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Oil City Visitor Center To Be Dedicated Thursday

A dedication event will be held Thursday, April 10 for the new Oil City Visitor Center, located inside the Venango Museum of Art, Science and Industry in Oil City. An open house is scheduled at the museum, located at 270 Seneca Street, from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM.  The formal dedication will begin at 2:15…

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PUC Adopts Rules Requiring More Transparency From Power Suppliers

The Public Utility Commission has adopted new regulations that will require power suppliers to disclose more information about their rates and provide customers with the chance to change companies more quickly. After hearing complaints about unexpected skyrocketing rates from about 9,000 Pennsylvania customers, the PUC voted Thursday to require more information and provide greater protections…

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Smoke Said To Have Been The Problem In Emergency Response To Polk Center

Officials now say it was smoke, not fire, that turned out to be the problem that prompted the response by eight fire departments to the cafeteria building at Polk Center early Wednesday evening. A Polk employee reported the smoke at about 7:45 PM Wednesday.  Firefighters declared the area safe after about fifty minutes, although some…

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Martin Returns, Leads Penguins To Division Title-Clinching 4-2 Win In Winnipeg

Playing in his first contest since he broke his hand in a Winter Olympics game, Paul Martin scored a goal that helped lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-2 win at Winnipeg on Thursday night – a victory that clinched for the Pens the NHL Metropolitan Division title. With five regular season games remaining, Pittsburgh (49-23-5)…

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Hammel, Bonifacio Lead Cubs To A 3-2 Win At Pittsburgh

New Cubs starter Jason Hammel pitched six-and-third innings of two-hit baseball on Thursday afternoon as Chicago (1-2) avoided a three-game sweep at the hands of the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 3-2 win at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Hammel allowed one run, struck out five batters and walked one. The Cubs’ Emilio Bonifacio, off to an…

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Wolf Holds Large Lead In Democratic Gubernatorial Poll; Nearly Half Of Surveyed Voters Are Still Undecided

Although a large number of voters apparently remain undecided, a new poll shows that York County businessman Tom Wolf still holds a large lead over his Democratic primary opponents. The Franklin and Marshall College poll shows 46 percent of those surveyed are still unsure for whom they will vote in the May 20 primary. 33…

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PennDOT: 72 Road And Bridge Projects To Be Tackled In Northwestern Pennsylvania

A PennDOT official announced on Thursday that Pennsylvania’s new transportation funding plan will enable the agency’s District 1 office, covering northwestern Pennsylvania, to begin 20 more road and bridge projects than would have been possible this year, bringing to 72 the total of state highway projects to be tackled in this corner of the Commonwealth this…

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Fire Reports From Polk Center, Webco, And Oakland Township

Early reports indicate that eight different fire companies responded to a report of a fire at Polk Center Wednesday night. Although few details have been released, it has been reported that the fire damaged a cafeteria complex. Firefighters responded at about 7:45 PM, and declared the blaze under control after about fifty minutes.  Some crews…

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Approval Given To Turn Oil City’s Brody Block Into City Park

The approval was given on Wednesday by the Oil City Redevelopment Authority to a plan to convert the former Brody Block property on Oil City’s North Side into a park. The property between Center, Seneca, Sycamore and Elm Streets had, until last spring, contained a complex of condemned buildings.  The properties were razed last year, and the…

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Sen. Hutchinson To Chair State Senate Communications And Technology Center

State Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati has appointed Senator Scott Hutchinson, from Oil City, to serve as chairman of the Senate Communications and Technology Committee for the remainder of the current legislative session. The committee must consider and approve all proposed legislation pertaining to communications and technology issues before it can be taken up by…

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