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Venango County Road Maintenance Schedule – Week Of April 6

PennDOT officials have announced their highway maintenance schedule for Venango County for the week of April 6. Several pothole patching projects are scheduled.  The list of projects also includes ditch work along Routes 8 and 62 between Franklin and Reno. As far as the pothole patching is concerned, work is planned for Route 62 and…

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Route 62 Paving Project Slated To Begin April 20

PennDOT has set April 20 as the projected starting date for a road paving project covering about six-and-a-half miles of Route 62 in northeastern Venango County. Officials hope to have the work done by the week of July 6. The work zone will run from Henry’s Bend Road in President Township to the Forest County…

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Slippery Rock Dorm Kitchen Fire Causes $10,000 In Damages

Damages are estimated at about $10,000 in a fire that started in a community kitchen at a dormitory at Slippery Rock University last week. No injuries were reported, although fire officials evacuated the building. Fire officials say the blaze started when a pan of grease either spilled or ignited while a group of students were…

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Pirates Drop Final Florida Game; Will Play Two Exhibitions In Philadelphia Before Regular Season Begins

A split squad of New York Yankees players belted out 13 hits on Thursday afternoon en route to a 6-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates in Tampa, Florida. The preseason contest was the last the Pirates (15-11-4) will have played in Florida this spring.  The Bucs will play exhibitions against the Phillies (12-17) in Philadelphia…

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Fire Near Cooperstown Destroys Mobile Home; One Injured With Burns

A fire near Cooperstown on Thursday afternoon destroyed a mobile home and reportedly left one person injured with burns. The identity of the injured party was not immediately released. Eight fire companies responded to the blaze on Myers Hill Road in Jackson Township shortly after 12:30 PM Thursday.  Officials have not yet released any information…

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Combined Tactical Systems Worker Shot During Munitions Demolition Job

A Greenville man was airlifted to the hospital late Thursday morning after he was accidentally shot at his workplace. The 25 year-old victim, whose name has not been released, was working at Combined Tactical Systems in Greene Township in Mercer County when the incident occurred shortly before noon on Thursday.  Reports indicate the man was part…

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Baltimore Man Arrested For Alleged Physical Assault On A Woman In Clarion

A Baltimore man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly assaulted a woman at a residence in Clarion Township. State Police investigators in Clarion say 28 year-old Billy Shackelford is accused of pushing a 34 year-old Strattanville woman into a counter and then throwing the woman to the floor. Shackelford was charged with simple assault, harassment…

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Stanford Wins NIT Title, Beating Miami In Overtime

Chasson Randle decided the game with a pair of free throws with 3.4 seconds remaining in overtime, and was named Most Outstanding Player of the tournament as Stanford edged Miami 66-64 on Thursday night in the NIT championship game at Madison Square Garden in New York. Randle finished the game with 25 points and his…

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State Police Easter Holiday Traffic Law Enforcement Period Begins At Midnight Friday

The official State Police traffic law enforcement period for the Easter Holiday weekend will run from midnight Friday through midnight Sunday (April 3 – April 5). The PSP stresses that they will continue their stepped-up efforts to provide safety over the holiday weekend. Troopers, including those working in extra patrols, will especially be looking for…

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Senate Majority Leader Says The Budget Debate May Now Begin

The state legislative budget hearings are over.  Now state lawmakers and the Governor face a three-month period of tense and potentially combative negotiations. Governor Tom Wolf rolled out an ambitious budget plan, but Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman tells Radio PA News reality will set in as the Governor gets ready for negotiations with the…

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