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Thursday Is National Day Of Prayer

The nation will observe the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer this Thursday (May 2). The theme for this year’s observance is “Pray for America.”  The chosen scripture of the year, meant to highlight the day’s theme is Matthew 12:21, which reads, “In His name the nations will put their hope.” President Barack Obama on…

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Unemployment Numbers Fall In The Oil Region In March

Unemployment numbers improved throughout the Oil Region in March. The figures in this six-county area of the state dropped for the second consecutive month. In Venango County, where about 2,100 people were without jobs, the unemployment rate fell from 8.3 percent in February to 7.9 percent — equal to the statewide figure for the month…

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Bail Set At $100,000 In Domestic Assault Arrest

A district magisterial judge has set bail at $100,000 in a case in which State Police troopers were called to a domestic dispute near Oil City on Monday. Investigators say James Goodman was charged with assault after he allegedly choked and slapped a woman during an argument on Monday afternoon.  Troopers say the incidents occurred…

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Oil City Student Musicians Head To Washington, Virginia’s Apple Blossom Festival

About 110 Oil City High School band and chorus members leave Thursday for performances connected to the annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester, Virginia and in Washington, D.C. The Oilers marching band, directed by Daniel Cartwright, will perform Saturday in the Apple Blossom Festival’s Grand Feature Parade.  Then, on Sunday, the Oil City chorus, directed…

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Governor Corbett Blasted For Comments On Employer Drug Testing

Governor Tom Corbett has touched off a heated debate about job applicants and drug testing through his recent comments on the Radio PA News program, “Ask the Governor.” While discussing Pennsylvania’s 7.9 percent unemployment rate, Corbett said part of the problem with joblessness in the state is that employers continue to insist they cannot find…

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Cruelty To Horses Investigation In Frenchcreek Township

Investigators have not released the names of those individuals who may face charges, but the State Police did confirm Wednesday that they are involved in a probe into possible cruelty to animals at a location in Frenchcreek Township. Troopers say they have involved the Venango County District Attorney’s office and animal cruelty officers, and have enlisted…

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May Adjustment Shows National Fuel Gas Rates Will Rise

The latest quarterly adjustment that National Fuel Gas has made to its gas supply charges shows residential bills are rising by about 3.3 percent. National Fuel spokesperson Sandra James says that means the “typical” residential customer’s monthly bill will increase by $2.36.  The change takes effect today (May 1). The rate hike comes through the…

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Rodriguez Flounders In Bucs’ 10-4 Loss In Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Brewers (13-11) jumped on Pittsburgh starter Wandy Rodriguez (2-1) for seven runs in 3-and-two-thirds innings on Monday night en route to a 10-4 victory over the visiting Pirates. The Bucs have lost 45 of their last 52 games at Miller Park, dating back to 2007. Milwaukee used five home runs to post the…

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Meetings Start Monday On Oil City Elementary School Proposals

Public meetings will be held on four consecutive evenings next week on the proposals presented by a consulting firm regarding the future of Oil City’s elementary schools. The first of the meetings will be held Monday night (May 6) at 6:00 PM at Oil City High School. The study was commissioned in 2011 to, in large part,…

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Body Found In Warren County Creek Identified As Missing Boy Scout Leader

The body of a man found in a Warren County creek on Sunday morning has been identified as that of a Boy Scout leader reported missing more than five weeks earlier. Dental records confirmed Monday that the victim was 69 year-old Dan Wolboldt, from Conewango Township, who had been missing since March 23.  Wolbodt’s body was…

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