Venango County News

Superior Court Affirms Sentence of Venango County Fraudster

| May 30, 2020
Superior Court Affirms Sentence of Venango County Fraudster

HARRISBURG, Pa. (EYT) – A state Superior Court panel recently affirmed the sentence of a Franklin man who was involved in a scheme that defrauded businesses and private residents in Venango County.

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Gov. Wolf: State Continues Phased Reopening with 16 More Counties Set to Go Green on June 5

| May 29, 2020
Gov. Wolf: State Continues Phased Reopening with 16 More Counties Set to Go Green on June 5

HARRISBURG, Pa. – With more than 80 percent of the state in some phase of reopening, Governor Tom Wolf today (Friday, May 29) announced that 16 additional counties will take another step forward and move to green effective 12:01 a.m., June 5.

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Superior Court Affirms Sentence of Venango County Fraudster

| May 30, 2020
Superior Court Affirms Sentence of Venango County Fraudster

HARRISBURG, Pa. (EYT) – A state Superior Court panel recently affirmed the sentence of a Franklin man who was involved in a scheme that defrauded businesses and private residents in Venango County.

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Area Man Accused of Rape of Unconscious Teen

| May 30, 2020
Area Man Accused of Rape of Unconscious Teen

OILCREEK TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A Titusville man was arrested on Friday afternoon for the alleged rape of an unconscious teen that occurred at an Oilcreek Township residence late last year.

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North Clarion Names Cochran Valedictorian, Gatesman Salutatorian

| May 30, 2020
North Clarion Names Cochran Valedictorian, Gatesman Salutatorian

FRILLS CORNERS, Pa. – North Clarion High School is pleased to announce their 2019-2020 Valedictorian, Mollie A. Cochran and Salutatorian, Abigail E. Gatesman.

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State Police Issue Unemployment Scam Alert

| May 30, 2020
State Police Issue Unemployment Scam Alert

HARRISBURG, Pa. (EYT) – A new scam has been reported from area residents involving unemployment checks.

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Solar Co-Op Launches for Scenic Rivers Area Residents to Go Solar Together, Free Webinar Planned for June 4

| May 30, 2020
Solar Co-Op Launches for Scenic Rivers Area Residents to Go Solar Together, Free Webinar Planned for June 4

SCENIC RIVERS, Pa. – Nonprofit group Solar United Neighbors announced the launch of the Scenic Rivers Solar Co-op to help area residents and businesses go solar.

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State Police Calls: Wire Fraud, Domestic Incident

| May 30, 2020
State Police Calls: Wire Fraud, Domestic Incident

VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – Franklin-based State Police responded to the following police calls:

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Venango County Recipe of the Day: Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cake

| May 30, 2020
Venango County Recipe of the Day: Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cake

Serve this moist and flavorful cake at your next family gathering!

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Comically Incorrect: Unmasking

| May 30, 2020
Comically Incorrect: Unmasking

An editorial cartoon by A.F. Branco: Unmasking.

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Featured Local Job: Corrections Officer

| May 29, 2020
Featured Local Job: Corrections Officer

The County of Venango is currently accepting applications for a full-time (40 hrs/wk.) Corrections Officer to work within the Venango County Prison.

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No Increase in Coronavirus Cases in Venango County, Crawford County Sees Spike in Cases

| May 29, 2020
No Increase in Coronavirus Cases in Venango County, Crawford County Sees Spike in Cases

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Department of Health confirmed 693 new Coronavirus cases have been reported as of noon, Friday, May 29, bringing the statewide total to 70,735. There are 5,464 total deaths attributed to COVID-19.

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Venango County Goes Green

| May 29, 2020
Venango County Goes Green

VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – The day has arrived: Venango County’s move to the green phase of Pennsylvania’s reopening plan takes effect today.

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Felony Charges Filed Against Man Involved in Drug-Related Death of Oil City Man

| May 29, 2020
Felony Charges Filed Against Man Involved in Drug-Related Death of Oil City Man

OIL CITY Pa. (EYT) – Felony charges were filed against a man on Thursday afternoon for his involvement in the drug-related death an Oil City man in 2018.

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Senior Spotlight: Franklin’s Colby Jester to Attend IUP

| May 29, 2020
Senior Spotlight: Franklin’s Colby Jester to Attend IUP

With graduation ceremonies being affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic, Explore Your Town, Inc. and several area businesses have teamed up to help recognize local high school seniors. Today’s featured graduating senior is Colby Jester.

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Oil City Says ‘No’ to Opening Pool

| May 29, 2020
Oil City Says ‘No’ to Opening Pool

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – The fate of the James A. Nelles Memorial Pool has been decided.

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SPONSORED: Wanango Country Club to Host Max Schang for Blues & Boogie Night on May 29

| May 29, 2020
SPONSORED: Wanango Country Club to Host Max Schang for Blues & Boogie Night on May 29

RENO, Pa. (EYT) – We have the GREEN light to listen to the Blues! Join Max Schang at Wanango Country Club to welcome the green phase!

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UPMC Rakes in $228 Million in Coronavirus Stimulus Cash, Dwarfing Competitors

| May 29, 2020
UPMC Rakes in $228 Million in Coronavirus Stimulus Cash, Dwarfing Competitors

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center got nearly twice the federal stimulus aid of its closest competitors, new numbers show, despite the fact that many of its hospitals are in parts of the state that were not among the hardest hit by the coronavirus.

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Oil City Man Accused of Assaulting Foster Child

| May 29, 2020
Oil City Man Accused of Assaulting Foster Child

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – An Oil City man is facing criminal charges for allegedly striking a foster child in the face, causing severe bruising and a split lip.

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As COVID-19 Restrictions Ease, ‘100 Deadliest Days’ Begin for Nation’s Teens

| May 29, 2020
As COVID-19 Restrictions Ease, ‘100 Deadliest Days’ Begin for Nation’s Teens

This week marks the start of the “100 Deadliest Days” for teen drivers, which is the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when fatal crashes involving teen drivers have historically increased.

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Local Man Charged With Rape, Strangulation

| May 29, 2020
Local Man Charged With Rape, Strangulation

FARMINGTON TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Marienville-based State Police arrested a Clarion County man on rape, strangulation, and related charges following an incident that occurred this morning.

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​DCNR Moves to Open State Park Swimming Beaches, Pools

| May 29, 2020
​DCNR Moves to Open State Park Swimming Beaches, Pools

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced today (Thursday, May 28) a phased opening of all state park swimming beaches and some pools.

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Oil City Man Accused of Stealing Money from Employer Waives Hearing

| May 29, 2020
Oil City Man Accused of Stealing Money from Employer Waives Hearing

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – An Oil City man waived his hearing on Wednesday on theft charges related to an investigation that revealed he was reportedly stealing money from his employer.

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Former Sugarcreek Council Member Who Allegedly Sent Photos of Genitals to Woman Waives Hearing

| May 29, 2020
Former Sugarcreek Council Member Who Allegedly Sent Photos of Genitals to Woman Waives Hearing

VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – A former Sugarcreek Borough Council member who allegedly sent photos of his genitals to a woman waived his hearing in court on Wednesday.

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Hearing Continued for Man Accused of Punching Victim in Face Multiple Times at UPMC Behavioral Health Unit

| May 29, 2020
Hearing Continued for Man Accused of Punching Victim in Face Multiple Times at UPMC Behavioral Health Unit

CRANBERRY TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A hearing was continued on Wednesday for a man who reportedly attacked a victim at UPMC Behavioral Health Unit, leaving him with broken bones and lacerations.

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