Blog Archives

State Lawmaker Proposes Severance Tax On Natural Gas Drilling

A state lawmaker is proposing a severance tax on natural gas drilling as a way to ease the state’s budget woes. State Representative Kate Harper proposes to levy a three-and-a-half percent tax on drilling in the Marcellus shale region.  She tells Radio PA News the revenue from the tax would fill a $32 billion-dollar hole…

Read more »

Steelers-Bengals Rematch Moved To Sunday Night!

The NFL season finale at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, a rematch between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals and the game that will determine the AFC North champion, has been moved from 1:00 PM Sunday (Dec. 28) to 8:30 PM the same evening under national television’s “flex scheduling” policy. The Steelers will appear on…

Read more »

Two Sought, Two Injured In Home Invasion And Stabbings In Oil City

Two men are being treated for serious injuries in a Pittsburgh hospital, and two others are the subjects of police searches following a home invasion in Oil City on Sunday evening in which two men were stabbed. Oil City Police say the 7:00 PM incident began when two masked men forced their way inside an…

Read more »

Oil City Woman Charged For Having Minors Drove Her To Get Beer; Unlicensed Driver Crashes Vehicle

An Oil City woman faces numerous charges after police say she had an unlicensed minor drive her to several locations, including a beer stop, and after it is alleged the minor then took and crashed the vehicle while using it while the woman was passed out. State Police officials, who investigated the crash in Cornplanter…

Read more »

Steelers Reach Playoffs With 20-12 Win Versus Kansas City; Can Win Division Title Against Cincinnati

Ben Roethlisberger threw a touchdown pass to Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell scored on a one-year touchdown run, boosting the Pittsburgh Steelers into the NFL playoffs for the first time in three years with a 20-12 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs (8-7) on Sunday at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. The Steelers (10-5) can clinch…

Read more »

Clarion Man Accused Of Hitting A Woman Four Times In The Back Of The Head

A Clarion man has been charged after he was accused of repeatedly striking a woman in the head in an incident in Clarion Township late Saturday afternoon. 56 year-old Michael Blaha is accused of hitting a woman four times in the back of the head during what police have called a domestic dispute. State Police…

Read more »

First-Rounder Pouliot Scores In 1st NHL Game; Pens Beat Panthers 3-1

20 year-old Derrick Pouliot, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ number-one draft choice in 2012, scored in his first NHL game on Saturday night as the Pens defeated the visiting Florida Panthers 3-1. The goal was the Penguins’ second of the contest, and turned out to be the game-winner.  Team captain Sidney Crosby tallied his tenth goal of the…

Read more »

Lady Lions Win Record Seventh NCAA Volleyball Championship

The Penn State Nittany Lions swept Brigham Young 25-21, 26-24, 25-14 on Saturday night to win their record seventh NCAA women’s volleyball championship. With the victory, Penn State successfully defended their national title and broke a tie with Stanford for most championships. The Nittany Lions’ Megan Courtney was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.  In…

Read more »

Pitt Needs Overtime To Beat Oakland 81-77

For the second time in three seasons, the Pitt Panthers (8-3) were forced to come from behind and play overtime to defeat Oakland. Michael Young scored 19 points, James Robinson added 18, and Cam Wright and Chris Jones both recorded 16 points in Pitt’s 81-77 victory on Saturday afternoon at Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh.…

Read more »

Penn State Shades Drexel, Improves To 11-1

D.J. Newbill scored 20 points on Saturday. lifting Penn State to a narrow 73-68 victory over Drexel.  With the win, the Nittany Lions improved to 11-1. Brandon Taylor added 14 points for Penn State, and Tavon Allen led the Dragons with 15 points.

Read more »

Venango Weather