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Oil City Police Investigate Incident Involving Car And Pedestrian

Oil City Police officials have not released the name of the individual who was reportedly struck by a car on Oil City’s North Side on Saturday night. The incident reportedly happened shortly after 9:30 PM Saturday on the 200-block of Seneca Street.  Officials briefly closed the street to provide access for first-responders. An injured party…

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Two Arrested In Burglary Attempt In Which Homeowner Shoots One Assailant

Police say two men will be charged in a burglary attempt in Clarion County in which a property owner reportedly shot one of the suspects in the leg. The charges stem from an incident late Friday afternoon at a vacant residence on Kingsville Road in Limestone Township.  Police say the 63 year-old owner of the building…

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29 More Warrants Issued, 23 Arrested In Second Day Of Clarion/Armstrong County Drug Sweep

Twenty-nine more warrants were issued Friday in a multi-agency drug investigation looking into the distribution of heroin, cocaine and prescription drugs in Clarion and Armstrong Counties. Arrests were made Friday of at least 23 of the latest suspects identified by the state Attorney General’s office.  The announcement of the additional warrants followed by one day…

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2015 Pennsylvania Fishing Licenses Discounted Until End Of 2014

It might be an idea for a Christmas present for someone in your household. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has announced that the price of a 2015 state fishing license is being discounted by one dollar through the end of this month.  That would put the prices through December 31 at twenty dollars for…

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New Carlton Bridge Opens On New Lebanon Road

PennDOT reminds drivers that a new Carlton Bridge opened to traffic late last week on New Lebanon Road (Route 1015) in French Creek Township in Mercer County. The original bridge across French Creek was closed some four years ago due to significant deterioration.  Construction of the new span began last March. The new bridge is…

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Oil City Man Charged With Retaliation Against A Witness

An Oil City man was charged this week with retaliation against a witness in a incident responding police officers believed to be a domestic dispute. 34 year-old Micah Reagle is accused of assaulting a woman at an Arbor Circle residence on Thursday, of ransacking the woman’s home and of taking her car.  The alleged victim told…

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Thursday’s Winter Storm Blamed For At Least 80 Accidents; A Dozen Crashes Involved Injuries

The blast of winter that blew through the Oil Region on Thursday is being blamed for more than thirty automobile accidents in Venango County and close to fifty more in Crawford County.  It appears that about a dozen of those crashes involved injuries. Most Venango County communities picked up two-to-three inches of snow.  Titusville received…

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Oil City Man To Be Charged With Threatening Seneca Woman With A Handgun

State Police officials say a 27 year-old Oil City man is to be charged with simple assault and making terroristic threats after he allegedly threatened his estranged wife with a handgun. The man, who was not identified, reportedly showed up at woman’s residence in Seneca, and after talking about suicide, allegedly pointed a handgun at…

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Cranberry Budget Contains No Tax Hike

Final approval was given on Thursday by the Cranberry Township supervisors to a 2015 budget which contains no real estate tax increase. The township’s property tax had last been hiked in 2013, the first such increase in nine years. The 2015 spending plan totals about $4.36 million. The supervisors also moved to trim the township’s street…

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Oil City To Open City Manager Position

Oil City Council decided Thursday to not renew the contract of city manager Eric Strahl. The decision was made at a work session held at City Hall on Thursday morning.  Following the move, Council plans to appoint an interim City Manager by January 15 for a period of not more than six months while they…

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