Venango County News

The Medical Minute: How to Help Teen Drivers Stay Safe

| July 5, 2020
The Medical Minute: How to Help Teen Drivers Stay Safe

HERSHEY, Pa. – A driver’s license presents exciting new freedoms for teenagers and a whole new level of worry for their parents. Fortunately, there are steps that adults can take to keep their teen drivers as safe as possible.

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Hearing Set for Tuesday for Woman Charged With Striking Man in Face With Glass Bowl

| July 5, 2020
Hearing Set for Tuesday for Woman Charged With Striking Man in Face With Glass Bowl

ASHLAND TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A woman is facing a hearing on Tuesday on assault charges for reportedly striking a man in the face and arms with a glass bowl.

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Venango County Recipe of the Day: Peach Cobbler Bread

| July 5, 2020
Venango County Recipe of the Day: Peach Cobbler Bread

Try this yummy Peach Cobbler Bread recipe for a nice treat!

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In Pa.’s Growing Fireworks War, It’s Fed-Up Residents Versus Cold, Hard Cash

In Pa.’s Growing Fireworks War, It’s Fed-Up Residents Versus Cold, Hard Cash

HARRISBURG, Pa. — In July 1939, Pennsylvania Gov. Arthur James declared victory in the war on fireworks.

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Franklin Woman Facing Criminal Charges for False Report of Sexual Assault

| July 4, 2020
Franklin Woman Facing Criminal Charges for False Report of Sexual Assault

CRANBERRY TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Criminal charges have been filed against a Franklin woman who is accused of making a false report regarding a sexual assault.

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Deer Creek Winery to Host Live Music Today With Justified & CareyOn

| July 4, 2020
Deer Creek Winery to Host Live Music Today With Justified & CareyOn

SHIPPENVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – Enjoy live entertainment on Saturday at Deer Creek Winery!

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Hearing for Oil City Woman Charged After Cocaine, Marijuana Found in Residence Set for Wednesday

| July 4, 2020
Hearing for Oil City Woman Charged After Cocaine, Marijuana Found in Residence Set for Wednesday

VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – An Oil City woman facing charges after cocaine and marijuana were discovered in a local residence will stand for a hearing on Wednesday.

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American Red Cross: 20 Ways to Stay Safe for the Fourth of July

| July 4, 2020
American Red Cross: 20 Ways to Stay Safe for the Fourth of July

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Fourth of July is here, a time when people typically enjoy the summer holiday with backyard barbecues, fireworks or water fun. But this year, celebrating Independence Day will be different due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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DCNR Reminds Potential State Park Visitors of Possible Crowding This Holiday Weekend at Many Parks Throughout Pennsylvania

| July 4, 2020
DCNR Reminds Potential State Park Visitors of Possible Crowding This Holiday Weekend at Many Parks Throughout Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn on Thursday reminded potential state park visitors the combination of expected fair weather and a holiday weekend could bring crowded conditions to many parks throughout Pennsylvania.

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Wolf Administration Offers Tips for Pennsylvanians Taking Pups to State Parks

| July 4, 2020
Wolf Administration Offers Tips for Pennsylvanians Taking Pups to State Parks

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Departments of Agriculture and Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) provided Pennsylvanians interested in taking their pups to the parks with tips to keep their furry friends and fellow park-goers safe as they enjoy the outdoors together.

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Venango County Recipe of the Day: Summer Steak Kabobs

| July 4, 2020
Venango County Recipe of the Day: Summer Steak Kabobs

A must have for any Fourth of July picnic!

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Comically Incorrect: Mount Surigaffe

| July 4, 2020
Comically Incorrect: Mount Surigaffe

An editorial cartoon by A.F. Branco: Mount Surigaffe.

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667 New COVID-19 Cases Across PA Bring Statewide Total to 88,741

| July 3, 2020
667 New COVID-19 Cases Across PA Bring Statewide Total to 88,741

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., July 3, that there are 667 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 88,741.

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Featured Local Job: Full-Time Registered Nurse

| July 3, 2020
Featured Local Job: Full-Time Registered Nurse

Clarion Forest VNA, a 4 Star non-profit organization, is hiring a full-time registered nurse.

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Evictions Could Begin Before Pa. Rental Assistance Program Can Provide Relief

Evictions Could Begin Before Pa. Rental Assistance Program Can Provide Relief

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A $150 million assistance program intended to provide rental payments on behalf of Pennsylvanians who are struggling amid the economic fallout from the coronavirus may not come soon enough to stave off some eviction proceedings.

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First Post-COVID-19 Criminal Trial Held in Venango County

| July 3, 2020
First Post-COVID-19 Criminal Trial Held in Venango County

VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – Venango County recently held its first criminal trial since the COVID-19 Pandemic closed down or limited many courts across Pennsylvania.

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Deer Creek Winery to Host Friday Night Music by Bad Hat Daddy O’s

| July 3, 2020
Deer Creek Winery to Host Friday Night Music by Bad Hat Daddy O’s

SHIPPENVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – Stop at Deer Creek Winery after work to relax, sip a glass of wine, and enjoy the start of the weekend with live entertainment.

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Franklin Man Busted for Meth, Pills After Being Found Unresponsive in Vehicle

| July 3, 2020
Franklin Man Busted for Meth, Pills After Being Found Unresponsive in Vehicle

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – A Franklin man is facing felony drug charges after being caught in possession of methamphetamine and pills, apparently packaged for resale, after he was noticed unresponsive in a municipal parking lot in Franklin.

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Governor Wolf: ‘Wear a Mask, Pennsylvania’

| July 3, 2020
Governor Wolf: ‘Wear a Mask, Pennsylvania’

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Reiterating the mandate of the mask-wearing order Sec. of Health Dr. Rachel Levine signed, Governor Tom Wolf again advised all Pennsylvanians that wearing masks when outside the home is mandatory.

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Wolf Administration Urges Pennsylvanians to Avoid Large Gatherings, Wear Masks Over Holiday Weekend

| July 3, 2020
Wolf Administration Urges Pennsylvanians to Avoid Large Gatherings, Wear Masks Over Holiday Weekend

HARRISBURG, Pa. – As the holiday weekend approaches, the Wolf Administration is reminding Pennsylvanians to avoid large gatherings and to wear masks around other people to help prevent further spread of COVID-19.

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Seneca Man Accused of Violating PFA, Sending Explicit Photos Faces Hearing Next Week

| July 3, 2020
Seneca Man Accused of Violating PFA, Sending Explicit Photos Faces Hearing Next Week

SUGARCREEK BOROUGH, Pa. (EYT) – A Seneca man is facing a hearing next week for allegedly sending explicit photos of a woman to her husband, then contacting her in violation of a protection from abuse order.

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Franklin Man Charged Following Disturbance at Golf Course, Breaking into Woman’s Home Due in Court Next Week

| July 3, 2020
Franklin Man Charged Following Disturbance at Golf Course, Breaking into Woman’s Home Due in Court Next Week

SUGARCREEK BOROUGH, Pa. (EYT) – A hearing is scheduled for next week for a Franklin man facing criminal charges related to an incident where he allegedly caused a disturbance at a local golf course and then broke into a woman’s nearby home, all while under the influence of methamphetamine.

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Hearing Set for Next Week for Man Busted With Backpack of Drugs

| July 3, 2020
Hearing Set for Next Week for Man Busted With Backpack of Drugs

VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – A Franklin man is facing a hearing next week on felony drug charges related to an incident where controlled substances were found in a backpack during a traffic stop.

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New Eligibility Guidelines for Free and Reduced School Meals Announced for the 2020-21 School Year

| July 3, 2020
New Eligibility Guidelines for Free and Reduced School Meals Announced for the 2020-21 School Year

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Education on Thursday announced that updated federal income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced-price school meals and free milk for the 2020-21 schools year have been released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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‘Free Pizza Friday’ a Hit in Venango County

| July 3, 2020
‘Free Pizza Friday’ a Hit in Venango County

Villa Italia Ristorante and exploreVenango.com have teamed up to offer Venango County residents a weekly giveaway – Free Pizza Friday!

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