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Speed Limit Restored On Interstate 80 In Venango And Mercer Counties

PennDOT restored the speed limit on Interstate 80 early Thursday afternoon Feb. 19). As the winter weather continued, another temporary reduction of the speed limit had been announced Thursday morning for I-80 in Venango and Mercer Counties to 45 miles per hour. The agency is urged motorists to avoid unnecessary travel.  In the meantime, PennDOT crews continued to…

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DEP Forms Conventional Oil And Gas Advisory Committee; Sen. Hutchinson Continues To Push To Make Their Duties Part Of State Law

On the same day in which legislation sponsored by state Senator Scott Hutchinson, from Oil City, intended to protect conventional gas and oil drillers in Pennsylvania passed the state Senate, the Department of Environmental Protection announced the formation of the Conventional Oil and Gas Advisory Committee. Hutchinson’s office says one of the main goals of…

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Wednesday’s High School Playoff Scores – February 18

High School Basketball Playoff Results  –  Wednesday, February 18:   District 9 “A” Boys’ 1st Round Venango Catholic 60, North Clarion 51 Coudersport 60, Otto-Eldred 48   District 9 “AA” Boys’ Quarterfinal Moniteau 48, Port Allegany 31   District 9 “AA” Girls’ Quarterfinals Moniteau 55, Brookville 46 Redbank Valley 42, Kane 31 Curwensville 44, Brockway…

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Newbill Scores 29, But Penn State Loses 55-47 To Wisconsin

Despite getting a 29-point performance from guard D.J. Newbill, the Penn State Nittany Lions dropped a 55-47 Big Ten Conference decision to visiting 5th-ranked Wisconsin on Wednesday night at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College. The Badgers’ points all came from their five starters, with Sam Dekker leading the way with 22 points and…

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Arctic Temperatures Hit The Oil Region Once Again

Bitter arctic air has once again moved in onto the Oil Region.  Forecasters are predicting Thursday night’s low temperatures to drop to about 13 degrees below zero in the Oil City and Franklin areas, and possibly to minus 17 or minus 18 over in communities such as Bradford and Coudersport. Factor in the winds, and…

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State Lawmaker Proposes Bill To Require All Pennsylvania Policemen To Wear Body Cameras

A state lawmaker from Delaware County has introduced a bill in Harrisburg that would require all law enforcement officers in the state to wear body cameras. State Representative Thaddeus Kirkland is pushing legislation that also provides the funding for the cameras.  He says the State Police would pay for the equipment through the use of…

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Franklin Man Wanted On Warrants Now Charged With Kidnapping

A Franklin man arrested last weekend for failing to appear for sentencing in two Venango County Court cases now faces charges that include kidnapping, based on what police discovered in the Oil City residence where they say he was hiding. Specific information as to why 27 year-old Jadan McDivitt was charged with kidnapping, unlawful restraint…

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Former State Treasurer Rob McCord Pleads Guilty To Extortion Charges

Former Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord entered guilty pleas in federal court in Harrisburg on Tuesday to two counts of extortion.  No sentencing date was immediately set. A candidate for Governor last year, McCord has admitted trying to use his position as Treasurer to try to force donations for his campaign effort.  He was basically accused…

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Tuesday’s High School Basketball Playoff Results – Feb. 17

High School Basketball Playoff Results  –  Tuesday, February 17:   District 10 Boys’ “AAA”  –  Preliminary Round Oil City 58, General McLane 50 Franklin 62, Sharon 56   District 10 Boys’ “AA” Preliminary Round North East 56, Eisenhower 48 Greenville 60, Seneca 55   District 9 Boys’ “A” First Round Rimersburg Union 49, Johnsonburg 48…

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Washington Whips Pittsburgh As Pens Concentrate On Battling Ovechkin

Alexander Ovechkin, Joel Ward and John Carlson all scored for Washington last night as the Capitals (31-17-10) defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Ward broke a 1-1 tie with a 5-on-3 advantage score in a third period in which Pittsburgh was assessed for penalties, mainly it appeared for trying to…

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