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Vandals Strike Community Garden On Oil City’s North Side

Police in Oil City are looking for the vandals who damaged a community garden on Oil City’s North Side on Wednesday night. A decorative lighting unit and shrubbery were destroyed on a property at the intersection of Harriett and Hone Avenues.  The garden had just been renovated in September. Officials say they are pursuing leads…

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Knox Boy Recovering From Arm Reattachment Following Log-Cutting Accident

A twelve year-old boy from the Knox area continues to recover following a lengthy surgical operation to reattach his arm following an accident involving a log-cutting machine. Seth Apel was apparently exiting a tractor while unloading a pile of wood when the machine grabbed onto his jacket, pulling him in.  Surgeons in Pittsburgh were able…

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Missing Hunter Located In Allegheny National Forest

A Westmoreland County hunter who was reported missing on Wednesday was located Thursday in the Allegheny National Forest, attempting to find his way back to his family’s camp. There was no immediate word on the medical condition of 71 year-old John Bihon, from North Huntingdon. Responders from seventeen agencies took part in a search, beginning early…

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PennDOT’s Road Maintenance Schedule For The Week Of November 16

PennDOT says their road maintenance schedule for Venango County for the week of November16 includes the repair of washouts on at least eight roads and pavement patching on three state highways. The washout repairs are to take place on various locations on Routes 322, 417 and Old Route 8, on East State Road and Mapleshade Road in Cranberry Township,…

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Senator Casey Calls For Vote On Bill To Reduce Processing Time For VA Disability Claims

On this Veterans Day Week, U.S. Senator Bob Casey, from Pennsylvania, says he is reintroducing legislation in Washington which he says would assist veterans in dealing with the disability claims process. Casey says his bill seeks to decrease the waiting time for the processing of the claims. Radio PA News reports that the national average…

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Donations Sought For Pennsylvania Veterans Memorial

On the heels of Veterans Day comes an appeal from the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs for donations for the official monument which honors Pennsylvanians who have fought and died for their country. The Pennsylvania Veterans Memorial is located at Fort Indiantown Gap in Lebanon County, and was officially dedicated on October 7,…

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Franklin Elks “Hoop Shoot” To Be Held November 14 At Franklin YMCA

The Franklin Elks Lodge will hold its annual “Hoop Shoot” foul shooting competition on Saturday, November 14 at the Franklin YMCA. Registration will open at 1:30 PM, and the event will begin at 2:00 PM. There will again be six classifications – one each for boys and girls in ages 8-and-9, 10-and-11 and 12-and-13.  Winners…

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Pens Are 4-3 Winners In Season’s First Shootout

David Perron and Sidney Crosby both scored in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ first shootout of the season, and the Pens posted a 4-3 home win over the Montreal Canadiens, the team with the NHL’s best record, on Wednesday night. The Pens (10-5) captured the shootout 2-0 for their seventh win in their last eight games.  Crosby…

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Missing Oil City Man’s Body Found in Rockland Township

The body of an Oil City man who had been missing for nearly two weeks was found Wednesday near a bike trail along the Allegheny River in Rockland Township. The body of 52 year-old Stephen Goreczny was discovered by trail users near the Brandon Road access area.  An autopsy was to be conducted on Thursday. Goreczny’s family…

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Wind Advisory Posted For Thursday

The National Weather Service has posted a Wind Advisory for this part of the country from 10:00 AM Thursday morning (Nov. 12 ) until 10:00 PM Thursday night. A Wind Advisory means that winds of over 45 miles per hour are expected. In this part of the Oil Region, southwest winds of 20-to-25 miles per…

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