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State House Again Approves Liquor Privatization

There still seems to be a considerable amount of opposition, but for the second straight year the state House of Representatives has approved and sent to the Senate legislation that would lead to the privatization of the state liquor store system. Last year, a similar bill passed the House only to die in the state…

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Airline: Commuter Flights From Franklin To Resume Wednesday

Officials of Sun Airways announced at an Oil Region Alliance event at Venango Regional Airport in Franklin on Thursday that commuter air flights from Franklin will resume next Wednesday, March 4. Airport officials had told KQW earlier this week that the new air service would begin Sunday. The Florida-based airline will feature three departures for…

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Oil City Council Votes To Deed Parking Garage To Venango County

Oil City Council voted Thursday to deed the city’s parking “ramp” property to Venango County on the condition that funding is obtained for the county to demolish the condemned structure. The parking garage has been closed for about three-and-a-half years. County officials recently presented the city a proposal to turn the property into a storage and…

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Two Oil City Men Charged; Accused Of Importing And Selling Pot In Venango County

Two Oil City men were charged Thursday in an illegal operation in which local law enforcement officials say “large quantities” of marijuana were brought into and sold in the area. The sources of the drug were said to be Detroit and a number of cities in Ohio. 37 year-old Eric Boone and 33 year-old Raymond…

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New Commercial Service For Venango Regional Airport To Commence Sunday, March 1

Commercial service through a new carrier, Sun Air Express, is expected to begin Sunday, March 1 to and from Venango Regional Airport in Franklin. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Sun Air plans to provide nineteen weekly non-stop round-trip flights between Franklin and Pittsburgh, operating as the PIT Connector.  Service will be provided seven days a…

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PLCB Reports Shows Pennsylvania High School Students Above National Average In Trying Alcohol

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s annual report on underage drinking rates in the state shows that 75 percent of the state’s high school seniors say they have used alcohol at least once. That is higher than the national average of 68 percent. PLCB officials say students need to be reached as early as middle school…

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Communication Is Identified As A Big Issue In Helping Veterans

At a public hearing on issues facing Pennsylvania veterans this week, state lawmakers discovered that  communication is a big issue. Pennsylvania has the fourth-largest veterans population in the country, so getting the word out to all of them about available benefits programs can be a challenge.  Advocates for veterans services said at the hearing that…

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Penguins Post 4-3 Win In Washington

Four different Pittsburgh players scored Wednesday night as the Penguins posted a 4-3 road victory over the Washington Capitals. Patric Hornqvist, Brandon Sutter, Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz all found the net for Pittsburgh (35-17-9).  Marc-Andre Fleury (27-13-6) stopped 21-of-24 shots to earn the win in goal.  Evgeni Malkin tallied three assists. John Carlson, Troy…

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Penguins Trade For Winger Daniel Winnik

The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced they have acquired soon-to-be free agent Daniel Winnik in a trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs. In exchange for Winnik, a winger, the Penguins will give up forward Zach Sill, plus a fourth-round draft pick this year and a second-round selection next year.  ESPN.com’s Pierre LeBrun reports that Toronto will retain…

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Venango Chamber Holds Annual Dinner, Honors Outstanding Citizen-Of-The-Year Brenda Carll

The Venango Area Chamber of Commerce honored their 2014 Outstanding Citizen-of-the-Year at their annual dinner on Wednesday night. (An earlier story on 96.3 KQW and here on VenangoCountyDailyNews.com had incorrectly reported that the dinner was scheduled for Thursday.) Honored at the dinner was Brenda Carll, the public health nurse at the Pennsylvania State Health Center in…

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