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Penguins Trade For Winger Daniel Winnik

The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced they have acquired soon-to-be free agent Daniel Winnik in a trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs. In exchange for Winnik, a winger, the Penguins will give up forward Zach Sill, plus a fourth-round draft pick this year and a second-round selection next year.  ESPN.com’s Pierre LeBrun reports that Toronto will retain…

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Venango Chamber Holds Annual Dinner, Honors Outstanding Citizen-Of-The-Year Brenda Carll

The Venango Area Chamber of Commerce honored their 2014 Outstanding Citizen-of-the-Year at their annual dinner on Wednesday night. (An earlier story on 96.3 KQW and here on VenangoCountyDailyNews.com had incorrectly reported that the dinner was scheduled for Thursday.) Honored at the dinner was Brenda Carll, the public health nurse at the Pennsylvania State Health Center in…

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High School Basketball Playoff Results – Wednesday, February 25

D-9 Boys’ “A” Semifinals Cameron County 44, Venango Catholic 32 Clarion-Limestone 49, Elk County Catholic 40  (OT)   D-9 Girls’ “AA” Semifinals Redbank Valley 37, Curwensville 34 Karns City 49, Moniteau 29   D-10 Girls’ “A” Semifinals Kennedy Catholic 49, Rocky Grove 22 Cochranton 46, Commodore Perry 37   D-10 Girls’ “AA” Semifinals Harbor Creek…

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State Government Committees To Hold Public Hearing On Gas Drilling Impact Fee

Two state legislative committees are planning to hold a public hearing to gather testimony on the benefits of the impact fee on gas drillers, spelled out in Act 13 of 2012. The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee and the Senate Local Government Committee, which is chaired by Senator Scott Hutchinson from Oil City, will…

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Hutchinson Offers Bill For Tax Exemption For Logging, And Resolution To Reinstate Forestry Task Force

State Senator Scott Hutchinson, from Oil City, has introduced a bill his office says is intended to protect and promote Pennsylvania’s forest areas and thousands of jobs provided by the wood harvesting industry. Hutchinson’s bill would provide for a sales and use tax exemption for timber and logging operations.  In addition, a resolution presented by Hutchinson…

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President Obama Vetoes Keystone Pipeline; Congressman Thompson Calls Move “Giant Leap Backwards”

Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson has called President Obama’s veto of the bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline “a giant leap backwards on our road to energy independence.” Although Majority Leader Mitch McConnell responded to the veto by vowing that the Republican-led Senate would try to override it by early next week, Republicans appear to…

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High School Basketball Playoff Results – Tuesday, February 24

High School Basketball Playoff Results – Tuesday, February 24:   District 9 Boys’ “AA” Semifinals Cranberry 48, Brockway 32 Redbank Valley 49, Moniteau 27   District 9 Girls’ “A” Semifinals Venango Catholic 50, Elk County Catholic 39 Clarion 45, Cameron County 37   District 10 Boys’ “AAA” Semifinals Strong Vincent 56, Meadville 53 Cathedral Prep…

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Oil City Man Charged In Another Elementary School Incident

Police officials say an Oil City man was charged Tuesday afternoon in two incidents they say have occurred at an Oil City Area School District elementary school this month. State Police officials say Justin Rodgers was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct following his arrest at Hasson Heights Elementary School in Cornplanter Township on…

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Artis, Young Lead Pitt Past Boston College 71-65

Behind 24 points from Jamel Artis and 22 from Michael Young, the Pitt Panthers held off Boston College 71-65 on Tuesday night in an Atlantic Coast Conference game played at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. Leading by as many as 15 points (35-20), the Panthers (19-10; 8-7 ACC) won for the sixth time in…

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Oil Region Alliance To Honor Accomplishments At Thursday Morning Event

The Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry and Tourism will hold a 10-year anniversary celebration at their annual meeting at a breakfast event which will begin at 8:00 AM Thursday (February 26) at Hangar #8 at Venango Regional Airport in Franklin.  In addition to reviewing the accomplishments of 2014 and of the last decade and…

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