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Senator Casey Visits Oil City

United States Senator Bob Casey visited Oil City on Friday. Casey met with Venango County officials on topics including Pennsylvania’s opioid epidemic and Medicaid concerns. Chief to the discussion was the much-publicized opioid problem in the state, although one county official stressed that other drugs such as methamphetamine are still prevalent in Venango County.  Others…

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Garage In Victory Township Destroyed By Fire

A fire late Sunday afternoon destroyed a garage at a residential property in Victory Township. No injuries were reported. The garage on Old Route 8 was fully involved in flames when Clintonville volunteer firefighters arrived on the scene shortly after 5:00 PM. There was no indication that the fire spread to other nearby buildings.

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Kahne Wins Brickyard For First NASCAR Cup Victory In Three Years

With darkness near, Kasey Kahne passed Brad Keselowski on an overtime restart to win a NASCAR Cup race for the first time in three years, capturing Sunday’s Big Machine Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Kahne had gone winless in 102 events since taking an event in Atlanta in 2014. There were fourteen cautions flags…

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Franklin Man Arrested, A Second Suspected In Cranberry Township Assault Case

A Franklin man has been arrested and it appears charges await a second man following reported assaults on a man and a woman at a trailer court in Cranberry Township early Friday morning. State Police officials say 20 year-old Devin Stephens has been arraigned on four charges each of aggravated and simple assault, two counts…

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The Weekend At The 2017 Oil Heritage Festival

The annual Oil Heritage Festival wraps up this weekend in Oil City.  Here we look at some of the headline activities. On Saturday (July 22), the Oil Heritage Artisan and Fine Crafts Festival resumes from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM on Seneca Street.  Venango Youth for Christ will host a pancake breakfast from 7:30 AM…

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Penn State Study Purports Connection Between Shale Drilling And Invasive Plants

A study published this week by researchers at Penn State University attempts to link the boom in Marcellus shale natural gas drilling with the introduction of invasive plants into parts of the state. The results, published in the Journal of Environmental Management, show that at least one invasive, non-native plant species was present at 61…

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Charges Against Caregiver Accused Of Stealing From Client Have Been Withdrawn

The charges filed against an Oil City caregiver in a case in which she was accused of stealing nearly $40,000 from a client have been withdrawn in Venango County Court. But, court officials say the charges could be refiled. Charges against 26 year-old Samantha Jo Stevenson had included fourteen counts of forgery, 374 counts of…

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Friday At The 2017 Oil Heritage Festival

The second day of the annual Oil Heritage Festival (Friday, July 21) will begin with the 10:00 AM kickoff of the Oil Heritage Artisan and Fine Craft Festival, which is scheduled to run until 7:00 PM. A children’s bicycle rodeo will begin at 10:00 AM in the parking lot of the Dek Hockey rink in…

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Pirates Complete 4-Game Sweep Of Milwaukee! Bucs Trail By 3 Games

The Pittsburgh Pirates completed a four-game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday afternoon with a 4-2 victory at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. With the win, the Bucs are back at the .500 mark (48-48), and trail the Brewers by one three games in the National League Central Division.  The Pirates are 11-2 in their…

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Another Pirates Walk-Off Win; This Time, Max Moroff Delivers The Game-Winner

For the third time in six games, a Pittsburgh Pirates player has produced his first Major League walk-off base hit to win a game for the surging Bucs. On Wednesday night, rookie second baseman Max Moroff recorded an RBI single in the bottom of the tenth inning as the Bucs defeated the first-place Milwaukee Brewers…

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