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Route 62 In Oil City To Be Paved Yet Again On Friday And Saturday

PennDOT says another round of paving work will be done on Route 62 on Oil City’s South Side and East End this Friday and Saturday (Sept. 19 & 20). Motorists traveling the area, including the section of roadway that had previously been a divided highway, should slow down and expect delays. The project is part…

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Cranberry Festival Weekend Is Here!

The annual Cranberry Festival will be held Saturday (Sept.20) with most of the activities scheduled for Morrison Park in Seneca. With the exception of an outdoor Disney movie slated for 9:00 PM at the Cranberry Mall, the day’s events will run from 10:00 AM until 7:00 PM. They will include arts-and-crafts and food vendors, a…

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It’s Already Autumn Leaf Festival Time

It starts earlier this year! The Clarion area’s Autumn Leaf Festival, pushed forward one week beginning this year, starts Saturday (Sept. 20). Next weekend, of course, will be the bigger of the two weekends with the ALF parade and Clarion University’s Homecoming, but activities will begin this Saturday morning with the United Way’s 5K-&-10K race,…

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Allegheny River Trail Named Trail-Of-The-Month By National Rails-To-Trails Conservancy

The national organization known as the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has named the 32-mile Allegheny River Trail their Trail-of-the-Month for September. Calling the trail and the portion of the Oil Region in which it is located “a perfect getaway,” the group raves especially about the Allegheny River Trail’s look and feel in early-to-mid October when fall colors…

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State’s Department Of Public Welfare About To Get A New Name

The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare is about to get a new name. The state House has concurred on a bill with a Senate amendment to rename the agency the Department of Human Services.  Governor Corbett is expected to sign the measure. The amendment adds a toll-free hotline by which residents may report suspected waste,…

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Titusville Duplex Damaged By Wednesday Night Fire

A fire early Wednesday evening caused heavy damage to a Titusville duplex residence. The fire apparently began in the kitchen of one of the two residences, spreading up to the attic.  That half of the duplex was the most heavily damaged.  Damage to the other half of the building was mainly due to smoke and…

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Polanco, Walker, Davis Homer In Bucs’ 9-1 Romp Over Boston

Gregory Polanco, Neil Walker and Ike Davis all homered in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 9-1 defeat of the Boston Red Sox in a game played Wednesday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Clint Barmes added a two-run double, and Josh Harrison and Starling Marte both drove home runs.  Barmes went 3-for-4, and Harrison, Walker and Andrew…

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Rouseville ‘Boil Water’ Advisory Lifted

Officials in the Borough of Rouseville announced on Thursday morning that the advisory for residents to boil any water to be used for consumption has been lifted. A spokesman for Rouseville said tests have proven the water is safe, and the ‘boil water’ advisory that was issued about a week ago has been lifted. The…

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Pittsburgh Man Charged After Early Morning Incident At Reno Gas Station

State Police officials say a Pittsburgh truck driver has been charged after an early morning incident at a Reno gas station that later led to a traffic accident involving an Oil City man. Police did not release the identity of the 50 year-old Pittsburgh man. Troopers say the truck driver, who had just filled his…

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State House Adds Amendments, But Passes ‘Good Samaritan’ Bill

The state House of Representatives has passed a bill that would shield from prosecution those who assist the victims of drug overdoses, but they added several amendments to the measure before sending it back to the state Senate. Under the legislation, those who alert authorities to a drug overdose would be protected from prosecution for…

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