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Union Members And The Public Rally At Oil City School Board Meeting To Maintain Local Cafeteria And Custodial Workers

Nearly every member of the union representing cafeteria and custodial workers in the Oil City Area School District showed up at the district’s school board meeting Monday night to once again protest a proposal by the board to outsource the workers’ jobs. Despite the presence of numerous signs, T-shirts and buttons showing their opinions that…

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Polk Man Hurt When Motorcycle Hits Deer

In yet another incident involving motorcycle versus deer, a Polk man was injured early Tuesday morning when his bike hit a deer on Route 308 near Clintonville. State Police troopers say the incident occurred around 12:30 AM. 56 year-old Robert Foster sustained moderate injuries in the crash.  Police say Foster was wearing a helmet.  few…

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Oil City Woman Jailed After Allegedly Kicking Police Officers, Breaking Cruiser Window

An Oil City woman was taken to the Venango County Jail over the weekend after she allegedly kicked an Oil City Police officer and broke out a window on a police cruiser. Police officials say 38 year-old Bobbie Jo Crose is charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and…

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Grove City Woman Seriously Injured In Crash On Route 208

A Grove City-area woman was airlifted to a Pittsburgh hospital early Sunday morning following a two-vehicle crash on Route 208 between Grove City and Barkeyville. State Police officials say 33 year-old Jessica Benhaida was a passenger in a truck that left the highway shortly before 6:00 AM Sunday and then struck several trees.  Her injuries…

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Dodgers Take 5-2 Decision In Series Opener In Pittsburgh

Hyun-Jin Ryu held the Pittsburgh Pirates to just five hits over seven innings on Monday night, and the Los Angeles Dodgers (55-44) captured the first game of a three-game series in the Steel City by a 5-2 score over the Bucs (52-47). The loss was the first by the Pirates since play resumed following the…

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Oil City Man Sentenced To 5-And-A-Half To 20 Years In Prison For Three Area Burglaries

An Oil City man was sentenced last week to five-and-a-half to twenty years in state prison on his guilty pleas to charges connected with three burglaries that occurred in different Venango County communities on the same night last winter. 42 year-old Lawrence Henderson was also ordered to pay more than $7,200 in restitution and about $1,000…

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Franklin’s Nate Byham Signs With New England Patriots

Franklin native Nate Byham has signed a contract with the NFL’s New England Patriots. The Patriots made the announcement Sunday, but did not release information on the terms of the deal. The 26 year-old Byham has played tight end for both the San Francisco 49ers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  After a collegiate career at…

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REVISED: PennDOT Announces Venango County Road Work, Newly-Added Paving Projects

PennDOT has announced its road maintenance schedule for Venango County for the week of July 21. Side dozing work will be conducted on Route 8 and crack sealing on Route 417, both in Cherrytree Township.  Patching is scheduled for Nickelville Road (Route 2011) in Richland Township.  Ditch work is planned for Georgetown Road (Route 3003) in…

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Two Face Charges For “Tales Of Woe” Which Cost Elderly Victim Over $2,300

A Pleasantville man and a Titusville woman face charges after they were accused of continually hounding an 82 year-old Oil Creek Township woman for money, and according to State Police, costing the older woman more than $2,300 over a period of time. Investigators tell KQW that 32 year-old Ryan Young and 22 year-old Hannah Allen…

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Franklin Woman Hurt In Perrine Corners Crash

State Police officials in Jackson Center say a Franklin-area woman was seriously injured Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle collision at the Perrine Corners intersection in eastern Mercer County. Troopers report that a vehicle being operated on Route 965 by 24 year-old Angellea Page crossed the intersection into the path of a vehicle driven by 37 year-old James…

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