Blog Archives

Rimersburg Man Says He was Robbed Of More Than $700 At A Local Hospital

A Rimersburg man claims he was robbed of more than $700 during his stay at UPMC Northwest in Cranberry. The man told State Police someone took about $740 and a pocket knife from the pockets of his pants at the hospital sometime between 7:00 PM Monday evening and 5:30 PM Tuesday afternoon. The State Police…

Read more »

Student Charged As Thrown Penny Hits School Bus Driver In The Eye

A local student has been charged with disorderly conduct after police say a coin he threw while on a school bus hit the bus driver in the eye. The name and school of the 17 year-old male suspect were not released, but State Police officials say the incident occurred last Wednesday afternoon on Route 227…

Read more »

Jeff Gordon To Spotlight Penn State With A Blue-White Car Theme At Pocono

NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon visited Penn State University on Tuesday to unveil the #24 Axalta/Penn State Chevy which he will drive on June 7th during the Axalta 400 at Pocono Raceway. The blue-and-white paint scheme will spotlight Penn State while showing support for STEM and business education. Gordon ran a Texas A&M-themed car during the 2014…

Read more »

Oil City Woman Sentenced To Up To Three Years For Dragging Franklin Woman With A Stolen Car

An Oil City woman has been sentenced to a year-and-a-half to three years in state prison on her convictions in an incident last April in which police say she assaulted a Franklin woman, stole her car and then crashed it into a parked vehicle. 29 year-old Rachel Shotts had been convicted on numerous counts in…

Read more »

Ike Taylor Is Latest Steeler To Retire

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor has announced his retirement after twelve seasons with the team. The 34 year-old Taylor’s announcement follows by mere days the retirement of defensive backfield teammate Troy Polamalu, who starred at safety for thirteen season with Pittsburgh. Taylor started 135 of the 169 NFL games in which he played, and won…

Read more »

State House Committee Votes To Extend Children’s Health Insurance Project (CHIP)

It took a state legislative committee only three minutes on Monday to approve the extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through 2017. The House Insurance Committee gave its affirmation of the extension of a program that had been set to expire at the end of this year.  CHIP covers about 145,000 children in…

Read more »

State Senate Bill Would Expand Responsible Alcohol Management Requirements

A bill has been introduced in the state Senate which would expand the required training for those who deal with the sale of alcohol. Senator Ryan Aument, from Lancaster County, has authored legislation that would require Responsible Alcohol Management Training of all servers, sellers and distributors of alcohol.  Currently, training is required only of the…

Read more »

Emlenton Man Charged In Burglary Of Car Wash Office

An Emlenton man has been charged with five counts in connection with a burglary at the office of a car wash last week. 34 year-old Wayne Baughman was arraigned on charges of burglary, trespassing, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief. Police alleged that Baughman pried open a steel door at an…

Read more »

Route 38 Refinishing Project Has Begun

PennDOT says a project to repave nearly five miles of Route 38 has begun. The 4.8 mile work zone extends from the intersection of Route 322 to Bell Road.  The project is expected to be completed by the end of June. The job will also include improvements to the road base, updated drainage, and shoulder…

Read more »

Pirates Slam Three Homers, Hang On In The 9th For 5-4 Win In Home Opener vs. Tigers

Josh Harrison, Pedro Alvarez and pinch-hitter Corey Hart all homered for Pittsburgh on Monday afternoon as the Pirates jumped to a 5-1 lead over Detroit (6-1) and held ON for a 5-4 victory against the Tigers in the Bucs’ home opener at PNC Park. Andrew McCutchen contributed an RBI with a sacrifice fly.  Starting pitcher…

Read more »

Venango Weather