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PennDOT’s Venango County Road Maintenance Schedule For Week Of July 27

PennDOT says the tentative road maintenance schedule for Venango County for the week of July 27 includes work on two sections of state Route 322. A crack sealing project is scheduled for the Sugarcreek Borough area, and side dozing is planned in Cranberry Township. County maintenance manager Garrett Westover told KQW that other jobs include…

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State Senator Proposes Plan To Fund Education Through Both A Tax And Impact Fees On Natural Gas Drillers

A state Senator from Allegheny County is hoping his latest plan involving revenue from natural gas drillers is the key to pushing past Pennsylvania’s budget impasse. Senator Jim Brewster has told Radio PA News legislation he has introduced would enact a severance tax on gas drillers on top of the impact fees they are already…

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The Weekend At The Oil Heritage Festival

The annual Oil Heritage Festival in Oil City, which has begun with sunny skies and temperatures flirting with eighty degrees, will wrap up over the weekend with a plethora of activities in and around the city. For many, Saturday’s highlight may be the Oil Heritage Festival Parade, which is slated this year to begin at…

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State’s Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force Holds First Meeting

Pennsylvania’s newly-formed Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force met for the first time Wednesday to lay out its agenda. The forty-eight industry representatives, environmentalists, engineers and other stakeholders will break into a dozen working groups to settle on the best practices for ensuring the safety of Pennsylvania’s natural gas pipelines, maximizing their economic impact and minimizing the…

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Friday Is Day 2 Of The Oil Heritage Festival

The Oil Heritage Festival continues in Oil City on Friday with multiple events scheduled. A children’s pool party runs from 10:00 AM through 3:00 PM at the Nelles Swimming Pool in Hasson Heights.  The annual Oil Heritage Artisan and Fine Craft Festival will also begin at 10:00 AM on Seneca Street.  The event will continue…

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Oil City’s Annual Oil Heritage Festival Begins Thursday

The annual Oil Heritage Festival in Oil City kicks off on Thursday (July 23). Registration for the OHF Junior Olympics will begin at 8:30 with competition to start at 9:00 at the Oil City High School track. Other activities to get underway in the earlier stages of the day will include the Friends of the…

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$152 Million MegaMillions Lottery Ticket Sold In Pennsylvania

MegaMillions Lottery officials have confirmed that the ticket that may be worth $152 million, representing the jackpot prize in the game’s Tuesday night drawing, was sold somewhere in Pennsylvania. The ticket was reportedly purchased at a travel center in Northumberland County.  It is only the second time a ticket sold in Pennsylvania has been a…

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Greenville Man Charged In Dispute With Wife And Girlfriend In Franklin

A Greenville man has been charged with two counts of harassment after he allegedly physically assaulted two women at a location near Uniontown Heights in Franklin. State Police officials say the charges were filed in Franklin against 20 year-old John Johnson. The alleged victims are a 19 year-old female from Franklin and a 24 year-old female…

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Three Escape From Franklin-Area VisionQuest Facility

State Police officials have filed escape charges against three individuals who they say escaped the VisionQuest facility in Sandycreek Township south of Franklin. The names of the escapees were not released since all three suspects are juveniles. The three walked away from the Hudmont Lane VisionQuest facility around 11:00 PM Tuesday.  No other details were released.

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Egg Prices Are Up About 85% Since Start Of Avian Flu Scare; State Officials Insist All Is Being Done To Prevent The Virus From Spreading Here

State officials continue to assert, nearly daily, that all is being done to keep the Avian flu from spreading into Pennsylvania. The disease has not reached Pennsylvania chicken flocks as of yet, but it has happened once before – in the 1980’s.  This time around, according to Radio PA News, Indiana is the nearest state…

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