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Lots Of Pothole Patching Listed On Venango County Road Maintenance Schedule

The PennDOT road maintenance schedule for Venango County for the week of March 30 includes ditch work along Route 62 between Franklin and Oil City and numerous pothole patching projects. The patching jobs are scheduled for Route 62 in Frenchcreek Township, Congress Hill Road in Sandycreek Township, Route 8 and Big Bend Road in Barkeyville…

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Oil City Man Charged In Intimidation Of A Witness Investigation Linked To Probe Into Missing VFW Money

An Oil City man was charged Thursday with the intimidation of a witness, harassment, stalking and other counts that are reportedly in connection with individuals involved in the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of nearly $100,000 from the VFW post in Oil City. Oil City Police say 52 year-old Randy Carlson is also charged with…

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NCAA Results – Regional Semifinals – Thursday, March 26

NCAA Results – Regional Semifinals – Thursday, March 26:   South Regional  (at Cleveland) Notre Dame 81, Wichita State 70 Kentucky 78, West Virginia 39   West Regional  (at Los Angeles) Wisconsin 79, North Carolina 72 Arizona 68, Xavier 60

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Mother, Grandparents Sentenced To Prison In Greenville Boy’s Starvation

The mother and two grandparents of a seven year-old Greenville boy who weighted only twenty-eight pounds when Mercer County officials came to his aid were sentenced to state prison terms on Thursday. Saying he could not bear to view photographs of the emaciated boy, Mercer County Judge Christopher St. John sentenced the mother, 28 year-old Mary…

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Last-Place Hurricanes Blow By Penguins 5-2 In Raleigh

Five different players for the last-place Carolina Hurricanes scored on Thursday night in a 5-2 win in Raleigh over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins. Although the Pens outshot the Hurricanes 29-28, Carolina goaltender Cam Ward (19-21-5) stopped 27 shots.  Eric Staal, Ryan Murphy, Jay McClement, Alexander Semin and Andrej Nestrasil all scored for Carolina (27-36-10).  Staal…

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Ninth-Inning Homer Sinks Pirates In 7-5 Preseason Loss To Atlanta

Jonny Gomes slammed a tiebreaking solo home run in the top of the ninth inning off Pittsburgh’s Clayton Richard on Thursday afternoon, and Jesus Flores followed later with an RBI single as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Pirates 7-5 in a preseason game played at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida. The Pirates had fallen behind…

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DEP Defends Need For More Drilling Site Inspectors

The acting secretary of the state’s Department of Environmental Protection defended a proposed increase in funding and manpower for his agency to members of the state Senate this week. Radio PA News reports that John Quigley said the DEP is asking for fifty additional inspectors. Pennsylvania’s Auditor General announced last year that the DEP was…

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Colonel Drake’s Birthday To Be Observed Saturday At Drake Well Museum

Drake Well Museum and Park will observe Colonel Edwin Drake’s 196th birthday this Saturday, March 28. The party for the pioneer in the oil production business in northwestern Pennsylvania will include a special visitor, a scavenger hunt and, of course, birthday cake. The event makes up the third installment of the monthly “Something More Saturdays”…

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Poll Shows Support For Many Of Governor Wolf’s Budget Proposals, But Not So Much For The Governor Himself

A new poll from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster shows support for the key elements of Governor Tom Wolf’s budget proposals, but the numbers are not as strong for the Governor himself. 59 percent of voters polled support Wolf’s budget plan with 27 percent of them having ranked education funding as their top priority.…

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Ohio Man Pleads Guilty In Polk Harassment Case And To Making Claims Against Law Enforcement Officer

An Ohio man has entered guilty pleas in Venango County Court in a case which began when a Polk woman complained that he was stalking her. 39 year-old Anthony Mezerkor, from Andover, will be sentenced on April 28 on two counts of harassment and a charge of unsworn falsification to law enforcement.  In his plea bargain, numerous…

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