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Oil Country Bluegrass Festival Featured This Weekend

The 11th annual Oil Country Bluegrass Festival opens Friday night (Feb. 23) and runs through Sunday morning at the Days Inn in Oil City. Proceeds benefit CASA of Venango County and the Oil City Arts Council who are hosting the event. The festival will start Friday night from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM, continue on…

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Flood Watch Expanded; In Effect Through Sunday Evening

The National Weather Service has expanded its Flood Watch, which is to be effective through Sunday evening, February 25, for local areas in and around the Oil Region. NWS officials say the ground is very saturated, and the levels of local waterways remain high.  Additional rainfall is expected from now through Sunday morning. A Flood…

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State GOP Leaders Ask U.S. Supreme Court To Block New PA Congressional District Map

State Republican legislative leaders are asking the United States Supreme Court for an emergency stay to block the implementation of the new Congressional district map for Pennsylvania handed down on Monday by the state Supreme Court. Radio PA News reports that House Speaker Mike Turzai and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati both continue to…

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Mercer County Mini-Casino Deal Invalidated

A winning bid of nearly $9.9 million announced Wednesday for a mini-casino to be built near Greenville in Mercer County was invalidated nearly immediately by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Board officials say the buffer radius in the bid submitted by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation for the fourth of ten new mini-casinos allowed under…

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Winter Weather Advisory Posted For Possible Freezing Rain

The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Weather Advisory due to the potential for freezing rain, effective Thursday (Feb. 22) until 1:00 PM. Some of Thursday’s showers may contain freezing rain or sleet in some areas.  Any ice accumulations would result in slippery conditions on roads, bridges and sidewalks. Drivers should be prepared for…

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Mini-Casino Planned For Mercer County

The fourth bid for one of ten mini-casinos now allowed under the expansion of Pennsylvania’s gambling laws has been awarded to a company which plans to build it within fifteen miles of a point they have designated in Mercer County. Radio PA News reports that the winning $9.9 million bid was awarded to the Las…

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State Supreme Map Draws Up New Congressional District Map; Challenge Expected

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its own Congressional district map on Monday, rejecting several proposals from both major political parties and the Wolf Administration. The announcement by the Democratic-leaning high court immediately drew a promise from state GOP leaders that they will challenge in federal court.  Radio PA News reports they likely will argue that…

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Cause Of Titusville Fire Ruled Undetermined

The cause of a fire that caused extensive damage to a three-story building on Titusville’s Diamond Street last week has officially been ruled “undetermined,” but fire officials say it is not likely the blaze was intentionally set. The fire early Thursday morning began on the ground floor of a building that had recently housed only…

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Pens Win Two, Grab First Place

Riley Sheahan scored twice on Sunday night, leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-2 win over the Blue Jackets in Columbus as the team from the Steel City took over first place in the NHL Metropolitan Division, moving one point ahead of Washington, Brian Dumoulin, Zach Aston-Reese and Jake Guentzel also scored for the Pens…

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LeBron’s Team Wins NBA All-Star Game 148-145

LeBron James scored 29 points on Sunday night, lifting his own team to a 148-145 victory over Steph Curry’s squad in this year’s NBA All-Star game, played in Los Angeles. James was one of fifteen players, including eight on his own team, to reach double figures. Damian Lillard paced the Curry team with 21 points.

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