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Wind Advisory Posted On Milder Monday, Preceding Colder Temperatures Monday Night

The National Weather Service has posted a Wind Advisory for the Oil Region, effective from 11:00 AM until 10:00 PM Monday (November 24). Accompanying temperatures peaking Monday well into the 60’s, wind gusts as high as 48 miles per hour are possible.  In addition to obvious potential problems such as downed tree limbs and power…

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Cooperstown-Area Man Charged In Alleged Sexual Relationship With 12 Year-Old Girl

A Cooperstown-area man was arraigned last week on eight charges in connection with an alleged sexual relationship with a 12 year-old girl. 43 year-old Keith Moore is charged with the rape of a child, statutory sexual assault, the corruption of a minor and numerous counts of indecent assault. Investigators say Moore is accused of carrying…

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Erie Man Accused Of Making Facebook Threats Against Officials At Allegheny College

Law enforcement officials in Erie say an Erie man is undergoing a mental health evaluation after he allegedly made threats on Facebook against unidentified individuals at Allegheny College in Meadville. The suspect is identified as a 21 year-old male, but police did not release his name.  An early report indicates that the man is a…

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Saturday’s Freezing Rains Lead To Numerous Accidents, Including At Least Five Rollovers

Area residents were looking with anticipation to the warmer temperatures and the snow-clearing rain that were forecast for the past weekend.  Not everyone, though, was expecting the freezing rain that was to occur during the transitional period. Those freezing rains led to numerous Saturday traffic accidents, including at least five rollover incidents, although no major injuries…

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Emlenton Man Hurt In A-T-V Rollover

An Emlenton man was injured early Sunday evening when his all-terrain vehicle overturned on a rural road in southern Venango County. State Police officials say 25 year-old Tyler Warner was hurt around 6:30 PM Sunday when his vehicle went out of control on Bell Road in Scrubgrass Township and rolled onto its side. Troopers did…

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Polk-Area Man Hurt In Friday Morning Crash On Snow-Covered Route 8

A Polk-area man was injured early Friday morning when his vehicle went out of control on snow-covered lanes on Route 8 south of the Polk Cutoff. State Police officials say a southbound vehicle driven by 19 year-old Clayton Warrington traveled off the left side of the highway, slammed into the guardrails and then re-entered the…

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Pennsylvania Unemployment Rate Reaches 6-Year Low In October

State labor officials say unemployment in Pennsylvania reached a six-year low in October. The Department of Labor and Industry reports that the jobless rate in the state in October stood at 5.4 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from September. Nationally, unemployment in October stood at 5.8 percent.  County-by-county numbers will be released December…

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Venango County Treasurer’s Office To Be Open Sunday, November 30 For Military Personnel

The Venango County Treasurer has announced that her office will be open for three hours on Sunday, November 30 to enable military personnel to purchase their hunting licenses or military antlerless deer licenses. Treasurer Deborah Sharpe says her office will also conduct regular business Sunday from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Special antlerless deer licenses…

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State Police Child Safety Seat Check To Be Offered Tuesday In Cranberry

In preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday travel period, the Pennsylvania State Police will be conducting child safety seat checks on Tuesday (Nov. 25) from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Franklin State Police station on Route 322 in Cranberry Township. The PSP says the proper installation and use of child restraint systems is the best…

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Oil City Council Nixes Budget With Nearly Two Mill Tax Hike; Extra Meeting Scheduled To Deal With Spending Plan

Oil City Council has been forced to add a third meeting to their December calendar after they nixed a proposed $16.9 million budget for 2015 on Thursday which would have included a nearly two mill real estate tax increase. The spending plan would have raised property owners’ tax bills by $19.60 for every $10,000 worth…

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