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PennDOT To Begin Replacing Reflective Highways Signs

Now that new federal regulations are in place regarding the effectiveness of retro-reflective highway signs, PennDOT officials say they will proceed with a project to replace such signs when they reach the end of their expected lives. Retro reflectivity is the light that bounces back when a vehicle’s headlights hit a sign, making the sign…

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Game Commission Is Collecting Wild Game Recipes

The Pennsylvania Game Commission would like to know what you are cooking at hunting camp. The commission is collecting wild game recipes for consideration for inclusion in a new edition of the Pennsylvania Game Cookbook. The cookbook was last printed in 1979. Any recipes you have for preparing big game, small game or migratory birds…

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Three People, Including Polk Resident, Injured At I-79 Entrance Ramp In Saegertown

Reports from Crawford County indicate that a resident of the Borough of Polk was one of three people who were injured in a two-vehicle crash at an Interstate 79 entrance ramp in the Saegertown area. Police say the crash occurred when Maggie Gustafson, from Saegertown, was making a left turn onto the ramp from Route…

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Animals Seized, Home Condemned, Franklin Woman Charged In Animal Cruelty Probe

Franklin City Police say thirteen pets were rescued, a Franklin home was condemned, and a Franklin woman faces charges in an investigation into the alleged neglect of animals by their owner. Police and animal rescue experts converged Thursday morning on a home on the 900-block of Elm Street where a city police officer had discovered…

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Pirates End Nine-Game Los Angeles Slide With 6-3 Victory Over Dodgers

Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin both homered, and Josh Harrison drove in two runs with a pair of base hits as the Pittsburgh Pirates (24-29) opened a four-game series in Los Angeles on Thursday night with a 6-3 victory over the Dodgers (29-26). The win snapped a nine-game losing streak for the Bucs at Dodger…

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Berries Lose Five-Inning District Title Game; Will Face California In PIAA Playoffs

Following a five-inning, 13-3 loss to undefeated Elk County Catholic in the District 9 “A” baseball champion game played at Brockway on Thursday, the Cranberry Berries (13-2) will next face the WPIAL champions, California, in the “Sweet Sixteen” round of the PIAA state tournament. The Berries and Trojans will meet Monday (June 2) at a…

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District 9 Baseball And Softball Championship Results – Thursday, May 29

District 9 “A” High School Baseball Championship  -  Thursday, May 29 at Brockway High School Elk County Catholic 13, Cranberry 3  (5 inns.)   District 9 “A” High School Softball Championship  -  Thursday, May 29 at St. Mary’s DuBois Central Catholic 4, Smethport 0

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Unemployment Numbers Drop Again In Most Of The Oil Region

Numbers released this week by the state’s Department of Labor and Industry show that unemployment numbers dropped in most of this part of the Oil Region in April. One exception was Clarion County where the unemployment number climbed slightly, from 6.3 percent in March to 6.4 percent. In Venango County, where approximately 1,400 people were…

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Oil City Man Enters Guilty Pleas To Three Burglaries In The Same Night

An Oil City man has entered guilty pleas in the Venango County Court system to charges connected to the burglaries of three businesses in three different communities, all committed on the same night. 42 year-old Lawrence Henderson pleaded guilty this week to three counts of burglary.  He is scheduled to be sentenced on July 15.…

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Go Bus Schedule Revised Again

Venango County residents who ride the “Go” Bus are reminded that schedule revisions have again been made, and a new schedule goes into effect Monday (June 2). After several years of basically unaltered routes, the schedule changed – dramatically, for some riders – on March 31.  Following a review of the revisions and extensive feedback…

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