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Oil City Council Approves First Vote On 2017 Budget; North Side Fire Station Remains, No Tax Hike Included

The 2017 budget package given first approval by Oil City Council last week would total a little over $18.4 million. It would not include a real estate tax increase. The spending plan would reportedly not result in the closing of the fire station on the city’s North Side, although one city firefighter would be furloughed. …

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Venango County Reaches Record Turnout In November 8 Elections

An official count of ballots, including absentee votes and provisional ballots, shows Venango County’s voter turnout in the recent general elections was 72.77 percent of all registered voters in the county and represented a county record. Following Election Day, the unofficial vote tally showed the turnout to be just over 68 percent, but the county’s…

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Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Count Should Be Highest In Nine Years

“AAA” is predicting the largest number of United States travelers for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in nine years. The travel agency estimates some 48.7 million Americans will take trips of fifty miles or more from their homes – a 1.9 percent increase from last year and the highest number since 2007. According to their estimates,…

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PIAA Football Playoff Results – November 18, 19

PIAA Football Playoff Results:   Friday, November 18   5A Meadville 76, Hollidaysburg 29   4A Cathedral Prep 58, University Prep 12   2A Kane 34, Chestnut Ridge 12   1A Farrell 30, Conemaugh Township 0 Ridgway 42, Elk County Catholic 13  (also the District 9 championship game)   Saturday, November 19   3A Karns…

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Powerball Prize Soars To $359 Million

Game officials are estimating the jackpot in Wednesday night’s drawing of the Powerball Lottery will total about $359 million, which would amount to the 18th-largest in United States lottery history. The one-time cash value of the big prize is currently estimated at $219.6 million. No one matched all of the numbers to claim a prize of approximately…

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Two Dead In Two-Vehicle Crash On Route 322 In Rockland Township

Two people died late Friday morning in a two-vehicle crash on Route 322 in Rockland Township east of Cranberry. State Police accident investigators say the incident occurred shortly after 11:00 AM Friday  when an eastbound vehicle came upon an oncoming car which was sliding sideways on a curve in the road.  The westbound vehicle, driven by…

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High School Football Playoff Results And Schedule – Nov. 10 – Nov. 12

High School Football Playoff Results and Schedule  –  November 10-12   Thursday, November 10   District 10 “1A’ Championship Farrell 22, West Middlesex 12   PIAA “3A” Subregional Karns City 54, Perry 36   Friday, November 11   District 10 “2A” Semifinals Wilmington 35, Greenville 8 Sharpsville 41, Iroquois 14   District 9 “2A” Championship Kane 21, Clarion…

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Demolition Of Oil City Parking Ramp May Finally Begin; Bid For Work Accepted By Venango County Commissioners

The Venango County Commissioners on Thursday accepted a $723,000 bid from a Michigan firm for the demolition of the condemned parking ramp in Oil City. After several years through which Oil City officials seemed unable to secure the funding for the expensive project, the county agreed to take over the property which may eventually become…

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Oil City Traffic Affected Again; Bricks Fall From Roof Of Downs Building

The latest traffic hassles in Oil City have been brought on because of the discovery that bricks are falling from the top of the aging Downs Building on the city’s North Side. The problem affects Elm Street between Sycamore and Center Streets and one lane of Center Street between Elm and Spring Streets. The Downs…

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Clarion Borough Mayor Resigns; Will Move To South Carolina

Clarion Borough’s mayor is expected to submit his resignation at a meeting of Clarion Borough Council on Tuesday night. Reports from Clarion indicate that Dave Walters will be moving to South Carolina as he takes on a new job. Walters. known in the community as “Dude,” has also served as Council President and as an officer…

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