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Paving, Milling Work Starts Tuesday On Congress Hill Road And Route 965

PennDOT announced Friday that milling/paving projects will begin Tuesday (Aug. 4) on one section of Congress Hill Road in Sandycreek Township, and on a four-and-a-half mile stretch of Route 965 in Frenchcreek and Mineral Townships. The areas to be repaved include eight-tenths of a mile of Congress Hill Road from Pone Lane to Belmar Road,…

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Additional Venango County Road Maintenance Schedule For Week Of August 3

PennDOT has released a listing of their scheduled road maintenance projects in Venango County for the week of August 3. In addition to the bridge replacement project already underway on Patchel Run Road, the schedule includes crack sealing on Interstate 80 near Barkeyville, seal coating on Old Route 8 in Mineral Township, and patching projects…

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Oil City Information Packets To Be Hand-Delivered To Residents’ Homes

The city of Oil City will begin this week delivering information packets concerning the city to the homes of local residents. The packets will contain brochures about city programs, code enforcement policies, water and sewage, recycling, the city’s library and arts council, and a city business guide. The volunteers who will be delivering the information…

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Marte Saves Bucs In 5-4 Win At Cincinnati

Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte made two sterling plays in the bottom of the ninth inning at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati on Friday night to preserve the Pirates’ 5-4 victory over the Reds. Marte threw out Brandon Phillips at home plate for the inning’s second out, and with two runners on base, made a…

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Pirates Deal For 1B Michael Morse, LHP J.A. Happ

Even during the hour immediately following the Friday 4:00 PM EDT Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline, reports on last-minute deals were still coming in, and two of those trades involved the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Bucs have acquired veteran first baseman Michael Morse from the Los Angeles Dodgers for outfielder Jose Tabata, and veteran left-handed…

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Pirates Pitchers Allow 15 Runs, 19 Hits; Decker Finishes Up In 15-5 Loss In Cincinnati

Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers surrendered 19 hits and walked six batters on Thursday night in a 15-5 loss to the Reds in the first game of a four-game series in Cincinnati. Things became so bad, the Pirates finished the game with outfielder Jaff Decker on the mound.  Decker allowed two hits, but gave up no runs.…

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Pirates Trade For Tigers Closer Joakim Soria

For the second time Thursday, the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired a right-handed relief pitcher in a trade with an American League team, picking up closer Joakim Soria from the Detroit Tigers for minor league shortstop JaCoby Jones. Earlier in the day, Pittsburgh acquired starter/long reliever Joe Blanton from the Kansas City Royals for cash considerations (see…

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It’s Venango County Fair Time!

The annual Venango County Fair begins Saturday (August 1) at the 4-H Fairgrounds off Route 62 between Franklin and Polk. The local spotlight for agriculture and 4-H achievements will run through Saturday, August 8. Fair officials are beginning this year’s event by thanking all those who donated their time and money after winter snows collapsed the…

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Taste Of Franklin Weekend Is Upon Us

Believe it or not, we are approaching the first weekend of August, and that means that “Taste of Franklin” weekend is upon us. Although most of the food-related activity is scheduled for Sunday, Franklin’s Old-Fashioned Bargain Days will run from Friday through Sunday, and the weekend will include the “Taste of Talent” vocal competition semifinals…

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Oil City’s First Art Mart Is Scheduled For Saturday

Oil City will unveil a new one-day festival this Saturday, August 1. Art Mart will feature music and at least 14 vendor tables featuring not only craft items and food, but arts items, as well.  Bartering is encouraged. The event is scheduled for 1:00 PM until 7:00 PM in Pipeline Alley on Seneca Street on Oil…

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