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IRS Warns Of Scam Aimed At Tax Filers

As the April 15th tax deadlines approach, the Internal Revenue Service is warning about a new phishing scam aimed at tax filers. This new e-mail scam appears to come from the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service, and comes complete with what we are told is a bogus case number.  It includes a link to a website…

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Local February Unemployment Numbers Were Mixed; Venango County Drops To 6.3%

Unemployment numbers in February were down in Venango and Crawford Counties, unchanged in three neighboring counties, and climbed in Forest County, according to numbers released Tuesday by the state’s Department of Labor and Industry. February unemployment in Venango County was tallied at 6.3 percent, down from 6.6 percent in January.  As recently as November, that…

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Hutchinson Measure Would Develop Panel On Conventional Oil Production

Legislation introduced in Harrisburg by state Senator Scott Hutchinson, from Oil City, is intended to protect the conventional oil production industry from state regulations intended for companies extracting Marcellus shale natural gas. Hutchinson’s Senate Bill would establish the Penn Grade Crude Development Advisory Council.  The panel  would be “empowered to study existing regulations and assist the…

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$990,000 In Renovations Approved For Rocky Grove High School Kitchen

The Valley Grove School Board on Monday approved more than $990,000 in renovations to the Rocky Grove High School kitchen and cafeteria. The extensive project will include the construction of a new kitchen, wiring, heating and air-conditioning, plumbing, a new roof over the food storage area and a new cafeteria floor. Of the total amount…

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Franklin Woman Arrested In Parking Lot Fight

Franklin City Police have charged a Franklin-area woman after she was accused of assaulting another woman in the parking lot of a bar in the city’s Third Ward. Officers say 24 year-old Alexa Martin knocked another woman to the ground and pushed her face into the gravel in the parking lot.  The other woman reportedly…

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Pirates Win Opener 1-0 On 10th-Inning, “Walker-Off” Home Run

Neil Walker’s leadoff home run in the bottom of the 10th inning off the Chicago Cubs’ Carlos Villanueva on Monday afternoon gave the Pittsburgh Pirates a 1-0 victory in their season opener before an overflow crowd of 39,833 at PNC Park. It marked just the second time in Major League Baseball history in which an…

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Oil City Hall Closed Tuesday, April 1

Oil City officials say City Hall will be closed Tuesday (April 1) for the installation of an underground transformer. A spokesperson tells KQW it is believed the work by the electric company can be completed in one day. The Oil City Police Department, which operates from City Hall, will be functioning through the use of…

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Cranberry Township Man Accused Of Blocking Neighbor’s Driveway

Officials say a Cranberry Township man was charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly blocked a neighbor’s driveway with barrels and other objects. State Police officials say the driveway remained barricaded even after they had ordered 52 year-old Randy Spencer to remove the obstacles. Police gave no motive for the actions in the neighborhood of…

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Spartansburg Man Accused Of Threatening Woman With A Chainsaw At Cherrytree Township Restaurant-Bar

State Police officials say a Spartansburg man has been charged after he allegedly threatened a woman with a chainsaw — outside a Cherrytree Township restaurant-bar complex late Friday night. Troopers say 49 year-old Ricky Brandon is accused of assaulting a 39 year-old woman.  Police believe the incident involved a domestic dispute. There was no word…

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Electralloy Resumes Working After Friday Morning Fire

A fire at the Electralloy facility in Oil City early Friday morning was brought under control fairly quickly, and most work at the company proceeded unhampered through the remainder of the week. Oil City firefighters responded shortly before 5:00 AM Friday after a fire was reported in a grinder unit.  Although the blaze moved up…

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