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Center Street Bridge Closing In Oil City Prompts Changes For Oil Heritage Festival; Details Wednesday Morning On Sam Gordon Show On 96.3 KQW

The upcoming closing of the Center Street Bridge in Oil City has prompted the Oil Heritage Festival committee to make changes in a number of traditional favorites in the city’s annual summer celebration. The bridge is to close again for rehabilitation work in late March, and will not be reopened until fall.  The 39th annual…

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National School Choice Week Being Observed This Week

Organizers claim more than 16,000 events are being held around the country this week to observe National School Choice Week. 742 of those events are being held here in Pennsylvania. National School Choice Week is meant to “celebrate the importance of choices” in education from kindergarten through grade twelve.  The observance began in 2011 with…

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Route 322 Reopens Near Cochranton

A section of Route 322 near Cochranton was to reopen Tuesday (Jan. 26) following an embankment slide which opened up a 250-foot stretch of the highway two days after Christmas. The road has been closed from Route 173 in Wayne Township to Townhall Road (Route 2005) in East Fairfield Township since an embankment became saturated…

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Governor, State Thank Workers Who Toiled During Weekend Snowstorm; Turnpike Commission Chairman Apologizes To Those Stuck On PA Turnpike

Governor Tom Wolf and PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards took time Monday to thank the many workers who were pressed into duty during the massive snowstorm this past weekend. They made stops at three PennDOT facilities to voice their approval for the job done and the hours put in during the storm.  Wolf said some 4,800…

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Downhill Vehicle Crashes Into Oil City Parking Lot; No Injuries Reported

No injuries were reported Monday afternoon when a vehicle headed downhill on Innis Street in Oil City left the street and slammed into several vehicles in a parking lot. Oil City Police say the incident occurred around 2:30 PM Monday at the Crestview Apartment Complex. No reason has yet been given for why the vehicle went…

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Penn State Shoots Just 33 Percent In 66-46 Loss At Ohio State

Brandon Taylor was the only Penn State player to score in double figures on Monday night, and the Nittany Lions lost a 66-46 decision to Ohio State at Columbus. With the loss, Penn State dropped to 11-10 overall and to 2-6 in Big Ten Conference play. Keita Bates-Diop paced the Buckeyes (13-8; 5-3) with 22…

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Local Man Charged With Stealing From Former Employer, Venango County Housing Authority

A local man was charged with theft over the weekend for allegedly stealing items from the Venango County Housing Authority, his former employer. State Police at the Franklin station say 41 year-old Scott Miller is charged with stealing numerous items while he was employed as a maintenance worker for the authority last July and August.  Among the…

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PennDOT Coping With Snow From Blizzard That Missed The Oil Region; Governor, Others Study Response And Pennsylvania Turnpike Incident

Now that this winter’s worst storm has passed through, missing the Oil Region but causing a weekend’s worth of misery for much of the rest of Pennsylvania, PennDOT is trying to deal with all the snow which was left behind. Included in the cleanup work is the removal of the weighty snow from the sides of bridges,…

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Denver, Carolina To Meet In Super Bowl 50

The Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers, both playing at home on Sunday, won the NFL’s conference championship games to set up a meeting in Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California on February 7. The Broncos (14-4) won the AFC Championship 20-18 over New England on the strength of a pair of touchdown passes…

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Dufner Wins Playoff At LaQuinta; Fowler Takes Abu Dhabi Championship

Jason Dufner’s par putt on the second extra hole on Sunday gave him the victory at the CareerBuilder Challenge in La Quinta, California –  his fourth win in a PGA Tour event, but his first since the 2013 PGA Championship. Dufner tied through regulation at 25-under-par David Lingmerth, who followed his 62 from Saturday with…

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