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$990,000 In Renovations Approved For Rocky Grove High School Kitchen

The Valley Grove School Board on Monday approved more than $990,000 in renovations to the Rocky Grove High School kitchen and cafeteria. The extensive project will include the construction of a new kitchen, wiring, heating and air-conditioning, plumbing, a new roof over the food storage area and a new cafeteria floor. Of the total amount…

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Franklin Woman Arrested In Parking Lot Fight

Franklin City Police have charged a Franklin-area woman after she was accused of assaulting another woman in the parking lot of a bar in the city’s Third Ward. Officers say 24 year-old Alexa Martin knocked another woman to the ground and pushed her face into the gravel in the parking lot.  The other woman reportedly…

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Oil City Hall Closed Tuesday, April 1

Oil City officials say City Hall will be closed Tuesday (April 1) for the installation of an underground transformer. A spokesperson tells KQW it is believed the work by the electric company can be completed in one day. The Oil City Police Department, which operates from City Hall, will be functioning through the use of…

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Cranberry Township Man Accused Of Blocking Neighbor’s Driveway

Officials say a Cranberry Township man was charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly blocked a neighbor’s driveway with barrels and other objects. State Police officials say the driveway remained barricaded even after they had ordered 52 year-old Randy Spencer to remove the obstacles. Police gave no motive for the actions in the neighborhood of…

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Spartansburg Man Accused Of Threatening Woman With A Chainsaw At Cherrytree Township Restaurant-Bar

State Police officials say a Spartansburg man has been charged after he allegedly threatened a woman with a chainsaw — outside a Cherrytree Township restaurant-bar complex late Friday night. Troopers say 49 year-old Ricky Brandon is accused of assaulting a 39 year-old woman.  Police believe the incident involved a domestic dispute. There was no word…

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Electralloy Resumes Working After Friday Morning Fire

A fire at the Electralloy facility in Oil City early Friday morning was brought under control fairly quickly, and most work at the company proceeded unhampered through the remainder of the week. Oil City firefighters responded shortly before 5:00 AM Friday after a fire was reported in a grinder unit.  Although the blaze moved up…

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Jay Paterno Pulls Out Of Lieutenant Governor’s Race

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jay Paterno announced Friday he is withdrawing from the race for Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor. The announcement came following reports that an opponent was challenging Paterno’s nominating petitions.  Paterno’s announcement cited the potential length of the challenge process, and stated that Paterno did not wish to become a distraction to…

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Oil City Firefighters Get New 3-Year Contract

Oil City Council this week approved a new three-year contract for the city’s firefighters. The pact covers a department that currently employs twenty individuals, and reportedly includes two percent wage increases in each of its three years.  It runs through the end of 2016. The firefighters are represented by International Association of Firefighters Local 700.

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Linesville Fish Hatchery Open House Set For April 5

In yet another sign of spring, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will hold its annual spring open house at the Linesville State Fish Hatchery on Saturday, April 5 from 11:00 AM until 3:30 PM. Those attending will have the chance to learn about fly casting, fly tying, rod rigging, boating regulations and even how…

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Census Numbers Show Pennsylvania Population Grows; Venango County Wanes

Figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau show Pennsylvania’s population has grown by about six-tenths of one percent since 2010 Census data was compiled, but the population of Venango County has dropped by about two percent. The Venango County population estimate for July 1, 2013, unveiled Thursday, was registered at 53,907 residents.  Oil City’s…

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