 8 in Sugarcreek Borough. Police officials say 25 year-old Kyha Demarco was a passenger in one of the vehicles. Police indicate the crash occurred when 72 year-old Marilyn McMurdy, from Franklin, made a left turn into a shopping plaza in front of a…

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Sheary Leads Penguins To Come-From-Behind 4-3 Win Over Edmonton

Conor Sheary’s second goal of the game, with 1:42 remaining, completed his team’s comeback from a 3-1 deficit and gave the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 home win over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. Sheary had lifted Pittsburgh (9-2-2) to an early 1-0 advantage before the Oilers (9-4-1) stormed back with a pair of scores by…

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Venango County Voter Turnout Pegged At 68.8%

68.8% of the registered voters in Venango County went to the polls in the General Election on Tuesday. In the Republican-heavy county, 68.5% cast ballots for Presidential campaign winner Donald Trump, 62.9% supported U.S. Senator Pat Toomey in his narrow reelection victory over former state DEP Secretary Katie McGinty and 73.7% voted for winning incumbent…

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Republicans To Continue To Control State Legislature

Republicans strengthened an already tight grip on the state House and Senate in Tuesday’s elections. That includes a now veto-proof majority in the Senate, The bigger GOP majority may prove to be an even bigger challenge for Democratic Governor Tom Wolf when the new legislative session begins in January. House Republicans picked up a net…

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