Venango County News

Oil City Receives $40,000 Grant for Final Phase of Mitchell Avenue Playground Project

| July 16, 2019
Oil City Receives $40,000 Grant for Final Phase of Mitchell Avenue Playground Project

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – Updates to the Mitchell Avenue Playground in Oil City are set to continue as additional funding has been secured.

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Featured Local Job: Hostesses, Servers, and Bartenders

| July 16, 2019
Featured Local Job: Hostesses, Servers, and Bartenders

Sweet Basil Italian Restaurant and Bar is currently hiring hostesses, servers, and bartenders.

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Franklin Hires Elementary Principal

| July 16, 2019
Franklin Hires Elementary Principal

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – A new principal was officially hired for Victory and Sandycreek Elementary Schools on Monday.

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Rick’s Racing Roundup: Franklin’s Exley Picks Up First Career Victory

| July 16, 2019
Rick’s Racing Roundup: Franklin’s Exley Picks Up First Career Victory

A break in the rain meant lots of racing action in Western Pennsylvania over the weekend, and one Franklin driver scored a big win during the Penn-Ohio Pro Stock Series visit to Stateline Speedway just across the border in Busti, N. Y.

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Longtime Oil City Police Officer Stanley Fedorek Passes Away at 101

| July 16, 2019
Longtime Oil City Police Officer Stanley Fedorek Passes Away at 101

Stanley T. Fedorek, age 101, formerly of Cambridge Springs passed away peacefully in the early hours of July 12, 2019 at Oakwood Heights of Oil City.

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Man Accused of Locking Himself in Woman’s Bedroom, Setting Fire

| July 16, 2019
Man Accused of Locking Himself in Woman’s Bedroom, Setting Fire

PINEGROVE TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A man is behind bars after he allegedly locked himself in a woman’s bedroom, attempted to set fire to the room, then ran to a neighboring house and locked himself in another couple’s bedroom.

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Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Woman at Local Campground

| July 16, 2019
Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Woman at Local Campground

BEAVER TWP., Pa. (EYT) – State police say a man is facing aggravated indecent assault charges regarding an incident that occurred early Sunday morning at a Beaver Township campground.

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Troop E Camp Cadet Program Receives $5,000 Grant from Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation

| July 16, 2019
Troop E Camp Cadet Program Receives $5,000 Grant from Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (EYT) – Tpr. Cassandra Miller, a staff member of Troop E Camp Cadet, traveled to Pittsburgh recently to receive a $5,000 grant check from the Pittsburgh Pens Foundation.

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Police: Oil City Woman Found Drunk at Local Swimming Hole While Caring for Grandchildren

| July 16, 2019
Police: Oil City Woman Found Drunk at Local Swimming Hole While Caring for Grandchildren

CRANBERRY TWP., Pa. (EYT) – An Oil City woman is facing child endangerment and related charges after she was discovered intoxicated while in charge of her grandchildren at a local swimming hole.

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Deer on Roadway Causes Two-Vehicle Crash in Venango County

| July 16, 2019
Deer on Roadway Causes Two-Vehicle Crash in Venango County

OAKLAND TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Police say a two-vehicle crash occurred on Sunday afternoon after a vehicle slowed for a deer on the roadway in Oakland Township, Venango County.

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James Announces Deadline Extended to Apply for $650 State Rebate

| July 16, 2019
James Announces Deadline Extended to Apply for $650 State Rebate

SENECA, Pa. – The deadline for older adults and Pennsylvanians with disabilities to apply for a state rebate of up to $650 was recently extended from June 30 to Dec. 31, and state Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) and his district office staff can help local residents with the application process.

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Agriculture Dept. Encourages Pennsylvanians to Check Rhododendrons for Infectious Disease

| July 16, 2019
Agriculture Dept. Encourages Pennsylvanians to Check Rhododendrons for Infectious Disease

HARRISBURG, Pa. – This spring, Pennsylvania was among 28 states where retailers received rhododendrons which may have been exposed to a plant pathogen called Phytophthora ramorum.

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Counting Down 15 Top HS Sports Stories from EYT Media Area: No. 2 Whitehill, Scott Win PIAA Wrestling Titles

| July 16, 2019
Counting Down 15 Top HS Sports Stories from EYT Media Area: No. 2 Whitehill, Scott Win PIAA Wrestling Titles

CLARION, Pa. (D9Sports) – Over the next few weeks we will take a look at the Top 15 stories to impact the EYT Media coverage area (exploreClarion.com, exploreVenango.com, exploreJeffersonpa.com.

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Player Profile: Tommy Slay, Elk County Catholic

| July 16, 2019
Player Profile: Tommy Slay, Elk County Catholic

D9Sports.com/EYT Media is doing a series of player profiles on returning high-school athletes this summer. The year in school listed by the athlete is the year the athlete is entering this fall.

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2-minute Drill: Cardinals Push Pirates Losing Streak Out of the Break to Four

| July 16, 2019
2-minute Drill: Cardinals Push Pirates Losing Streak Out of the Break to Four

Your daily sports update.

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Venango County Recipe of the Day: Banana Cream Cheesecake

| July 16, 2019
Venango County Recipe of the Day: Banana Cream Cheesecake

This sweet and delicious cheesecake is a great dessert to serve with a spinach salad!

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ClayToonz: Go Back Where You Came From

| July 16, 2019
ClayToonz: Go Back Where You Came From

An editorial cartoon by Clay Jones: Go Back Where You Came From.

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Comically Incorrect: Queen B’s

| July 16, 2019
Comically Incorrect: Queen B’s

An editorial cartoon by A.F. Branco: Queen B’s.

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Sugarcreek Police Thwart Phone Scam Attempt

| July 15, 2019
Sugarcreek Police Thwart Phone Scam Attempt

SUGARCREEK BOROUGH, Pa. (EYT) – Sugarcreek Borough Police are reminding residents to be on high alert for phone scams following a recent incident.

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Oil City Man Facing Felony Assault Charges After Fighting Police

| July 15, 2019
Oil City Man Facing Felony Assault Charges After Fighting Police

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – An Oil City man is facing felony assault and related charges after he allegedly struggled with police after being reported for drunk driving.

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Three Generations Work Together at Iconic Cook Forest Business

| July 15, 2019
Three Generations Work Together at Iconic Cook Forest Business

LEEPER, Pa. (EYT) – It all began with go-karts.

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Police: SCI Inmate Threatened to Kill Victim, Her Boyfriend, Himself When Released

| July 15, 2019
Police: SCI Inmate Threatened to Kill Victim, Her Boyfriend, Himself When Released

FOREST CO., Pa. (EYT) – A prisoner at SCI Forest is facing 173 criminal charges after he allegedly sent numerous letters to an ex-girlfriend threatening to kill her, her boyfriend, and then himself.

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Venango County Adoptable Pet of the Week: Brewz

| July 15, 2019
Venango County Adoptable Pet of the Week: Brewz

This week’s Venango County Adoptable Pet of the Week is Brewz.

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Clarion University Awarded Grant for Dangerous Drinking App

| July 15, 2019
Clarion University Awarded Grant for Dangerous Drinking App

CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – Clarion University is moving forward with programs to help students face issues with alcohol and other substances with the assistance of a grant from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB).

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Man Accused of Swiping Phone, Breaking Into House, Stealing Cash Due in Court This Week

| July 15, 2019
Man Accused of Swiping Phone, Breaking Into House, Stealing Cash Due in Court This Week

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – A Franklin man is facing a hearing this week on multiple charges related to a bizarre series of events in which he is accused of stealing a man’s phone, breaking into a woman’s apartment, and stealing over $1,200.00 cash.

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