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Deep Hollow Road Reopens Following Bridge Repairs

PennDOT announced Tuesday that Deep Hollow Road in Cranberry Township has reopened following the completion of a five-week rehabilitation project on a bridge over Lower Two Mile Run. The road had been closed to through traffic since September 29. The bridge work, intended to extend the service life of the 30-foot span, included the rehabilitation…

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Crawford Family Historical Marker To Be Dedicated In Emlenton On November 12

Pennsylvania’s newest blue-gold historical marker will commemorate the legacy of the Crawford family. The memorial will be unveiled at a ceremony to be held on Wednesday, November 12 at 2:00 PM at the Emlenton Presbyterian Church on the 500-block of Main Street in Emlenton.  The marker has been installed on the lawn of the church.…

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Oil City Assures Residents Drinking Water Is Safe

Officials in Oil City are relaying automated telephone messages to customers of the city’s water supply to assure them that the water is safe for consumption, does not need to be boiled and that recent tests that revealed the presence of coliform bacteria do not amount to an emergency situation. City officials are just now…

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Oil Region Voters And All Of Pennsylvania To Cast Midterm Ballots On Tuesday

The midterm general election arrives Tuesday (Nov. 4), and in this part of the Oil Region the ballot will not only cover the Governor’s race, but the election of a U.S. Congressman and a state Representative, as well. In the gubernatorial faceoff, of course, incumbent Republican Tom Corbett faces Democratic challenger Tom Wolf, while their…

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Franklin’s General Authority Issue To Go To Mediation On December 2

A mediation session has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 2 in connection with lawsuits filed against the City of Franklin for its move to dissolve the Franklin General Authority. The session, ordered by Venango County Senior Judge William White, will be mediated by McKean County Senior Judge John Clelland in the hopes of avoiding a…

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New Castle Woman Pleads In Fatal Crash At Mercer County Pond

A New Castle woman has entered pleas in Mercer County Court to three charges connected to an incident in which a pickup left a Mercer County road and struck three people who were fishing at a pond on a private farm. 26 year-old Brittany Raskowsky  has pleaded out to charges of homicide by vehicle while driving under…

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Shippenville Man Hospitalized After Early Morning Crash Near Knox

A Shippenville man was transported to Clarion Hospital following an early morning one-vehicle crash over the weekend near Knox. State Police officials from the Clarion station say a car driven by 21 year-old Ryan Roddy left Route 208 around 1:30 AM Sunday morning.  Troopers say the eastbound vehicle traveled off the right side of the…

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9-1-1 Outage In Butler County Corrected

Officials in Butler County say a problem with 9-1-1 emergency telephone service was corrected on Monday night.   There was no immediate word as to the cause of the problem. The outage was reported around 3:30 PM Monday afternoon, and apparently affected only landline phones.  Cell phone users reported no problems.

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NFL Results – 2014 Week 9

NFL Results  –  Week 9   Thursday, October 30 New Orleans 28, Carolina 10   Sunday, November 2 Pittsburgh 43, Baltimore 23 Cincinnati 33, Jacksonville 23 Cleveland 22, Tampa Bay 17 Philadelphia 31, Houston 21 Arizona 28, Dallas 17 Kansas City 24, NY Jets 10 Miami 37, San Diego 0 Minnesota 29, Washington 26 St.…

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Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Campaign Continues Strong Despite Disparity In Poll

With just one day remaining in the Pennsylvania Governor’s race, the political ad war remains hot. Republican Governor Tom Corbett is asking for a second term in office, while Democratic challenger Tom Wolf says he is the change the state needs. The gubernatorial campaign has largely focused on funding for education and the debate over…

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