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Knox Man Arrested In Monday Morning Assault Incident

A Knox man faces charges in a Beaver Township incident in which an Ellwood City woman was physically assaulted. State Police at the Clarion station say 66 year-old Thomas Dwyer is accused of shoving a 56 year-old woman across a coffee table and hitting her in the face and head.  The woman was treated for…

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Clarion Man Hurt In I-80 Crash; Other Driver Flees The Scene

A Clarion man was injured early Monday morning when his car was struck by another vehicle on Interstate 80 near Knox. State Police say the other driver fled the scene of the crash that occurred around 1:50 AM. Troopers say 21 year-old Matthew Stewart was driving the victim of the hit-and-run incident.  After impact, Stewart’s…

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Commuter Service Franklin-To-Cleveland To End By Mid-May

Venango Regional Airport in Franklin is once again looking for an airline carrier for its commuter air service to and from a metropolitan airport. Silver Airways, which provides commuter service from Franklin to Cleveland, announced Friday they will terminate those flights no later than May 15.  The decision came on the heels of an announcement…

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3-5 Inches Of Snow, 50-MPH Wind Gust Possibilities Forecast

Just before a February thaw is expected, yet one more Winter Weather Advisory has been posted for the Oil Region. National Weather Service officials have posted the advisory for our area, effective from 7:00 PM Monday through 1:00 PM Tuesday.  The NWS says 3-to-5 inches of snow are possible in Venango County and 4-to-6 inches…

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Two Women Seriously Hurt In I-80 Rollover Near Knox

Two young women were seriously injured Friday afternoon when their S-U-V rolled over on Interstate 80 near Knox. State Police officials say the driver, 20 year-old Katie Klassen from Emlenton, was attempting to pass another vehicle when the S-U-V left the highway and rolled several times through the median. Klassen and a passenger, identified as…

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Oil City Man Charged In Burglary Of Jewelry And Cash From Cranberry Residence

An Oil City man will face a preliminary hearing on Wednesday on charges involving the burglary of jewelry and cash from a Cranberry Township residence last Wednesday. State Police say 21 year-old Ryne Kean was charged Friday with burglary, theft by unlawful taking, trespassing and criminal mischief.  Kean was lodged in the Venango County Jail…

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Details Released On Westmoreland County Train Derailment; Crude Oil Spill Confined To Parking Lot

Officials now say more than 2,000 gallons of crude oil spilled during that train derailment Thursday morning in Westmoreland County.  KQW had originally reported that there had been no spill. The petroleum, though, covered the parking lot of a factory, and did not seep into the ground nor enter any nearby waterways. Accident investigators say…

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Powerball Jackpot Mushrooms To $400 Million

The estimated annuity value of the jackpot in the Powerball Lottery has been raised to $400 million for the next drawing, scheduled for Wednesday night. No one matched all numbers, including the Powerball number, in Saturday night’s $330 million drawing.  One player who purchased a ticket in Pennsylvania matched all of the first five numbers drawn, but not the Powerball number,…

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Candidates To Begin Circulating Petitions For 2014 Elections

Tuesday (Feb. 18) is the first day that candidates for the 2014 elections in Pennsylvania may begin circulating and filing their nomination petitions. In Pennsylvania this year, the primary elections will be held on May 20, and the general elections are scheduled for November 4. Hopeful candidates have three weeks with which to work with…

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Property Tax/Rent Rebate Clinics Scheduled

A pair of clinics covering Pennsylvania’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program will be held in Venango County over the next couple of weeks. The Franklin VFW will host the first clinic on Thursday, February 27 from 9:30 AM until 3:30 PM.  Another will be held at the Free Methodist Church on Wilson Avenue in…

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