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Former Governor Tom Ridge Had Heart Attack Before Thursday’s Surgery

Former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge remains in a Texas hospital following an emergency heart procedure performed on Thursday. Doctors are now saying the 72 year-old Ridge had suffered a heart attack sometime before he requested assistance from a hotel staff, and was then rushed to a local hospital.  He underwent a surgical procedure Thursday at…

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Charges Include Strangulation In Early Morning Incident In Rocky Grove

Charges in an incident in Rocky Grove early Saturday morning include strangulation and driving under the influence. State Police officials who were called to investigate say 29 year-old Darrin Foster assaulted a 28 year-old woman at a location on Prospect Avenue.  Early reports did not indicate exactly how the D-U-I charge was connected to the…

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No Injuries In Mobile Home Fire In Sandycreek Township

A State Police fire marshal is investigating a fire that completely destroyed a mobile home in Sandycreek Township on Friday morning. No injuries were reported.  No one was home when the blaze broke out at a residence in Maple Grove Circle.  Firefighters from six companies responded to the scene shortly after 8:00 AM.  The mobile…

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D-10, PIAA Football Playoff Results – November 17

District 10, PIAA Football Playoff Results  –  November 17:   D-10 “2A” Championship  –   7 PM at Slippery Rock University Wilmington 31, Greenville 13   PIAA 1st-Round Playoff Games   “1A”  –  Farrell 34, Northern Bedford 19   “2A”  –  Clarion 20, Chestnut Ridge  14   “3A”  –  Sharon 67, Karns City 17   “5A” …

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Light-Up Night (And Day) – Saturday In Franklin

Franklin’s annual Light-Up Night arrives Saturday, November 18.  The event has grown into a daylong festival. The downtown Franklin stores will kick off the Christmas season on Saturday from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. Other daytime activities will include the grand opening of the Christmas Tree Extravaganza at the Barrow-Civic Theatre, the Franklin Public Library’s…

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Under Proposed Budget, Oil City Real Estate Taxes Would Be Unchanged

The 2017 city budget given tentative approval Thursday by Oil City Council would keep the city’s real estate tax rate as it is. A final vote on what is now a spending plan totaling just over $20 million will be taken next month. Oil City’s water fees will be increased by a small amount. The…

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Big Second-Half Surge Lifts Steelers To 40-17 Home Victory Over Tennessee

Ben Roethlisberger threw for 299 yards and four touchdowns on Thursday night, and the Pittsburgh Steelers improved to 8-2 with a 40-17 home victory over the Tennessee Titans (6-4). Antonio Brown was on the receiving ends of three of the scoring passes, having recorded ten receptions for 144 yards.  Roethlisberger also tossed a scoring lob…

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Pens Win 3-1 In Ottawa

The Pittsburgh Penguins (11-7-3) moved into a tie with New Jersey for first place in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division on Thursday night with a 3-1 victory over the Senators in Ottawa. Patric Hornqvist, Jake Guentzel and Riley Sheahan scored for the Penguins, and Matt Murray (11-4-1) stopped 21 of the mere 22 shots he had…

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Venango County Budget Would Contain No Tax Increase

The 2017 budget unveiled this week by the Venango County commissioners would contain no real estate tax increase. A final vote on what is now a $57.6 million spending plan is expected to be taken on December 12. The proposed budget may be viewed on the county’s website and at the county commissioner’s office in…

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Seat Belt Enforcement Drive Begins Monday

The Pennsylvania State Police and some 250 municipal police departments will join in an increased seat belt enforcement mobilization, beginning Monday, November 20. In Venango County, the Oil City, Franklin and Sugarcreek Borough Police Departments will take part in the enforcement effort.  The enforcement will involve roadways which data show have low seat belt usage…

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