Venango County News

Syrian Refugee Arrested for Plot to Bomb Pittsburgh Church

| June 19, 2019
Syrian Refugee Arrested for Plot to Bomb Pittsburgh Church

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Mustafa Mousab Alowemer, 21, a resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was arrested today based on a federal complaint charging him with one count of attempting to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization, and two counts of distributing information relating to […]

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Featured Local Job: Part-Time Teller in Venango County

| June 19, 2019
Featured Local Job: Part-Time Teller in Venango County

Franklin-Oil Region Credit Union is seeking to hire a part-time teller for each of our locations in Franklin and Oil City, PA.

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‘Grease’ Begins Playing at Barrow-Civic Theater This Weekend

| June 19, 2019
‘Grease’ Begins Playing at Barrow-Civic Theater This Weekend

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – Multiple performances of the hit musical, Grease, will be held at the Barrow-Civic Theatre in Franklin over the next two weekends.

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7th Annual PA Firefly Festival Set for June 22: A Light in the Forest

| June 20, 2019
7th Annual PA Firefly Festival Set for June 22: A Light in the Forest

KELLETTVILLE, Pa. – The 7th Annual PA Firefly Festival will be held on Saturday, June 22, at the Black Caddis Ranch in Kellettville.

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PA Fish and Boat Commission Appoints New District 1 Commissioner

| June 20, 2019
PA Fish and Boat Commission Appoints New District 1 Commissioner

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) announced on Wednesday its appointment of a new commissioner for District 1.

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Health Dept. Reminds Pennsylvanians to Protect Themselves from Ticks, Mosquitoes When Outdoors

| June 20, 2019
Health Dept. Reminds Pennsylvanians to Protect Themselves from Ticks, Mosquitoes When Outdoors

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Department of Health officials on Wednesday reminded Pennsylvanians that ticks and mosquitoes can transmit dangerous diseases in their bites and encouraged residents to learn the proper ways to protect against them when outside this summer.

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Pennsylvania Participates in U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security’s Cyber Training to Secure Elections

| June 20, 2019
Pennsylvania Participates in U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security’s Cyber Training to Secure Elections

HARRISBURG, Pa. – As part of the continuous effort to strengthen election security, Pennsylvania and county officials participated on Wednesday in a national cyber training hosted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

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Clarion U. Women’s Golf Holding Golf Scramble in August

| June 20, 2019
Clarion U. Women’s Golf Holding Golf Scramble in August

CLARION, Pa. – The Clarion women’s golf team will host a fundraiser scramble on Sunday, August 11 at Clarion Oaks Golf Club. Proceeds from the event will directly benefit the program.

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Venango County Recipe of the Day: Banana-Split Brownies

| June 20, 2019
Venango County Recipe of the Day: Banana-Split Brownies

A banana split treat in a brownie bar! Sponsored by Franklin-Oil Region Credit Union.

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ClayToonz: Coughing Up Classified

| June 20, 2019
ClayToonz: Coughing Up Classified

An editorial cartoon by Clay Jones: Coughing Up Classified

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Comically Incorrect: A Red Flag

| June 20, 2019
Comically Incorrect: A Red Flag

An editorial cartoon by A.F. Branco: A Red Flag

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Parts of Cornplanter Township Under Boil Water Advisory

| June 19, 2019
Parts of Cornplanter Township Under Boil Water Advisory

CORNPLANTER TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A leaky water line has put parts of Cornplanter Township under a Boil Water Advisory for at least the next two days.

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SPONSORED: Paoletta Counseling Services – Serving Venango and Mercer Counties for Over Two Decades

| June 19, 2019
SPONSORED: Paoletta Counseling Services – Serving Venango and Mercer Counties for Over Two Decades

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – Public understanding of mental health conditions has improved considerably in recent years. Despite this increase in awareness, stigma continues to be an obstacle for many who need help because they fear ridicule, prejudice, and discrimination.

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Win-It Wednesday: Sign Up for a Chance to Win Two Tickets to the Pittsburgh Zoo

| June 19, 2019
Win-It Wednesday: Sign Up for a Chance to Win Two Tickets to the Pittsburgh Zoo

CRANBERRY, Pa. (EYT) – 4 Your Car Connection of Cranberry has teamed up with exploreVenango.com for a popular weekly giveaway – Win-It Wednesday!

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Property on Liberty Street Rezoned for New Ice Cream Shoppe in Franklin

| June 19, 2019
Property on Liberty Street Rezoned for New Ice Cream Shoppe in Franklin

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – At a special hearing and meeting on Tuesday night, the Franklin City Council approved the rezoning of property on Liberty Street near Advance Auto Parts to allow for an ice cream parlor.

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Allegheny National Forest Ranked Number Two in U.S. Camping Destinations

| June 19, 2019
Allegheny National Forest Ranked Number Two in U.S. Camping Destinations

FOREST CO., Pa. (EYT) – Forest County’s own Allegheny National Forest was recently ranked number two in the nation for top camping destinations.

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17 Youths Representing Venango County at State Police Camp Cadet

| June 19, 2019
17 Youths Representing Venango County at State Police Camp Cadet

MEADVILLE, Pa. – Seventeen Venango County youths are participating in the Pennsylvania State Police Camp Cadet program this week at Allegheny College in Meadville.

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Franklin Man Faces Charges for Sexual Assault of Two Teenage Girls

| June 19, 2019
Franklin Man Faces Charges for Sexual Assault of Two Teenage Girls

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – Multiple charges have been filed against a Franklin man accused of sexually assaulting two teenage girls.

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Oil City Teen Arrested After Illegal Gun Fell Out of Shorts During Traffic Stop

| June 19, 2019
Oil City Teen Arrested After Illegal Gun Fell Out of Shorts During Traffic Stop

SUGARCREEK BOROUGH, Pa. (EYT) – An 18-year-old Oil City teen is facing felony charges after being caught with a concealed gun with an altered serial number and marijuana during a traffic stop in Sugarcreek Borough.

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Man Accused of Shoving Woman, Repeatedly Punching Man, Threatening Him With Hunting Rifle Waives Hearing

| June 19, 2019
Man Accused of Shoving Woman, Repeatedly Punching Man, Threatening Him With Hunting Rifle Waives Hearing

PERRY TWP., Pa. (EYT) – An Oil City man who allegedly shoved and threatened a woman and then repeatedly punched a man and threatened him with a hunting rifle waived his preliminary hearing on Tuesday.

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Annual Clarion River Sojourn Set for This Weekend

| June 19, 2019
Annual Clarion River Sojourn Set for This Weekend

SIGEL, Pa. (EYT) – Celebrate Pennsylvania’s 2019 River of the Year by participating in the annual celebratory 24-mile paddle along the Clarion River.

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Dog Stolen from Oil City Home

| June 19, 2019
Dog Stolen from Oil City Home

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – Police in Oil City are investigating an incident in which a dog was reportedly stolen from a residence.

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Moniteau’s Fitzingo Named D9Sports.com D9 Baseball MVP

| June 19, 2019
Moniteau’s Fitzingo Named D9Sports.com D9 Baseball MVP

CLARION, Pa. (D9Sports) – Hunter Fitzingo was a key cog in Moniteau’s run to the District 9 Class 2A baseball title this season both at the plate and on the mound, and, as a result, Fitzingo is the 2019 D9Sports.com District 9 Baseball Most Valuable Player.

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Oil Region Soccer Association Roundup: ORSA U20 Beats Greenville

| June 19, 2019
Oil Region Soccer Association Roundup: ORSA U20 Beats Greenville

VENANGO COUNTY, Pa. – The ORSA U20 boys team defeated Greenville 2-1 last Thursday evening.

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Optical World Gets 5-4 Victory over Snyder Electric in Little League Action

| June 19, 2019
Optical World Gets 5-4 Victory over Snyder Electric in Little League Action

SENECA, Pa. – On Monday, Optical World defeated Snyder Electric, 5-4, in Cranberry Little League action.

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