Local News

When you see news in the making, contact News Director Tim Shaw by email or phone (814) 676-8254.

May Garden Mart Weekend Is Here

The Franklin Gardeners Association’s 14th annual May Garden Mart is scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4. Most activities will take place in Franklin’s West Park (Fountain Park).  The event will run from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM on Saturday, and from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM on Sunday. Over forty vendors…

Read more »

Mentored Youth Fishing Day Now Set For May 10

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission reminds us that this spring’s Mentored Youth Fishing Day is now scheduled for Saturday, May 10 on forty-one waterways across the state. The program was originally scheduled to be held over two days, March 22 and April 5, but was postponed because of extended cold weather and the ice…

Read more »

74 Gambling Machines, $80,000 Seized In Lawrence County Gambling Raids

Officials with the state’s Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement now say they seized 74 video gambling machines and more than $80,000 in cash while serving warrants at 37 Lawrence County addresses on Wednesday afternoon in a continuing investigation meant to address illegal gambling in the county. Although 110 members of the LCE and the Pennsylvania State…

Read more »

Dog Law Enforcement Scheduled For Early May In Venango County

Venango County officials say dog law enforcement officers will be canvassing the county during the first two weeks in May to ensure that dogs are licensed and vaccinated, and are not being permitted to run at large. Pennsylvania law requires that all dogs three months of age and older must be licensed, with their license…

Read more »

National Fuel Gas Supply Charge To Increase May 1; Average Bill To Climb $5.55 Per Year

National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation has announced that their gas supply charge for their natural gas customers will be increasing, effective this Thursday, May 1. The company’s quarterly adjustment connected with the price they pay for the gas they distribute will amount to about 7.3 percent.  National Fuel spokesperson Sandra James says this move will raise the…

Read more »

Gun Rights Rally In Harrisburg Attended By Hundreds

Several hundred people attended Tuesday’s rally on gun rights held in Harrisburg. Scheduled as part of what was billed as Second Amendment Action Day, the event drew several state lawmakers who are currently attempting to push gun rights legislation in the General Assembly. State Representative Rick Saccone, from Allegheny County, says one of his proposals would…

Read more »

Youngstown Men Charged In Alleged Heroin Sales In Clintonville

Two Youngstown men were charged Monday night in the alleged sales of heroin in Clintonville Borough. Polk Borough Police, who serve the community of Clintonville, say 24 year-old Ronald Green and 21 year-old Dirk Robinson were both arraigned on a charge of selling the drug.  Green was also charged with the criminal use of a communications device.…

Read more »

Most Gas Drillers Have Ignored Mandated Survey Regarding Small Business

A state report says most gas drillers in Pennsylvania are ignoring a law that requires them to complete a survey about contracts with businesses owned by women, minorities and veterans. Response to the surveys is mandated by Act 13, the state’s two year-old oil and gas law. Officials say fewer than one-third of the state’s…

Read more »

PHEAA Application Deadline Is Thursday, May 1

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) is reminding students and their families that this Thursday (May 1) is the deadline for filing applications for 2014-2015 PHEAA Pennsylvania State Grants. The deadline applies to all renewal applicants, and to first-time applicants planning to enroll in a college or university, or a college transfer program at…

Read more »

Body Found In The Allegheny River Identified As That Of A 26 Year-Old Oil City Man

Authorities say a body found in the Allegheny River in Oil City’s East End on Tuesday morning has been identified as that of a 26 year-old Oil City man. The body of Ronald Feely, Jr. was discovered by a pedestrian around 8:30 AM Tuesday not far from the Wye Bridge near Pumphouse Road.  Feely had been reported missing Tuesday…

Read more »

Venango Weather