Blog Archives

Meadville Man Wins Settlement Against City Police And Children And Youth Services

A civil rights lawsuit against Meadville City Police and Crawford County Children and Youth Services has been settled out of court with a financial settlement for a Meadville man who had been wrongly accused of child abuse. The long case began in June, 2009 when CYS workers and the police removed the seven year-old stepdaughter…

Read more »

Meeting Set On Canal Township Bridge Replacement Project

PennDOT and Canal Township officials have announced the scheduling of a public meeting to discuss the proposed replacement of a bridge over Warden Run on Old Route 322 in the township. The bridge is owned by the township.  Officials hope to have construction started by June. The work follows the construction and opening last fall…

Read more »

Winter Weather Advisory Starts At Midnight Friday; More Sub-Zero Temperatures Expected Next Week

The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Weather Advisory for the Oil Region, extending from midnight Friday until 6:00 PM Saturday. Two-to-four-inch snow accumulations, accompanied by wind gusts of up to 33 miles per hour, are possible.  The heaviest snow is expected from the pre-dawn hours through noon on Saturday.  Windy conditions could continue…

Read more »

Pilot Projects At Clarion, Edinboro Universities Aimed At Flexible Tutition And Fee Rates

The State System of Higher Education has approved pilot projects for five state-owned universities, including Clarion and Edinboro Universities, that are considered experiments in the potential use of flexible tuition and fee rates at the fourteen state-owned schools. The two-year program will also be tried out at California, East Stroudsburg and West Chester Universities. Clarion and…

Read more »

Erie Man Charged With Stealing From Dead Sister’s Butler County Estate

An Erie man faces charges following accusations that he stole items from his deceased sister’s home in northern Butler County and used the dead woman’s credit cards. Charges against 42 year-old Lonnie Bowers include forgery, theft and fraud. Police say Bowers spent some time with his sister and his brother-in-law in December at their home…

Read more »

Six Score As Penguins Outlast Islanders 6-4

Six Pittsburgh Penguins players scored on Thursday night in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 6-4 road win over the New York Islanders. Chris Kunitz, Sidney Crosby, Olli Maatta, Kris Letang, Evgeni Malkin and Brandon Sutter all found the net as the Pens opened up a 17-point lead in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division and nine-point advantages over Boston and…

Read more »

Former Pennsylvania Coach Mike Pettine, Jr. Named Cleveland Browns Coach

Former North Penn High School football coach Mike Pettine, Jr. has been named the new head coach of the NFL’s Cleveland Browns. Pettine replaces Rob Chudzinski, whom the Browns fired after just one season. North Penn won the PIAA “AAAA” football championship in 2003. Pettine followed his high school success by working for four seasons…

Read more »

Hearing Set On Plans For Oakland Elementary School

Oil City school officials have scheduled a public hearing to collect responses to the possible closing of Oakland Elementary School, part of a school district restructuring proposal chosen from several options recommended through a consultant’s study conducted in 2012. The plan chosen by the Oil City Area School Board would result in the construction of…

Read more »

Munchak Hired As Steelers’ Offensive Line Coach

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Thursday that they have hired former Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak as their new offensive line coach. A Scranton native, Munchak played at Penn State from 1979 through 1981, and was then selected by the Houston Oilers as the eighth overall pick, and as the first offensive lineman chosen in…

Read more »

Seneca Man To Be Tried In Drug Overdose Death Of Oil City Man

A Seneca man was ordered Wednesday to stand trial in the drug overdose death of an Oil City man whose body was found in a car in Morrison Park in Seneca in November, 2011. 24 year-old Jarrod Goheen was charged last month in the death of 31 year-old Jesse White.  The charges included delivery of…

Read more »

Venango Weather