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Kennerdell Woman, Daughter Injured In Clintonville Crash

A Kennerdell woman and her ten year-old daughter were both injured Sunday morning in a one-vehicle accident near Clintonville. The incident occurred around 10:00 AM when an S-U-V operated by Janet Buscemi left Route 308 on a curve.  The vehicle shot over a guardrail, went down an embankment and slammed into two trees. Buscemi was…

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Two Hurt In Two-Vehicle Crash Near Kennerdell

Two people were injured early Sunday afternoon when a car hit a pickup on a road outside of Kennerdell. Officials identified the drivers as Tabitha Drnek, from Kennerdell, and Robert Snyder, from Mercer.  Police say the motorists were headed in opposite directions on Kennerdell Road at about 1:00 PM Sunday when Drnek’s car crossed the…

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Titusville Man Sentenced To One-To-Two Years In Venango County Jail In Fraudulent Timber Sales Case

A Titusville man was sentenced last week to one-to-two years in the Venango County Jail for his role in a case involving the fraudulent sales of timber rights. 35 year-old David Kapellusch was one of two men who had been charged following accusations they sold timber rights to properties they do not own in Plum…

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Lyme Disease Awareness Campaign Begins; State Officials Confirm First 2015 West Nile Virus Detections

The Pennsylvania Health Department has kicked off its yearly Lyme disease awareness campaign. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection carried by ticks that, if left untreated, could lead to arthritic or nervous system complications.  Early tick bite identification is the key to avoiding the serious consequences that can come from the disease. Officials recommend wearing long…

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Both Major Lottery Jackpots Climb Again

Some Pennsylvania players may become the lottery world’s newest millionaires this week, but no one will collect the jackpots offered over this past weekend in either the MegaMillions or Powerball Lotteries. No one matched the sufficient amount of numbers to win the biggest prizes, and the jackpots will both grow again for the games’ next drawings.…

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NHL Playoff Results – May 29, 30

NHL Playoff Results  –  May 29, 30:   Friday, May 29  –  (Eastern Conference championship series) Tampa Bay 2, NY Rangers 0  (Lightning win series 4-games-to-3)   Saturday, May 3o  –  (Western Conference championship series) Chicago 5, Anaheim 3  (Blackhawks win series 4-games-to-3)

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Kennerdell Man Given 5-To-10 Years In State Prison For Traffic Fatality Involving Man Sitting On A Porch

A Kennerdell man was sentenced in Venango County Court this past week to five-to-ten years in state prison in the traffic death of a Sandycreek Township man who was sitting on his front porch. Police accident investigators had said that 43 year-old Michael Nearhoof had been driving under the influence of a mixture of alcohol and…

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May 31 Marks 30th Anniversary Of Oil Region’s Tornado Trauma

Next Sunday, May 31, will mark the thirtieth anniversary of one of the most deadly weather days in western Pennsylvania history. The state, along with parts of Ohio, New York and Ontario in Canada, was ravaged by a tornado outbreak that killed 89 people, injured more than one thousand others and caused more than $600…

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Unveiling Of Next Civil War Marker Set For Saturday In Franklin

Another Civil War general from Franklin will be honored on Saturday, June 6 with the dedication of a historical marker on Elk Street near the rear of the Venango County Courthouse. Brigadier General Alfred McCalmont will join Union Generals Alexander Hays and Jesse Reno as Franklin honorees. The unveiling of the plaques have helped the…

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Music On The Square Series Debuts In Oil City On Friday Night

A new music series developed by the Oil City Main Street Program’s promotions committee will debut on Friday, June 5 at Oil City’s newly-developed Town Square. This summer, “Music on the Square” will provide three different Friday evenings of live music which will be free and open to the public.  Attendees are invited to bring…

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